Season 23, Episode 5
Location: Bakersfield, California
Official Synopsis: After a terrifying burn accident as a child, Jayden grows up hoping to become a firefighter and fight California’s notorious forest fires; after a series of tragic events, 20-year-old Jayden now smokes dangerous amounts of fentanyl.
Date Aired: November 15, 2021
The mom made me very angry
She may have had her faults but was nothing compared to many of the others we’ve seen on the show.
I agree. The mom knew she had faults and wanted to face them.
Case in point, Elliot’s mom from this week’s episode.
So glad to see Sylvia doing interventions!
Not judging, only commenting. Sylvia looks like she’s has a little work done.
I hope he is still doing well- it was nice to see an episode with a positive ending.
That final interview was the only time in the episode I saw his eyes! He looked so alert now. I really hope he goes on to achieve his dreams, he’s so young and has infinite possibilities ahead.
She’s a former addict and she expected her kid to not use because she said don’t??!!
This may be somewhat unrelated but I remember my Gym teacher showing me episodes of Intervention in the Substance Use and Abuse Unit in high school and all the Intervention episodes I saw on A&E in my free time featured drug addicts who were way older than me. Considering this episode was filmed in 2021 and considering I am born in the year 2001, it’s very sad to see episodes of Intervention that feature drug addicts who are young and the same age as me.
I thought Sylvia did an amazing job with this one, especially in the way she related to the family.