Season 9 Episode 10
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Addiction: Alcohol, Ketamine
What’s Memorable: The death of Jamie’s twin sister, the really messed up ways that her family thinks they’re helping her, the weird intervention. (“Since I arrived here, none of this has been about Jamie” – Candy)
Official synopsis: At a teen, Jamie did drugs and abused alcohol to deal with her traumatic upbringing. At 21, she turned to the church and got sober, but then the fatal overdose of her twin sister triggered a relapse. Now Jamie suffers from alcohol-induced pancreatitis and has suicidal tendencies. As Jamie’s family struggles with their own loss, Jamie feels alone in her fight against addiction. Can an intervention bring the family together?
Original Air Date: March 2011
jamie i was an evangelist, before i backslid on alcohol. me and you are not so different we both grew in the church we walked we god and we both fail god and those around us. god has been patient and merciful with me, i been in rehab and now am going to college for a A.S degree and am waiting on god to give me his new directions. i dont drink alcohol anymore and i do not do drugs. hope to hear from you and may god bless you ad your family…
I was in the hospital with Jamie 2yrs ago. What an amazing girl & personality she has! Very curious if there will be an update show for Jamie, or how she is doing? Jamie, if you see this, keep your head up sweetie!
Was she still sober when you saw her? I hope so. Her story touched me so much! Everyone assumes being a Christian means you either are or think you are immune to problems but it’s opposite. Once you are dedicated to living for Jesus, now the enemy really has reason to attack you. I really would love to know if she’s still doing well.
I’m really not sure. Some weird stuff was going on. I was good friends with a friend of hers that was also in the hospital with us. And Jamie was having these drug dealers bring in garbage bags filled with designer brand name clothes. I could have swore I seen her on the bus 3 weeks ago or so, but couldn’t get a good look because she was in front of me. If it was her, than she seems to be doing okay. This girl was putting make-up, looked like she was going to work. I’ve tried to search her on fb, finally found her & added her, but she didn’t accept. Would love to know how she’s doing. She’s a great girl.
Hmm… that’s definitely fishy about the drug dealers and the designer clothes. Even if she is sober it’s not healthy for her to be around that sort of unlawful stuff. If you find out any new information let us know.
I can’t even remember Jamie’s last name to search her again on facebook 🙁
If you ever do find her on FB or anything, I’d love to know. I really felt such a desire to contact her. I read a super judgmental jerk write a blog about her and totally criticize her addiction to drugs and Jesus. I hated the attitude. Loving Jesus doesn’t mean you don’t have addictions or make mistakes, it means you know that you are fallen and need Jesus!
Candy Finnigan’s facial expressions during this intervention made me laugh out loud. The dad literally throws the standard intervention letter, calling it garbage.
Dad: “Everybody said I was the strongest man in the world…”
Camera pans to Candy’s face. *Unimpressed*
He had to make everything about himself 🙄
Update I found on Jamie.. Hope she’s doing well she seemed like such a sweet and caring soul.
Nice find, Meg! So happy to see Jamie looking so healthy and happy.
Oh I love this update on Jamie. I went to high school with her and her twin. They were always so sweet to me.
As of 4/2/18 – her FB page says her step father passed away. Such a shame.
Her stepdad passed, not her bio-dad (who was on the show).
Yes, that’s what I said. Her step father.
Great to see she is doing well! Any idea what happened to her sister Susan?
She is addicted to Fentanyl and Meth and is in worse shape than ever. She really doesn’t care either
Jamie is worse off now? That makes me sad to hear because she is a beautiful person with a good heart. I hope she’s ok now that some time has passed since your comment.
Holly B I think they were talking about Susan because if you look, the comment is in response to someone asking about how Susan is not Jamie. But who knows if this comment is even real.
This intervention was wild. Her sister having a breakdown and then calling her before the intervention started was so cruel and selfish. She’s definitely got her own issues that have nothing to do with just looking out for Jamie. Her dad! No words, Candy’s face said it all. The best one there was her pastor, she gave a lovely speech. Poor girl I hope Jamie is doing well and to be honest, is away from the family.
I truly feel for Jamie… her family reminded me so much of mine w all the mental illness and chaos and codependency.. holding space for you, Jamie. xo
Jamie’s dad made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Narcissist and a faith leader. Scary combo. I hope Jamie is staying healthy. Susan too.
