Post-Intervention Deaths

It’s always shocking to find out one of the addicts profiled has died as a result of their addiction. It shouldn’t be so shocking, given that they were in such bad shape that their their families felt like the would die without an intervention, but still, it is. Maybe it’s because we come to feel like we know them over an hour (I know, not possible, but it still feels that way) and we have hope that there will be a happy ending to their story, not a tragic one.

My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who have passed on since their intervention. Please know that there are many people out here that became emotionally invested in your story and are deeply sympathetic to the pain that addiction has caused in your lives. We are terribly sorry for your loss.

Bret Cansler
Episode 93. Season 7, Episode 7
Died after successful treatment at 105 days sober
Cause of death: Esophageal cancer
Death revealed on first airing, June 2009

Lawrence Ryan
Episode 59. Season 4, Episode 9
Left after 30 days of treatment and was sober another 3 weeks before relapsing. Died 2 months later after developing esophageal bleeding.
Cause of death: Esophageal bleeding as a result of cirrhosis of the liver.

Chris Brady
Episode 82. Season 6, Episode 10
Completed treatment but relapsed
Cause of death: Suicide while under the influence of alcohol
Interview with Shawn in The Advocate

Sandra (Sandy) Saunders
Episode 84. Season 6, Episode 13
Completed treatment, sober 19 months before passing away in June 2011.
Cause of death: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Sandy’s obituary

Dillon Brewer
Episode 40. Season 3, Episode 6
Meth addict
Left after 31 days of treatment, claimed to be sober
Cause of death: Suicide. “In November 2011, Dillon’s girlfriend called the police after he attemped to strangle her. Dillon fled the police and broke into his mother and stepfather’s home, where he beat his stepfather with a gun and then forced them out of the house. The police were called, and after a standoff, Dillon fatally shot himself.”

Austin A. Powers
Episode 129. Season 10 Episode 3
Left treatment after 2 months, claimed to be sober
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Article 1
Article 2

Mike Fisher
Episode 70. Season 4 (Missing episode)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Completed treatment and was on medication for OCD until he couldn’t afford it any longer.
Died September 7, 2010
Cause of death: Unknown.

Jackie Wooten
Episode 108. Season 7
Died January 10, 2013
Cause of death: Unknown

John Tyrell
Episode 57. Season 4
Alcoholic, hallucinogens
Died January 7, 2013
Cause of death: Suicide

Sean Messina
Episode 184. Season 11, Episode 11
Did not go to treatment, continued to drink
Died January 4, 2014
Cause of death: Liver failure
Facebook page

Megan Wood
Episode 164. Season 10, Episode 5
Opiate Addict
Completed treatment
Died February 9, 2014
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
News Story

Sebastian Ramirez
Episode 97, Season 6
Heroin Addict
Completed treatment
Died April 2013
Cause of Death: Heart attack or stroke
Memorial Service Video

Charles Weimer
Episode 62, Season 4
Heroin Addict
Completed treatment
Died March 10, 2014
Cause of Death: Overdose

John Carstens
Episode 76, Season 5
Died September 30, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Memorial Service Video

Nik Buckmaster
Episode 83, Season 5
Died November 29, 2014
Cause of Death: Surgery complications


190 thoughts on “Post-Intervention Deaths

  1. Thank you so much for these updates even though it is so tragic. I wish all of the documentary participants knew how much my friends and I cry for them and want them to do well. My condolences to all the families.

    Posted by Lenae | January 31, 2012, 1:43 pm
  2. Update: Joseph Minozzi, Season 10 was found dead on the street in San Francisco. He was found stabbed . http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/01/san-franciscos-first-homicide-victim-was-reality-tv-show

    Posted by Julia | February 8, 2012, 11:14 am
  3. Intervention Season 11 – Episode 10 “Courtney”

    Does anyone know where she is currently or her family? Is she in treatment? Is she off heroin?

    Posted by MMA | April 17, 2012, 3:28 am
  4. According to the episode list on Wikipedia, Mike from the “Mike / Jenny” episode you have listed under your missing ones, died in Sept. 2011. » [ link ]

    Posted by Jen | May 31, 2012, 4:07 pm
  5. Wow, I missed that about Mike. Very sad.

    Posted by Dizzy | June 1, 2012, 8:22 am
  6. Cristy, the meth addict from Season 2 also died recently.

    Posted by k | June 10, 2012, 7:28 pm
    • Really? I’ve been hearing rumors of this for years but no proof. Do you have an obituary or news link to verify this? Thanks.

      Posted by Dizzy | June 10, 2012, 7:37 pm
      • You’re right! I believed this based on the photograph of the newspaper article, but I looked through the LA Times obituaries and there’s no record. That’s good news, I always felt so sorry for her!

        Posted by k | June 11, 2012, 8:39 am
      • What photograph of the newspaper article are you talking about? I haven’t seen that.

        Posted by Dizzy | June 11, 2012, 12:20 pm
      • This is actually false. A&E posted on their website that this is a rumor, and she is alive.

