Season 12, Episode 14
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
What’s memorable: The nasty abscesses and infections, stabbing himself in the gut so he could go to the hospital and get drugs, going once a week to the very sketchy Juarez, Mexico to smuggle heroin over the border. And the girlfriend of his, Crystal, ironically a drug and alcohol counselor, who completely takes care of him like a mother and enables him to stay an addict. And now she’s addicted to heroin too. I’m thinking she might not be a great addiction counselor.
Official Synopsis: Nick, 23, uses his business talents to deal in heroin rather than business. Once the apple of his father’s eye and destined to carry on his successful business practices, Nick’s early rule-breaking and experimentation in drugs landed him as the black sheep of the family. Now abandoned by his family, Nick lives in a heroin daze, crossing the border into Mexico to get his next fix.
Original Air Date: November 2012
Very moving episode. The actual intervention of this episode was a serious tear-jerker. Nick derailed, big-time, early-on–and it seems he fell into that classic pattern with his parents (especially his father) of “You already think I’m a fuck-up… so watch THIS!” That’s an awfully difficult thing to climb out of–and then add some heroin to the mix…not to mention his drug-counselor-turned-co-junkie girlfriend! What a disaster! I really did relate to Nick, somehow…and even though his behavior throughout is selfish, irrational and obnoxious, I really hope he’s found his way to the right path. He seems like a good person–a good person who made some horrifically bad life choices.
I am really interested in finding out how Nick on episode 180 is doing. I was so drawn into him and I really want to know how he is now. Its a shame we can’t find these people on facebook so that we can give them support.
I concur completely. So much of this story spoke to the promise and capabilities of people with serious addictions, torn asunder by the inevitable draw of that next high. This one was particularly twisted in the way you could observe first hand a person who seemed on the surface somewhat committed to recovery while deep down the beast is alive and lurking ready to devour them. That he was able to draw in his recovery specialist/girlfriend (!) and the counselor assigned to him at treatment felt he was regularly lying about his commitment did not show good signs of success. I really want to know anything there is to know about each of them going forward, if there has even been a going forward to begin with. After the “car accident” sending him to the hospital with a prescription for morphine, I fear the absolute worst.
Pray for both of them and that they can wrestle their inner demons to the point of finding peace, because we all deserve it when we choose to embrace it. Good luck, Nick and Crystal.
I actually know Nick, & you’ll be happy to know he’s been sober for 5 years now & has an excellent job:)
I just left rehab in November and Nick was there. He acted very aggressive more than once and also had to be hospitalized several times for seizures
Ashley – was Nick still with Crystal at the time you were in rehab together? I hope they are both doing better. I could really relate to Crystal because I had a BF very similar to Nick and it was hard to watch this episode because of that. Heroin eventually tore us apart, but I will always care about him even though he really hurt me. I hope both of them are doing well!
I actually was fortunate enough to meet Nick while I was in rehab in 2015. He was doing good; involved in the community, NA and doing service work!! Nick was actually one of the first people I met my first night and sat for hours talking to me. At the time I had no clue who he was. Then we had a class one day where we sat and watched that exact episode of intervention. After we were asked how it made us feel & our thoughts. After a few spoke, Nick stood up from the back and walked up,to the front and owned his actions!!! Sat and answered questions. He is a beautiful soul!!! And from what I have seen, is still doing wonderful.
Me too. I was a sever heroin addict ….so I thought until I saw this episodes and man every 2 hours he needed it I was thinking to myself omg I didn’t it ever 6 hours if I could afford it . LOL but I’m so glad to know he’s still sober to this day. I myself am on Suboxone for 2 years and I’m happy and clean off all opiates don’t crave at all . But ya I was drawn to him as well.
I heard nick died. What’s the buzz on that? Tell me what’s happening.
Nick is not dead.
Ugh , this guy ! Anybody living in a border state knows Juarez is Hell on Earth ( Watch the documentary Narco Cultura ) and know how deadly that trip is . This young man’s addiction was near the bottom .
In the follow up the Drug and Alcohol Counselor girlfriend , Crystal, did take him back . They were happily living together and “said” they were sober . I want to believe that but just don’t . She admitted she had an issue with low self esteem with men and this young man is not healthy for any woman , especially with those issues . I saw her as his replacement for his mom .
Unless they really are sober , on Methadone treatment or other I see the trips to Juarez keeping on . If that’s the case one or both will be killed . That is how horrifying Juarez is .
I noticed there was no mention in the follow up about her still being a Drug and Alcohol Counselor which made me wonder if she lost her job after the show . New Mexico is not a largely populated state . It’s people live on the reservations or in areas of little towns close to others and a few large cities so somebody would have recognized her . The addiction they will work with ,but dating a severe addict that you are helping traffic drugs into this country for or a client who you have treated will lose you your license to practice in most states . Not to be mean but until she can help herself how can she help others .
Nearly every addiction specialist has some experience with a personal substance abuse problem themselves. If this was inherently disqualifying, there would literally be no addiction specialists anywhere.
It’s the disease of addiction . I lived on the streets of matamoras Mexico and I’m a cute petite girl from San Diego and lots of bad things happening to me that I have PTSD from it but I’m clean on Suboxone and have my own home car and 2 amazing Pitt bulls and my boys in my life and a new grandma I did relapse 2 x before I really got sober so it can happen
Is there any information regarding how Nick and Crystal are doing? There are so many parts of their story which personally move me, despite never having any sort of heroin addiction myself or to any form of opiate, for that matter. I was simply touched by his description of the attraction of addictive highs in general, and his relationship with Crystal bore some personally chilling resemblances to a relationship I recently ended for fear that I was dragging her down with me.
