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Episode 22: Annie

Season 2, Episode 9Annie Season 2 episode 4

Annie
Age: 21
Location: Texas
Addiction: Anorexia, Bulimia
What’s memorable: Her eating disorder’s name is Eddie. She throws up, starves herself, and chews and spits out her food and she doesn’t even look sick.

Official synopsis:  Annie is anorexic and bulimic. Now her fiancé, Kevin, desperately wants an intervention because he’s afraid that Annie’s eating disorders will kill her.

Original Air Date: March 2006
Interventionist: Dr Jen Berman

Categories: Anorexia, Bulimia, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Eating Disorder, Season 2, Tara

Discussion

11 Responses to “Episode 22: Annie”

  1. Just the fact that her parents made her feel inadequate is cause enough to develop an eating disorder. It’s probably a very good thing that she cut all ties with them. I’m not at all surprised that she ended up breaking up with her fiance since she was keeping her rituals secret (like staying up all night on the computer while “chewing and spitting” her food). I hope she is still happy and healthy as the end of the show implied.

    Posted by MissLeopard83 | May 11, 2015, 8:55 am
  2. So, was it implying at the end of the show that she married her friend Salina???

    Posted by Jimmie | June 22, 2015, 1:46 am
    • @JIMMIE No, you were confused somehow.

      The end of the show read that Annie married an old friend (no name given) and they went on to have a daughter together. They also had a photo taken on Annie’s wedding day with Selena by her side as “maid of honor”. Selena gained weight after her own treatment and we can assume she stayed with her supportive husband, Blake, who was also on the show.

      Posted by Tina | October 31, 2015, 6:47 pm
  3. Her interventionist is Dr. Jenn Berman! So surprised to see her on the show, I don’t think she did any of the others.

    Posted by Lo | December 6, 2018, 2:32 am
  4. You really should remove the part that say that she didn’t look sick, that really could make someone relapse, if someone said that about me, I wouldnt look back! So please remove it, in case she looks at this.

    Posted by Elizabeth | August 11, 2020, 4:50 pm
    • I hear what you’re saying and I appreciate that you’re concerned, but honestly if I had to make sure that no content on this site could possibly trigger anyone towards a relapse, there wouldn’t be a site. That’s just an impossible task. Triggers are different for everyone. Although I try to keep cruel comments off of here, I do not claim that this is a safe space for all recovering addicts. It’s a place to talk about addiction and Intervention.

      Posted by Dizzy | August 12, 2020, 11:06 am
      • Saying that she “doesn’t look sick” isn’t triggering. It minimizes her struggles and makes it seem like according to you she doesn’t have a “real problem.” It really easy for you to just delete that line.

        Posted by Jeez | August 20, 2020, 3:38 pm
        • Saying she doesn’t look sick doesn’t minimize her struggles–it exposes them. Part of the show is demonstrating different themes of addiction. And the ability to for one to mask their illness, either from themselves or others, is integral to treatment.

          Posted by ar | September 1, 2020, 1:46 am
        • Leave Dizzy alone. I think the point she was trying to get across was clear: even if someone seems “ok” they very well might not be. Annie did a superb job at hiding her disease. I say this as someone who has recovered from anorexia.

          Posted by Xlio | September 1, 2020, 5:22 pm
      • I am no longer going to check your site because of this. Thanks for creating more harm in the world.

        Posted by Seriously? | November 19, 2020, 2:06 am
    • Bless this comment ☹️

      Posted by EJC | September 2, 2020, 11:05 am

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