        Posted by Kelly | September 25, 2012, 11:49 am
      • No cristy isnt dead. She is pregnant. And according to her sister jamee (jay in fb) she still using and living off ssi and she still thinks she is a god

        Posted by @michaelzmama | October 4, 2014, 3:17 am
    • Cristy didn’t die. She is alive and back in treatment as I write this. Hopefully this time it works. I did some google searches (more like spent hoyrs actually) as I have always wondered. Found her and her sisters myspace facebook.

      Posted by Em | July 8, 2013, 8:02 am
  7. Thanks for the update….. I actually saw 4 out of the 6 show the people that passed above. It’s very sad and tragic…. Of the 4 I watched I would have to say Sandy and Chris had me crying like a baby. I send all of their families my condolences and prayers

    Posted by keola | August 13, 2012, 8:21 pm
  8. I really worry for Nichole, on a recent Season 12 episode. Two relapses already. If you have an update on her, I would be interested! thx

    Posted by Veronica | August 23, 2012, 7:32 am
  9. Mike was from episode 72 (season 5, episode 12)

    Posted by Casandra | September 18, 2012, 9:53 pm
  10. So sad

    Posted by Jen | September 21, 2012, 12:56 am
  11. I am a recovering addict and I cry for these people on the show. I have a little shy of two years and I just pray that they are able to have what I have now. Its not long but my life has changed so much. On July 8th 2011 I put a shotgun in my mouth and pulled the trigger. Through the grace of something unknown the gun jammed. I checked immediately into rehab and have turned my life around. I know this has nothing to do with these addicts that have passed but I guess I just wanted to say, may you find the peace in death that you could not find in life. And to all other addicts, you CAN change. Ive done it and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck and God bless.

    Posted by peter | November 12, 2012, 4:17 pm
  12. Who was this Cristy who died recently from season 2?

    Posted by Hillary | December 3, 2012, 6:51 pm
  13. Cristy, the meth addict from season 2 didn’t die. Her sister posted some videos of her this year 2012 to disprove this rumour. She did continue to dance and apparently do drugs until about 2011(not sure) you can see pictures of her as a brunette in dance attire on her myspace http://www.myspace.com/ange1es which has been inactive for a year or so. Her sister, jaymee celaya, commented on a clip of cristy’s intervention on youtube “Cristy is my sister.. She is not dead.. But alive and well..even if not by choice..She is in a permanent rehab facility until further notice..so put that in your pipe and smoke it! :)”. Further more, her youtube account jaycelay85 has at least 3 recent videos of her, short, but clearly her. In this one you can even recognise her dad Armando, right at the beginning of the vid http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=dKjCXZ5YrJ8 It was posted april 18 2012. Nice to see her alive, plus she really toned down her appearance. Seems like it will take quite a bit of therapy for her to get really well… Hopefully she will stay on this path. :)


    Posted by Mojo | December 19, 2012, 2:22 pm
  14. Anyone heard how the ex military guy Adam is?
    You’d think the American military would be all over this.

    Posted by Sal | January 9, 2013, 7:31 am
  15. Has anyone heard anything about Courtney from miami? She was in Season 11. Her story touched me for a lot of reasons… I hope shes ok.. It seems .she never gave herself enough time walking through the darkness without heroin to get to the light. Its hard to blame her, she would have had to feel the years of pain that built up…i guess it hurt too much in the end :( i believed in her.

    Posted by JAH | March 4, 2013, 9:11 pm
  16. It’s so heart breaking the damage that this illness does to these people and do many others out there.. And that they feel that taking their life most of the time is the only way out because of the powerful control it has upon them.. My thoughts and prays go out to all involved..

    Posted by Shannon Cummings | April 5, 2013, 9:10 pm
  17. Sebastian- the Herion addict brothers passed yesterday from a stroke. According to Facebook he had been clean for a year but due to chronic Herion use/damage he had a stroke and fell into a coma. After no brain activity his family made the decision to remove him off life support.

    Posted by Megan | April 12, 2013, 11:38 pm
  18. Thanks for letting us know Megan. Very, very sad news. If you find a copy of the obituary or anything written up in a newspaper, please link here so I know for sure before I include it in the official listing above. Thank you.

    Posted by Dizzy | April 15, 2013, 2:41 pm
  19. My mother is Sandy from Episode number 84 season 6 …she was sober for 19 months before she passed away on June 21st 2011 from Diabetic Ketoacidosis……thankyou all for your love and prayers my mother got to attend my wedding sober and my sister Alleas wedding sober….she got to spend a lot of time and make many memories with our children….god bless her soul I miss her more than anything her journey inspired me to go to nursing school and I will be graduating in 7 weeks!

    Posted by Brieana Saunders Militello | May 11, 2013, 6:14 pm
    • Thanks for commenting Breiana, I’m so glad you’re doing well and that you got to spend time with your mom sober. Congratulations on nursing school!

      Posted by Dizzy | May 20, 2013, 7:50 am
    • So deeply sorry for your family’s loss. I’m happy to hear you were able to make memories before she passed. She touched many lives including mine. Your mom was one of the reasons i decided to become a drug & alcohol counselor. Sending you & your family love & light! 💕💫

      Posted by Angel Mary | November 16, 2014, 12:16 am
  20. John from season 4 died in January. Anyone have any information? He seemed like he was doing better.

    Posted by Sarah | May 20, 2013, 2:21 am
  21. Has anyone heard anything about Jessica the heroin addict with the three girls?

