Season 10, Episode 9 Ricardo Age: 30’s? Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Addiction: Meth What’s memorable: It’s obvious what a loving father he is and how much it hurts him to be spiraling in this addiction and not be able to be there for his kids. Official synopsis: Ricardo, is a dedicated dad of three on
Season 10, Episode 2 Sarah & Mikeal Age: 18 and 20 Location: Centerburg, Ohio Addiction: Heroin What’s memorable: The nasty bathroom they shoot up in and how sick they seem when they’re doing it, how addicted they are to each other, the moms trying to so hard to save their kids,
Season 10, Episode 7 Shantel Age: 18 Location: Dunnville, Ontario Addiction: Oxycontin What’s memorable: I wonder how many kids with ADHD and get put on Ritalin end up being drug addicts. There’s been a couple of them on this show. I’ll bet it happens a lot as a way to calm
Season 10, Episode 7 Luke Age: 23 Location: San Francisco, California Addiction: Crack What’s memorable: Living on the streets with his mother who is willingly homeless just so she can keep an eye on her son. That’s some crazy co-dependency there. The craziness that he spouts when he’s high is disturbing. The
Season 10, Episode 10 Michelle Age: 30 Location: Williamstown, New Jersey Addiction: Methadone, Xanax What’s memorable: The way her young daughter and grandfather treat her is pretty horrifying, and while deserved it to a certain extent it’s still hard to watch and seems like a bad way to behave. And the
Season 10, Episode 6 Penny Lee Age: 48 Location: Waipahu, Hawaii Addiction: Alcohol (beer) What’s memorable: The crazytown drunken rants, how she quit her long-term job because she wanted to drink, how guilty her son feels about going to live with their dad, how she’s forced to babysit her grandson
Season 10, Episode 5 Larry Age: 32 Location: East Orange, New Jersey Addiction: Alcohol (Brandy) What’s memorable: The fact that he beats his wife when he’s drunk, and she’s so in love with him and won’t ever leave him. And that failed intervention was a doozy. Too bad everyone couldn’t have gotten
Season 10, Episode 5 Megan Age: 27 Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Addiction: Cocaine, opiates (oxy, heroin, xanax) What’s memorable: All the degrees she has, how smart she is. How her mom stayed with the husband who was abusive toward Megan, then left him as soon as he started being abusive to
Season 10, Episode 4 Latisha Age: 39 Location: Kalamzaoo, Michigan Addiction: Crack What’s memorable: Latisha appears to really like herself and her life, fancying herself popular and well liked, but the image she has of herself is a bit different from how people actually see her, as her daughter says. 20 hours a day smoking crack at
Season 10, Episode 8 Tiffany D. Age: 25 Location: Escalon, California Addiction: Meth What’s memorable: Girl’s a serious tweaker. I know skin pickers in real life but I’ve never seen an addict pick their face on this show. It’s so jarring to watch. Also memorable: Her grandparents’ denial and the surprising follow-up.
Season 10, Episode 1 Brittany Age: 22 Location: Southeast Michigan Addiction: Heroin What’s memorable: The strange “unsubstantiated claims” of sexual abuse disclaimer that I’ve never seen on this show before. Has this weird effect of making you think she’s lying, when really it’s just about legalities. Also memorable: the seemingly decent
Brittney Age: 24 Location: Laguna Hills, California Addiction: Alcohol (wine) What’s memorable: How desperate she was to be liked when she was a kid, how much her life changed when she got skinny, how she refuses to believe that she has a problem and that she’s just ‘catching up.’ Official synopsis:
Season 10, Episode 11 Jeff Age: 30’s Location: Arkansas Addiction: Alcohol (beer) What’s memorable: How lost he is without his wife, how much he needs his beer. Every 15 minutes, all day long. This is a very sad story. Update: Jeffrey Karl James passed away on November 17th, 2016. Here is his
Season 10, Episode 12 Jeanna Age: 24 Location: Madras, Oregon Addiction: Meth What’s memorable: The brutal event that triggered the addiction and the way she’s responded to the trauma. Just awful all the way around. By far one of the most tragic episodes of this show. Official synopsis: Jeanna conquered generations of addiction
Eddie, an All-American baseball player in college with offers to play in the majors, was pursuing two master's degrees but school pressure and his father's overbearing expectations pushed Eddie to drink and gamble heavily. His addictions have left him divorced, homeless, and in legal trouble due to five DUI charges.