Unfortunately that combo is all too common. A lot of narcissistic, abusive, manipulative men flock to religious leadership positions because of the patriarchal nature of many religions: there they will be an unquestioned authority, in total control, and face no consequences for their actions. Sexually abusive priests are an example. Honestly, Jamie’s dad made my skin crawl.
Candy’s facial expressions got me through his “speech”
I took another look at this episode today. I like Jamie, I like her a lot. She seemed to me to be a real nice girl that was wild in her youth and was having a bit of trouble getting out of that scene. From everything I can see she’s now a completely clean, religious, proper young woman. Looks like she found the strength to start a new life sans drugs and alcohol. You have to give her a lot of credit when you consider her twin sister didn’t get out of the scene. Her Father, well that guy, even though his heart was in the right place – I thought he was quite a bit full of himself. The other sister, the one that lived, I believe her name was Susan – I didn’t really care for her. She struck me as half nuts. She didn’t have the sweetness or kindness Jamie has. Anyway, good episode and looks like all is well that ends well for Jamie. Good for her!
Jamie’s dad is terrible, his intervention speech was a joke,this is the first time I’ve ever commented on here but he had me boiling. Throwing the papers like a child ONTO Jamie’s lap,she had to pick it up and the papers that fell on the floor mid tears while dad is going on about “You’ve never seen me cry I’m the strongest man in the world” disgusting narcissist, then proceeds to go on about how shes a terrible person and sinner.I can’t believe they didn’t kick him out.
Laughing because I also got nine seasons in before commenting here, and this was the one that did me in. If it weren’t for Candy’s facial expressions while listening to Jamie’s Dad, or her pastor who was the only one who truly showed UP to the intervention that day.. I might have thrown my laptop out the window watching this episode.
I’m surprised no one mentioned how young her dad’s fiancé, Kate looked… she never talk. She just sat there really quiet while he did all the talking/controlling. maybe you guys maybe you guys thought that was another sister or friend but that was his fiancé and she was way younger than his daughters…but you never know maybe she just looks really young.
I’m still a total douche
So glad a previous comment posted her Facebook! She looks happy and healthy. I hope Susan is as well.
I really like when people post the Facebook link, since we are rooting for their sobriety, and it feels good to finally have some sort of answer. It really looks like Jamie has found her sobriety, peace and love that she was looking for! I really liked her a lot! I felt for her, and all the trauma that she went through, the abuse, her twin sister, overdosing, and near the same time her brother-in-law committing suicide (which she stated in the video which is linked comments
above). In the video, you learn more about all the drugs she did…way more than ketamine and alcohol. And it sounded like she kept using after intervention and then went into a treatment place in Windsor where she found sobriety. I hope that her sister Susan is doing well, in spite of what an anonymous commented. I don’t know if anyone noticed but on her twin sister Jennifer’s obituary page, it says that she had a daughter named Cassandra. Hope she is doing well also. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie and her sister and family! 🙏🏼❤️
Another one of Candy’s fantastic interventions! She is an amazing and compassionate interventionist…my fav!! When I start an episode, I always hope candy is going to be the interventionist! ❤️
I tried looking for Susan on Facebook but I could not find her. I’m not really good at researching and finding people on FB. But I did find Susan’s daughter(I think) Arianna on FB. I did this by looking on Jamie’s page and the first post was about her niece (Arianna) and a link to a go fund me page about how her dog was severely burned and in the hospital. Jamie said that it was her sister’s daughter… So I assumed it was Susan’s daughter because her twin sister’s daughter’s name is Cassandra. I looked at the obituary of her twin sister to get the last name of her niece. I had no idea what she looked like but I assumed she would be from Windsor. So when I looked at Arianna’s FB, there was a picture of the same dog that was on Jamie’s FB. I’m not going to put the link because anyone can do this themselves. But I just wanted to let you know that on her daughter’s friends list , I did not find Susan but I found Jamie. But maybe Susan does not have a Facebook page. I didn’t look very good, but I didn’t really see anything about Susan on either Facebook page. Maybe somebody who is better at this will research in hopes to see how Susan is doing. I very much wish her well, and hope that she is also in a life of sobriety and happiness and peace and love.! ❤️
Any update on Jamie? I have so much love for Jamie and Susan too, I hope they are both ok. I know the Windsor scene and it’s a mess