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Episode 138 – Tiffany

Season 9, Episode 11

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Tiffany
Age:  24
Location: Florida
Addicted to: Meth, GHB, Xanax
What’s Memorable: How insanely skinny she is. Doing drugs in the storage unit. The GHB.

Official synopsis:  Tiffany, a former beauty queen, has always wanted the family she never had. Now, after ten years of using crystal meth and looking for love in all the wrong places, Tiffany may lose the one thing she values most, her one-year-old daughter. Her family is terrified that they’re going to lose Tiffany, and desperately hope that an intervention will save her from her abusive boyfriend and constant drug use.

Original Air Date: March 2011
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Addicted Parent, Benzodiazepines, Childhood Physical Abuse, Childhood Violence, Jeff, Meth, Season 9

Discussion

29 Responses to “Episode 138 – Tiffany”

  1. Her grandfather paid for her flight home after 42 days of free high quality treatment! Jeff was right, there was no point in the intervention if the grandparents weren’t going to stop enabling her.

    Posted by snugs | January 18, 2015, 12:25 pm
    • Here is a video update on Tiffany in case you or anyone else is interested. It looks like she finally got clean!

      (This is a video she did for a rehab program she completed)

      https://youtu.be/oM943Xuku_A

      Posted by Victoria | April 26, 2015, 8:19 am
      • That is great news I wish you an your child an family the very best

        Posted by Rhonda | July 28, 2015, 9:13 pm
      • Suncoast Rehab is part of Narconon, run by the Church of Scientology and accused of being a dangerously unscientific front for their recruitment. There have been high-profile, allegedly quite preventable deaths in Narconon rehabs and many of the techniques they use are based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, not guided by best practices in therapy and rehabilitation of any kind.

        I hope she’s healthy, but it’s disturbing to see a Narconon testimonial/ad on this site, even in the comments.

        Posted by No Thanks | April 8, 2016, 10:00 pm
        • You’re absolutely right. Addicts have actually DIED in their care from withdrawal. $250,000 for treatment which consists of sitting in a sauna to sweat out toxins, and running around a track for 6-8 hours a day.

          Posted by Rob | August 29, 2020, 2:00 am
      • Suncoast Rehab is a subsidiary of the “church” of $cientology. Be careful in getting involved with them.

        Posted by Melanie P. | December 11, 2016, 6:26 pm
        • I actually went to a narconon program for four months (it was narconon Colorado “a life worth saving” in Fort Collins, CO). It was in 2009 and my family ended up paying $30,000 for my treatment bc they didn’t take insurance. While I did stay sober for a few months after I returned home, ultimately it didn’t work. The problem with the Scientology treatment is that they won’t allow any counseling or talking about your drug use. Most of the time we just did weird training routines that involved staring at one another. There was never a licensed medical person on staff, or at least not during the time I was there. So anyway, let me get to the point of my comment. I wouldn’t necessarily believe her testimonial bc part of the requirements to advance in the program was to write these testimonials about how the program was working for you, etc. At the end, before they would allow you to graduate, you were required to write a long summary about how narconon saved your life and how you would never use drugs again. If you refused they would not let you complete the program. Also, you had to agree to let them use any part of any of your testimonials in any advertising they wanted or on their website. They made you sign forms saying that. I wish I had kept my books and paperwork from there bc it was so strange. About 75% of the people I kept in touch with relapsed after leaving, so the program wasn’t as successful as they claim it to be. They also try to get you to stay and work there for basically free (eventually you get paid $50 a week or something that goes up over time). It was really high pressure. Most of the employees were past students. Anyway, I really hope she is clean now and I wish Tiffany all the best. Just wanted to let you know that those testimonials are required and are often bs.

          Posted by Birdy | September 28, 2020, 3:08 pm
  2. So, do we know if she’s still “sober”? I somehow just cannot see this girl enjoying and maintaining the sober life after a childhood of pageantry.

    Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015, 8:02 pm
    • LOL! What does being in pageants have to do with being sober? I enjoy a sober and healthy life and I was a kid pageant participant. I loved them and had a blast. What a bizarre connection to make.

