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S1E6 Travis

Season 1 Episode 6


Age: 20’s
Location: Los Angeles
Addicted to: Meth
What’s memorable: The scenes of getting him to go to treatment.

Official synopsis: An addiction to crystal meth threatens the life of Travis, a former rock ‘n’ roll star. Can his girlfriend and family get him into treatment before it’s too late?
Original Air Date: April 2005

Interventionist: Candy

All comments.

  1. Jordy

    Sometimes this show makes me so sad, I can’t stand it. (Yet I have to watch it anyway.) I just saw this episode for the first time, and it’s really too bad that it was a double episode because I don’t think they really were able to cover enough with Travis’s story. I’m from Kentucky, and when Days of the New came out, they were HUGE. I forgot about them as a band until I saw this episode yesterday, and while I kind of knew the backstory to why they broke up, I had no idea that Travis’s addiction was so terrible. He is truly tormented by his demons, and he’s thoughtful and introspective, and it breaks my heart to think that he was SO young when the band became an overnight sensation, and how misguided he probably was, being a 17 year old and then suddenly you’re opening for Metallica. I’m not in the music industry, but I’ve seen enough of my favorite bands from the 90s succumb to the same tragedies (like Alice in Chains, which is mentioned in the article above.) It’s interesting that you never actually SEE Travis use in this episode, but of course he is because of the way he’s scratching himself, and also it being common knowledge that he’s a drug addict. Anyway, I listened to a couple of their songs yesterday and it took me back to 6th grade, when I was a lonely, depressed pre-teen and music was one of the only things that made made me happy. I said a little prayer for Travis.

    1. Ash

      Jordy, your comment got me curious because I do not recall this episode at all (maybe because it was a 2 in 1). I googled it & I totally recalled the song. But looking back, they sounded like every other band back then – not to take away from the talent, but seriously…
      Last I could locate was from the article linked. The band (or a new version of it) tried to perform with Travis despite being warmed/concerned, and they formally disbanded as a result. This doesn’t bode well for his sobriety. But who doesn’t love an underdog?

    1. Stephanie

      Well, not really…

  2. Andy

    He was arrested in 2017 for possession of a controlled substance.

  3. Kitty Katt

    I watched this episode again last week. I forgot about the mom backing out of the intervention at the last minute. Wow! Although her excuse was mainly about her “furnace” not working that morning (of all days) I thought it was lame. I would have rather not say anything…IMO.

  4. Melissa

    OH.MY.GOD. Travis was arrested in Kentucky on 1/10/19. By the looks of this picture he is definitely using meth again. Such a shame, he was really talented.

    1. Kitty Katt

      My God! He is very deep into that meth it seems. So sad!

  5. Melissa


  6. Andy

    Oh god he looks terrible.

    1. Melissa

      Ikr? I knew he got arrested like back in 2014 but hes NEVER looked this bad til now.

      1. Andy

        His weight is listed at 120lbs. He’s definitely been hitting it hard the last few years.

  7. Ami

    So sad. He looks horrible.

  8. Toreigh

    Omfg. He doesn’t even look like the same person. What a damn shame. Talented. Attractive. Ugh.

  9. Kitty Katt

    Here’s a whole photo book of all his mugshots. My God……he’s been hitting it pretty hard.

    1. Kitty Katt

      He went from weighing 170 lbs to 120 lbs. Sad.

    2. Brooke

      woooooooooow, he looks rough! sooo awful! very sad, what a waste of a talented life. i cannot believe his mother backed out of the intervention. bc of her “furnace”…really?? isn’t getting your son better more important than anything, at that point? unbelievable.

  10. mariadorval7

    Side note, not that it helped in the end, but I thought that photographer should be given a lot of credit for talking him into going to treatment.
    What a shame he turned out this way. So sad.

  11. Mike Thrisk

    I’m a huge Days of the New fan, and I’m writing a message of support for Travis Meeks. I’m aware that he’s been going through a difficult time over the last few years, and also the last couple of months. Travis has survived so much, and I hope that he’ll be able to get onto a better path. Having battled substance abuse for a long time, I hope for all the best with his recovery and becoming sober. I also hope that he’ll be able to return to making new music and performing once his legal troubles are behind him.

  12. Jeanette

    Wikipedia mentioned Travis in The Doors’ The End opus – it definitely looks like him

  13. Kitty Katt

    I can’t believe this guy is still alive with all the arrests and mugshots that keep getting worse and worse.

    1. Dizzy

      Wow, that picture is chilling.

      I found this video about him that’s interesting. “Days of the New’s Disastrous Reunion With Travis Meeks”

      1. Kitty Katt

        Thanks for the link. I’ll have to check it out.
        I agree with you about the picture.

      2. Sudie

        The link is no longer available on YT.

    2. Polina


    3. Kimmi

      My God he looks like death . My heart breaks for him and his family

  14. Kitty Katt

    Found this on Wiki:
    Travis has Asperger syndrome and considers this the ulterior reason behind most of his faults and shortcomings, while still being personally content.[4] His life and career have been plagued by substance abuse and conflict with band members.

    Meeks has two daughters from previous relationships. His first daughter, Suvanna Dawn Meeks, (who was later put up for adoption) was born in 1994 from his relationship with his then girlfriend Amy. His second daughter, Emma Rambat, was born November 11, 2004, with his then girlfriend, Karen.


  15. Fefe

    Anyone knows where can I watch this episode please?

    1. Sonya

      It’s on the true real network (I’m in tx)after this current episode. So 6pm central time. True real network is new in my are as of a fee months ago. They play intervention episodes all day every Thursday

      1. Jeanbak

        VICE network plays them all day Tuesday as well(usually that is ,one week they didn’t play any and yesterday they only played them from 4-10pm instead of all day.

  16. Jayla

    His current Facebook. He finished a 3 month rehab stay sept 21 and was said to be doing well then.

      1. Jayla

        It doesn’t, you’ve misread it. It says he’s trying to get sober after 13 years of using.

  17. Nivey

    So sad! He looks unrecognizable! I haven’t seen his episode in years but I remember it vividly! He was super talented and handsome! Wow, what a decline! Still praying for ya Travis! Reminds me of Nick from New Mexico, he’s still using heavily today, he looks awful and is very sick . I hope they find peace before its too late.