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Episode 126: Jimbo

Season 9, Episode 6

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Jimbo
Age: 30’s
Location: North Carolina
Addicted to: Opiodes/Opiates, Benzodiazepenes
What’s Memorable: Passed out on the train tracks and got hit by a train, had his leg amputated. The knives and scary threats.

Official synopsis:  Jimbo’s addiction to painkillers has already resulted in a devastating injury and a strained relationship with his devoted dad. Unable to stop using he now spends his days snorting drugs and flying into rages that have terrorized his family and community. Can an intervention stop this small-town menace?

Original Air Date: January 2011
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Benzodiazepines, Jeff, Pain Meds, Percocet/Oxycodone, Season 9, Traumatic Incident, Vicodin

Discussion

32 Responses to “Episode 126: Jimbo”

  1. How do we find out how jimbo is doing now? For some reason this episode stayed with me. This level of self destruction can only be fixed by God.

    Posted by A | August 5, 2012, 5:05 am
    • I too would love to know how Jimbo is doing. I hope he finds a way to release the pain that he is chained in. He deserves to be happy and so does his dad.

      Posted by Peggy | August 9, 2012, 5:05 pm
    • My thoughts exactly. I ended up here trying to find an email for him. I knew it was unlikely but thought it was worth a shot. I have problems with drugs myself so I understand where he is. But I know the answer is a loving God That asks nothing from us but to accept him.

      Posted by charles taylor | October 21, 2015, 12:06 am
  2. He’s on fb and says he’s good… James Barkley Heath

    Posted by Amelia | January 27, 2015, 6:38 pm
  3. I’m pretty sure this is Jimbo’s Facebook:

    https://m.facebook.com/james.b.heath.9?fref=fc_search&ref=bookmarks

    Posted by Ash | August 30, 2015, 9:29 am
  4. oh my goodness I just checked out his Facebook he seems to be doing worse if that’s possible.. he’s so thin and definitely still super faded on the videos he’s posting of himself talking to the camera.. so sad. he seems like he could be a nice guy if he would get better.

    Posted by Jennifer | April 8, 2016, 7:53 am
    • Hey Jennifer. Like I said to charless I’m not on drugs now. I haven’t posted Feb stuff in a long time so somebody calling me skinny doesn’t make sense. I am 250 lbs 6’4. I’m still 265. Cmon. Lol I am flattered that somebody called me skinny. Crack/cocaine.. methods make ppl skinny. Opiates and opcodes make me and the ppl I know crave sugar. I lose weight when I’m sober. Call me @ 704 777 3596 and hear me and post what u think of my tone and more positive disposition.

      Posted by James heath | August 26, 2016, 12:55 am
  5. On his Facebook he is obviously not sober or even trying . He calls his friends “Running Buddies ” AKA = drug seeking mates( heroin addicts use this term ) . He seems proud of his addiction and playing the victim .
    I literally got nauseous by threads with girls saying how sweet he was, trying to hook up with him and saying that all he needed was love . Um , despite what his mom did I bet both his parents gave him plenty of love . His dad even seemed to run off his own daughter to make “poor little” Jimbo happy . Jimbo is the epitome of the malignant narcissist and that is why he had no problem acting entitled or making numerous death threats . Will not be surprised if he horribly harms others .

    Posted by anon | April 30, 2016, 4:38 pm
  6. Cowards are anonymous. I’ve posted my phone number. I’ll skype.. if something is on ur mind plz tell me, but just give me an opportunity to respond. I promise u I’m not the same person in that video/episode.

    Posted by James heath | August 26, 2016, 12:58 am
  7. I just Jimbo to know that I hope he is well and wish only the best for him. His episode is in my top 5 that moved me. If you see this Jimbo know there are people out here not judging ( me being one ). I don’t preach anything to you cause Lord knows I get that on other my own, May you be happy in life.

    Posted by Michelle | October 25, 2016, 12:37 am
  8. Hi Jimbo!

    I hope things are going well! Sunny days and sunny ways to you!

    Posted by Melanie P. | December 11, 2016, 2:53 pm
  9. Man’s eye socket fractured in assault

    A man is being held without bond after police say he injured another man so severely that the man had to have multiple surgeries.

    James Barkley Heath is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

    Police say Heath fractured the man’s eye socket so extensively that the man had to have multiple surgeries. The man Heath is accused of attacking shares his East Franklin Boulevard address.

    Heath, 40, was in Gaston County Jail earlier this month on a larceny charge.

    http://gm5-ncwebvarnish.newscyclecloud.com/news/20170227/mans-eye-socket-fractured-in-assault

    Posted by beelove | March 16, 2017, 8:02 pm
  10. Just watched the episode. Really sorry to hear about the assault charge. I hope Jimbo can find his way to a better life. I felt so deeply sorry for his dad in this one, too.

