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Season 10, Episode 12

Jeanna

Age: 24
Location: Madras, Oregon
Addiction: Meth
What’s memorable: The brutal event that triggered the addiction and the way she’s responded to the trauma. Just awful all the way around. By far one of the most tragic episodes of this show.

Official synopsis:  Jeanna conquered generations of addiction until the murder of her four-year-old son sent her spiraling into a $100-a-day meth addiction. An intervention is the only way to help Jeanna start to heal her troubled soul.

Original Air Date: September 2011
Interventionist: Jeff

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  1. John W

    Hello Jeanna,i am praying for you and hope you get better one day,i watched your program on Intervention and i even cried for you.You are a beautiful woman,i am sorry for the lose of your son.i hope your life gets better everyday.Your a beautiful woman,good luck in the future.

  2. Carrie

    Dear Jeanna,
    I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. You seem like a kind soul. I wish you the best. You didn’t deserve your incredible loss. Please hang in there.
    God Bless
    Sincerely, Carrie Nolan

  3. sarakaun

    Poor woman. Here’s a girl who got dealt a very poor hand by having neglectful and unfit parents. Yet, she protects her siblings to shield them from the abuse. Although she made mistakes, she chose a clean path after she had her child but had the misfortune of choosing the wrong husband.

    I sincerely hope the best for her because she did a lot better than most people in similar situation.

    She truly deserves the world.

  4. Angela

    Jeanna, I hope you are still well. Your story was the most tragic and emotionally heart wrenching I have watched. You are a wonderful person & I hope you are now truly content. All the best to you and your family.

  5. Laurie

    Jeanna, I saw your episode of Intervention today and i cried so hard because i felt so bad that your son died…i hope that you are doing well.

  6. Jen

    I found her on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/jeanna.matson

    She looks to be doing better, but can’t tell for sure

  7. UD

    I’m watching Jeanna’s episode right now, which led me to Google looking for an update. It looks like little sister Mika, mom Shannon and grandma Leslie are doing well: http://www.uniondemocrat.com/newsroomstafflist/5359656-151/woman-granddaughter-graduate-together

    1. Xlio

      So horrific.. Kind of odd the episode never made any mention about her other two kids.

      1. Tracee

        She didn’t have any other kids. Those were her moms kids, her brother & sister Mika.

  8. Nik

    I found Mika on FB, it doesn’t look like she has a relationship with her sister – that or they are just really not close at all. She has had another baby, and I didn’t see Jeanna anywhere.

  9. Brittany

    Her current Facebook is “Jean Tyke Matson”. You can’t tell much from her fb though.

  10. Bee

    She has a youtube page! She says she has a family now and is working a job
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUxEbnCEfpFop_bxhDa6mLvQ

  11. Sarah

    This was the first episode I’ve seen where I genuinely understand why the person would want to use. It almost made me angry how insensitive her family were to her, telling her to get over it etc. I think losing a child – especially in such a horrific way – is something you really can never recover from. This was the first episode where I felt like I totally understand why she would want to just escape that grief.

    1. Kitty Katt

      For me, it was Dana who lost 3 kids in a house fire.
      I’d be getting high every minute too, if I was in her shoes. Being sober certainly wouldn’t be something I would want to be.