The final scene of the show indicated he was already in relapse by virtue of a car accident sending him to the hospital where he was prescribed morphine, and he ended up returning for a refill after the pain became too much. I fear the worst, but want to hope for the best. Anyone with any continuing information on their story please comment. I wish Nick and Crystal all the best in recovery, together or separated.
Nick is in sober living in winchester VA.
do you have any other info? nick’s episode has really stuck with me and i’ve wondered how he was doing for a long time. he seemed like such a good person when he wasn’t under the influence. i really hope he’s doing well.
Watching this one again. I think crystal only used because she knew intervention would get her treatment. She is being manipulated but she is so obviously a manipulator.
I worked with him in mew mexico. Hes a good person. Just had some troubles. Good luck nick. Stay strong keep headi g rhe right direction
How recently did you work with him Jose? Is he still dating Crystal? I hope they’re both doing well
Why would someone purposely use just so the show Intervention can get them help. Your theory doesn’t make sense.
She claimed she only used to find out what makes Nick want heroin so bad. She wanted to try it out and once you try, there’s no going back for the majority of people who turn out being addicts.
If anything, you could say that she got in touch with Intervention for Nick, knowing now that she’s addicted they probably would offer treatment for her.
This was the best intervention I have seen. I really liked Nick and Chrystal and wish the best for them.
How they doing ? I am watching it in Italian and hope they doing well … Hope yhe best for them !
Nick and crystal have a baby together.. Crystal has stayed sober… Nick has been in and out of rehabs but most recently is sober. This is what I heard through good friends .
This story reminds me so much of me and my bf Luis who is also a narcissist like nick and has rage issues like nick. We have gone our separate ways to stay sober I also used because of him. After 8 months of heroin I checked myself into rehab and have been sober on methadone since then. My nick(Luis) has been in sober living for 8 months now. We keep in touch but have not seen each other since we left for detox. If nick and Chrystal made it then maybe me and Luis could make it…
He doesn’t have any kids.
Didn’t Crystal state that they had a daughter together? Or am I missing something?
This episode has stuck with me & I’ve wondered how Nick is doing though I’ve feared the worst after his relapse with the morphine prescription after his accident.
nick started dating someone close to me. he still smoked pot often and sometimes too often it was always “my back hurts and i need it.” or “i hurt my knee today.” weed turned to wax cause the weed wasn’t strong enough. Then he hurt his back again and needed to go to the ER. The close person then had to lie and say he didn’t accept the prescription pills when he actually did. He still looks like the definition of an addict. When he was trying to find more pot he got very frigidity and weird. He was successful in getting my close person to lie for him just like crystal. No longer friends with his girlfriend and do not trust him.
Is he still in Palm Beach? I feel like he comes into my job…
So what? Smoke pot everyday? So what? As long as he’s not shooting up . Smh . U don’t know him personally I shouldn’t talk 3rd party u know one side of the story so maybe u shouldn’t put people’s personal life on blast like that . So wrong they have a baby together so don’t be saying things u don’t know
How do you know they had a baby together? Do you know them personally? Or are you going by 3rd party info that is state above?
Mp need to go off on someone who commented on what they’ve heard, scene or know. If true, Nick just switched his addiction to something else which is common in most addicts. Yes, smoking pot is no big deal these days but it’s still a drug. Unless he is smoking medical marijuana, that’s a different story and does not include the same ingrediants.
Good Luck Nick! Wishing you strength and success!
Nick is still using I see him about once a week in FL.
You clearly are seeing the wrong person. He has not lived or been in Florida since rehab. He is back in NM and has been for over a year. Sorry to disappoint you.
I’ve worked with addicts for years and nick and crystal both totally grossed me out. Nick was a master manipulator and crystal was a pathetic predator. I seriously hope these two got away from one another.
Wow Angela, your very judgemental aren’t you? Sorry you feel the need to be negative. May peace find you!
I find it hard to believe you work with addicts when you speak so poorly of them in such a judgmental and nasty way.
You’re right. They were just toxic and no good like the thing that bothered me is nick had no remorse and crystal was totally unethical considering she was supposed to be working with addicts.
Everyone said a completelydifferent follow up in this chat that “knows” him …a little upsetting..would be so nice to get a real follow up on him and her
I feel the same way.
No matter what I hope he and Crystal are doing well. Probably for the best of they aren’t together. I also hope his family is doing well. They love him so much, and you can tell he loves them too.
I found nicks FB page, found his family,,, he’s a personal trainer,,,,,he looks very much alive and well
He is no longer a trainer and he is not doing well. And we all know, FB is not a place to determine how someone is doing… I’ll continue to wish him well. His struggles go deeper then what is known.
As a recovering addict for 7 years I watch intervention religiously. I have to say I concur with the man that was his case manager at the Florida rehabilitation that he had a salesman quality to him- I usually get emotional watching every episode except this one. The smugness and the way he interacted with his family made me feel that he probably would have to truly hit bottom to get help and he definitely hasn’t hit bottom. I had zero empathy for him and it bothered me that I didn’t have some feelings about him. I do know people like him in program and I refuse to sponsor them.
I hope one day he sees the light.
Don’t forget where you came from
How much older was crystal than nick?
Does that really matter? Pathetic!
If Crystal met Nick in the capacity of a drug counselor and then used manipulated his addiction for a relationship, then if she is older than him, it actually might matter. She did come across as a predator to me, as well.
God Bless all addicts in Recovery and especially those sick and suffering addicts that haven’t heard the message of Recovery yet , I hope they hear it soon …!!!! Hey Nick if minor tokd you they love you today , I love you bro . Good luck to you & Crystal …!!!!