    Posted by Dana | June 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
  22. Its so sad these people finally lost there battles with drugs or alcohol. My prayers go out for them & their families. At least now their at peace. Being a recovering alcoholic I know how hard it is to try to get sober & stay sober! I just pray everyday that I can stay that way. Its a sickness many people have. Its something addicts have to fight everyday for the rest of their lives. I have been sober over 6 years now but I know all it takes is one bad day and it can all come back. To anyone who still has addictions & haven’t got clean please try before its to late. It is a tough and scary journey but its worth it if you can do it. To these people that lost there battles R.I.P.

    Posted by chuck | June 18, 2013, 10:37 am
  23. Anyone know anything about Dana? She was the one who lost 3 kids in a fire. I’m curious as at the end of the show they talked in the past tense like she had died. I wish they gave more information. I always feel touched and saddened by these stories but then left in the dark when they don’t give updates. I believe the air date was today, June 20th, 2013.

    Posted by Michelle Keller | June 20, 2013, 11:50 pm
  24. Hi, I just finished watching Intervention Season 14, Episode 2, about Dana. The final comments are written in past tense when discussing her and her drug abuse. I am trying to find information about her, as the cooments have me guessing she is dead. Anyone know anything, or have seen the just aired episode and don’t agree? Air date June 20th 2013

    Posted by celeste | June 21, 2013, 12:02 am
    • I also just watched the episode with Dana and am wondering if she’s still alive. All the info at the end of the episode was definitely written in past tense. Her story was very touching. I hope all is well.

      Posted by Tredt | July 4, 2013, 3:48 pm
  25. I am in a group with Dana’s mom and sge just posted about the show, and that she is doing well!

    Posted by Kayla's mommy | June 26, 2013, 5:25 am
  26. Did Kaila get over her eating disorder?or did she die…

    Posted by mary ann esquivel | July 11, 2013, 6:13 pm
  27. Just watched the 7/11/13 episode w/Kaila who was suffering anorexia nervosa. Kaila signed herself out of the eating disorder clinic and moved in w/her grandmother. Does anyone know if she is still fighting this disease or what became of her ? It was clear that her body was failing her.

    Posted by Roxanne | July 11, 2013, 6:21 pm
  28. I was wondering the same thing about Kaila. Anorexia isn’t something that just goes away, it takes care of itself. I’m praying for her.

    Posted by Tiffani | July 11, 2013, 8:47 pm
  29. I am wondering about Kaila as well!

    Posted by Stephanie | July 11, 2013, 9:24 pm
  30. My heart aches for her and her family!! I was wondering what has happened to her as well! I hope she finally let herself get help.

    Posted by Laura | July 11, 2013, 9:30 pm
  31. Is kaila dead or alive? Anyone know? I hoped she went back to treatment!

    Posted by Sj | July 11, 2013, 10:53 pm
  32. I was also wondering about Kaila. I cried when I saw her fragile 80 pound body. I hope that she is in recovery and on the road to wellness.

    Posted by Amanda | July 12, 2013, 1:29 am
  33. I was wondering about Kaila as well since she stopped treatment. So sad.

    Posted by JT | July 12, 2013, 11:02 am
  34. I’m sorry Kaila angered me. She definitely wasn’t just suffering from anoxeria, there was definitely some kind of personality disorder. She didn’t just do it for her body , that she felt fat. She wanted the power and attention. The attention she got all her life wasn’t enough so she caused so much pain to her family for atention! She’s sick! Narcissitic or something.I am sorry, trust me I really feel for people with mental illness but I feel they can use their illness.

    Posted by Gina | July 12, 2013, 12:19 pm
    • Gina – Wanting power and attention are absolutely symptoms of anorexia. It generally stems from trauma or lack of control in the person’s life, so they turn to restricting what they eat as a means of coping. People think that anorexia is about appearances, and in some cases that’s how it starts, but it becomes a mental disorder that is so much more complex than wanting to look thin. Once you get as far into it as Kaila did, the disease has such a strong hold on you, you’re not able to get healthy again without serious, long-term treatment. It’s really very sad, you become a victim of your mind and those terrible behaviors aren’t a choice anymore. It has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder.

      Posted by Kelsey | July 16, 2013, 10:27 am
  35. Gina, Kaila’s behavior is extremely common among anorexics. They feel out of control so they control the one thing they feel they can control: eating. She clearly isn’t a narcissist as she repeatedly indicated that she believed she was fat. Her obvious desire for attention does not qualify her for any specific mental illness and is to be expected considering how her mother treated her throughout her life. No one who is suffering through addiction is ONLY an addict. There are ALWAYS underlying issues. Regards, Steve, MA in Psychology, Penn State University

    Posted by Steve | July 13, 2013, 11:36 pm
    • Addiction to most things is narcissistic to some degree. It is a decision someone makes to take a personal risk exclusively intended for the users benefit with little regard for the effect it will have on his or her loved ones. To suggest Kaila’s belief that she is fat is a clear indication of a lack of narcissism is completely false. Narcissism doesnt automatically imply high esteem. She is extremely self-involved and finds enjoyment in seeing people suffering via caring for her because she can no longer care for herself. Steve, you stated, “Her obvious desire for attention does not qualify her for any specific mental illness”. It shouldn’t be argued that anyone going to such great lengths to get help/attention isn’t suffering from mental illness; most critically because anorexia alone is a psychological disorder and the episode was entirely based on this. Lastly, it wasn’t Kaila’s mother who treated her poorly “throughout her life”, it was Gina’s; the other young lady featured in the same episode. How one could confuse the two is beyond me, but Kaila’s disorder stemmed from being bullied and her suffering went unnoticed until it was beyond repair. Kaila found revenge in having power she compared to godliness; which is pretty much the most narcissistic statement imaginable.

