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Episode 25: John

Season 2, Episode 12

John Season 2 episode 9

Age: 33
Location: Boston
Addiction: Alcohol, cocaine, crack

Update: John sent me an email – he’s doing really well. He’s been sober since his intervention almost 9 years ago and is married with a son. He even gives talks at local high schools, sharing his story in the hopes it can help students. Congratulations for all you’ve accomplished in your sobriety John, and thanks for keeping us updated.

Legacy Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuFlLzRgLOo

Official synopsis:  At 33, all John can see is the loss in his life. His mother died when he was 12. This year, he lost his sister, his cousin and his best friend. His only escape from it all is in his addiction to crack and alcohol, an addiction that has already come close to taking his life. His family and friends cannot imagine losing someone else. Their only hope is an intervention and the possibility that John will seek treatment.

Original Air Date: July 2006
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Alcohol, Cocaine, Crack, Jeff, Legacy Updates, Season 2


5 Responses to “Episode 25: John”

  1. John looked so hopeful at the update on his episode, but WOW did he look Amazing on the Skype call with Jeff tonight!! So glad he is still doing well, you just knew he was a good guy under the disease. So shocked I’m the first to comment, he is such an Intervention success.

    Posted by Sara | April 19, 2015, 7:36 pm
    • I’m glad they followed up with John. That was hard to watch, but I had a feeling he would stay sober!

      On a lighter note…is it just me, or does John kinda look like Bob Saget?

      Posted by Zack | April 22, 2015, 9:47 am
  2. Wonderful to hear John is doing well! You can tell he has a kind soul.

    Posted by Kate D | September 11, 2018, 4:53 pm
  3. wow, how terribly sad the losses he’s suffered. the father…what a piece of shit! to not participate in the intervention and try to save his son is bad enough. but to abandon your kids after their mother died? he forced them to raise themselves! that makes me so angry. i wish i could give that scumbag a piece of my mind! and he has to live with this guy! granted it’s bc of his addiction, but still. that’s gotta be awful. it’d make you want to do more drugs and drink! i did hate how selfish he was. i mean i get it, he’s an addict, but to call his bf’s mom crying woe is me, i miss paul. dude, she lost her SON! i think he realized that after he got sober though. also, they don’t say how he pays for his habits like they do in every other episode. i want to know. but in the end, i’m so glad he stuck it out and is is doing so well. he seems like a great guy!!

    Posted by Brooke | June 30, 2019, 2:48 am
  4. So glad you’ve made it, John. Wish you all the best.

    Posted by Marie-Claire Pinet | April 21, 2020, 10:28 pm

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