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'Intervention': Son's Attempted Suicide Not Enough To Get Mom Off Of Crack Cocaine (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/31/2012 2:07 am Updated: 01/31/2012 10:03 am

Only a teenager, Bradley has watched his mother Suzon go from being a classic modern-day soccer mom to a crack addict selling prescription drugs to pay for her next score. She had become addicted to crack cocaine only two years before, and in that time any normalcy in her life had been completely lost.

On "Intervention" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on A&E), Bradley revealed that the situation at home had gotten so difficult for him emotionally that he had attempted suicide a year ago.

Even worse, the incident only sobered his mother for two months before she relapsed back into her addiction. "That couldn't even bring her to her knees, to see her son literally almost dead," he said. If that wasn't her rock bottom, how were they going to possibly help her?

To make matters even more difficult, Suzon's mother had a lot of resentment toward her daughter. The anger she got from her mother pushed Suzon's stress levels, which led her to use drugs. Thinking about having chosen drugs over her three children caused Suzon to use. This intervention was possibly her last chance to end the vicious cycle.

Her mother tried to hijack the intervention itself and make it about her, but fortunately, this time there was a professional, Candy Finnigan, on-hand to try and keep her focused -- as well as suggesting that she may well be co-dependent. Because of that, Suzon was convinced to go to rehab, and now appeared to be well on her way to getting her life and family back.

After a failed suicide attempt of her own after Suzon's intervention, her mother wound up in therapy and is learning how better to cope with her emotions and relationships as well.

"Intervention" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on A&E.

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