Season 24, Episode 2 PART 1
Chantel, Joey, Jordan, Tim, Christine, and maybe Joe?
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Official Synopsis: When Christine’s brother died in a tragic accident, she turned to methamphetamine and her seemingly perfect family spiraled out of control; interventionists Ken Seeley and Sylvia Parsons team up on the biggest case of their careers.
What’s Memorable: Five people alternating between sick and high, nodding off and overdosing in a single room for YEARS. Joey’s rambling psychosis, Chantal’s inability to function, Christine’s very bad parenting, and poor dad Joe just accepting that this is how it is now and his role in his family is to literally try to keep them alive as they all exist perilously close to death on a daily basis. That’s just harrowing. Hard to imagine how heartbreaking and stressful his life was when this was being filmed. We don’t know if he’s using anything other than alcohol yet but if he is, I can hardly blame him for wanting some escape as well. What a life. Fentanyl is the devil.
Interventionist: Ken and Sylvia (no intervention in this episode)
Date Aired: June 21, 2022