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S25E4 Melissa
Melissa

Season 25, Episode 4

Melissa

Age:  19
Location:  Kemptville, Ontario
Addiction:  Alcohol & Cocaine

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Official Synopsis:  Nineteen-year-old Melissa went from being a happy-go-lucky high achiever to every parent’s worst nightmare. Once a star athlete who spent her free time volunteering, Melissa now spends her days hungry for her next line of cocaine or sip of vodka. After experiencing a sexual assault as a young teen, Melissa began experimenting with drugs and alcohol and was eventually lured into the dark world of sex trafficking.

Date Aired: June 10, 2024

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  1. Pippi

    this one is really hard, but not for the usual reasons…. maybe bc I’ve been watching since season 1 when it aired & am now 46 & dealing with cancer for the 3rd time in 8 years, but halfway in, I feel nothing but anger towards the addict & sympathy for the family, even though they are also the biggest enablers I’ve seen in a while. Fingers crossed for a good update for all!

    1. Stefan

      Her so called friends especially pissed me off.

  2. AK

    Her mom constantly apologizing made my blood boil. She was holding her family hostage for years. I’d have sent her away to rehab or kicked her out. I understand she’s their child but they’ve aged 50 years in 5 years because of her. It’s not normal to be scared of your teenage daughter. Imagine your daughter breaks the jaw of her sister and you’re like “oh no officer she just fell.”
    How she behaved during the intervention was disgusting. I think it was the second time that I didn’t feel any empathy towards an addict.

    1. Marie

      OMG both her parents were infuriating! The mother’s constant apologizing and the dad all “well yeah I give her alcohol and weed…so ah….yeah no I probably shouldn’t do that….” Gee you think?? Easy to see why this girl was so selfish, she’s probably never been told “no”.

  3. Gina Atkins

    This is one of the sickest families I have ever seen…NOBODY is authentic with each other.

  4. R G.

    This is one of the worst ones I’ve ever seen.
    One of my sons was hooked on opioids years ago and I had to eventually kick him out. He was over 18. As hard as it was to do that, it made all the difference in the world. He has now been clean for decades and is an executive overseeing a brand new living/recreation area. He had to move to another state so I miss him; but couldn’t be more proud!