      Amy Z, PhD

      Posted by Amy Z | July 25, 2013, 12:10 am
    • “No one who is suffering through addiction is ONLY an addict.”

      I totally agree. That’s why addicts have nothing to do in prison. Maybe a locked-down rehab, where they get detox and psychotherapy, but certainly not – NEVER – in prison where none of the underlying issues are being taken care of.

      Posted by Jeb Fleurquin (@djibi94116) | July 23, 2014, 8:28 am
  36. Pretty sure if Kaila or Dana had died, Intervention would have told us at the end. No reason to think both are not alive. If I find out more I’ll post it here.

    Posted by Dizzy | July 14, 2013, 12:27 pm
  37. Steve thank you for your comment. I don’t remember Kaila saying anything bad about her mother, actually I remember thinking she had a twisted perception of her parents making me feel she wasn’t just anorexic but something more like you said. I guess I really related with the brother. He was so sad but yet angry. Also, I have many members in my family who are mentally ill and sometimes I know they are sick but they are so selfish and I hate having to just accept it!

    Posted by Gina | July 15, 2013, 8:39 am
  38. Please let us know if Kaila dies. I hope she doesn’t but I don’t see how she can get better.

    Posted by Vic Torino | July 16, 2013, 1:58 pm
  39. Couldn’t someone from the show post an update on Kaila? I couldn’t imagine her living much longer without treatment – not the way her body looked when she took her shirt off on the show. Can someone get accurate information about how she is today? I thought her case was one of the saddest I’d ever seen.

    Posted by Sharon Clark | July 19, 2013, 6:32 pm
  40. I was in treatment with Kaila. She was brought back, then left a couple times, but as of February 2013 she is alive. Gotta say, she quiet in treatment, but had a very narcissistic air. Difficult to get to know, and not entirely pleasant.

    Posted by anon | August 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
  41. Facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by anon | August 22, 2013, 10:38 pm
  42. Wow I just checked Facebook out, it makes her even more real, not just a TV person. Looks like she is doing well, great for her!

    Posted by Gina | August 25, 2013, 7:13 am
  43. Just had a look at her facebook, she’s on there asking for money to help her go to school. I don’t know. I can’t help but feel like if she was actually wanting to get better she’d go to treatment and just get it done with so her parents can help support her? She’s certainly talking a lot of the talk in saying she’s moving on and getting better but she still appears so ill. Looks like she just found another family member to help fund her existance. If you’re serious about getting better, and you’re an adult, you need to start taking accountability – paying your own way & Considering the feelings of your family that have gone to hell & back for you.

    Posted by Pia | September 4, 2013, 3:42 pm
  44. does anyone know what happened to the Asian woman who was addicted to fentanyl lollipops? or tamala who cut herself? I was particular worried about those two.

    Posted by Hillary | September 9, 2013, 6:28 pm
  45. So Rachael is still alive (although her boyfriend at the time has passed), Kaila is alive and doing great things. Does anyone know about Ashley from Las Vegas? Xanax and black tar heroin.Is she alive and recovered?

    Posted by Anne-Marie | November 14, 2013, 11:47 am
  46. Everyone wondering about Kaila heres her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kailabee123

    Posted by melwheat | November 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
  47. Does any one know about the girl that was inhaling computer cleaner. .I can’t remember what episode it was.

    Posted by moni lv | November 15, 2013, 6:04 pm
  48. Is there a comprehensive list somewhere on how these people are doing? I really wonder about the effectiveness of “Treatment””

    Posted by Ted Adamson | December 7, 2013, 1:08 pm
  49. Are there any updates on Jessie and or Laurie from season 2? I just saw that episode and it was gut wrenching. I really hope they both embraced recovery. This was one of the hardest episodes to watch.

    Posted by PJ | December 23, 2013, 5:46 am
  50. Sean from columbus,ohio passed on Jan.4.14 about 2:30 pm. His liver finally failed and he passed on.
    Sean was a great person he will be missed.My heart has been ripped out.Love u Sean.

    Posted by B | January 5, 2014, 5:52 pm
  51. josh from the episode heroin highway passed away from an overdose in June of 2013.

    Posted by ginger | February 8, 2014, 11:12 pm
  52. There was a guy who died from alcoholism I cant remember his name but he stopped leaving his house. A woman would go to his house every day to check up on him…not sure if she would bring him alcohol or not but he refused to go to rehab. He also was a business owner, not sure if he owned a gym or tanning shops….His Mom had several other sons, raised them all by herself. I know after watching her struggle is when the oldest son started his businesses….so he could care for his Mom and siblings …I remember he had everything at one point in his life but the alcohol eventually killed him. He was found dead in his home…alone. This particular episode truly haunted me for a long time. They all were sad but I couldn’t get this one out of my head for a long time. Does anyone know who Im talking about? I don’t see him listed here.

