Season 7 Episode 3
Location: Mesa, Arizona
What’s memorable: I’d like to have sympathy for Jennifer, she’s been through a lot, but she’s got such a bad attitude and is so ungrateful and annoying, it’s pretty hard. It’s interesting how she believes that drinking alone is a sign of alcoholism, so she drags her reluctant friends around with her while she drinks. Also, her obsession with parties and how she goes to random parties that she finds on MySpace and gets wasted. Sketchball.
Update: Looks like Jennifer is doing pretty well. Newspaper article.
Official Synopsis: Once an effervescent, beautiful young woman, Jennifer was considered a genius by her teachers and was the pride and joy of her parents. But at age 17, Jennifer was involved in a car accident that caused a brain injury and kidney damage. Jennifer survived, but only three days after she left the hospital another family car accident ended in a fatality. Jennifer turned to drugs and alcohol to cope and now spends her days searching for parties or drinking companions. Her parents know that only an intervention can save her.
Original Air Date: December 2009
This chick is freakin awesome!!
What makes her awesome? Is it when she tells her dad that she needs sex while drunk off her ass? Or when she drinks alcohol that she’s vomited into? Or is it when she loses he scholarship? Or when she nearly kills her friend in a drunk driving accident? Which one of those make you think she’s awesome?
Her twitter which is from prior to intervention up to her 3rd stint in rehab:
Jan. 28/13 update on Jennifer which is positive and answers the question of how she made out being stranded:
Here’s her facebook which is frequently updated (no drunken party pics nor alcohol use discussed):
This intervention was CRINGE-worthy! The friend telling the story of Jennifer getting so drunk at the friend’s graduation party that she was half naked messing around with some guy on the lawn?? Then, even WORSE, is when she says to her day (her DAD!) that she “needs sex”. GAH!
I thought she said “this sucks, I’ll tell you that.”
Unfortunately she seems highly interested in/involved with alcohol still based off of the pictures with quotes she posted on her facebook. She seems “happy’ with her alcohol use, poking fun at it on her page. I’m really praying for her and her family that has already suffered a lot.
If it did not post with my previous comment, this is her facebook page.
I saw this episode a long time ago and it always stuck with me. I have to agree with everything that Dizzy said about Jennifer. She is one of my least favorite addicts profiled on this show. And that family is such a wreck. When her mother says she thinks the devil has been replaced with Jennifer; did anyone else find that disturbing? Like, she literally believes it’s SATAN that is possessing her daughter. I don’t know why I found her Christian family to be so creepy. Probably because they have not even BEGUN to heal from the loss of their son, and their grief mixed with their unwavering Christian values is just unsettling to watch.
Did the mom seem to be on heavy duty meds some of the time, or was that just me? I’m confused.
I thought so too, like maybe Valium or Klonapin. After her son died and having to deal with her daughters addiction I’d be surprised if she wasn’t on some kind of mood stabilizers.
Me too! But I don’t know…
definitely, but it’s hard for me to judge. She’s been through a lot.
Sadly, I don’t think Jennifer is clean. If you look through her Facebook page that’s linked above it’s pretty sad. She had a go-fundme page up which as since been taken down. Her mother and friends posted comments on it telling her she needs to get it together and get a job. She said she was living in a trailer park with friends. She seems to be in a pretty bad relationship too. The guy that I assume is/was her boyfriend posts mean comments and memes to her page. It all just pretty sad. :/
Here is her new fb page, and her GoFund me page.
As if you would ask people to pay for your home improvements, that’s pretty bad. Get a job and pay for them yourself!!
It wasn’t for her, it was for an elderly disabled couple.
I’ve watched this episode a couple of times recently, and does anyone else think that Jennifer is suffering from the effects of lingering brain damage from her car accident, perhaps? She acts in such an inappropriate way that it seems like there’s something else afoot in addition to her staggering alcohol intake.
Here is her most recent Facebook. She looks great, she seems happy and she looks to be on good terms with her family.
Just went looking at her fb, and she said she’s homeless…. I guess she’s not doing good. Praying she does good.
It doesn’t say she’s homeless. It’s a joke about having to carry a purse around.
LOL….IKR? Must be a man….they don’t realize what women carry in their purses.
What? No it doesn’t.
Once upon a time, I used to be friends with her. She is also a Meth addict but that was edited from the show. I had to cut her out of my life when I got clean years ago. To this day she is still a drunk, and a meth addict, who lives off her parents money and refuses to work or get clean. I had sympathy for her for many years, but she refuses to get clean and grow up. All I can do, all we can do, is pray for her.
