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Episode 114: Ashley


Age: 20
Location: Las Vegas. Nevada
Addiction: Heroin (black tar) and Xanax
What’s memorable: Oh, that hacking. At 20 years old she can’t breathe, has to use a nebulizer several times a day just to survive. Also, the strange relationships with her mother & aunt, the snorting off the sidewalk using a tampon applicator.

Official Synopsis: Ashley was raised by a mother who was addicted to methamphetamines and gambling. Ashley flourished when her aunt and uncle became her legal guardians, but she started using heroin when her beloved grandfather died. Now she bounces back and forth between her rigid aunt’s house and her permissive mother’s house, and she’s developed serious asthma from smoking heroin. The family fears that Ashley will soon overdose and die.

Original Air Date: April 2010
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Addicted Parent, Benzodiazepines, Death of Loved One, Heroin, Jeff, Season 7


18 Responses to “Episode 114: Ashley”

  1. Just watched her episode. beautiful girl, so heartbreaking to see her do what she is doing to her lungs, body. If anyone has any updates, I’d love to know how she is doing. I can’t find anything on her really, and I don’t know her last name. Just curious if she’s hanging in there still.

    Posted by Michelle | April 2, 2015, 2:47 am
    • I went to elementary school with Ashley, we actually grew up together. We’re Facebook friends, she’s been clean and dating her elementary school sweetheart.

      Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2015, 10:39 pm
  2. https://m.facebook.com/ashley.mazziotti

    i finally found her! I didn’t find much else out, but she looks happy and healthy, and her sister Nikki and herself seem to have repaired their relationship. She looks great, so I can only hope she is clean and gotten rid of that nasty cough.

    Posted by Michelle | April 2, 2015, 10:28 am
  3. Ya know I was just hoping she didn’t die because she was so bad with the hack, etc.

    Posted by Michael Prescia | March 28, 2016, 9:06 am
  4. Hey guys! Talked to Ashley and got an update. She is still with her elementary sweetheart, she is doing good and is happy. I do not know how her family relationship is or how her cough is, but she seems to be better. And the best part is that she is clean!

    Posted by Anon | June 1, 2017, 2:57 pm
  5. Just saw this episode. 2010, wow…awesome news she is doing well and hopefully she understands the inspiration she has given others. Also hopefully the relationship with her Aunt,Uncle and cousin and mom has healed.

    Posted by Joe | November 7, 2017, 12:18 pm
  6. I just saw this episode tonight March 24, 2018 and I was so moved that I was dying to see her meet with her Aunt and sister after being clean at the program for a bit and knew she would be radiant!! Hope to God she’s still embracing the beautiful thing we call life. God Bless girl.

    Posted by Johnny Rico NYC | March 24, 2018, 6:15 pm
  7. Just saw this episode and it was crazy and so good I wondered if Ashley was okay and clean happy she is doing well

    Posted by Kalli Jordan | August 9, 2018, 10:24 am
  8. I hope she is fine now, she is so beautiful.

    Posted by Fer | January 5, 2019, 12:07 pm
  9. Looks like she is having a baby as of March 13 2019!

    Posted by no name | March 13, 2019, 1:33 pm
  10. Oh my gosh when she grabs Jeff’s hand in the car on the way to the airport… So nice to see someone who fights through the fear! Keep it up Ashley!

    Posted by bree | May 11, 2019, 8:05 pm
  11. I can’t find this episode online, A&E took it off their website

    Posted by Rinna | December 24, 2019, 3:14 pm
  12. Looks like Ashley’s father passed in August 2019.

    Posted by S | December 26, 2019, 5:30 pm
  13. Thank you everybody for your kind words.. I am clean and still with my elemerary school sweetheart. We just had our first child. Thank god for blessing me a second chance .

    Posted by Ashley Mazziotti | December 29, 2019, 2:39 am
  14. I found Ashley on IG! Google Ashley Mazziotti and her IG profile opens up! She is doing fantastic with a new baby girl and is with her childhood sweetheart! I see her Mom is in her pictures, she looks well too. But nothing of her aunt and uncle. So happy she is happy and thriving!!

    Posted by Nivey | May 27, 2020, 10:11 am
  15. I think this episode number is confused with the other Ashley episode. This one was in season 3, so should be listed as #43, not #114.

    Posted by Pang | July 22, 2020, 4:03 pm

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