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Episode 128: Jason

Season 8 Episode 9

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Age: 23
Location: Palm Beach Country, Florida
Addiction: Heroin, Xanax

What’s Memorable: He was a difficult child with ADHD that couldn’t handle it when his mom had twins and he felt left out. His screaming at his elderly grandmother “WE NEED TO GO RIGHT NOW” so that he can go get sticks.  He behaves like a spoiled, petulant child but seems capable of so much more.

Official synopsis: When Jason’s mother and stepfather had twins, Jason felt abandoned. He dropped out of school and turned to drugs. Now he lives with his grandmother in a retirement community and takes up to 30 mgs. of Xanax and shoots heroin up to five times a day. After an overdose, Jason had multiple hospitalizations and four grand mal seizures. Worn out from the drama, his family is frustrated with their inability to get Jason to stop using drugs and into treatment.

Original Air Date: August 2011
Interventionist: John Southworth

Episode 132: Erin

Season 9, Episode 3

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Erin
Age: 26
Location: Texas
Addiction: Meth
What’s Memorable: The intensely dysfunctional relationship with her husband. The dutiful housewife/mother followup was rather shocking to me.

Official synopsis: Erin is a strong-willed Texan who relies on her good looks to get what she wants, which is meth. Erin got tired of being a mother and wife and began a drug-induced party lifestyle. Now Erin’s marriage is in pieces and her daughter has been sent to live with relatives. Can an intervention tame this wild Texas girl?

Original Air Date: January 2011
Interventionist: John Southworth

Episode 129: Austin

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Austin
Age: 23
Location: Colorado
Addicted to: Alcohol

Update: Austin died of a heroin overdose in December 2011.

Official synopsis:  When Austin’s stepfather died from alcoholism, he turned to alcohol himself to numb the pain. His girlfriend is now pregnant, and he’s doing as much partying as he can before his child is born. Austin needs an intervention to become a sober dad and break his family’s cycle of alcoholism.

Original Air Date: December 2010
Interventionist: John