Absolutely it’s so easy for people to forget where they came from or are keyboard assassins being judgemental!! If you haven’t been there you will never truly understand and people say a million different things to judge you not motivate you to continue this battle everyday and it is a battle. Yes I put the drugs down and been sober 7 years Aug 12th but there are times it creeps in but I know I cant romance the high and I have to pick up the phone and call or go to a meeting. Its a lot harder to stay sober than to get high and block out the pain… and unfortunately that’s just the addicts nature. I pray Nick & Crystal are doing well
I completely agree with you!!!
I pray Nick and Crystal are sober and doing well. Does anyone have real recent info on them?
Nick struck me as having sociopathic qualities. Addiction can drive good people to lie, cheat, steal and manipulate, but it felt different with Nick. More fundamental and inherent. Like his addiction might flow from the impulsivie and self interested nature of his character rather than his flawed character flowing temporarily from his addiction. Crystal’s low self esteem makes her malleable to the point that I think she’s capable of some really bad choices. I always hope for happy endings, but this is the first Intervention I can recall where I found the addicts fundamentally unlikable irrespective of the state of their sobriety. I would step far around these people in real life,
I really hate to say this but I have very little to no sympathy for Nick. He reminds me of Alexandra from the Dr. Phil Family, and not in a good way. And worse, he got his “GF” addicted. I really hope for the best for him now but I honestly don’t believe he’ll be the type to want help. That’s my opinion.
Feel free to, however, debate this post if you think I’m wrong. I could be.
I disagree with your comment that Nick “got his GF addicted.” Crystal chose to use; Nick didn’t force her. Her disease; her responsibility to deal with it.
Well, still. He was a contributing factor for why Crystal got addicted. She was in a very unhealthy environment when she started to date Nick. Yes I do agree she needs to take accountability as well though.
But, I do have a change of heart towards Nick after watching that video he posted on FB. I hope he can get the help he needs and I hope he can stay strong.
How is he doing? He’s so cute. It’s sad drugs has that much control of someone.
Nick seems like he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder
He doesn’t look well at all….
Here’s his Facebook:
I’m not sure what’s going on, but he looks extremely gaunt in the recent video he posted. I have a feeling that it’s very likely that drugs and addiction have more to do with it than what he is saying in the video. In the comments, he apologizes to his dad for not making him proud.
I don’t really know what to say or think, but I’m sure he’s in a lot of pain reguardless.
Wow, what a decline. He looked AMAZING before.
I just saw the video. I can honestly say he really does need help and support. I didn’t like him in the Intervention Episode, but I do feel for him at this current state. I really do hope he gets the help he needs. I honestly don’t want him to end up like Kim Jong-hyun. I really hope the best for him. Hopefully things work out better for him.
Wow. He looks very sick. Judging from his appearance and mental state, I’d say his addiction is now end stage, and unless he gets help he won’t be around more than a few more weeks. If he doesn’t OD, then the pancreatitis will kill him.
But there is hope. There have been other addicts profiled who were at death’s door when they were intervened on (e.g. Aimee from Intervention Canada, Kaila and Trent) who were able to recover and regain their health, so it’s not too late for Nick.
However, his long-term recovery prospects are poor. Nick shows all the signs of being a sociopath. One of the hallmarks of a sociopath is their inability to acknowledge their own fallibility and take ownership of their problems, so Nick will have a very difficult time admitting he’s an addict and accepting responsibility for his behaviour.
I just watched his episode today and decided to search for an update. I found his Facebook page in the above comment and after about a year without a single post to his page, he posted a video 2 days ago, May 13 2021… I wasn’t particularly fond of his actions during his episode but I do feel for any addict. I came from a family of them myself. New video he posted is not good … I hate to say it but I don’t think he’ll survive much longer in the state he’s in now.
Very well said. I actually wrote my comment before I got to watching the video. I kept stopping it because it was just hard to watch, really. In so many ways.
My childhood was completely drenched in emotional abuse. I’m able to immediately and automatically pick up on those sociopathic-like undertones in his voice and body language. It’s uncomfortable for me to watch. Especially after hearing a completely different story than what was conveyed on the show.
The substantial lack of accountability is life threatening for him at this point.
You’re probably right, he looks like he’s on the homesteetch of losing his life.
Like every one of us though, he deserves a happy and healthy life. I do hope he can commit to recovery before it’s too late for him.
I am sorry you had to deal with emotional abuse during your childhood. I did in some degree as my dad is bipolar, but nothing like dealing with someone who is sociopathic/has antisocial tendencies. Like you, my “spidey” sense was triggered within 5 minutes of watching this episode and I knew the intervention was not going to work because the treatment (is there any?) would need to be for underlying personality disorders, not just addiction.
Diagnostic Personality Disorder can be an effective treatment for personality disorders. It’s already helping me with my BPD.
If you guys want to know how Nick is doing check this out…. not good obviously. He looks soooo sick https://www.facebook.com/100004332737082/videos/1027441960743552/
Ultimately, only Nick can help Nick. It looks as if many people have reached out to him with offers of help. He knows what he needs to do.
Z: I definitely agree with you on this one. Knowing the whole Kim Jong-hyun incident, I will have to sadly conclude that Nick is going to have to WANT the help he needs. But I’m sure he will accept help, he is ready now compared to back in the Intervention episode.
How is she a predator? She simply reacted to his attention, women get it so hard. Nick IS the predator…I’m sure he would agree. Heroin took him and her down. They both look olDer because of it.
