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Episode 29: Tim

Season 2, Episode 16

Tim Season 2 Episode 29

Tim
Age: Mid-20s
Location: Florida
Addiction: Crack
What’s Memorable: Oh, Tim. This is the episode the gave us the iconic image of the crack addict curled up and crying in the storm drain. Sums his addiction up pretty well. Also memorable for the way he treats and is treated by his pretty singing girlfriend and her show biz family, and his intense neediness,  mental instability, and violent tendencies when high.

Official synopsis: Tim was an accomplished producer and a talented musician with a lucrative career in the entertainment industry, but a crack addiction nearly destroyed everything he treasures. An intervention is his last chance–but will it work?

Original Air Date: August 2006
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Crack, Mental Problems, Most Mentally Compromised Addicts, Most Unforgettable Episodes, Season 2

Discussion

13 Responses to “Episode 29: Tim”

  1. Hey “Dizzy”,
    I don’t know who you are, or if you’ll even get this comment anytime…. but THANK YOU so much for giving as much of a shit about this show and these people as I do, to the point where I can look up details of episodes that happened almost a decade ago. This website is incredible, I commend all the effort and hard work you put into this. I came here because the image of Tim in the storm drain moved me in the same way, and I wanted to see if he got up and got out of it. But as my friends (fellow enthusiasts) and I have perused this website a few times so far, I felt it right to thank you. You’re awesome, and your efforts have not gone unappreciated.
    🙂

    Posted by Jamie Ignowski | November 25, 2014, 9:18 pm
    • Well that just made my day. Thank you so much. I find great comfort in knowing that I’m not alone in my Intervention fandom and that people find this site useful. I’m also heartened by how the number of visitors here has been growing quite a bit each month. It’s a very special show and I think it deserves to be this appreciated.

      Posted by Dizzy | November 25, 2014, 10:24 pm
      • Yes, Thank you Dizzy for all your posts…I have been watching Intervention since it started and continue to watch all the episodes on my ipad thru the A&E site…I feel for most of the people because I too have a problem..and I know exactly how most of them feel…its a never ending cycle..trying to get myself well but honestly its really hard…the urges are terrible…some stuff recently happened (not gonna go into it) and now it is a point to get better…I am trying my best. Hope you will one day try to continue to update this site again because it honestly helps me…take care

        Posted by Chicky | November 11, 2016, 7:08 am
      • Hi Dizzy. This site is more than useful, or fandom. I really feel that this public area has amplified the positive impact of the show, and has provided an important place where people can speculate, share, and try to understand. I hope you keep it going.

        Posted by J | August 4, 2017, 11:02 pm
        • Thank you for saying that! I’m so glad it’s become that kind of space for people.

          Posted by Dizzy | August 5, 2017, 4:54 pm
    • I did the same thing. I have been in recovery for 20 months now and I watch intervention all the time. I really wanted to see what was going on with Tim and was so saddened by all the deaths. This disease SUCKS and I hate it. Hate what it has done to my father and siblings. And hate what it does to everyone who encounters it. And I definitely want to thank Dizzy for doing such an amazing Job with this site! Kudos

      Posted by Mike Doyle | July 8, 2015, 11:07 pm
  2. Tim. I have never been addicted to anything, I dont evensmoke or drink. But, i do have ppl in my family and friends and exs that have or are addicted to something. Watching you tonight (7-17-15) made me understand what ppl do in that state of mind. I felt so sorry for you as well the others involved.
    You and your ex have some great talent, put it to great use by being clean and making something out of your life in a positive way!
    I cried when I heard you sing that song for your ex! I dont know how your doing, but I’m hoping great!
    Stay sober. You dont know me but Im here if you need someone and nobody else cant be or not gonna be.

    Posted by Sonya York | July 19, 2015, 12:52 am
  3. Just saw this one for the first time, and it was incredibly difficult and frustrating to watch. Tim has problems beyond addiction and OCD. Tim is clearly mentally compromised, and uses his sickness in a way that wants you to evoke sympathy. But it’s so orchestrated, so ingenuine, because even if he really wanted to kill himself, his love for crack overcomes all. I hated watching the histrionics in the storm drain. 50% of it is an act, and the other 50% is an act because of his sickness. It’s painful to see him squander his talents and the love and acceptance of his girlfriend and her family. I can’t believe they put up with it as long as they did. Tim had it all. I sincerely hope he is still alive and healthy. I hope Madison moved on and followed her dreams. Any updates on the folks in this episode would he greatly appreciated!

    Posted by Jordy | March 7, 2016, 12:11 am
  4. Madyson’s perspective was a pertinent and insightful highlight to Tim’s addiction because she was the prime example and definition of co-dependency. Her sunrise, sunset, basic understanding of herself, and motivation for her behavior was completely this dude. The way her pain appeared on camera may come across as a bit staged, dramatic or false. (It did to me at first.) When I held my initial reactions and watched carefully, the first thing I saw was someone trying to cope with cameras, on camera. Someone in her field may be more privy to their “camera self” but it started to seem like she was mitigating the difference while understanding something new. To me, it was as though she was initially testing the “poor me, the perfect caretaker” character, depicting it to her fullest. At this very time, she was dealing with the shocking awareness of how seeming like that may or may not fit personally or even be something she wants to seem like. One of the values of this show is that the participants, all, can finally feel their difficulty in a ripe way. It’s as though this documentary experience, for the co-dependent loved ones especially, heightens and isolates the experience of one depending on another person’s behavior as their own drug.

    Just to be clear, I am not glossing over Tim’s behavior and how difficult that must have been to deal with. Anyone’s reaction to this sort of thing is within range of the pain caused, and everyone copes in their own way. His desperation-infused behavior, whether or not it was drug-induced, was totally obnoxious, manipulative, and completely unacceptable. The episode did a decent job showing the result of that, in a rather neutral and relate-able way.

    Posted by J | August 4, 2017, 10:41 pm
  5. Where is tim….. Is he ok

    Posted by Somione | August 20, 2017, 8:41 am
  6. I’d also really like an update on Tim. So sad to see such talent wasted. </3

    Posted by Whitney | January 1, 2018, 4:36 pm
  7. I wish someone had an update on Tim. That was one tortured soul. I hope the best for him.

    Posted by Theresa | May 18, 2018, 5:14 pm

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