Season 14, Episode 12
Location: Rocklin, California
Addiction: Heroin, alcohol
Official Synopsis: At the age of 14, Joshua was badly beaten by his girlfriend’s father –
two years later he was molested by the leader of his youth group. He turned to heroin to cope with his traumas.
Update: Joshua Lee Turek passed away on March 23rd, 2017. It was reported to me that he died of a heroin overdose. Condolences to all the people who loved him, of which there were obviously many.
Note: Joshua commented below that he was not molested by his youth group leader and resents A&E’s inaccurate depiction of him in this episode.
Original Air Date: August 2015