Event hough this subject is out of place. I really want to thank the show for stepping in and helping addicts as they are fragile and not just lazy losers. I was an addict along time ago and I know how vulnerable they are. It’s like a baby being reintroduced to the world in a way. I was abused clean by my father. Therefore all my dreams of rehab work or good relationshipstuff CLEAN was diminished worst then the addict life. I learned horrible angery coping skills,emotional neglect and low self worth. I want this show to know they are very valuable and it’s amazing to watch people get proper help and most importantly love!!!
Seth was awesome in this episode. That guy is so bad ass. I think I have developed a crush on him.
I’m right there with you Kim…Seth is THE MAN!
A few years ago, I googled his name and his email popped up. I let him know how he’s a favorite on this board. I also mentioned Gina & Meghan and how he handled the parents. I told him right off the bat that I was an active addict myself and how crack took my life over but I wasn’t going to let it take my soul. I quit cold turkey. And that was it.
That same night that I emailed him, a short time later, I get an email from him! I was floored. The man was so caring, wise, taught me a few things, thanked me and was proud of me for staying sober.
Now who does that? I’m sure he’s quite busy as it is, yet he took the time out to acknowledge me but didn’t brush me off. He honestly didn’t have to do a damn thing but yet he did….and in great lengths.
So my point here is that Seth is AWESOME! He takes no bullshit but is as kind and gentle too, at the same time.
Wow, that’s really cool of him to respond. I love him more now.
I’ve really enjoyed Seth’s episodes too. I wonder why he only did interventions during the 12th season? Would love them to bring him back. I really liked that he saw straight through Nick’s BS.
I definitely agree!!! Candy is also my favorite, but so is Seth…& I concur on the crush!
I wonder if it is possible to have intervention help him again?
I only remember that happening once – for Gamblin Gabe. It seems like it would go against the whole theme of holding bottom lines and letting the addict feel the consequences of his behavior to have the show step in and offer a second shot at help.
Gabe’s second offer for treatment was for depression though.
One addict was helped twice, but it didn’t stick the 2nd time either.
Tiffany from this same season who was addicted to heroin, was helped from intervention twice. It may have even been three times… or at least the same Treatment Center took her back… And it stuck with her the final time, as now she is an EMT, helping others addicts who are overdosing and is able to even give them extra support… She also gives speeches about addiction, and what she went through as a child! Her episode was one of my favorites!
Nick would have to want to get clean and get in touch with Intervention. It’s quite possible they would help. On the flip side of the coin, then every addict who has relapsed should get a chance too. Financially, I don’t think it’s possible for Intervention and the Rehab Facilities to keep doing this.
I cried watched his Facebook video from December 31, 2017. His torment is excruciatingly painful. Nick if you are reading this I know you feel like you’re at the end of your rope but you are very much capable of climbing up and living a healthy happy life. Don’t give up!
I wish intervention would reach out to him and offer him another treatment stay. I know that wouldn’t be holding down bottom lines but it’s been 5 years and he looks terrible. Also with all the mental health issues he’s been having, I think he deserves another chance. Let’s hope someone reaches out to him before it’s too late.
It’s possible they did and he declined.
We don’t know what the situation is but one thing is for sure, if Nick really wanted the help, he would reach out to them or to his family. I think Intervention would have possibly helped him again.
Ikr who really cares who’s older I wish the for Nick and Crystal they’ve both struggled long and hard.prayers for both of you NICK AND CRYSTAL LOVE REBECCA
Wowww that video. I don’t even know what to think. He’s emotional, but strangely erudite? Someone help him, ffs.
“Nick’s severe, pervasive antisocial personality disorder likely renders his addiction unfixable.”
Read this on another website about him. I think they are probably right….from the way it looks presently with him.
Similar to Gabe the Gambler. Personality disorders can be the black hole of psychology, since those who have them tend to view others as the problem.
Wow. If you look at his FB pics, he was doing great and got in shape in 2015/16. And then there is that video and he looks like a completely different person.
Just looked at his profile and surprised to see he and I have mutual friends. He looks like he is doing a little better now than back in December and has started a new job in Albuquerque. I wish the best for him but I think his bottom may be death if he doesn’t get some serious treatment for his underlying psychological disorder. People here may feel disgust with him at his behavior but he can’t necessarily help how he is. All he can do is work at being better. Unfortunately this will be a lifetime of work and pain he may never see relief from. I had a brother who suffered bipolar disorder and started self medicating as a teenager. He was an incredibly intelligent person who made the wrong choices. His addiction and suffering tormented and destroyed my mom who ended up having to bury her first born (her pain caused her to take it out on me her youngest being the only one left in the house). Unfortunately the bottom for him led to his suicide. Lets hope Nick is able to break his cycle of addiction and know he has more to offer the world even though he may not feel that way.
Wow the video. Hard to watch. I agree the coexistence of the manipulative and bizarre things he says and lack of accountability and just the undertone of thinking back to yup that’s the nick I remember stabbing himself so that he could get morphine at The ER, that’s nick alright qualities still very evident in the video, like is the video a cannabis ad, a long shot to medical professionals to give him something, long shot for strangers or fans to send money. So many questions. But who knows how much is that nick and how much is it someone who is obviously very sick and in excruciating emotional and physical pain. Bc I don’t feel that the whole thing is bullshit, you can’t fake many of what is in that video. Despite it all Nick still deserves help and I still truly pray for the best for him and for him to somehow be saved, although I agree he looks like he is in his end state. Unbelievablely hard video to watch, and it’s still heartbreaking no matter what. He was such a good looking young man. And it’s just very painful. Thoughts and prayers and love nick even if you did say they don’t do anything
Hey JP thanks for your time. And sure you could call it a cannabis ad if you want. But an AD would be something you made money from . Correct? I sure AF will not promote pharmaceuticals of any kind. And you are right. I am healing. I was VERY VERY sick. I am STILL mentally ill and always will be. I have nothing to hide. I want to show ppl that I am human and just because I deal with mental illness doesn’t mean I am ANY LESS of a person. . I just don’t want ppl to go down the road I have. A very dark one. But I don’t guve up. Ever. I’ll fail my waynto the top.