    Posted by Robin | February 10, 2014, 3:49 pm
  53. what about Adam the alcoholic from season 8? He looked like such a nice guy, I just hope hes doing okay now..

    Posted by kc | February 17, 2014, 2:38 pm
  54. Does anyone know what happened to Sean? The guy who got half way and backed out, went back to his sugar mama and kept drinking?.
    I was so disappointed that his daughter didn’t keep her bottom line.

    Posted by hobolumpkins | March 9, 2014, 3:53 pm
  55. I am a friend of Kaila’s. She is fine and in recovery from her anorexia. She is still living with her grandmother.

    Posted by appleslover | March 23, 2014, 1:33 am
  56. I am a friend of KAILA and can tell you she is doing well in recovery. She is still living with her grandmother and attending college again.

    Posted by appleslover | March 23, 2014, 1:34 am
    • Glad to hear she’s doing well because her photos on her Facebook page showed her to still be very emaciated and pale; if that’s “recovery” for her, she needs to find another program. Hopefully, she’s not still in denial about her condition and her grandmother isn’t enabling her. Lastly, while she may be angry with her parents for cutting her off, I hope she realizes that their actions no doubt SAVED HER LIFE.

      Posted by Stretch | April 22, 2014, 12:28 pm
    • I just watch her intervention… I am happy to know she is ok .. I was very sad😔

      Posted by keerica dorsey | October 22, 2014, 5:04 pm
  57. Sebastian Ramirez (he was on with his twin, Marcel) died last year. I couldn’t find an obituary, but came across a youtube video of his funeral. Very sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_e1u5vQXM

    Posted by Felicia | April 21, 2014, 1:20 pm
  58. Sebastian Ramirez (he was on with his twin, Marcel) died last year. I couldn’t find an obituary, but came across a youtube video of his funeral. Definitely his family. Very sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_e1u5vQXM

    Posted by Felicia | April 21, 2014, 1:21 pm
  59. This was very good. I always wondered what happened to a lot of them. I was surprised about Sebastian Ramirez, what a shame. You want them all to live but sometimes the demons are just too much for them.

    Posted by Missy | April 29, 2014, 9:01 pm
  60. As one person here said in reference to Christopher Brady’s suicide, it wasn’t fair to the audience to drop the sad news on us at the end of the show. I’m a recovering addict myself (and have bipolar depression too and have attempted suicide) so when I read at the end of the show that Chris had stayed in treatment for 3 months, I said out loud, “Good job Chris! Way to go buddy!” But then, just a few seconds later, I learn that he killed himself and it made me cry.

    I enjoy watching “Intervention” because many of the stories parallel mine, but shame on them for that episode; Telling its viewers that Chris was gone could’ve been handled with far more tact than it was. My condolences to his boyfriend Shawn, and to his family and friends. Hopefully they’ll be able to remember Chris as he was before the addiction destroyed him.

    Posted by Kevin | April 30, 2014, 9:12 am
  61. Sebastien from “Sebastien & Marcel” recently passed away as well; very sad episode.

    Posted by Leci Lee | April 30, 2014, 9:55 am
  62. I am currently watching the episode with John the diabetic. I’m so scared for him and only watching to see how it ends because I want him to live so badly. I see him in myself..I have chronic illness and am 22 but after I had to drop out of college because it got so bad I isolated myself. Gosh I really hope it says he lives and is okay.

    Posted by chelsbak | May 6, 2014, 10:48 pm
  63. Whatever happened with John C.? The Diabetic?

    Posted by Izzy | May 6, 2014, 11:23 pm
    • He was the one that absolutely hurt me the most . To be ignored by peers as a child and adult , to have Type 1 Diabetes and depression . As a mom I could not take seeing his dad back away from him . Not due to what John had going on . He was so depressed not out robbing banks .
      The last thing I ever saw related to him was that he gained 32 lbs but was still having issues . Poor sweet young man .

      Posted by marcy lily | May 28, 2014, 2:45 am
  64. John Tyrrell aka Dr Doom committed suicide by overdosing on pills.

    Posted by Brian | May 10, 2014, 5:06 pm
  65. I am interested to know about Brittany from S. 10 ep. 1. Does anyone have any information? Thanks!

    Posted by Amanda Ago | May 14, 2014, 4:55 pm
  66. I just watched the episode of Dillon. Season 3 episode 6. my DVR cut off the end, so I researched to find out his status. I saw the news article and some video regarding his suicide. What confused me was the person on the video that they had listed as his brother. But during the show, he was an only child. Any answers on that?amanda

    Posted by Amanda Krzyzanowski | May 19, 2014, 5:08 pm
    • I just watche the same episode as well, my dvr cut it short too. But to answer your question, it was his cousin that he called his little brother. Dillion briefly mentions it. Hope that helps. So sad to hear the outcome of his story.

