Season 11, Episode 8
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Addiction: Bath Salts
UPDATE: Skyler Patrick Russell passed away on October 16, 2020 after suffering from a brain infection and organ failure due to alcohol withdrawal. His mother has a gofundme to help with costs.
What’s memorable: Bath salts, holy crap! Still new enough to be legal and bought at the store. The psychosis it causes is truly alarming. The things he does to combat against the hallucinations, how they tell him to kill himself. Also, the teenage reality show he was on, as the unlikeable “geeky Asian kid” that totally demoralized him, and the horrible way he talks to his mother and adores his absent father.
Official Synopsis: When Skyler was a kid, his mother pushed him to do modeling and TV work, but the tension drove Skyler to drugs. Now he uses the new synthetic drug “bath salts,” which cause him to hallucinate. Can an intervention save Skyler’s sanity–and his life?
Original Air Date: February 2012