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Episode 145: Megan

Season 10, Episode 5


Age: 27
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Addiction: Cocaine, opiates (oxy, heroin, xanax)
What’s memorable: All the degrees she has, how smart she is. How her mom stayed with the husband who was abusive toward Megan, then left him as soon as he started being abusive to her instead. Shameful. And Megan really holds on to that resentment. Also the first trip to a new john, not knowing if she would come out alive. That was frightening. But an AWESOME followup. She looked so much better!

Note: Megan died in February of 2014 of a heroin overdose.  News story  Obituary

Official Synopsis:
Megan is struggling with her own demons. Her mother divorced and remarried, but Megan never felt included in her new family. She became an addict and even turned to prostitution to pay for her drugs. Can Megan still realize the dreams she once had of becoming a lawyer or professor?

Original Air Date: July 2011
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Addicts Who Have Died, Candy, Childhood Violence, Cocaine, Heroin, Season 10


39 Responses to “Episode 145: Megan”

  1. Rip megan. I’m sorry to say that she has lost her battle with addiction

    Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2014, 10:01 am
  2. I came here to say the same…Rip Megan 🙁

    Posted by Nicole | February 23, 2014, 4:51 pm
  3. Megan, you poor sweet angel. I’m sorry your mother was so horrendously unfair and selfish, and didn’t protect you the way she should have. I can’t imagine taking abuse for several years as a child when your grown adult mother can’t hack the same treatment more than a few months. Disgusting.

    God rest your soul, and may you find the love and peace you were never granted here on earth. God bless you.

    Posted by Lindsey | April 27, 2014, 4:28 pm
  4. i was absolutely gripped by megans episode….her addiction reminded me so much of my own addiction. I am a heroin addict in recovery and really felt a connection to megan.
    she is so beautiful and smart…i was heartbroken to hear that this disease took her life. megan, i hope you are happy now, wherever you are.

    Posted by bridget | July 13, 2014, 2:58 pm
    • The disease did not take her life – her child abusers did.

      Stop blaming a substance when it is more than clear her horrendous child assailants caused her demise.

      Posted by Lydia | March 17, 2017, 12:00 am
  5. I just don’t understand how she is gone! She was doing so much better, she was so intelligent. I would like to hear how she got to Wisconsin and things got so crazy.

    Posted by snugs | November 22, 2014, 7:17 pm
    • Megan ended up in a womens shelter for the abused. thats where i meet her and she was doing great. she was going to all her apppointments until she was introduced to another addict who was also going to the same clinic. this young man had her doing all sorts of things i wont mention on here. but my friend ended up in jail for a while and as soon as she got out some people she knew hooked her up with a dealer and she over-dosed. when i got the phone call i nearly lost it. I called all the women we meet at the shelter who were an encouragement to her to help her stay away from drugs and we all cried together.

      Posted by Jennifer | November 3, 2015, 9:46 pm
      • I knew Megan from rehab…. The first time I met her was in December of 2009…shortly after my husband had past away….We were room mates and more like sister’s… she took me in even though she didn’t know me….she was kind and gentle person..a beautiful soul and a beautiful girl and person….I love you Megan and I’m saddened to see what came of you…..I’m so sorry those demons would not let go of you…..rest in piece my friend and my sister!!!!!!!!

        Posted by Tabitha Peck | December 9, 2015, 5:54 am
    • She moved in with my uncle who was also a recovering addict. He was clean for over 20 years and she moved there to be closer to someone who was family but also traveling on the road to sobriety. She ended up getting into some legal trouble. My uncle passed away about a month and a week before Megan did due to a massive heart attack. Megan had relapsed a few months prior, but she ended up not having any family out there. She ended up shooting up too much which ended up in her overdosing and passing away on February 9th of 2014.

      Posted by Cole Thompson | March 4, 2017, 12:54 am
  6. Be easy, Meg.

    Posted by crystal | December 20, 2014, 10:39 pm
  7. I just watched Megan’s Intervention for the first time. My God, where did she go wrong? She looked amazing!!!! Sad, just sad, and she called it at the intervention, she’s afraid she would want to get high when she got out.

    Posted by Sherry | January 17, 2015, 2:56 am
  8. I remember the woman pictured above, but I don’t remember that being Megan. Did she drastically change her look to blonde before her death, or is the photo posted above the wrong one?

