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Episode 139: Michael

Season 9, Episode 12


Age: 52
Location: San Diego, California
Addiction: Meth

What’s Memorable: His mother Ursusla’s understandable coldness, his sons wanting to be a part of his life so bad that they supply him with weed, knowing that that’s the only reason they ever see him. The intervention is quite the tearjerker.

Official synopsis: A talkative, eccentric, antiques collector, Michael, 52, was a military brat who moved with his family all over Europe and the U.S. But what he really wanted was a stable, loving home. After a series of traumatic events, Michael began to do drugs, and now he’s a rambling, self-loathing addict. Even worse, his two sons have become his using buddies. Michael needs an intervention to save himself–and his children.

Original Air Date: March 2011
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Candy, Meth, Season 9


10 Responses to “Episode 139: Michael”

  1. Does anyone have a follow-up on him?

    Posted by Crystal | April 27, 2015, 3:09 pm
  2. Michael seemed like an awesome guy – as did his sons. So happy that he seemed to find some peace of mind, I really hope he’s still doing well.

    Posted by Juli | September 10, 2015, 11:18 am
  3. The black-screen that I saw stated that he relapsed after completing treatment, and that he continues to use meth. With that said, the black-screen updates aren’t always the most up-to-date. If anyone else has new info, I’d love to hear. He seemed like a very kind man underneath it all.

    Posted by Irene | July 25, 2016, 3:20 pm
  4. Whatever the final outcome, if you want to see Candy at the absolute top of her game, this episode is it! The virtuoso speech she delivers to Michael at the intervention is so clearly straight-from-the-heart, and incredibly moving. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When it comes to “interventionists,” she’s a superstar. The mention, above, that Michael had relapsed is really distressing. His troubles must run very deep, indeed. I wish him and his entire family some peace. They seem like a very nice family.

    Posted by Gregory Moore | September 3, 2016, 10:01 am
  5. I would put Michael in the “Most Likable” category. You can see he’s got a good heart even during the worst of his addiction. He’d never hurt anyone no matter how high he is, he loves his kids, he loves his ex Roxanne, and he even loves his cold-as-ice mother.

    Posted by Janelle | December 23, 2016, 7:39 am
  6. Any update? I hope that he is doing well!

    Posted by Ashley | November 11, 2017, 6:33 pm
  7. This episode re-ran last night. I would love to see an update on Michael, as he seemed like a pretty likable and decent guy despite the addiction and despite the long-term meth use likely having done him permanent brain damage. I hope he was able to remain sober, and just as importantly I hope he was able to regain the cognitive functioning that the meth damaged.

    Any person would be lucky to have a spouse as caring as Roxanna. She was accused of being codependent, and indeed she was, but her motivations were in no way self-serving – she acted out of genuine concern for a man she loves and shares her life and kids with, despite being remarried to someone else. And yes, I thought Candy was at her best with this one.

    Posted by Janelle | July 25, 2018, 1:58 pm
  8. I’ve recently become fascinated with Intervention and am streaming it on Putlocker. Having watched most of Season 9 in the past few days, Michael stands out as the addict with the best prognosis, at least in my mind. He’s intelligent and emotionally present in his sons’ lives. He seems truly motivated to get his life back. At the same time, he’s a raging addict in the worst way. I sincerely hope his story turned out well as I believe he definitely has a lot of potential to contribute positively to the lives of his family.

    Posted by Allison Rogers | March 19, 2019, 9:50 am

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