Season 2 Episode 21
Age: Late 20’s
Location: Lansford, PA
What’s Memorable: The childhood friend, Dea.
Update: Sadly, Lauren died of lung cancer in June 2016. She was clean and sober.
Official synopsis: Lauren has known plenty of success in her life. Growing up, she was a cheerleader, a dancer, a swimmer and a great student. After college, she became a high school health and phys-ed teacher, and the students loved her. But amid all the accomplishments, Lauren was hiding a growing problem: an addiction to heroin. In the past three years, Lauren has lost her job and her apartment. She’s living with her mother and her moods swing constantly between volatile and depressed. Her family’s only hope is an Intervention.
Original Air Date: December 2006