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Episode 191: Katherine

Season 14, Episode 7


Age: Early 30’s?
Location: Warner Robins, Georgia
Addiction: Meth
What’s memorable: She lost her kids because of the incredibly sketchy living environment they were in. I don’t blame the parents for taking custody at all, seems like they were pretty endangered there. Katie (at least as she was portrayed in the episode) is definitely not a very present as a mother. Watching her hiding in the car smoking meth while her kids were asking where she was, that was brutal. And the whole claiming her friend stole the journal that had her mother’s bank account info in it? No. How awful for that family. I don’t know if Katie really had the perfect childhood with no obvious addiction trigger or if the show’s new format of spending very little time on backstories meant they/we just didn’t find out the ways that her childhood wasn’t so perfect.

Official Synopsis: Katherine got hooked on pain pills after a botched epidural during childbirth. Now she’s addicted to meth and lost her home and custody of her kids.

Original Air Date: May 2015
Interventionist: Jeff

Categories: Jeff, Meth, Season 14


11 Responses to “Episode 191: Katherine”

  1. It’s sad that she couldn’t get it together for her kids….

    Posted by Jimmie | June 21, 2015, 3:57 am
  2. What was the deal with her husband? Why wasn’t he at the intervention, and why are the kids not with him, if he doesn’t use?

    Posted by Leonie | September 26, 2015, 2:42 am
  3. There is A LOT that has been left out of this episode and it doesn’t make sense. Why didn’t her husband have custody and not kick her out for the sake of their children? Her family said they can’t get it thru to her that what she’s doing was wrong. So why let her around the kids at all?

    Not to mention, the whole emptying account part, my question is, why on earth does she have the information to being with?! I’d be furious with her having that information. I would tell her she either turns in the person who took it or she can cough up the money, if she took it. But more likely than not she took it. So sad treatment didn’t work for her. Not surprised either her family didn’t stick to their bottom lines.

    Posted by Janice | February 8, 2016, 9:36 am
    • Her husband doesn’t have custody because he needs help too, he’s an alcoholic & I think does meth too. I believe he was enabling Katherine’s addictions too, it just wasn’t a safe environment for the children to be in. But I think her family lets her around the children bc they miss their mom. I say this as someone who knows them a little bit.

      Posted by Jane | December 29, 2016, 11:46 am
  4. I thought that was weird she would have access to her parents banking info, I wonder if her parents even knew she had it until their account was emptied??

    I know Katherine from around town and she’s really a nice person and her kids are great kids, I wish she could get it together for them. Both her & her husband need help.

    Posted by Jane | December 29, 2016, 11:37 am
  5. I hated watching her addiction be more important than her kids. All addiction is selfish, but this was heart wrenching. I wonder what she’d look like if she didn’t smoke meth, because she looks rough right there but you can definitely see that it’s from drug use.

    Posted by Jordy | September 20, 2017, 11:00 am
  6. are there updates on Katherine?

    Posted by Alice Schmid | October 31, 2018, 1:01 pm
  7. Found her Facebook and she *seems* to be doing better than she was when she was on the show. She did state in mid July that she was going to another rehab facility, so hopefully that worked out for her!


    Posted by kpowell | October 7, 2019, 6:41 pm
  8. Fat shaming is not my intention, but does anyone else find it strange when a meth addict is noticably overweight? I guess everyone reacts differently.

    Posted by Xlio | August 22, 2020, 1:06 pm

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