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Episode 130: Jimmy

Season 9, Episode 4


Age:  28
Location: LaSalle, Illinois
Addicted to: Methadone
What’s Memorable: How sick Jimmy’s addiction has made his mother Joanie. She’s way more of a mess than he is, and probably the most enabling and co-dependent parent I’ve seen on this show.

Official synopsis:  Raised by an absentee alcoholic father, Jimmy joined a gang at 13 and was soon addicted to heroin. The birth of Jimmy’s son prompted him to try to get clean, but when things got tough with his new family, he began using again. Now Jimmy shares a dangerous methadone addiction with his ailing mother that threatens to kill them both.

Original Air Date: January 2011
Interventionist: Jeff

All comments.

  1. Jess

    It’s a sad story but, coming from knowing him, he has a good heart. Wishing him all the best. I love you jimmy

  2. Anon

    Anyone know about how he is doing now?

  3. Dewey

    His mom was in so much pain and she gave him her pain meds

  4. Irene

    It’s seriously so sad that he was able to stay sober for a long time and then relapsed due to the epilepsy. Also, I hate that there’s no new information about him. Seems like a guy who could really make it in this world if not for the drugs.

    1. Michelle Simpson

      Any current info on Jimmy?

  5. Lm

    Been there, I wish I could help. It is all worth it jimmy, to get clean.

  6. Siouxsie

    Here is his sisters FB:
    There’s a family Christmas picture with Jimmy in it from January 2018. He looks ok, but I’m wondering if Joanie’s husband passed away or if they got divorced?