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Episode 10: Mark

Season 1, Episode 10

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Mark
Age: 49
Location: Texas
Addiction: Morphine
What’s Memorable: The dying wife, only 2 people at the intervention.

Official synopsis:  Mark, who’s so addicted to painkillers that he’s had a morphine pump surgically implanted in his abdomen.
Original Air Date: June 2005

Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Jeff, Medical Problem, Morphine, Pain Meds, Season 1

Discussion

9 Responses to “Episode 10: Mark”

  1. This episode is on LMN right now . Is there a most vile or most disgusting addict category here ? If there is or could be I nominate Mark the King . Yes I know he had issues but what he did to his poor sweet dying wife and put her through even after he went to rehab was EVIL . The poor woman had cancer and he was the victim ? Maybe because my cancer was upgraded as worse (stage 3) and my husband would die for me to take it away it made me see Mark differently , he just is so totally evil.
    I don’t know if he had more than 2 living family members to be at the intervention but if he did I know why they did not come . Marks intervention solely focused on his addiction to Opiates as his problem and he blamed Opiates alone for his personality and behavior issues . Bullsh*t ! The man reminded me of every patient I cared for that had NPD and Intermitent Explosive Disorder (Rage Issues) . Many of them learn to mask it and have a major episode later. Sadly they push almost everybody away for life if they can not exploit them, carry grudges for life , sever all ties with those closest to them for minor issues normal people would laugh at and blame everything on others. Even when he was sober he was blaming his poor dying wife . He was one of a handful of people on the show I wanted to slap . May his poor lovely ex-wife rest in the peace he never gave her. She tried and did save him and he payed her back by letting her die all alone . Sick.

    Posted by marcy lily | June 3, 2014, 6:21 pm
    • I agree with you completely. I rarely dislike the featured addicts, Mark was my first. We all make mistakes, own up to them rather than placing the blame. Him blaming his wife was just sick. To me it seemed like in addition to his addiction, he was a sociopath. I still wish the best for him, as I do most people with any illness, but I’m glad he’s not my next door neighbor.

      Posted by Janel | May 21, 2015, 1:42 pm
    • This guy is tied with Linda (the EDS woman addicted to Percocet lollipops) for evil. So horrible how he treated his late wife. She was right to kick him out.

      Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | September 20, 2018, 11:08 am
  2. I am almost always forgiving of the things that the addicts did once they get sober because they are apologetic and usually really feel bad for what they did. Not Mark though. He couldn’t care less about his dying wife, even after he was sober and she was dead. How disgusting is that? I am honestly sickened by him.

    Posted by Jimmie | June 21, 2015, 5:03 am
  3. I wonder how he is doing now..?

    Posted by Staci wilson | July 27, 2018, 12:43 pm
  4. I think mark is a narcissist. All he could say after his wife died was “She chose to go away from me, so if that’s her wish then so be it.” Absolutely disgusting.

    Posted by Andy | August 31, 2018, 1:25 am
  5. I believe the only other person who had only 2 people at their intervention was Larry, the alcoholic from Season 10, although his stepfather and wife backed out at the last minute as they refused to hold their bottom lines.

    Posted by Stefan | September 20, 2018, 3:10 pm

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