    Posted by Anne | October 7, 2017, 9:30 am
    • I think Jimbo’s got bigger problems than drugs. I think he has either a borderline personality, narcissism and/or is a sociopath, or some combination of the three. Or he may just be pure evil. I’ve watched his episode more than once, and I got extremely bad vibes from him that had nothing to do with the addiction. I don’t think he gives two shits about anyone but himself. Oh, he may act like he cares about someone (his poor father, for instance) but that’s only a ploy to get whatever it is he’s needing at that moment. Jimbo’s a monster irl, and folks would be wise to steer clear of him IMO.

      Posted by Donna | October 20, 2017, 7:48 pm
  11. Jimbo honestly how are you doing? You can get through life without drugs/alcohol etc… It sucks at first but you get used to having to deal with life as it happens sober that is. Don’t be weak be Strong and conquer this addiction trust me you’ll find a new person in yourself a person you can actually like and people will love

    Posted by Jannette | December 29, 2017, 9:31 am
  12. It looks like Jimbo might be in prison: http://arrestfiles.org/publicinfo/james-barkley-heath

    Posted by Meredith | March 22, 2018, 7:15 pm
  13. He is so lucky to have such an amazing dad. I seriously just loved that guy. The way Jimbo treated him is disgusting. And I agree with previous comments… despite the addiction, I just got really bad vibes from him. He’s definitely got some sort of personality disorder.

    Posted by Nickel | March 25, 2018, 2:24 am
  14. Unfortunately for Jimbo, he is sitting in the hospital in my hometown right now as we speak due to an infection from drug use. His partner is staying by his side as much as possible. Instead of talking about how horrible Jimbo might be, let’s all take a minute to say a prayer or two for him to get better, for his partners sake, as well as his own sake.

    Posted by Erin Deon | June 4, 2018, 7:55 pm
  15. I do hope the best for Jimbo. But isn’t it his free will to save or not save himself?! Only he can or at least could, save himself

    Posted by Megan DeWyse | July 6, 2018, 4:59 pm
  16. I just saw the episode w/ Jimbo and I hope he’s doing well. His dad, Jimmy, is his pinnacle of strength and I pray that Jimbo, Holly & Jimmy can be a source of solace for each other. Sometimes, no matter how flawed or how small family is all we have to lean on. 🙏🏼🕊

    Posted by Theresa | September 4, 2018, 12:00 pm
  17. I loved and had so much sympathy for the father….as for Jimbo….he ticked me off in different ways throught the show. Just when I start showing some sympathy for him, he turns around and does something stupid.

    Posted by Kitty Katt | September 4, 2018, 12:07 pm
  18. I agree, about everything you just said. I had a sister that was an addict and maybe, bc if her, I, at times have too much empathy? IDK. 🤔🤔🤔 I’ve learned that there needs to be a separation of said person and addict but bc I don’t understand the addiction behavior the line does get blurred for me. I like to see the good in all until I’m proven wrong. Which, has happened. But as the saying goes, “ you can’t let one bad apple 🍎 spoil the bunch.”

    Posted by Theresa | September 4, 2018, 12:36 pm
  19. Saw jimbos comments posted above from a few years back. I hope he is doing well, and that his dad is also doing well. This episode also stuck with me for some reason, like a few people before me had said. Wishing jumbo and his family the best.

    Posted by Toreigh | September 7, 2018, 10:08 am
  20. Did the Dad go to Betty Ford and hopefully develop a relationship with his daughter? My empathy was for Sis. The Dad couldn’t even hug her when he was sending off Prince Jimbo to rehab. I hope he started to “visit” with her on 1 of the 4 times he drives by her house daily….I doubt it tho as I think she reminds him too much of the ex/deceased wife. Tragic!
    Jimbo? I agree that there is underlying mental disorder along with his entitled, coddled upbringing. The update said he crashed again and broke other leg.

    Posted by Aud | September 13, 2018, 9:48 pm
  21. Jimbo your episode stuck with me. You truly seem like a beautiful person inside and out despite what these comments say. I will pray for you, your wonderful father and sister. Please text me at any time if you need someone to talk to 313-461-4144

    Posted by Zoe | October 3, 2018, 11:30 am
    • Zoe, I don’t doubt that your intentions are good, but you don’t want to get mixed up with this guy. Seriously, don’t do it. Please, delete your phone number.

      Posted by Donna | October 3, 2018, 2:45 pm
      • Hi Zoe, I totally agree with Donna. I, too, felt badly for Jimbo & his family but as a person who’s dealt with addiction firsthand it’s generally NOT a good idea to insert yourself into that equation. (Thank you Donna, for saying what I, too, should’ve said.) I also think Jimbo is in prison for quite a while, please check the internet on that information.

        🌹T

        Posted by Theresa | October 3, 2018, 3:56 pm

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