I’ve seen Nick’s episode several times and it’s on A&E again today. I checked his FB and he actually looks pretty good: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004332737082&fref=nf
He definitely lives a hard life and he’s seen his share of failure (he and his girlfriend moved to Florida to try to start a new life and it ended badly). It’s good to see him looking healthy; he looks sober and from the things she posts, it looks like his gf is a recovering addict as well so I hope it works out for both of them.
That’s not Nick from Intervention. That’s some random dude because Nick’s last name is Carter and has a FB page under that name.
I hope Nick is doing better now. Does anyone know how Crystal is now?
This guy is all over his facebook multiple times a day currently. He is all about cannabis as an exit drug (which I’m all for) but something about his approach is very manic and con-manish. He seems like a desperate person still. He posts a ton of videos of himself including one from today where he is sobbing crocodile tears about losing friends due to drug lifestyle…I empathize with that and support anyone quitting opiates for weed….but he still has the same scammer vibes. And dateline eyes.
I think Nick knows exactly what do to to elicit the responses he wants from people who can’t see past his game. There certainly aren’t a lot of actual tears in these videos, just a lot of self pity and “me versus the world” blaming.
So creeping through Nicks Facebook he seems to have it all together, and has become an advocate for the use of cannibis as an alternative to his heroin addiction. There was a particular video where he rants about having hernia surgery and requesting no additional opiates or pain medications afterwards and the doctor giving him a prescription for dilaudid anyways. He even went as far to say that he was never given a paper prescription he could just rip up and they had it ready at Walgreens. This bothered me for a few reasons. 1. Even if they didn’t give him a paper prescription when he went to the pharmacy he could have refused to pick up that particular prescription, but he picked it up and filled it anyways. 2. The bottle he shows isn’t even in his name, it is under the name of ‘Jerry or Terry’ I sincerely hope this was just an attempt to further his cannibis agenda and not something he can look back on later and say “well, that’s why I relapsed the doctors didn’t listen” cause it certainly seems like he has someone else in the family’s prescription for this video. I’m
I also hope he picked it up to prove a point, I was wondering the same thing myself. Couldn’t he just have chosen to not pick the drug up? I really hope he is sober and doing well, but I’m starting to think (based on his current social media presence) that he might just be kinda scummy and knows how to play the victim very well, sober or not. Like he seems like a good guy with good intentions but his ranting and complaining videos, there are more on his Instagram, really make him look like the kind of guy who’s always out looking for what’s owed to him or some sort of hand out or freeby in any situation. Like I’m so happy for him if he is sober, but I dont think he is a guy worth looking up to.
Linds, your observation couldn’t be more accurate. I am speaking from personal experience.
I wrote this in reply to someone else, but I really think the issue here is a personality disorder (narcissim) combined with sociopathy. Neither of these can be treated/recovered in the same way that addiction. I found him to be the least sympathetic addict of all the interventions I’ve watched. I believe he is a user who is gonna use people as long as they let him.
I believe his full name actually is Jerry Nicholas Carter. I hope he will beat his addiction, but I’m not sure if he can 😢
Someone (Janel) below said that’s actually his first name Jerry Nicolas Carter.
Sorry, I meant to leave this above. Add a comment or someone was saying the medication he was holding wasn’t his cause I have the name, Terry or Jerry on it.
He posted on Facebook about a week ago saying he is engaged.
Just saw his IG account- 420 the exit drug, if anyone is interested. Wishing him & his family well.
YAY! It has always bothered me how Intervention portrays marijuana as just as bad as heroin, meth, alcohol, etc….I remember one of the intervention subjects completely got off pills and alcohol but they made sure to say she “relapsed on marijuana” on her update….really infuriating how they tried to act like using cannabis lessened her incredible recovery.
I jus finished messaging him on messenger. I believe it’s him
Were you able to reach him?
Only update I’ve found but his IG is down –
i think this is him @j_nick_carter and his fiance @manduhmermaid
I hope he is doing well. I found his IG @chronically_nick. He seems to talk about his mistakes and how he is trying to do/be better although doesn’t seem entirely sober but is off heroin which is great news. He was posting regularly and now hasn’t in over 2 months, hope that’s not bad news. I was really drawn to his episode–you can see the charisma he has on his IG–the kind you’re born with and can’t be taught. I assume that’s what his dad sees as well. Truly a gift.
Just looked at his fb and Insta. seems like he is really into pot and at some point got into pharms and is now posting allot of stuff related to his health issues in battling addiction for so many years and also coming off pharmaceuticals.
On the bright side it seems like he has been able to actually channel his salesman type personality into some more positive ventures for himself, such as hosting 420 radio shows, and I can see him branding himself and his story, as well as his relationship with cannabis, so this is not GREAT, but it’s certainly not as bad as it could be. I think he may be suffering with some impulses as he was on heroin and crack 5 years ago. sometimes addicts learn their lesson not with jail or death, but with possibly life long medical problems scaring them into wanting nothing to do with the drug. as someone who has used pharmaceuticals myself this is a story I have seen from people like me and people who used harder street drugs.
Hope he continues trying to heal, and NO, I really don’t care that he smokes pot. Not everyone on intervention is gonna end up super successful, sometimes they are just alright, and that is better than dead.