      Posted by Dani | May 20, 2014, 1:38 pm
  67. Anyone know about both Ryans?
    Ryan #1 BMX kid addicted to heroin and benzos season 13 episode 9
    Ryan #2: Irish looking red head chef guy who was addicted to alcohol. season 9 episode 9

    Posted by Jessica | May 21, 2014, 4:54 pm
  68. I believe there’s a mistake above, confusing season 11’s “Sean”(Sean Messina) with Season 12’s Sean(also an alcoholic,) the hyperlink is from one to the other. I don’t believe season-12-Sean has died[although I’m curious as to what’s happened to him since he got sober.)

    Posted by cornishacid | May 25, 2014, 7:48 am
  69. I wish there was a way to look everyone up and see newer updates. Hubert was one of my favorites. I’m sure he stayed sober, but I couldn’t find anything on him. Does anyone know if there are any sites like this containing any updates?

    Posted by heather | May 27, 2014, 8:09 pm
  70. Addiction is a horrible disease my brother had addition issues abs is no longer with us. I guess no one can be abed until they want to be saved we tried and tried clinic after clinic. He was clean for a bit then would relapse, I wish I could wave a magic wand and help addicts but it comes from within.

    Posted by London | May 28, 2014, 8:24 am
  71. I am not sure of the episode but I was watching a rerun of Kelly the alcoholic with the dog O.D.? He was living under a bridge with his girlfriend at the beginning of the show he was in jail. The show also had a gentleman named Mark who lost his wife to cancer. Just was wondering if he ever got sober. Any information would be good….

    Posted by Misty Fennell | June 3, 2014, 6:34 pm
  72. I was just watching that episode about Kelly and was wondering the same. Where is he now?

    Posted by Jessica | June 4, 2014, 4:50 am
  73. Yes, I too am wondering about Kelly the young man with the dog O.D., Wondering.

    Posted by Pamela | June 4, 2014, 8:40 am
    • I do not think he got better or even wanted to . He lost his poor dog , the girlfriend left , jail …… He seemed like a ton of street kids I see and know . They are there because there are no rules . They all have home but would rather form street families and not live in conventional society .

      Posted by marcy lily | August 6, 2014, 2:42 am
  74. Does anyone know anything about Troy??? He’s the ex Mormon, meth addict, who found out he was HIV positive. I know he relasped once according to the follow up. But I believe that was 2013.

    Posted by Charice W | June 8, 2014, 11:36 pm
  75. Anyone knows how is Rachel, girl who lived in NY streets? And I really wonder what happened to Ryan but there wasnt really any info about him.

    Posted by Brit | June 15, 2014, 3:38 am
  76. Is Gabe V from 2009 intervention still alive & well? Im praying he is well!

    Posted by Ashli | June 17, 2014, 4:46 pm
    • I’m also wondering about Gabe V. I saw his update and which stated he relapsed once but was attending meetings again with his dad. His story was particularly difficult to watch. That was back in 2009, does anyone know how he’s doing? I hope he’s ok.

      Posted by Holly P | July 9, 2014, 10:19 pm
  77. I just watched Elena´s intervention a couple of nights ago, and it brought me to tears, she really touched my heart. Does anyone know how is she doing? I hope deep in my heart she is still very happy and healthy, she deserves it.

    Posted by Brit | June 19, 2014, 11:15 am
  78. I just watched Intervention episode on Donny for the 2nd time. I really want to know if he was able to get back on track after he relapsed? He had a loving wife and 5 children that looked like they all really loved him. I hope he was able to get help.

    Posted by ignoranceisbliss | July 7, 2014, 7:44 pm
  79. some of the episodes that are listed where people have passed away are not found under Amazon Prime this normal do they remove them when someone passes

    Posted by Trish Wyderka | August 6, 2014, 7:19 pm
  80. Do you guys know anything about Katie,the blonde girl with alcohol problems/bulimia?

    Posted by kremyy | August 15, 2014, 7:06 am
  81. Amy P. She suffered with bulimia.

    Posted by Anon | August 17, 2014, 6:39 pm
  82. Charles Michael Weimer from episode 62 passed away on March 10, 2014 (says Nexis Death Records Search)

    Posted by F | August 18, 2014, 11:36 am
  83. Does anyone know what happened with Sarah and Mikeal? I really felt for that family.

    Posted by Kristen | August 26, 2014, 10:58 pm
    • I don’t know what happened to Mikeal, but Sara is one of my friends. She lives in Texas now, after the show she relapsed and moved to Prescott, AZ for treatment. She moved to Texas from Prescott around a year and a half ago. She’s doing really well, has a boyfriend, and works with animals. I’m glad she’s doing so well, she’s really an amazing person. As far as I know her and Mikeal haven’t had contact since the show, but I could be wrong.

      Posted by Lexi | September 8, 2014, 12:59 pm
  84. Season 14 Episode 2 had me in tears. I can completely see why a mother would change so much and so drastically. Please give me an update on Dana, and does anyone know if they have a support link up to donate? Much appreciated.

    Posted by Shannon Ross | September 3, 2014, 6:52 am
  85. What ever happened to Dallas?

    Posted by Courtney | September 10, 2014, 1:27 pm
  86. Sad…but they’re in a much better place now. Trust me.

    Posted by Frances | September 11, 2014, 6:29 am
  87. I’ve been wondering about Dallas, too! I am re-watching the episodes on LMN and there are so many questions!

