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Season 11, Episode 1

Christina

Age: 21
Location: Riverside, California
Addiction: Meth, Norco
What’s memorable: How crazy, violent, and paranoid she gets when high, how abusive she is towards her mother, hallucinating her crying son and bugs crawling under her skin, and a first-of-its kind intervention: Genuine yes followed by a freak out session and violent demand for drugs and refusal to go. (And then a heart-wearming followup)

Official Synopsis: A beautiful 21-year-old addicted to Norco and meth, Christina has violent outbursts, believes that bugs are crawling under her skin, and has threatened suicide. Can an intervention save Christina before she loses her mind entirely?

Original Air Date: January 2012
Interventionist: Jeff

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  1. Yo Momz

    Has anyone heard anything about Christina of Riverside California? Is she still in recovery (meetings/meds for bipolar disorder/etc)? I pray that she is. Her story left a HUGE impression on me. Please if Christina (of Riverside, CA), her brother, or other family members read this, please leave us an update. I’d love to hear from you (as would all viewers of the show). I personally pray that you have a healthy relationship with your son and that you are still recovered. Blessings.

  2. D.

    Does anyone have any updated information on Christina?

    1. Holly

      According to Wikipedia, she had another son in 2013.

    2. s

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOD20FXygg4

      It looks like she’s doing really well!

  3. Erin

    One thing that bothered me about this episode was everyone criticizing the brother for how he handled her when she was threatening her family. If I was threatening my family with a knife, I honestly hope one of them would kick my ass. Also, the mother is clearly on drugs, she looked and acted just as tweaked out as her daughter.

    1. Jack

      That’s how reformed drug addicts talk. I’m not saying the mom wasn’t still on drugs, but a lifetime of drug abuse will affect your speech and looks in heinous ways. My friends mom is just like that, she was a Crack addict and then moved to meth, and only quit bc she had a stroke and is bedridden. Has that same pattern of speech and her face looks like it’s ready to slide off. Scary

    2. Tami Bruce

      I’m hoping the mom was still not on drugs. As a recoverying addict myself, I knew her mom. Not going to elaborate…..I pray she’s still clean!!!

  4. Madeleine

    Any update on Christina? My heart was so with this beautiful girl. She reminded me of myself before I got clean. Praying that she finds herself!

  5. Janelle

    I hope Christina is doing well and is over her addiction. Anyone cool enough to have a dad named Grizzly deserves better!

    1. Tami Bruce

      Grizzly was her stepdad but yeah. I want to watch this episode. I personally know her family but haven’t heard from them in years.

  6. A.S.

    I found Christina to be really beautiful, sweet, and insightful about her illness. She deserves all the best.

  7. Bill

    I hope Christina is sober and doing well. She is gorgeous, but when she is high and bugging out she is actually SCARY. When she was picking her face and her mother was trying to get her to stop and she screams “SHUT THE F*CK UP” I was actually fearful for her mother. I thought she was gonna actually really hurt her. I don’t know how the mother dealt with that, but anyways, I wish her and her family the best and hope Christina continues her sobriety.

  8. Madi

    Christina seems like a very gorgeous, likeable girl underneath her addiction. I dont judge her for how she acted while under the influence, I just hope she is currently doing well and has a good relationship with her son, mom, and brother.

  9. Lindsey McCafferty

    Christina is doing very well and we thank our lucky stars everyday. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words.

    1. Jen

      I’m so glad to hear that. Does she have any custody of her first son? That seemed to really cause her torment.

    2. Dee

      This makes my heart so happy! I don’t watch the show a lot but I saw this episode when I was in a dark place and she really gave me hope. I related to her on so many levels. I wish her all the happiness and success in the world! Xoxo

    3. Chris weber

      Hope you and Christina are doing well! Praying for you and your family!

  10. Lauren Jones

    Just curious, how is she doing now? Christina’s story reminded me so much of myself. I hope that she’s been able to continue in her recovery.

    1. Kimber

      Yes. I just watched her story and hope with all my heart she is doing good! I’d love to hear she is and is able to have her babies with her and be the amazing Mom she can definitely be without drugs. If anyone has a recent follow up would be so great to hear. 💜🧡

      1. joshua kane bialobrzewski

        Christina’s story is very inspiring, i think most people could take away something from her trifles and hardships and apply them to their own lives. Keep an open mind with addicts they face more scrutiny and pressure than any other hardship faced. You can’t pacify people with fake words, you can with true empathy and love.

  11. meg

    jeff’s comment, “you don’t have to be everything your son needs. you just have to be a little more of what he needs as time goes on.” wow! him and candy will always be my two favourite interventionists!

    1. Kelly

      Some people are saying she died? Did she?