The first thing I thought when I saw her Facebook photos was that she was on speed.
I thought I saw bruising on her inner arms and wondered what else she was on. So sad.
i saw that too!! when she was getting ready for a party (i think) in front of the mirror doing her hair, the crook of her arm was red/bumpy/rashy?…track marks?…idk…something though.
Yes I saw it also but not sure what it’s from…
Her FB page says she’s a live in caregiver. Lord help us.
I know this is totally off topic but I just saw a commercial of her mom talking about Waymo self driving cars. She was promoting them and mentioned Jennifer’s late brother.
I feel really, really bad for the mom in this one.
Not gonna lie I couldn’t remember if Myspace was still active in 2009. I thought by then Facebook had taken over
Looks great now
Happy to see she’s apparently doing good, but out of all the episodes, I felt least sorry for her.
The beginning of this episode was so sad. The way her mom essentially verbally abuses her for not being the golden child of her dreams and how they idolized her dead 14 year old brother was just SO icky. Saying your child was reincarnated with the devil is maybe the most horrendous thing I’ve ever heard a parent say about their child.
Her behavior was insane and so cringe-inducing, but given her health plus the fact her brain and kidneys are not functioning it seems like she may getting severe alcohol poisoning every time she drinks which explains (but doesn’t justify) the craziness.
I hope she’s well!
I’m here speaking as a mother who has lost two precious, beautiful children that I miss every day. The struggle is so real, you have no idea unless you’ve been through it yourself, especially in such tragic circumstances. I’ve thankfully never resorted to going after my remaining children, but I can say that I did have resentment when my daughter became and addict after my son’s suicide. It made me mad that she would even think about taking her own self away from me like that. It just hurt so profoundly and deeply. Thankfully my daughter is clean now, and has a daughter of her own who she truly loves, but the pain in this family over my children’s losses are so raw, even years later. I hope this gives some perspective, even if just a little. I do not necessarily agree with the mother’s words in any way, but I do understand her mentality.
Um, your daughter likely wasn’t doing it to end her life, but instead to numb the pain.
Stefan that is what I meant, thank you.
And I am speaking as someone who is still trying to recover from alcholism herself so please domt act like i dont know. It was heartbreaking enough to write this on a public forum and i do not need to be judged for my feelings. Thank you
Speaking as the child who survived when my siblings didn’t, it’s not your daughter’s responsibility to live because they didn’t. I’m not an addict, but the expectations placed on me because I lived after my siblings died created terrible trauma. I grew up with the framing that every mistake was an insult to their memory and to grief my parents experienced. I wake up every day wishing I didn’t because you don’t know what sibling rivalry is until you’re competing with a ghost. My parents bemoan my depression, my PTSD, and my chronic suicidal ideation—and never bother taking accountability for their role in creating any of it.
Dahlia, I am so sorry for your loss! I am a mother and I
i’ve always worried that the ultimate pain would be to lose my children, whether it be death or addiction. My son is 17 and suffers from severe anxiety, depression, OCD, and agoraphobia. He has told me that if I ever die he will kill himself. He has never tried any drug as his anxiety is so bad that he worries it would make it worse. And because of his Anglophobia he doesn’t leave the house, but only to my parents, and therefore he doesn’t have any friends except online which are miles and miles away. My daughter is 15 and suffers from anxiety and depression… She is finally her happiest that she’s ever been, partly because she’s in a wonderful relationship with another girl… But I still worry as she self medicates with marijuana… Both of my children see psychiatrist and therapist and they’re on medication… I am a recovering addict with OCD and anxiety and I am clean 18 years… So I see that my daughter may have the addiction gene that I believe is so real… Her father is a recovering addict as well… Her paternal grandma is a recovering addict… Her maternal grandfather, who passed away from heroin use, was also a recovering addict… Her maternal great grandmother and great great grandmother were both functioning alcoholics when they were alive… They has been so much addiction and mental illness in our family, but I was clean off drugs since I raised my kids. I have worried always that they may fall into addiction or struggle with mental illness. Although I have not lost my kids dahlia, I am in some little way, understand your pain… And I also understand the pain of Jennifer’s parents. . Addiction and death of a child can cause a parent to no follow through with the bottom lines, because they are grasping at everything that can help keep their child alive… I hope that Jennifer is doing well, and by the looks of her Facebook as of 2022 she looks like she may be, she’s definitely spending time with both her parents, and that is so important for their family! I wish nothing but the best for their family, as well as you Dahlia! On a sidenote that has nothing to do with this at all, my favorite flower has always been the Dahlia, especially the wizard of Oz Dahlia! ❤️🙏🏼🌸