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Episode 152: Christina

Season 11, Episode 1


Age: 21
Location: Riverside, California
Addiction: Meth, Norco
What’s memorable: How crazy, violent, and paranoid she gets when high, how abusive she is towards her mother, hallucinating her crying son and bugs crawling under her skin, and a first-of-its kind intervention: Genuine yes followed by a freak out session and violent demand for drugs and refusal to go. (And then a heart-wearming followup)

Official Synopsis: A beautiful 21-year-old addicted to Norco and meth, Christina has violent outbursts, believes that bugs are crawling under her skin, and has threatened suicide. Can an intervention save Christina before she loses her mind entirely?

Original Air Date: January 2012
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Addicted Parent, Jeff, Mental Problems, Meth, Most Mentally Compromised Addicts, Norco, Pain Meds, Season 11, Traumatic Incident


18 Responses to “Episode 152: Christina”

  1. Has anyone heard anything about Christina of Riverside California? Is she still in recovery (meetings/meds for bipolar disorder/etc)? I pray that she is. Her story left a HUGE impression on me. Please if Christina (of Riverside, CA), her brother, or other family members read this, please leave us an update. I’d love to hear from you (as would all viewers of the show). I personally pray that you have a healthy relationship with your son and that you are still recovered. Blessings.

    Posted by Yo Momz | May 14, 2014, 9:54 pm
  2. Does anyone have any updated information on Christina?

    Posted by D. | November 17, 2015, 9:37 pm
  3. One thing that bothered me about this episode was everyone criticizing the brother for how he handled her when she was threatening her family. If I was threatening my family with a knife, I honestly hope one of them would kick my ass. Also, the mother is clearly on drugs, she looked and acted just as tweaked out as her daughter.

    Posted by Erin | December 4, 2015, 7:18 pm
    • That’s how reformed drug addicts talk. I’m not saying the mom wasn’t still on drugs, but a lifetime of drug abuse will affect your speech and looks in heinous ways. My friends mom is just like that, she was a Crack addict and then moved to meth, and only quit bc she had a stroke and is bedridden. Has that same pattern of speech and her face looks like it’s ready to slide off. Scary

      Posted by Jack | December 31, 2015, 6:03 pm
    • I’m hoping the mom was still not on drugs. As a recoverying addict myself, I knew her mom. Not going to elaborate…..I pray she’s still clean!!!

      Posted by Tami Bruce | February 15, 2017, 12:12 am
  4. Any update on Christina? My heart was so with this beautiful girl. She reminded me of myself before I got clean. Praying that she finds herself!

    Posted by Madeleine | April 4, 2016, 2:30 pm
  5. I hope Christina is doing well and is over her addiction. Anyone cool enough to have a dad named Grizzly deserves better!

    Posted by Janelle | September 27, 2016, 2:42 pm
  6. I found Christina to be really beautiful, sweet, and insightful about her illness. She deserves all the best.

    Posted by A.S. | January 10, 2017, 8:56 pm
  7. I hope Christina is sober and doing well. She is gorgeous, but when she is high and bugging out she is actually SCARY. When she was picking her face and her mother was trying to get her to stop and she screams “SHUT THE F*CK UP” I was actually fearful for her mother. I thought she was gonna actually really hurt her. I don’t know how the mother dealt with that, but anyways, I wish her and her family the best and hope Christina continues her sobriety.

    Posted by Bill | May 23, 2017, 5:37 pm
  8. Christina seems like a very gorgeous, likeable girl underneath her addiction. I dont judge her for how she acted while under the influence, I just hope she is currently doing well and has a good relationship with her son, mom, and brother.

    Posted by Madi | August 11, 2017, 4:04 am
  9. Christina is doing very well and we thank our lucky stars everyday. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words.

    Posted by Lindsey McCafferty | March 22, 2018, 2:25 pm
    • I’m so glad to hear that. Does she have any custody of her first son? That seemed to really cause her torment.

      Posted by Jen | May 5, 2018, 10:53 pm
    • This makes my heart so happy! I don’t watch the show a lot but I saw this episode when I was in a dark place and she really gave me hope. I related to her on so many levels. I wish her all the happiness and success in the world! Xoxo

      Posted by Dee | August 26, 2018, 6:04 am
  10. Just curious, how is she doing now? Christina’s story reminded me so much of myself. I hope that she’s been able to continue in her recovery.

    Posted by Lauren Jones | April 27, 2020, 8:27 am
    • Yes. I just watched her story and hope with all my heart she is doing good! I’d love to hear she is and is able to have her babies with her and be the amazing Mom she can definitely be without drugs. If anyone has a recent follow up would be so great to hear. 💜🧡

      Posted by Kimber | October 24, 2020, 10:38 pm

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