    Posted by Sandra | September 16, 2014, 6:11 pm
  88. What happened to the guy Josh who used to sleep in the same bed with his mother? Wow what a family!

    Posted by rick | September 17, 2014, 10:53 am
  89. Tragic stories. My heart goes out to the families.

    Posted by Carrie | September 23, 2014, 4:53 pm
  90. Might be repeating a question, however, what ever happened to Allison, the young lady who huffed?

    Posted by permdragginfly2 | September 26, 2014, 1:02 pm
  91. Hey guys, anyone know what happened to Jessie, the medical doctor hopeful who suffered from Bulimia? I believe the programme said she was from Oregon. I always wondered how she was doing

    Posted by Michelle | September 30, 2014, 3:03 pm
  92. Just watched the Ivan and Dorothy episode. Comments at the end say that Ivan relapsed after 5 months and resumed using PCP. Any updates on him? Wondering if he’s finally sober.

    Posted by julie | October 4, 2014, 8:18 pm
  93. What happened to Gabe from Season 1 episode 2, whose episode seems to have been taken out of all circulation?

    Posted by Tim | October 7, 2014, 6:56 pm
  94. I’m an alcoholic struggling with the recent loss off my mother. Also my brother committed suicide a little over four years ago. I’m breaking inside.

    Posted by Brad Schreiner | October 14, 2014, 8:07 pm
    • Brad, I am so sorry for you. Please, get help and find someone to talk to.

      Posted by Jennifer montalbano | October 19, 2014, 2:24 pm
    • Brad, I am sorry for your loss. Your pain is very raw right now. Hold the memory of your mom and your brother and seek help. There are people who can help. You can continue with your life and eventually hold memories that you find comforting. But right now, PLEASE find help. AA, call your county social services, if you have insurance, call them. Live your life in the moment until you can live one day at a time. Hold yourself gently, you cannot go around the pain, you gotta go through it, but you do not have go through is alone. Prayers your way, Melody

      Posted by Melody Royal | November 5, 2014, 12:35 am
  95. Brad I am so sorry. Please keep fighting..nothing could be harder but believe there are people out there, even complete strangers:), who care about you. <<33

    Posted by Gina | October 15, 2014, 11:29 am
  96. Does anyone know a current update on Dana – aired 07/14/2013. Just wanted to know if she is doing well and has custody of her son, the only survivor.

    Posted by Melissa | October 15, 2014, 1:15 pm
  97. Sebastian passed away from a heart attack. He was clean though.

    Posted by Nate | October 22, 2014, 12:03 am
    • So very sad to hear about Sebastian!!!!!!! As a reovering opiate addict, Sebastian and Marcel really pulled at my heart strings. I have daughters close in age, that were inseperable like these 2.
      I was inquiring about that crazy girl Cristy and saw the update. I’m so glad for his family that he got clean!!!!! But how unbelievably unfair!!!!!!!! He changed his life, got clean, was living a good life and still was taken from most likely to effects of the damage due to his addiction.
      To Sebastian, I hope you are at peace in Heaven!!!!!! You are a beautiful soul, and have made a difference in many peoples lives. May God bless and keep you, Amen.
      Does anyone know how Mafcel is doing?

      Posted by Patti Bailey | December 14, 2014, 8:24 am
  98. I’m trying to reach out to Dallas, Jessa and Marcel ❤️ Please help me reach out to these beautiful wonderful people

    Posted by Deja | October 23, 2014, 10:15 am
  99. One source claims it was a stroke.

    Posted by cmh047@gmail.com | October 23, 2014, 11:09 am
  100. Im wodering about Kaila who was anorexic. She had left treatment and only said she was living with her grandma but nothing on how she was doing. They had given her 2 days to live when she went to treatment.

    Posted by christie | October 23, 2014, 7:59 pm
  101. It appears that Mike actually died in September 2010. I found his episode so moving and the fact that financial constraints ultimately stood between him and a healthy, happy life devastating. Here’s his obituary: http://ironcountytoday.com/view/full_story/9456284/article-Michael-K-Fisher

    Posted by HM | October 23, 2014, 10:05 pm
  102. Seems Kaila begs for money from strangers & slams her parents on her FB page….not surprised at all.
    Some call her out on her selfish, manipulative actions.

    Posted by funnyasaheartattack | October 24, 2014, 8:21 pm
    • I found her fb page after I wrote that. It’s sad, she still looks way to skinny but what even more sad is there are girls that write her saying they wish they looked like her. Smh

      Posted by christie | October 25, 2014, 7:44 am
  103. Here’s her fundraiser page: http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/moving-on-with-living/80065

    Goal of $252,000? Really?

    Posted by Lynn | October 25, 2014, 6:59 am
  104. She was one episode where at the end I felt angry at her instead of sympathetic..sorry.

    Posted by Gina | October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm
  105. I agree too. Infuriating.

    Posted by Lynn | October 27, 2014, 5:09 am
  106. She stated, “I’m not asking for a handout, I’m asking for a handup.”. Well, she can get a loan like the rest of us did to pay for our education. She declined the help that was very generously offered to her. She made her choice. Having empathy for her is very challenging, to say the least.

