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Episode 117: Andrew

Season 8, Episode 4

Andrew Season 8 episode 117

Andrew
Age:  21
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Addicted to: OxyContin
What’s Memorable: The living in a motel room with his 2 little brothers and father because his addiction (and his dad’s gambling) has bankrupted them.

Official synopsis:  Once bright, likable, and athletic, Andrew has become a gaunt, menacing OxyContin addict. As a child, Andrew learned to manipulate his father, Dan, who now admits, “I can’t stand up to Andrew. He’ll threaten to commit crimes and trash our motel room. I’d rather give him money for a pill than have him out robbing innocent people.” Andrew, his father, and two brothers have been evicted seven times due to property damage and financial hardship, and they can go days without food. Can an intervention help Andrew–and make his father realize that if he doesn’t get tough with Andrew, the whole family will be destroyed?

Original Air Date: July 2010
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Jeff, OxyContin, Pain Meds, Season 8

Discussion

7 Responses to “Episode 117: Andrew”

  1. where am I able to watch this episode?

    Posted by ashley | October 22, 2011, 3:49 am
    • Netflix streaming is your best bet. All of Seasons 1-10 are there. If you don’t have Netflix you may be able to catch it on the A&E site or Hulu but no guarantees, those sites rotate the episodes they make available.

      Posted by Dizzy | October 22, 2011, 5:07 am
  2. It’s being shown on LMN (sp?) network on time warner as of today July 31 2014.

    Posted by Robert Maybeth | July 31, 2014, 8:29 pm
  3. This was a scary episode, what with the situation with the dad and younger brothers. What ever happened to this family?

    Posted by Jordy | November 1, 2017, 10:57 pm
  4. Hands down my favorite family–Andrew, his bros, and his dad that is. The loyalty of the brothers to both Andrew and their dad was powerful and moving. So too the dad’s loyalty to his sons.

    Yeah, it may have been “dysfunctional” … but one hardly finds that level of loyalty and love in even the most functional families (If such a family even exists).

    I’d sure like to find some update on Andrew et al.

    Posted by InterventionAddict | February 25, 2018, 7:27 pm
  5. The part that killed me was when the younger brother spoke at the intervention saying he would go to school hungry and have no money for lunch just so Andrew can have money for his drugs.

    Posted by kitty katt | April 4, 2018, 6:31 pm
  6. Anyone know how Andrew and his family are doing now? I caught a reairing of this episode this week and saw the end note that Andrew had relapsed briefly on heroin, then returned to treatment and has been sober since 2010, but it’s been awhile! I was touched by the love and pain this family shared and really wish the best for all of them.

    Posted by Alexis J | April 28, 2018, 8:52 am

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