Season 7 Episode 7 Jackie Age: 52 Location: Salisbury, North Carolina? Addiction: Alcohol (wine) What’s memorable: It’s sad how Jackie says she isn’t an alcoholic but hides her wine bottles around the house and wraps them up when she throws them out so she doesn’t have to hear the clinking. Not to
Season 7 Episode 17 Richard Age: 53 Location: Wendell, North Carolina Addiction: Crack What’s memorable: Richard is the epitome of the self-loathing addict. He positively hates himself and what he’s doing to his family, but his pain is so great that he just can’t stop. He is so very, very sick. And
Season 7 Episode 4 Rob Age: 35 Location: Tuscon, Arizona Addiction: Alcohol and meth What’s memorable: The jealousy he has toward his brother for getting the music career he wanted for himself, the fact that he abused his wife when drunk in front of their small daughter, how his enabling mother totally
Season 7 Episode 3 Jennifer Age: 22 Location: Mesa, Arizona Addiction: Alcohol What’s memorable: I’d like to have sympathy for Jennifer, she’s been through a lot, but she’s got such a bad attitude and is so ungrateful and annoying, it’s pretty hard. It’s interesting how she believes that drinking alone is a
Season 7 Episode 16 Tyler Age: 26 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Addiction: Alcohol and crack mostly, but also whatever else he can get, including heroin, meth, pain killers. What’s memorable: I can’t begin to imagine the guilt and pain that Tyler feels over his siblings’ overdoes deaths, considering he was the
Rocky Lockridge, once a world champion lightweight boxer, is now a homeless crack addict living on the streets of Camden, New Jersey. He began abusing cocaine whilst the champion, but switched to crack after his boxing career ended.
Working as a fitness instructor at the most elite gyms and partying on the club circuit at night, Marquel seems to have the perfect life. But her family sees her exercise regime as obsessive-compulsive, and they watch her binge-drinking episodes end up in hospitalizations.
Ashley Age: 20 Location: Las Vegas. Nevada Addiction: Heroin (black tar) and Xanax What’s memorable: Oh, that hacking. At 20 years old she can’t breathe, has to use a nebulizer several times a day just to survive. Also, the strange relationships with her mother & aunt, the snorting off the sidewalk using a
Season 7 Episode 12 Shane Age: 26 Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Addiction: Oxycontin primarily, but also Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax, etc. What’s memorable: Dude gets HIGH on those pills, man. Can’t even keep his eyes open. The relationship with his addict dad is interesting, how far he went down after his death. Also, the
Season 7, Episode 8 Vinnie Age: 28 Location: Hartford, Connecticut Addiction: Crack What’s memorable: How he gets money for crack by stealing and selling auto parts, his poor put-upon enabling mother, his dog Max as primary companion in the place of the family he wants so badly. It’s a very sad story.
Amy grew up feeling unloved and unable to meet her parents' high expectations. She was also molested by a neighbor when she was eight, but never told anyone in her family. She began to self-mutilate and restrict her diet, and by 17, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Now, Amy
Greg once owned a thriving business and was a devoted husband and father. But after a back injury left him disabled, he lost his business, started gambling, and became dependent on pain medication. He also became obsessed with Internet sweepstakes scams, and he has bankrupted his family in a relentless
Season 7, Episode 9 Robby Age: 30 Location: Willingboro, New Jersey Addiction: Alcohol What’s memorable: The painful love triangle that sent him down such a self-destructive path. The way the music industry, ironically, destroyed what his career could have become. Official Synopsis: When Robby’s mother discovered his talent for music, she
Amy and her family escaped the violence of apartheid-era South Africa and immigrated to Canada 22 years ago. But Amy suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem, and she became anorexic and, soon after, bulimic.
Season 7, Episode 11 Kristine Age: 36 Location: Davis County, Utah Addiction: Alcohol (vodka) What’s Memorable: How her parents actually blamed her for their divorce. The hiding of the bottles all over the house. The sad relationship with her husband. How little she seems to care about whether she lives or
Season 7 Episode 1 Linda Age: 39 Location: Los Angeles, California Addiction: Fentanyl What’s Memorable: There’s a lot to learn about Chinese family dynamics in this one. The things that her little brother Sam has to do to take care of her at her parent’s request is horrible. The intervention is
Season 7, Episode 6 Sarah Age: 23 Location: Pasco County, Florida Addiction: Oxycontin What’s memorable: The old guy boyfriend who takes care of her and really truly seems to love and care about her. He’s sober and wants her to quit using; he honestly doesn’t realize how he enables her. I was