    Posted by Sandra | October 27, 2014, 5:48 pm
  107. Does anyone know what became of Michael of the Brooks , Ian and Michael episode? I know they said Brooks got married and Michael relapsed, but curious to know how hes doing. Also , anyone know Adam, Alissa’ s bf from the Alissa and Brian ep?

    Posted by Natalie | October 28, 2014, 9:17 pm
    • My prayers and deepest sympathy go,out to John C’s parents on his passing. His Intervention espisode was so sad it made me cry. My heart just ached for he and his parents…gut wrenching.

      Posted by Sara | November 12, 2014, 4:46 pm
  108. UPDATE ON PEOPLE FROM INTERVENTION! Ashley from Las Vegas (addicted to black tar and xanax) is doing great! She still lives in vegas but has remained clean. Rachel from NYC who was homeless, now lives in Cali and had a brief relapse. She is clean from everything except pot. Last time I have heard anything, Sarah and Mikael are clean, and are not dating. And Cristy, the meth addict, is saying she is clen except alcohol, but I don’t think she is. She is also expecting a baby boy soon. Hope I answered some people’s questions!

    Posted by Ashlyn Farrell | November 11, 2014, 10:30 pm
  109. Did it ever occur to anyone that the intervention could be the cause of some of the deaths? It can be seen as the final display of conditional love, as it was for me. My family held one over a year ago, and though I am doing absolutely great, I do not have a relationship with any of them. They communicated clearly that their love was dependent on my behavior. It has been a traumatic year dealing with that. I am certain that suicide would be tempting.

    Posted by Rebecca Sander | November 12, 2014, 2:13 pm
    • I’m not sure you understand the difference between love and enabling. A family can love and support a person and their recovery, without loving or supporting a destructive behavior or addiction. That isn’t conditional love. Saying they won’t do certain things including have anything to do with a person as long as they are using is not a sign of conditional love. It is simply allowing that person to reach their bottom. It is making their problem truly, their problem. It is often self preservation. Cutting themselves off from the consequences our actions have cause they aren’t only our consequences. They hurt everyone who loves us too. So those people sometimes have to step aside and let us pick ourselves up. It’s not a bad thing that they’re doing to us, at least not as long as they do it the way they do it in Intervention. If your family did something else and twisted the whole thing, that might have gone wrong, but the show actually has great odds of survival and they do a great job. They save lives. There is no conditional love taking place there.

      Posted by Hannah | December 7, 2014, 7:22 pm
  110. Rebecca – it sounds like you feel your family’s love was conditional. That must be a horrible feeling :(

    The thing is, you can LOVE someone, and not accept or support their behaviors/continued use. What does love have to do with paying for a car or giving them money for drugs (as we have seen in many cases on the show)?
    Cutting off money, setting boundaries, and kicking someone out of the house makes the user recognize the consequences of their actions.

    Guilt and co-dependency keeps people from getting the help they need. I don’t think anyone has said “I won’t LOVE you anymore if you don’t go to rehab”. It means they love you SO much, and they cannot continue to create an environment that keeps/kept you from getting clean.

    You do not know me, but please know I will keep you in my thoughts and I am rooting for you! ((( HUG )))

    Posted by Sandra | November 12, 2014, 3:52 pm
  111. Congrats Rebecca on your journey!

    Idk….I think there is a difference between “conditional” love & enabling. Its a tough place to be…watching your addicted loved one spiral into the abyss because you love them or love them enough to make them help themselves. No judgment…just a conversation starter. What are your thoughts considering you have been through it?

    Posted by funnyasaheartattack | November 12, 2014, 6:18 pm
  112. Article and semi-recent update on Jennifer (Allson) of Arizona. She seems to be doing well; looking well; and more importantly, feeling well. Blessings!


    Posted by CosamMel | November 21, 2014, 11:26 pm
    • i recently spoke with Donny on Facebook (he was season 7 I believe). He is not clean, though he will tell you he is, he also will tell you he’s not working & scraping metal for money. We spoke on the phone and he was high, and I couldn’t understand him. He was mumbling his words and talking about people being after him. Quite sad because he seemed to be doing so well after the intervention.

      Posted by Kelslynnluns | November 24, 2014, 12:23 am
    • Thank you for the update! I live nearby and enjoyed reading about her success. I am looking into volunteering with this organization as well.

      Posted by mikalabug | December 13, 2014, 11:44 pm
  113. Nik from season 5 just passed away this last Saturday. I grew up with nik he was a great guy and will be missed by all.

    Posted by Bruce | December 1, 2014, 1:23 pm
  114. Anyone have information on Dallas? The only things I could find are the threads below. Last one is from her sister right after the show was shot.




    Posted by Sean | December 1, 2014, 9:59 pm
  115. In Mastic, NY. I saw the man Donald who was a boxer who broke up with his grlfriend because he relapsed. He was in their early 30s in the show. A very nice troubled young man who didn’t find what he enjoyed in life. Anyways he looked ok. I think he was here to visit his kid. I had heard he went to Florida. I was going to befriend him but that would have led to hitting me up for money. Lets hope hes clean.

    Posted by Allen Fedorick | December 12, 2014, 3:57 pm
  116. I did some searching and cannot find any information about Nik Buckmaster. RIP :(

    Posted by Sandra | December 15, 2014, 4:23 pm

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