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POLL: Which Addict Did You Find The Most Likable?

Sturgill’s episode put me in a good mood and I thought I’d extend it a bit by asking you: Which Intervention addict do you think was the Most Likeable?

The names listed here are those that either I’ve already put on my Most Likable list or that I’ve heard mentioned in the comments more than once. If you have someone else in mind, leave a comment.

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47 Responses to “POLL: Which Addict Did You Find The Most Likable?”

  1. I think this post is a bit too much. I like this blog because it documents a show that i really enjoy. A show that follows tries to give good people whove fallen off track a second chance. To choose favorites, and most likeable people isn’t what this show is supposed to accomplish, and i dont think it was the initial goal of this blog either. I think this post and poll almost implies that others arent likeable, and this poll/post is not cool.

    Posted by Manbearpig | December 22, 2016, 1:07 am
    • Some of the people featured on the show are in fact not very sympathetic. Others are.

      To take a poll on something that is a major feature of this blog is nothing special, though appreciated.

      I think it was pre-loaded for a Sylvia landslide personally 🙂

      Posted by michilines | December 23, 2016, 11:04 pm
  2. Ok well, thanks for reading my blog and I hear what you’re saying, but I don’t agree with what you think this site is about. The show is trying to accomplish 2 things-getting addicts to treatment and getting people to watch. This site isn’t trying to accomplish those things. My intention is to provide a complete directory of the episodes & addicts and to give viewers (myself included) and participants a space to talk about the show and addiction in general. I mean there are a few rules here but I don’t think that “don’t pick favorites” should be one. The “Most” lists here have been here since I started this project many years ago and I’ve always been pretty open about who I thought was likable/warm/kind whatever, so I don’t think it’s fair to say that having this poll isn’t true to the site’s intention.

    Posted by Dizzy | December 22, 2016, 8:48 am
  3. Well said Dizzy. And if I’m not mistaken exactly one addict has been ghosted from this site on the grounds of….odious-ness. Rightfully so. This is not the official A&E site.

    Honorable mention for likable: Penny

    Posted by Laura | December 25, 2016, 6:36 am
  4. Will you make a most unlikable addict poll? I think from Gabe from season 1 would definitely earn that title.

    Posted by Frank | December 26, 2016, 5:31 pm
  5. I think this poll is ok. If the addicts have a thick enough skin to agree to be on the show (or a documentary) then they can handle it. Plus they don’t have to come to this site.

    Posted by Halley | December 26, 2016, 9:36 pm
  6. I found Michael (S10 E13, the 50 year old meth addict from San Diego) to be one of the more likable addicts. Even in the depths of his addiction he still had a kind soul and never wanted to hurt anyone, and he came across as an affable, generous guy. The compassion his ex Roxanne showed him was also inspiring – that woman had a heart of gold and refused to give up on him.

    Posted by Janelle | December 27, 2016, 8:31 am
  7. Derek was bad also.

    Posted by Kristy | December 28, 2016, 4:28 pm
  8. My favorite was Jenna, the Boston area heroin addict, just because I could identify with her a lot. People will have different favorites and it doesn’t really mean anyone is more or less likable, in my opinion.

    Posted by A.S. | January 6, 2017, 7:05 pm
  9. I really liked Trent.

    Posted by Kat R. | January 20, 2017, 3:22 am
  10. To me, most likeable:

    Diana, the meth and alcohol addict from Roseville, CA
    Jenna, heroin addict from Boston
    Ricardo, meth addict from Albuquerque
    Kacy, alcoholic from North Dakota-she was a mess but I could relate to her
    Lawrence, alcoholic from Las Vegas

    Least likeable:
    Cristy-meth and alcohol addict
    Sierra-meth addict
    Brittney-alcoholic from CA
    Anne and Digger-I felt so bad for their kids!

    Posted by Jessica | March 19, 2017, 1:20 am
    • My list:

      *Hubert (homeless alcoholic from Canoga Park CA)
      *Michael (52 year old meth addict from San Diego)
      *Brooks (the quadriplegic from Arkansas)
      *Jonel (the Native American from Montana)
      *Tressa (the shotputter from Nebraska)
      *Dawn (the meth addict from Nebraska)

      *Ryan (the sociopath OxyContin addict from Fresno who kept making fun of the president of his treatment centre)
      *Gamblin’ Gabe
      *Andrew (the bulimic from Austin)
      *Nick (the junkie from Albuquerque who seduced his drug counselor)
      *Gloria (the “angry black woman” alcoholic from Oakland)
      *Brittney (the spoiled brat alcoholic from Orange County CA)
      *Chad (the homeless ex-cyclist who was probably a world class douche bag long before he ever did his first drug)

      It would be easy to include addicts like Cristy, Linda and Sierra on the least likable list, but I don’t include addicts who are clearly psychotic because they have no control over what goes through their head and what comes out their mouth.

      Posted by Janelle | March 20, 2017, 8:06 am
      • Definitely a great list!!!

        Posted by Kristy | March 20, 2017, 11:56 am
      • “angry black woman”?…wow.

        Posted by Laura | March 22, 2017, 1:50 am
      • I can’t believe I left Kaila off the least likable list! She was the anorexic diva who mixed Ken up with Jeff! She was odious (to use one of Dizzy’s favourite words)!!