    Either way, insanely sad story, (especially dealing with such a wimpy “mom”), and I hope she’s RIP.

    Posted by Lily | March 22, 2015, 3:21 pm
  9. Really wanted to say that you were incredibly brave to do the journey of treatment. Being from north Carolina and having went through heroin addiction myself this story really hit home. Rest in peace and know that your story touched and saved many lives.

    Posted by cori | March 22, 2015, 5:58 pm
  10. Megan I miss our talks. Im so hurt by this because you were doing so well until you met that man. if only these people knew what really happened.

    Posted by Jennifer | November 3, 2015, 9:49 pm
  11. It’s a damn shame that Megan lost her fight. She seemed so happy at the end of her episode. I hope that she is finally at peace. She had everything going for her, it’s just so sad that she couldn’t see it. Or rather the addiction wouldn’t let her. 🙁

    Posted by t.toro | January 7, 2016, 3:20 pm
  12. So heartbreaking. I really hoped that she would make it. Her childhood was so unfair. RIP Megan.

    Posted by Sarah | April 17, 2016, 3:18 am
  13. These always make me cry.
    My dad is a cocaine addict and an alcoholic.
    I always wonder if my dad will end up this way too…
    I just cant help feeling so bad for the family who missed out on a wonderful and amazing girl. I hope she can have her peace where ever she may be now.

    Posted by Asadsoul | July 31, 2016, 6:46 pm
  14. Don’t dare speak on my lovely sister or my mother who made sacrifices to provide the best she could for us. You have no room to speak on our battles with my father and don’t expect to know shit from watching some poorly shot and very one sided television show.

    I love you big sis and miss you so much. I will see you soon.

    You and I will always be one in the same and I fear we will have the same demise. Keep watch over me you beautiful angel.

    Posted by Cole Thompson | March 4, 2017, 12:49 am
    • Wow. ..that was nice. ….So sorry that she’s gone.R.I.P

      Posted by Vanessa Mole | March 1, 2018, 9:12 am
    • The episode they stated in the article season 10 episode 5 isn’t the correct Megan. Therefore the comments aren’t about your mother or sister. I’m sure they didn’t realize that and do it intentionally. I hate typos especially when a death is involved. I find it very tacky.

      Posted by Kathleen Golt | April 6, 2018, 11:03 pm
  15. Just curious why I can’t find this episode? I must have missed it when it aired and judging by the comments I’d love to see her episode.

    Posted by Tiffney Adkins | January 13, 2018, 9:19 pm
  16. Don’t know if any of you know about this or have already read it but the article below is very interesting regarding Megan’s death.


    Posted by Kitty Katt | July 28, 2018, 10:14 pm
  17. woooooow, the mother is really something else. the stepfather tormented megan and the mother did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for 15+years. when megan was no longer around, the evil stepfather then turns that same torment on the mother and she left within 3 months. gee, if only she had afforded poor megan the same protections from torment and misery!! then she had the NERVE to complain that megan had no empathy or sympathy for her situation and didn’t come to her aid. I HAVE NO WORDS. and candy TOLD the mother that megan needs to hear an apology for that, but did she apologize? nope. it’s both megan’s stepfather’s and mother’s fault that megan is not alive today. period! may she rest in peace <3

    Posted by Brooke | July 19, 2019, 4:09 pm
  18. This is insane because I used to live in Racine a couple years ago before watching this episode. I wonder how she got from North Carolina to Wisconsin when I think about it.

    Posted by Luna | December 30, 2019, 7:09 am
  19. You can watch this episode here:

    Posted by chris | September 12, 2020, 9:21 pm
  20. Poor Meghan what a intelligent beautiful girl desperate to hear the words ‘I’m sorry’ from her mom.
    So the mom let Meghan take all the crap from the stepfather for years and ruin her childhood as she had to choose between that or poverty, yet when the husband turned on her she left within months….hhhmmm….also the best bit, she was upset that she got no sympathy from Meghan…seriously grow up!!
    I can see the comment from Cole about this being a one sided show however this comment was made by the mother and was pretty clear….there are no assumptions to be made or anyway these comments could be taken in the wrong way.

    Posted by Tasha | September 22, 2020, 1:48 pm

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