Iyanla Vanzant Helps A Crystal Meth Addict Face His Family (VIDEO)

11/08/2013 11:23 am ET
  • OWN

Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant traveled to Chicago to help a 28-year-old crystal meth addict named Shannon, whose drug abuse has led to three overdoses and high-risk sex that threatens his future. Before Shannon can begin healing, Vanzant must get him to come clean about the full extent of his addiction as well as help the family accept Shannon as a gay man. In the above clip from "Iyanla: Fix My Life," Shannon and his parents talk face-to-face and begin the emotional conversation that will help them begin to move forward.

"Mom, is he okay in this family?" Vanzant asks Shannon's mother, Judy.

"Yes he is," Judy says. "I'm looking at Shannon, the man, and I'm proud of you."

Shannon, who has been receiving financial support from his family and has admitted to using that money for his drug habit, becomes emotional. "You worked really hard for us and you continue to work hard for us," he says to his parents. "And sometimes it hurts because I have treated you guys so poorly. I would say forgive me for hurting you guys for all these years, for the lies, for not trusting in you and seeing how powerful you guys are as individuals and as a family that you can help me."

Shannon's father, Cliff, stands up. "You're forgiven," Cliff says as he embraces his son.

Watching the two embrace, a tearful Judy says, "That was a long time coming."

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

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