Brothers Tom and John, the themes of tonight’s season 19 episode of A&E’s Intervention, had been as soon as lively of their household’s tree-cutting enterprise. Now, they’re each hooked on heroin and dwelling on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey,
The official synopsis for tonight’s episode reads: “John and Tom are brothers who spent their early life working with their dad and mom and grandparents in a profitable enterprise. Whereas they gave the impression to be an in depth knit, hard-working household, a darkish household historical past of drug abuse entrapped the brothers. Their mom realizes that with out assist, all may very well be misplaced.”
Within the promo above, an habit counselor talks to Tom and John’s household about simply how troublesome it’s for folks to return from a household of addicts as a result of they’re a lot extra predisposed to substance abuse. She tells them how vital it’s for Tom and John to not be round individuals who speak about abusing medicine, as a result of it’ll simply “combine them up” and make them need to use.
“I’m not making an attempt to place a foul label on these things, however I’m saying that if you happen to come from a household of habit, the place folks change into addicts and so they can not cease, you gotta look ahead to all the things that you just do,” she tells the household. “They need to know, and also you guys have to grasp, that this discuss and this household and this habits, is just not okay. All it’s going to do is combine them up and hurt them.”
She continues, telling them simply how harmful it’s for heroin addicts to depart remedy: “Once we do interventions on heroin addicts, it’s a harmful prospect. They go, they get detoxed, they get higher, all the things appears okay, they get clear, they determine they need to go away remedy, they shoot up as a lot as they had been capturing up after they had been at their backside, after which they die. It isn’t joke. We’re speaking life and loss of life right here.”
In Contact Weekly shared an unique sneak peek of tonight’s episode, which exhibits John and Tom’s dad and mom exclaiming how good, gifted and hard-working each of the boys was earlier than they turned hooked on heroin.
“My youthful boy ‘John-John’ is sensible, very good. Mainly, he may do something he needed to if he simply put his thoughts to it, you realize?” the brothers’ father, John Sr., says within the clip. Their mom agrees, and says each had a vibrant future with the household enterprise earlier than they fell into a lifetime of drug abuse and homelessness.
“Thomas was the sweetest little boy. Loving, liked his household. Took care of his little brother, took care of me. Was all the time only a caretaker.” She continued, “My children noticed their future within the household enterprise. The boys had been so pleased with the household enterprise. I imply, since they had been toddlers.”
John Sr. gushed on the In Contact clip that his son Thomas was “nice child. Good child. Laborious-worker. Sadly, medicine got here into the scenario, and my youthful sons are each hooked on heroin.”
Will John and Tom get the assistance they should get clear and begin over? Tune in tonight at 8/7c on A&E to search out out.
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