SEASON 3, EPISODE 306 | AIRED ON 11/10/13
Life coach Iyanla Vanzant travels to Chicago to help Shannon, a 28-year-old crystal meth addict who is in denial about the full extent and destructive power of his addiction. Shannon's drug abuse has led to three overdoses as well as high-risk sex, and it threatens his life unless he can accept the gravity of the situation and get help. Iyanla also works with Shannon's mother, father and sister, who are concerned about him but, in many ways, have enabled his downward spiral by supporting him financially while he was hitting rock bottom. Before Shannon can get back on track, Iyanla must get him to come clean to himself and his family about the full extent of his addiction. Only after this happens can the mistrust and lies stop and the healing begin. Iyanla shows Shannon a path to a brighter future, but ultimately it us up to him whether he can overcome his addiction.
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