That last paragraph is very true, and something which I’ve come to realize in the years since Dizzy has had the site up. Also of note, I know several recovering alcoholics that say that pot saved their life.
Why do I have a feeling this guy is Ryan’s long lost twin brother..
So sad. Not doing well at all
Oh wow. This is so sad. I found his Instagram last year and while he didn’t look totally sober he seemed like he was really trying and looked ok. I noticed recently he hadn’t posted in 8 months and hoped it wasn’t bad news but from this video this really looks like his rock bottom. Nick, it is never too late to change and I hope you are able to get the help you need when you are ready for it
It’s not the same Nick from Intervention. Nick’s last name is Carter.
That’s not him. Nick’s last name is Carter. You have the wrong person.
No, that is him. His profile used to say Nick Carter and he changed the last name to Good. He did the same thing on Instagram.
If you do a little digging on the profile you can confirm it is him by his friend list.
Nick is in extremely bad shape. He posted a public video to his FB revealing a black eye swollen shut, ranting about fentanyl and saying he’s barely alive. It’s really bad, guys. I pray he gets back into treatment.
Think this is a case of someone who simply won’t ever get better? Is this a case where someone fell down on his luck again and started hanging with the wrong people? Really hope he’s able to get the correct treatment he needs before he loses his life, the video is clearly a cry for help TJ some degree.
I hope not but at the same time his intravenous heroin use 8 years ago was not only not his rock bottom but seemingly only the tip of the iceberg.
I don’t think he will ever get better because I think the root issue is a personality disorder, not addiction.
Wow, wow, wow. Within 5 minutes of this show, I was thinking this guy is a narcisstic sociopath. And I mean that in the clinical definition, not the popular derivations of the words as an insult. I am not at all surprised at how the episode ended. I truly believe he is manipulating the people around him every step of the way, both when he is sober and under the influence. I don’t think any of the emotions he displayed were genuine; they were all playacted. I greatly admire Seth for calling him out at the airport. His therapist at the end was also onto him. Stunning to see a real life example of sociopathy.
Okay I’m sorry but you can’t actually diagnose this kid as a sociopath based on one episode of Intervention, come on.
I’m not totally comfortable calling Nick a sociopath but I definitely agree with Pang that a personality disorder is really the root of the issue. Very sad.
Nick’s latest posts. I’m still praying for him ❤️
I pray that Nick is able to beat his addictions
I’ve seen addiction take a shocking toll on people but this REALLY takes the cake! He looks like an 80 year old man. So tragic
So sad but glad he is alive and trying to sort it out. His appearance is shocking, even more so if you compare it to how he looked this time last year. The decline has been rapid in 12 months which I think just shows how much he has been through. Nick certainly has a purpose as he has escaped death countless times and started his addiction as an IV heroin user. What would be the end for most was just the beginning for him. I hope this time he is able to recover.
The part where he’s telling Crystal how sexy she is and how much he loves her is so cringe worthy. The tone, it sounds like he’s talking to a child or pet. I think she wants to believe him there but I don’t see how there couldn’t be doubting on her part. Also when he returns from Juarez he’s so happy and excited. Not relieved, like getting away with international drug smuggling makes him feel like he’s smarter than everyone.
I think about Nick all from time to time. I wonder if he’s still alive? He’s hasn’t posted on fb since he was supposed to be leaving the hospital. I’m rooting for him so much, what an incredibly painful journey. But something about his videos flashes me back to when I’m he was doing sales pitches with his dad as a kid. And again, during the follow up when he left to get painkillers after being hit by a car. So part of me doubts how genuine he is…
I hope we hear an update on him 🙏🏻
I’ve been checking his Facebook everyday, hoping to see an update. He does always come across as a salesman, but I suppose that is part of his personality. I’m praying that he beats his awful addictions, at just 33 years old he can still have a long and productive life 🙏🏼
I have been in contact, just today, with him. He is not doing well. Please pray for him. I will not reveal more, of this condition, but here is a link to his profile, with public videos, from September
Thank you for the update, I’m so sorry to hear this 🙏🏼
I came here to see if anyone had commented recently bc I’d seen the September video and was hoping him going so long without posting wasn’t bad news. Thanks for the update and thinking of him and hoping he recovers
I found the new video too. It’s so frustrating – clearly an intelligent person, but without the ability to resist drugs. I wish science could crack this, and help people like Nick.
Aimee don’t fall victim to his bullshit…trust me, I know. Trust nothing he says. He is sick. He has had numerous offers from people to get help..he only wants money or something he can sling on the street for money. He is a great manipulator. At this point, I think he is just one of the few that just can’t get sober…much less stay sober. He put him self in this situation over and over. Maybe one day people will stop falling for his shit so he can figure it the hell out!
I just saw the fb video posted above! Oh no, he looks very ill. I almost didn’t recognize him. His story always struck me. He seemed so incredibly lost and hopeless. I didn’t find him as unlikable as some people; I mean, being addicted can make you an irritable, angry and irrational person. Unless we walk in their shoes, we just can’t judge. Again, sad to see that video above, but praying for him always!
I just saw the second video posted with his black swollen eye. So very sad! Omg what a decline! To hear he started abusing fentanyl now is heartbreaking. I found his IG chronically_nick or just type in Nick L Good. He was posting up until 2020; he looked much better than in those fb videos. So very sad but again still praying for him! He seems to find encouragement from people’s kind words and comments on fb and IG! He’s not giving up. I wonder how his gf from the episode Crystal is doing today?
