And the last episode had a drunk (severe drunk, not too old) on it. I think the premise is they go to the doctor for tests and show what their drug of choice is doing to their body. The guy, Ryan, went in for testing and had pancreatitis and a swollen liver plus an old hip injury which wouldn't heal b/c he drank so much. So he goes into rehab and they (spoiler alert) announce "Ryan died 17 days into rehab" no explanation as to why. Did anyone see this? Is there a discussion somewhere else saying what happened? Suicide? Sneak out and binge to death? Liver failure? The facility fuck up on the withdrawal treatment? What?
Nobody watched it?
I would have if I'd known about it
I would also like to know what happened. It was the weirdest thing ever. He seemed to have Huntington's or something. Was that addressed?
Just goes to show that rehab is more dangerous than drugs.
ryan should have never been sent to rehab - ever. Because of his severe addiction, he should have been hospitalized for detox. It seems they put him in a room and a bed and proceeded with "therapy". No wonder he died in 17 days. I've yet to hear he was hospitalized, only sent to a treatment center in San Diego. Huge fail!!
So even NATGEO is going the reality tv route nowadays s any cable channel safe?
Junkies are cheap and don't demand residuals, R6.
Expect "Guess What I have in my pocket" to become a real show within the next five years. People will tune in.
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Is the show online anywhere? It doesn't appear to be OnDemand, at least not on my cable provider.
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I'm still very curious as to what happened to Ryan. Also, it seemed like his grandpa was missing from the scattering of the ashes. Maybe b/c they climbed up into the hills but it seemed weird since he lived with his grandpa who seemed like a sweet guy.
Did he have pancreatitis? Pancreatitis can be deadly if not treated in a timely fashion. If he had recurrent bouts of it, it's very possible that his sudden detox caused another flare-up.
I am only guessing, of course. But that's a real danger.
Looks like his full name was Ryan Rogers. Also seems that he was in a rehab facility in San Diego.
Someone get to searching for obituaries. I'm googling...
Looks like the rehab fucked up and he had a heart attack. Here's the ex-girlfriend's FB. He was really cute. So was she. Looks like HS sweethearts. She said he'd only been drinking heavily for 5 years. Scary.
Thank you so much for the info. I was wondering myself and found this page.
People willingly ignore that sometimes the cure, the medicine, or the path to a healthier living can kill you in some rare cases. Otherwise people would use it as an excuse not to change detrimental (mental) health issues that crept into their lives.
That's racist the delicate word for that is African American.
This is sounding like the show f-ed up. Throw the guy in Rehab and film it. No clues at all about drug addiction, the actual point of their show.
What, they never heard of Methadone Clinics?
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For anyone interested, they replay this on natgeo all the time. I am a recovering alcoholic and this show pretty much saved my life. As far as rehab being worse than the disease, I don't feel that's the case. He was medically detoxed but the damage was done. They said repeatedly during the show that they didn't know how much time he had left. There is a chance that he could have kept going but no one can know for sure if he would have died on that particular day continuing to drink.
This story will always have a place in my heart and life. Remember I am only 1 drink away from being "Ryan"
i was upset to find out ryan died,i want to know the story how did he die/bet they fucked up at rehad ,he should of been put stright into hospital
Ryan died of Alcoholism. He had a heart attack 17 days into rehab. As it painfully showed in the episode his body was shutting down and deteriorating.
I am an alcoholic, as others have stated his story saves lives. I went and detoxed in a rehab clinic. Most clinics are also hospitals. The sad fact is that many people die of this disease. The body will die with and with out the drug. That is the way it happens.
While I was in rehab, many people struggled with detox, some people never recovered.
Does anyone know how old he was? I have a close friend who has been drinking heavily since her mother died almost five years ago. She will be thirty this year. I'm worried about her and she has tried to stop many times unsuccessfully.
Hi I am from holland and have seen this and I only can think about him!!I don't understand it!they should haved help him in the beginning not after 3 years! His grandad was right!his mother and ex not!!he would have live longer but because off them he is not!!
I saw this right now, on NG channel in Portugal. Ryan was 28 years old. May he rest in peace and may he be an example to say no to alcohol abuse.
I used to watch a show starring a coroner, Dr G. Is that show still on? I'm in a different cable zone than when I watched it. I remember she did an autopsy on an African American woman who was a binge drinker. Dr G said binge drinkers had worse liver/pancreatic problems than "regular" alcoholics because they would bombard their system with a lot of liquor all at once.
i just saw the episode in Kenya. what really happened at the rehab? dont they have medical doctors and heart specialists on site? seemed like such a great ending and light at the end of the tunnel. then he dies. so bad. rip ryan. u were a great guy.