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S9E1 Rachel

Season 9, Episode 1


Age: 21
Location:  New York City
Addiction: Heroin, cocaine
What’s memorable: The only New York City street junkie that’s been profiled on the show. The seriously messed up boyfriend who told her he’d dump her if she went to treatment. How much better she looked after treatment.

Note: Sad news about her boyfriend Joie – read here.

Official synopsis:  A drug addict living on the streets, Rachel uses her “street kid” lifestyle to defy society and her father, with whom she’s had a strained relationship since her parents’ divorce. Rachel started experimenting with cocaine and meth at 14, and using heroin at 16. She survived on the streets with the help of her boyfriend until he was sent to jail. Now Rachel must fend for herself. Can an intervention mend her relationship with her father and save her from herself?

Original Air Date: December 2010
Interventionist: Candy

All comments.

  1. John Samson

    Looks like she’s back on drugs and living on the streets of LA, from looking at her most recent facebook pictures

    1. Dizzy

      I know, I looked at her page and thought that too, but who knows? We don’t know what happened. I just hope for the best for her, she seems like she’s capable of a lot of really cool shit. Lets hope she gets to do it.

  2. Karen L

    Her episode was very moving and disturbing at the same time. She’s an intelligent young lady that could accomplish anything that she sets out to achieve. I hope she’s safe and sober and I would love to see her succeed in life. My thoughts are with her.

  3. CS

    I was in rehab with her in PA,several years before she was on intervention,I believe she was only 19,and it was her first rehab when I knew her. She looked nothing like she did on the show,she has long,beautiful dark hair,clear skin,and was a real sweet person. I didnt even know this was her,till someone told me!

  4. Yodee

    Does anyone have updates on Rachel?

  5. Amanda

    How do you find their facebook pages??

  6. Debra covington

    This story really broke my heart…and to end it with joie being murdered really made my heart stop. How sad is this? I pray she gets sober and stays sober..she is smart, pretty nd deserves to have a happy life. Rachel, if you read this, I’m praying for you, and I hope you turn your life over to God and learn to love yourself! Much love honey, debra c.

  7. Anon

    Update for Rachel:
    She is living in Cali. She is a heavy pot smoker. Other than that, she isn’t using anything else. I know that her and her mom have an okay relationship. I never see her saying anything about her dad. She has dreads and is a complete hippie. So overall, she is doing okay and is healthy and happy

  8. William

    I’m actually happy to read that latest update in the comments. Rachel’s story was very touching and sad. I was rooting for her recovery, so I’m glad to hear she is doing well.

  9. Holly

    Does anybody have the link to her facebook? I’m curious to see where she ended up.

    1. North

      Found her mom’s profile. Looks like she is doing ok per the family photo.

      And by Anon’s mention, full hippie!

  10. Angela

    Apparently her abusive boyfriend in the episode got stabbed to death in San Francisco in 2012.

  11. Charles Black

    This one of the more compelling episodes, IMO. I found Rachel to be very relatable. I believe this girl is highly intelligent. I prey for her well being.

  12. Sandra

    couldn’t find an instagram or Facebook for her, but after some searching it looks like as of Sept 2018 she was bartending at a high end restaurant in SF. hope she’s well.

  13. Brooke

    here’s rachel’s (rachel coccio) photobucket:

  14. Shelley

    Does anyone know what ever happened to her friend Ryan ?

    1. Angela

      That’s an excellent question, I’m wondering the same thing.