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Season 9, Episode 4


Age:  28
Location: LaSalle, Illinois
Addicted to: Methadone
What’s Memorable: How sick Jimmy’s addiction has made his mother Joanie. She’s way more of a mess than he is, and probably the most enabling and co-dependent parent I’ve seen on this show.

Official synopsis:  Raised by an absentee alcoholic father, Jimmy joined a gang at 13 and was soon addicted to heroin. The birth of Jimmy’s son prompted him to try to get clean, but when things got tough with his new family, he began using again. Now Jimmy shares a dangerous methadone addiction with his ailing mother that threatens to kill them both.

Original Air Date: January 2011
Interventionist: Jeff

All comments.

  1. Jess

    It’s a sad story but, coming from knowing him, he has a good heart. Wishing him all the best. I love you jimmy

    1. jimmy martin

      thank you jess,love you.

  2. Anon

    Anyone know about how he is doing now?

  3. Dewey

    His mom was in so much pain and she gave him her pain meds

  4. Irene

    It’s seriously so sad that he was able to stay sober for a long time and then relapsed due to the epilepsy. Also, I hate that there’s no new information about him. Seems like a guy who could really make it in this world if not for the drugs.

    1. Michelle Simpson

      Any current info on Jimmy?

      1. jimmy martin

        im doing well im in baton rouge LA mom,is doing good.thank you for asking..

  5. Lm

    Been there, I wish I could help. It is all worth it jimmy, to get clean.

    1. Daymond

      Thank you

  6. Siouxsie

    Here is his sisters FB:
    There’s a family Christmas picture with Jimmy in it from January 2018. He looks ok, but I’m wondering if Joanie’s husband passed away or if they got divorced?

  7. jimmy martin

    Thank all of you ,for comments.It has been a long time time since i watched this..Im doing good sober ,clean enjoying my life here in baton rouge LA,…I really dont know what to say,I do want to thank all of you for taken the time to leave comments and concerns….Im happy that this part of my life is over it was by far one of the hardests things that I had to over come in my life. Again thank all you ,if there is any thing that I can help with please,email me,any? .I would be happy to help .Thank you Intervention… [email protected] jimmy martin

  8. jimmy martin

    im doing good thank all of you ..momis doing ,everyone is good ..

  9. Xlio

    Did anyone else completely love the step father? What a straight shooter but sensitive dude.