        Posted by Janelle | March 22, 2017, 2:52 pm
      • I actually really liked Gloria. She’s from my area and she’s a typical alcoholic which makes people angry and abrassive because of the nature of the drug. it’s easy to dub a black woman with a strong personality as “an angry black woman.” ultimately I find it wrong to say that about her because I think alot of alcoholics are angry. angry about their condition, their past, etc. all in all I liked how strong she was and what a survivor she was.

        Most of the addicts that I’m not a fan of were those that treated their family Rwally poorly. like Dillon or Katie Y.

        Posted by Man Bearpaw | March 25, 2017, 2:01 am
      • Nick was super creepy.

        Posted by A.S. | March 26, 2017, 12:14 pm
      • I would include Andrew in the list of those whom are mentally unstable. The followup showed how much better he had become in recovery.

        Posted by Stefan | July 8, 2018, 2:45 pm
  11. My vote for most likeable addict was ‘Other’. I really enjoyed Miriam.

    Posted by Mr. Markus Kobi | April 15, 2017, 6:52 pm
  12. The most likeable addict is Robbie because even as low as he got in his addiction he CARED about people. So many addicts are selfish, but his big heart showed even through his addiction. What a sweetheart he seemed like. I hope he stays sober.

    Posted by Isabelle | May 14, 2017, 12:45 pm
  13. I found Aimee from Intervention Canada to be incredibly likeable … I think I just felt really bad for her.

    Posted by Kelsee | May 23, 2017, 9:05 am
  14. My favourite one was John Carstens, the guy with diabetes.

    And, sorry, but I hated the cyclist Chad. He was so manipulative and arrogant.

    Posted by muci | May 27, 2017, 1:30 am
  15. I think the most likeable addict was Tiffany from season 13. She was from West Virginia and addicted to heroin. She had such a sweet nature in spite of her addiction, a lot of faith and hope. She seems to be doing well nowadays too and I’m happy for her.

    Posted by Holly | June 6, 2017, 7:41 pm
  16. My honorable mention was Angelina. not particularly likable as an addict, but after she recovered she was so graceful, poised and ladylike.

    Posted by Mascara | July 18, 2017, 8:42 am
  17. My favorite was Jeff with the 2 little boys from Plummerville, AR. What a waste of such a God given talent. I loved his voice and my heart ached when he lost his sons mother, due to seizures from stopping all alcohol without a physician’s directions. Just so sad.

    Posted by Teresa Shook | August 15, 2017, 8:42 am
  18. I loved Sylvia’s episode. She is such a sweet lady with such a great family. Proud to see she is an interventionist. It helps to know that miracles DO happen.

    Posted by Sad | September 4, 2017, 3:36 pm
  19. I liked Tommy from season 1. He was in a solid episode so we didn’t get to see much of him (actually listed as Rachel/Tommy update) but in every scene he was level headed, kind and reasonable. He never, ever blamed anyone else for his situation or manipulated anyone to get what he needed. Maybe he did it off camera, who knows, but he seemed like a really good guy who just made some bad decisions. I always wonder what happened to him.

    Posted by Tobie | September 9, 2017, 2:26 am
  20. *split or shared episode, not soild

    Posted by Tobie | September 9, 2017, 2:27 am
  21. MOST:
    1) Pam (Episode 48)
    2) Sylvia (Episode 32, also the interventionist)
    3) Andrew (Intervention Canada, not mentioned on this site and didn’t air in the US)
    4) Tiffany (Episode 83)
    5) Hubert (Episode 41)
    HONORABLE MENTION: Jill (Episode 49) and Rachel (Episode 127)

    1) Nick (Episode 180; I never thought I would dislike someone on this show more than Gabe, well well…)
    2) Gabe (Episode 2, not mentioned on this site)
    3) Linda (Episode 100, I got into a few online fights with her because of my opinions on how she treated Sam)
    4) Cristy (Episode 31, self-explanatory)
    5) Marie (Episode 65, because of how unfair she treated her son Sal)
    DISHONORABLE MENTION: Wes (Intervention Canada, not mentioned on this site, but I liked Lise though)

    Posted by Timothy Chen | September 21, 2017, 9:22 pm
  22. Allison remains my favorite. She’s the kind of person I would go out to lunch with.

    Posted by Laura | September 21, 2017, 11:16 pm
  23. One of my “most likeable” is Dallas. She reminds me of a young lady my daughter would be friends with…minus the drug use. She seemed so down to Earth and one of those people who doesn’t judge anyone. BTW she’s also a beautiful girl but that’s not why she’s likeable. I looked at her facebook and even though you can’t always judge a person’s life though social media it looks as though she’s doing really well and has a strong support system in place.

    Posted by Heather G | July 9, 2018, 2:29 am
  24. I have a few who I always liked from the past but a new one that I’ve added to my list is Allen from Heroin Triangle. He has a genuine heart and really looked out for Tony. I hope he’s doing well today. I’d love to see an update.

    Posted by Kitty Katt | July 9, 2018, 11:18 am
  25. I really liked Digger!

    Posted by Asnead | February 9, 2019, 2:29 pm
  26. I pretty much agree with the likeable list as it stands. I am hard-pressed for a favorite. One of my least favorite episodes in terms of co-dependent parents who are 50 shades of messed up is the one with Brittney (from Alabama), whose mother was so messed up from the death of the previous daughter that she tried to mold Brittney into that deceased daughter’s image, and was talking about suicide and everything. I was sad for her but I was also angry at her for forgetting that she had a husband and other family members with her that needed her too.

    Posted by Sue Ellen Hegstrom | February 13, 2019, 8:32 am

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