Season 22 Episode 4
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Official Synopsis: Michael moved to Las Vegas to work with the world-famous hip-hop dance troupe “Jabbawockeez,” but years of family betrayal caught up with him and after turning to meth, he’s lost everything.
What’s Memorable: “I don’t reach out to the people close to me because they don’t get high.” So simple, so resonant. This was a really interesting intervention – no blood family members invited, just his chosen family that he had long distanced himself from and didn’t think he’d ever see again. When he saw them, hugged them tight, realized that they had all come so far to just let him know much they love him and that they were still there for him, it was really powerful and inspiring. That love that he felt was missing from his own family was there in that room with them and he felt it hard. Good stuff. And the follow-up! So lovely. Michael seems like a really wonderful and likable guy, I’m fully expecting he’ll get his life back and do well in recovery.
Date Aired: April 5, 2021
Interventionist: Michael Gonzales, killing it.