Season 15, Episode 12
Location: Lamar, South Carolina
Official Synopsis: Rob was already a successful business owner when he inherited over a million dollars and several valuable properties from his father. But after his father’s recent death, Rob, a former crack addict, picked up the pipe again after years of sobriety. In just 12 months, Rob has blown through 200k of his inheritance, has shut down his once thriving business, and now his wife and family fear for his life.
Date Aired: July 2016
Good episode and it didn’t seem rushed like some of the newer ones lately.
He was so deep in the addiction, that I didn’t see any personality there, just a zombie begging for money. It was really uncomfortable to watch.
I was also really mad at the mother ( I’m happy she wasn’t a part of this), I mean who does that to a child?! Giving him crack at 14?
What right does she have to force her way of life on an innocent CHILD… What child deserves that?
He looked COMPLETELY different at the end! Fuller cheeks, healthy skin color, handsome. It’s incredibly scary how drugs can completely change facial structures. Hope he continues to do better for his children, family, and for himself. His mom robbed him of a decent childhood. He deserves to be happy & healthy and enjoy his life with his family.
I’m really pulling for Rob. I lost my mom very quickly as well and know how hard that is. Rob, man you have my utmost respect. I hope you keep going forward. I think your wife is one awesome woman. Did not care for the mother at all. She berated the fact that Robs wife had to control the money from properties. Sorry lady, your grandkids need food, shelter, diapers etc. I’m pretty sure she took her check to the dope man instead of paying her light bill.
He is actually from Lamar, South Carolina not Dakota
Odds are against him being clean as he has access to $.
I get that when he’s clean he’s ambitious and works hard but reality is he doesn’t have to work due to the income from rental property.
If he can find a drive to work at something say that tree business he’s got to do it for another reason other than $. And I think he has that ability. He’s obviously a business man and can work hard.
He can make jobs for a lot people who otherwise might have a hard time finding work. As a successful business owner you have to think about jobs you are creating. People depend on you.
But now he has the option to watch tv all day.
He’ll his wife will get him water.
Who reading this goes to work to have something to do?
I’m not saying he can’t ever be sober – but it is way tougher when you have $. For example – you think he’s gonna find a sponsor that doesn’t have to work? I mean he’s of the 1% of our society.
So really he needs to give all that property to me!!!!!
I see a lot of my self in Robert.
I’m clean and sober today – but like I’m the only person in my group that doesn’t get up everyday and go to work. So I have to be friends with successful addicts/alcoholics.
Not many rental property landlords in meetings you know?
Thank God there are those people in my area.
No $ doeesnt make you happy it’s truer than people realize, but it’s pretty fuckin miserable when you have no electricity no cable tv and can’t go to the grocery store. He will never or should never have that problem. Y’all get it.
Addiction idustry , Mea Culpa
He was recently arrested
Oh man he looked so much better when he was healthy! Sad to hear he’s slipped back into old ways. He seemed to be doing so well in treatment, though his eyes looked sad and haunted. Maybe he just needs to get out of Lamar and a fresh start somewhere new.
wife too, or did they split up?
Was pulling for the guy and he has swindled it all away. Sad sad sad story.
I just watched this episode with my wife and I told her that I had no doubt he was going to get clean because he thrives when he has a controlled regimented schedule, I military school, jail, etc. It’s when he is left on his own without an authority figure to manage him that he falls back into his old habits. It is sad.
Wonder how he/they are today, found them on fb but nothing much to be seen.
I gave Rob a Roof over his head, put Food in his belly and Board Shorts on his Body. The guy was a total positive and full of Good Living. It did not last. Rob. Are you alright? Do you know who this is?
looks as if he’s doing a tad bit better than before. superficially at least. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001842356555
Just rewatched his episode. As a parent myself and a former cocaine addict the episodes where parents use drugs around their children and neglect them break my heart the most. I was really rooting for this guy and his beautiful family.
Last I’ve seen he and his girlfriend are both in jail? Neither have posted on fb since around the date they were arrested that I can tell, so I’m assuming this huge drug bust put the nail in the coffin for Rob. Sad to see but I hope his ex wife and children are moving on and happy now without all the
Selling large quantities of narcotics and having a gun in the home with children. What a nightmare.
Came back to add they were actually arrested again with a large amount of meth on them in October shortly after being released from their arrest in may. 2019.
Makes me wonder if his girlfriend was using the whole time.
His girlfriend since about 2017 is april … robert and april have been arrested for some big time charges In 2019 & 2020 (link was previously commented) if you search april’s name, she was arrested sometime in 2017 with another man (maybe an ex ) who is a felon. She sounds like she was mixed up in some bad choices before she met robert and unfortunately now they both are, together. Wishing them hope for health and recovery
I couldn’t figure this guy out. I understand how hurt he was when his Dad passed. I can even understand turning to drugs to ease the pain. What I can’t understand is why this guy keeps pushing the envelope. He had it made. All those rental properties. Nice family. Loving wife. He was potentially set for life and could have retired at 31. Even with all that, I can sympathize to where he was at in this episode. What makes no sense are the comments I’ve read. He has gone bigger and bigger and bigger into the drug world. To the point of big time arrests. He just keeps going down and down and down, further and further and further. It always seemed to me that the people that let their lives get to these levels really had nothing to live for and couldn’t have cared less how low they sank – or how much prison time they were facing. This guy had everything to live for. Go figure cuz it makes no sense to me.
It’s really hard for a non addict to wrap their head around
That may be so Gigi but how about common sense? At some point you would think Robert would look in the mirror and say to himself “This path I’m on – it isn’t working!” Hahaha – seriously. You think the guy would be running back to rehab. I mean what else has to happen to him? I was reading the comments – this guy just keeps digging his grave further and further. He gets more and more involved in drugs – and in more and more catastrophes. Like I said, at some point you would think his common sense would send him in a different direction. Just my two cents. If you can explain why he continues to do what he does, I’m all ears. I mean that in the most respectful way because it doesn’t make any sense to me at all. I should lastly say, yes, I’m not an addict. However, I don’t judge anyone. I’m completely open minded. I’m very sensitive to the human condition. Maybe there is a sensible explanation here. I just don’t know what it is.
I dont know how to respond to comments but the fact that Todd thinks that overcoming addiction should be common sense angers me. Do you think people just decide to be drug addicts? You think they lack common sense? Addiction is a disease that is so much more in-depth than that i would think anyone watching this show would understand.
Hello Whatevs – you actually misunderstood what I was saying. The common sense I was talking about is Robert looking in the mirror, assessing himself and his life, seeing it is in catastrophic condition, and then doing something about it. Doing something about it means heading to rehab. In his case, he should sprint to the nearest rehabilitation facility. Personally, if my life was in catastrophic condition, I would take a step back, figure out what I was doing wrong and then try to fix it. Robert knows what he is doing wrong – but instead of doing something about it, he gets deeper and deeper into it. No common sense whatsoever – which has nothing to do with the fact that he is an addict.
Todd, you have no idea what you’re talking about.
Well Natalie S., you’ll have to enlighten me because I just read what I wrote a month ago and I still feel the same way. This guy is beyond just doing drugs – he continues to get in trouble with the law because he also sells them (check out his arrest record). This is what I meant by him getting deeper and deeper into drugs. What else has to happen to the guy for him to realize the path he is on is not working? Its beyond being an addict. As I said in one of my posts I understand how devastated he was when his Dad died, I understood him turning to drugs because of it. But this business of getting deeper and deeper into the drug scene makes no sense to me, addict or not. So, you’ll have to explain to me how Robert’s actions make sense to you.