I’d love to see Intervention work with Nick again, but I just don’t know if that would even help him. I did find Crystal on Facebook, her account is pretty private but she looks healthy, married with two girls
Damn! This guy has chance after chance and can’t seem to quit, I’d love to see a happy ending to his story
Just saw that and came here to see if anyone had mentioned yet. Wow. I can only imagine how fragile his body is especially after the last video — so sad.
He purposely has all of these “accidents” to get drugs. Master manipulator and in his intervention story told everyone he took a box cutter to himself for drugs. Then in rehab gets “hit by a bus” to get on morphine, now every post a black eye talking about 2 car accidents where he’s on a bike others in car. Come on people, he’s creating the “accidents” to get high/fix. He preys on others to feel sorry for what he’s created. His “stories” are all just so theatrical. Not sure how everyone is totally manipulated by him and can’t see through, but truth is his family has the funds to put him through rehab after rehab but HE choses to start using again. He manipulates everyone to get what he wants which is drugs. It’s sad. I wish he’d chose better for himself but doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen for him. He’s on fentanyl now, he sadly won’t win that fight unless he does actually get treatment and receive treatment instead of trying to manipulate the rehab staff. Sad story for sure.
He’s really losing it. He had posted a bunch in the past week, looks like he is about to lose his finger and posted a video taking a scalpel to it to try to “fix” it.
New post today, I really do think he’s hit rock bottom. I hope he saves himself before it’s too late 😢
He last posted a video earlier today about feeling like people are out to get him. He has since deleted all of the videos of the past few weeks. They showed him in bad bad shape. The most recent video now is the one he made in the fall before going into a care facility for his heart infection.
This is very hard to watch! We are basically watching him slowly kill himself in these videos. It’s awful. I can’t imagine how his mother and father feel, having to sever him from their lives. Someone earlier said that Crystal had a child with Nick, is that true ? Does the family have any relationship with the child? There’s so much I want to know
I can’t seem to find anywhere how crystal was doing. Most of you on here think she was part of the problem but I don’t. I think she had a good heart and good intentions, and maybe had a soft spot for addicts or anyone struggling. I think she truly wanted to help Nick. I think although it was a terrible decision to get on heroin, I just think those people with big hearts will do anything and everything to understand why someone hurts them. And accepting that the person just
Doesn’t care is very difficult for people like crystal, because she clearly loves and cares with everything she has. I’m not sure what Nick had to offer crystal that she would manipulate to keep him? I think she truly cares. I wondered where she was today, and if she is okay. Narcissists will destroy an empath’s life and keep right on moving along.
Anyway, I hope crystal has a new fabulous life and has put this behind her
Ugh! This is painful to watch! I don’t think we have ever seen an addict from the show have such a documented demise. I feel like through many of his posts, he is taking us right along with him on this desperate, dead-end journey. It’s not looking good for Nick. The recent fb post and links don’t work, but maybe that’s a good thing? I can’t take anymore of this. My prayers are with you Nick. 🙏
He’s definitely not doing well. I hope he can find the strength to turn things around.
Just saw this episode, he seems to be living on the streets and in bad condition. His appearance has significantly deteriorated.
He posted again last night, rambling about intense burns on his chest and how his hand probably needs to be amputated. 🙁 def the worst shape he has been in. Of course people are telling him he needs to get help and he keeps saying “it’s not that simple”. He was nodding off filming himself, like someone else said I think this is the bottom. But he keeps posting to FB so obviously wanting some kind of connection
He’s really losing it. If this isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what is
He’s even worse off now. Via FB, his thumb needs to be amputated, actually it’s been needing to be amputated but he refuses to go to a hospital. He is possibly already septic. Tread lightly if you go to look-he posts a lot of graphic photos 🙁 He’s definitely in his final days if he doesn’t get medical attention in the next 24 hours or less… even his dad says he has treatment and detox lined up for him but he still won’t accept help. So sad.
I’ve been following his posts on FB for the past few months and omg, what a hectic situation. I shouldn’t have clicked “view this photo.” Oye. I’m afraid everytime he DOESN’T post something that he has lost his battle. That sepsis is no joke. It’s just so sad.
Thank you for the graphic content warning. You never know what to expect when you click on his fb. The recent fb links above don’t work for me. But like I said, maybe a good thing. I can’t take much more of this. He’s been talking about his injured thumb for weeks now. Poor guy, he’s rock bottom. I’m still praying for you, Nick. But I have this awful, sinking feeling he’s going to be next on the list of those who passed. Very sad, he’s still so young! Hang in there, Nick. 😕
Nivey, try this. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2305771666243902&id=100004332737082
Stef, thank you for this. The link worked. It’s very disturbing yet again. He sounds suicidal so very sad. I’m not sure if this aunt Kristy was in his episode? I’m praying for Nick until the end!
I also noticed you mentioned seeing SARAH P on Facebook. Can you please share that link, too? I’ve been eager to see her life today, and I always prayed that Jacoby was doing well! The vice channel recently showed her episode, but the fb links others posted on Sarah do not work! Ty!
My apologies, Nivey, I only just saw your response now. Someone else left Sarah P’s link for you on her Intervention page but here it is again in case you didn’t see it.
Not a peep out of Nick for a few weeks now. (On Facebook) His thumb and now leg as well are absolutely horrific. What he’s doing to himself is just heartbreaking. I just did a Google search on him (Jerry Nicholas Carter) and didn’t see any current arrests. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say when he resurfaces.
Again, my apologies for taking so long to respond!
