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Barry (Intervention Canada)

Season 15, Episode 5

Age: 50
Location:  Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Addiction: Alcohol

What’s Memorable: The father/son relationship, the hopeful ending.

Official Synopsis: Hailing from a small seaside town in Nova Scotia, Barry, 50, was born into a life of alcoholism and turmoil. The victim of childhood abuse at the hands of a close relative, Barry learned to drink with his alcoholic mother as a boy. Both were seeking a way to kill the pain. A gentle giant when sober, but violent and verbally abusive when spiraling on 40 ounces of vodka a day, Barry has alienated just about everyone in his life, including his father, whom he adores, and his 27-year-old son who has cut off all contact. Living day-to-day in run-down motels and struggling to put together a living between binges, Barry has a chance to reclaim his life, his family, and a relationship with his son who has shut him out of his life.

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Categories: Alcohol, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Intervention Canada Episodes, Season 15, Traumatic Incident


5 Responses to “Barry (Intervention Canada)”

  1. Any updates? I hope he is doing well!

    Posted by Heather | May 24, 2018, 5:56 pm
  2. Is there any update on how Barry is doing ? Is he on FB ?

    Posted by Michael Kane | August 31, 2018, 12:50 am
  3. Does anyone else feel like Maureen is really self-centered as an interventionist? Always talking about herself and her accomplishments? Just re-watching this episode today.

    Posted by Yora | May 21, 2019, 7:16 am
  4. Barry’s follow up from 2012:

    Posted by InterventionFan | July 11, 2020, 5:09 pm

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