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Season 7, Episode 13

Rocky

Age: 50
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Addiction: Crack
What’s memorable: Well, the cry. It may be a “funny” meme, but there’s a whole lotta pain and suffering in that cry, and maybe some relief. And the son who declares that he hates his dad, but during the intervention he cries as he reveals how he really feels. It’s very powerful stuff, all of it.

Update: Rocky Lockridge passed away in early February 2019 from complications he suffered after a stroke. Here is the Heavy.com story

Official Synopsis: Rocky Lockridge, once a world champion lightweight boxer, is now a homeless crack addict living on the streets of Camden, New Jersey. He began abusing cocaine whilst the champion, but switched to crack after his boxing career ended. His addiction has alienated him from his twin sons and his brother, and his only support left is from his best friend Joey, an aspiring boxer who provides him with food and money to finance his addiction. When short of cash, Rocky panhandles to finance his $75/day habit. In spite of Rocky’s long-term crack addiction, it’s clear that he still has a heart and a soul and wants to get well and reconnect with his family. Can an intervention save him before he loses his life to this disease?

Original Air Date: April 2010

Interventionist: Candy

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  1. Deadly_Sinner

    Oh man…I just watched Leticia’s episode, followed by Rocky’s, and am utterly cried out. My heart wasn’t just touched, it was pummeled by the former champ. So hope and pray he’s doing well today — he looked like a million bucks after just a couple months of treatment! The children in both episodes were such sweet and special souls; may their futures bring much joy and few tears.

  2. Nikki

    How is ‘Rocky’ the champ doing right now?

  3. Nicole

    Any updates on how Rocky is doing now?

    1. Emma

      http://www.aetv.com/shows/intervention/video/follow-up-rocky#

      It can be hard to get their links to work without getting sent to another video, but here you go! I wish I knew when the video was from.

      I am so happy that Rocky is sober and says he’s happy. Watching his follow-up made me a little sad though, because he still looked unhappy throughout the video and has a lot of regret for the time he’s lost with his sons. I hope Rocky can find forgiveness in himself and truly be proud of who he is now, as Ricky, and what he has now accomplished.

  4. t.toro

    Man! The cry heard ’round the world! Seriously though, I don’t cry much watching this show, but this episode had me bawling my eyes out. If this doesn’t touch you then you might not have a soul, lol! I really hope the champ is doing well today and getting to make up for lost time with his sons. This episode definitely shows how powerful addiction is. It really will take everything from you and it doesn’t matter how much you love someone or something. Just heart-wrenching.

  5. Christine

    Sadly, it seems that Rocky is currently hospitalized and apparently “in bad shape.” Sending prayers…

  6. Sad

    I never cried so hard watching intervention than when i watched this episode. That primal scream Rocky did was heart wrenching. I hope he is doing well.

  7. M A J

    This story is not old there is a rocky on every street corner in America

  8. Judith

    This episode absolutely broke my heart. Those poor children. The pain in their voices. Lamar’s outcry touched me so deep. I just want to grab him up and hug him as tight and for as long as I can. I pray that God takes the pain from those poor children’s heart

  9. kim

    Im so very sorry to hear he passed away .

  10. Bre

    I can’t believe people made memes about him and he is actually dead. Social media and ignorance about addiction os so toxic.