Season 24, Episode 5
Location: Avondale, AZ
Official Synopsis: Jordan served in the Army, and then had a successful career as an ICU nurse. When the pandemic hit, and ICU deaths skyrocketed, he spiraled further into an alcohol addiction.
What’s Memorable: What an old-school episode this one felt like! How far Jordan had fallen due to the compound trauma he’d endured over such a short amount of time. It really seemed like he was a pretty normal, well adjusted, kind-hearted guy until he was suddenly an ICU nurse during COVID, his brother died by suicide, and he lost his daughters. Damn that’s a helluva lot to go through. I found it especially painful watching his mother try to measure out his alcohol for the day, really believing that if she could just control the amount he drank it would be ok, only to be faced with the fact that he was merely entertaining until her the minute he could go out and get just as fall down drunk as he felt like getting. So depressing, but very happy he got sober and even moved to his kids’ state to be closer to them. Jordan seems like the type of guy that really needs to be a good dad to feel ok about himself.
Date Aired: July 18, 2022