Please don’t apologize Stef! Ty again for the link! It still doesn’t work on my end. Some links do, some don’t! But I’ll take your word that Sarah P. is doing well and thriving! I’m so very happy for her and the family! As far as Nick, ugh breaks my heart! We’re slowly watching him die and it’s so very sad! I really believed he could beat it. My prayers are with Nick always! Xo
Nick is still very deep in addiction . He personally tried to contact me on social media for $$ as we are friends . He is out in California doing heroin . He constantly makes excuses as to why ge won’t go to treatment despite numerous live feed videos asking for sympathy and $$ . His family and friends have sadly all abandoned him . Like myself and so many others who struggle with addiction I pray he gets help .
What is going on with this thumb and leg? Did he ever seek medical attention for either? The thumb photos on his FB page are horrific. Hoping the day arrives when he decides its time to stop doing drugs and get some serious help.
I check his FB every day for updates but he hasn’t posted anything since April 4th. Google brings up nothing but an old mugshot.
He has been back online this week. Yesterday, he was online a few times and posted a FB live showing him in a toilet stall for 15 or 20 minutes. He has since taken it down. So although it seems likely he is still using drugs and living on the streets, at least he is alive. So as long as he is alive, there is hope for him and his loved ones. ❤️
He did indeed go to the hospital and they amputated his thumb. Despite having a 💯 paid medical detox and rehab paid, by his loving family, he chooses to stay on the street and live this lifestyle. I have always wanted him to see his worth; unfortunately, I have come to believe he is one of the “few” that just can’t and/or doesn’t want to get, nor stay clean.
I feel for Nick, but at the same time know if you want to thrive and get better anyone can.
He may be too far gone or what not, but there is always hope if he is still alive
I was on massive opioids and fentanyl for years by drs.
They fkd me up and I lost 20 years of my life.
Hopefully he makes it and chooses to love
Hello everyone! I came here to see if there was an update on Nick. All the links that are posted here either don’t exist or are lock downed which they hadn’t been before. Does anyone have a current link to his facebook account? Thanks in advance.
So as of this morning, apparently he deleted or deactivated the Facebook page he was using (Nick L Good). His page was still active yesterday but he hadn’t posted anything for awhile.
I don’t see it anymore.
So I got in touch with nick. He’s in LA and says he’s doing horrible, as expected. I had an old # for him so I sent him a dollar on cashapp and he requested more from me and gave me a new #. He won’t really disclose much info but says his Facebook is locked. Didn’t tell me why. I didn’t give him more money.
Thank you for the update.
He’s still alive, that means there’s still hope 🙏🏼
Any updates on Nick? I was actually in the background of his intervention episode (in the Dallas airport, face blurred wearing a mark chmura jersey on the walking escalator) and used to be friends with him on Facebook. Just wondering how he’s doing.
I got an email today from venmo requesting money and giving me a sob story. I will no longer continue to send him money, especially seeing the state that he is in. But he’s still alive. So that’s good I guess.
You had been giving him money??? Come on… you comment here every 2 hours. You probably stalk these people. Now you’re meddling into their addictions and that’s messed up. Focus on yourself, you clearly have issues of your own.
Dizzy: STOP PUBLISHING COMMENTS WITH DOXXING INFO. YOURE PUTTING THESE SUBJECTS IN DANGER.
Nothing that you read on this site could be considered doxxing under the most commonly understood definition of the term. I delete actual doxxy info in comments before they’re ever published, although over the years a couple have mistakenly slipped though. If you consider posting someone’s last name to be doxxing, which I do not in this situation, what I can tell you is that I always remove last names and any other identifying info from the comments when requested to do so by the subject or their family members, out of respect.
this is only my second time (now 3rd) commenting. whoever is kitty Katt is not me. I did pay for his prescription antibiotics (I called the pharmacy and paid them directly) which is what I mean by I sent him money. I will no longer buy him minutes for his phone, food, etc. I never sent him direct money. I am a recovering addict and will not support that. so idk what you’re talking about doxxing for. you don’t know the whole story. and your assumptions are wrong.
I’m responding here to your comment where you are referring to me (Kitty Katt)
Please don’t drag my name into this because I’m not posting every 2 hours like someone is say that YOU do.
You will find lots of posts from the same people on here BUT they go back from years ago.
I get notifications on my Facebook almost everyday reminding how much I loved Nick and he loved me. I never realized how many times he would come home with roses. He did learn from his dad though…his parents are completely amazing and have absolutely beautiful souls. They have gone way above and beyond to help Nick. And they continue to do so. !!It’s been about 8 years and he has only maintained any kind of sobriety for about 3 years total (could be wrong); out of 8 years. Either way, he was the love of my life. He taught me so much about myself , and dating him has caused me to practically loose everything. My boys loved him. I get reminded about all the great times we had. I make sure to check on him monthly. From what I know, still on streets in the LA area. His dad paid for a medical detox not too long ago, however, like 98% the time, he will check himself out and go back to the streets. I am so sad for him. I believe he is truly a lost soul that can’t be saved. If you have kept up and watched any of his videos on various social media platforms, you will understand. I pray for him regularly, he is so mentally gone, that I honestly don’t think he will ever be the way he “was”. God bless his soul,
Me and his daughter love him very much. He also treated my sons from a previous marriage, so great. They absolutely loved Nick!
If any of you, “followers and/or supporters” know where he is at, I would love to know. I fell, him and I have a deep enough connection to have him listen to me. Or even if you know his phone number. Lord knows that he has had like a thousand different phone numbers spread around the country. Lol. He is pretty awesome. Documentary worthy. Lol. Love you Nickie poo. I believe in you.
Hi Crystal, Nick doesn’t have a phone. He is still in LA
you may want to try to contact him through his venmo, it was @jncarter1203.
i do not think he can be helped or wants to be helped at this point. if i were you i would stay away for your own sobriety.
normally watching people shoot up isn’t difficult for me, but something about the way Nick struggled didn’t sit well with me.