      Posted by lis | July 29, 2015, 2:06 pm
      • I don’t think it’s a bizarre connection at all. Every childhood is different. But there have been conclusive studies about childhood pageants leading to issues down the road. In my opinion (keyword opinion) any hobby that teaches young children that the prettiest girl wins, is damaging and bad for development.

        Posted by C | April 28, 2017, 11:56 am
  3. I have been In. Pageants my whole life and had the most amazing childhood and even tho I did Dable into drugs in my teens I have now been sober for almost four years …and I now am married have a new baby and a wonderful life…..

    Posted by Meggie Tate | December 10, 2015, 12:04 pm
  4. Pray for her and her family. So many can judge so easily. Tiffany is one of those, who with out drugs, is such a great intelligent person, as is her younger sister. Hand to mouth, yes, choice is hers, but that meth is the devil and the only thing that can fight against it is a God supported inner strength along with family members who can forgive but not be enablers.

    Posted by G | September 26, 2017, 10:26 am
  5. I just saw your episode, Tiffany, and saw the follow-up after your successful rehab. So happy for you. Congratulations and continued sobriety and happiness for you.

    Posted by Anne | October 8, 2017, 9:29 am
  6. Just rewatching this episode and it’s crazy how many Tiffanys there have been on this show lol

    Posted by Stefan | September 4, 2018, 12:15 am
    • I know,right? I’m not a fan of beauty pageants for babies/little kids, and it was spooky how she was sitting in the shed and going on about her awards for “prettiest hair”, “prettiest smile”, etc. The fact that her mom kept using the word “perfect” to describe her was also unsettling. I mean, you love your kids, but constantly saying they’re perfect is a burden after a while, or else one “believes their own press” and thinks they are indeed perfect and have no need for understanding and facing consequences for their actions. I am NOT saying that those in beauty contests from infancy are all going to wind up like this woman AT ALL. Lots of denial in this family, though, especially the alcoholic dad and the grandfather who says, “We have no addiction in this family.” My God. How blind can a person be when their sons/daughters are addicts?

      Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | September 4, 2018, 9:40 am
    • Agreed. So far there were 6 Tiffany’s on Intervention. Let’s see what the future holds if we get anymore.

      Posted by Kitty Katt | September 4, 2018, 12:01 pm
  7. https://www.facebook.com/tiffany.dauphin.9

    She’s still clean and a counselor now!

    Posted by Cassie Guerrero | October 31, 2018, 8:39 pm
  8. Did anyone else think the sister looked like she was using?

    Posted by Emme | October 2, 2019, 4:28 am
    • Yes I totally did!

      Posted by Courtney | May 12, 2020, 9:38 pm
    • Her sister was using. I’m from where they both live. Her younger sister, Megan, left her newborn baby in the car and she was under the influence of drugs. The baby ended up passing away. Megan just got arrested for the death.

      Posted by Liz | October 6, 2020, 12:41 pm
    • As stated by someone else the sister Megan was using drugs when the episode was filmed. Tiffany’s sister reminded me of Cristy’s sister Jayme as far as also using drugs went .

      This Sept 4 (?) 2020 the sister Megan Dauphin left her infant in a hot car whilst she was high on meth . The baby was only found after someone in the house found Megan masturbating in bed and asked her where the baby was. By the time the baby was found and ems arrived it was too late .

      Making matters worse was Megan going out partying the weekend after her baby died . She was finally arrested in Oct for leaving the poor baby in the car.

      Posted by Marys | November 14, 2020, 12:54 pm
    • Yeah absolutely

      Posted by M | November 18, 2020, 7:18 am
  9. Beauty pageant cringe.. perhaps it’s a southern culture thing I simply don’t understand (not cal girl) but I find it so exploitive and creepy. I could tell her parents meant well but it doesn’t seem like the right way to validate a child.

    Also, Dizzy, random but do you think Tiffany is the most common name in the series thus far? I’ve noticed a lot. Not that there is any correlation, just a random observation.

    Posted by Xlio | August 29, 2020, 12:27 am

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