Intervention: Tressa – Follow up

Finally a follow up to Tressa’s Intervention story!

I while back I blogged about Tressa from an episode of A&E’s Intervention. She’s an amazing woman and athlete who traded in her dreams of being an Olympic shot-put champion for IV meth use.

If you haven’t already seen it, I recommend watching the video of Tressa’s Intervention.

Recently, A&E posted a follow up on Tressa and I am elated to know that Tressa has been sober since October 12, 2007; and she has stayed sober since. She is currently in a relationship and is working as a high school athletics coach. She admits that as an addict she was scared of being sober and leaving the life she knew behind, but she goes on to say that she “breathed a sigh of relief” when she walked into the room and saw Candy Finnigan and her entire loving family sitting there; she knew she was in for a change – more importantly: She was ready.

Tressa again has dreams and aspirations. She is training to make an athletic “come-back” and wants to someday open a treatment facility. With her experience and sober life as an example, I am sure she can help transform many lives.

I am so happy for Tressa and her family and I wish them the very best.


  • RiRi

    Luv ur feedback(& ur Hotmess screen name!) !! YOU can Love a Woman & GOD @ the Same Time!!! Go get ‘em Tiger!! There is Only One judge… Gd Lk bebe, keep livin’ ma.. 

  • RiRi

    Well Said Marisa!!! We cannot nor are able to judge,,, only Him… She & your sister are born & loved as they are!!! :-)

  • Lizz

     I wish you the best, I saw that show and you seemed to be so real, not like most of the others on that show. Addiction is a disease and some people will just never get that. It saddens me in this day and age that people still don’t understand sexuality issues. Be yourself, you are obviously a very good person under the addiction, hold your head up and be thankful of the great accomplishments you have made in life, I mean how many people have been in the Olympics??? Keep striving and working hard…
    Don’t know you but that particular show just touched me.

    Lizz

  • brenda

    You leech off people and steal from them when they get tired of giving. Addiction is one thing, having no morals is another. Judging by all the postings about you Kudos to the girl in New York who is holding you accountable for robbing her.

    To the girl in New York : If I understand correctly, Tressa pawned stuff she stole from New York in Omaha. That is interstate and Tressa can be charged under Federal Law. Contact the Feds Girl !

  • Blythe
  • Blythe

    Invite her to your house

  • Karen

    I saw in the local newspaper that Tressa was arrested for jacking the only hardware store in Bloomfield NE. After seeing that I called someone who was bound to know if this really occured. Apparently Tressa and her girlfriend emptied out the stock room in Hefners Hardware in Bloomfield where friends of hers lived upstairs with a infant. the poor people in the apartment had to immediately move out.

    Guess the girl in NY who is trying to make people aware is really telling the truth!

  • phatom

    U might want to look in the mirror! U don’t even know her I do! Say that to her face!! U get the fukd knockd out!!!

  • Blythe Cozza

    A says she’d like to see that . Tah Tah for now – see you in court . You can pick which one , of the three .

    By the by – your illiterate Ash , you can’t even spell or punctuate .

    FOCUS Metholeptic Kluckophobic

  • Stunner truth

    Incarcerated at Lincoln NE Correctional facility – enable that Jim

  • URWORSTNIGHTMARE

    BLYTHE COZZA U ARE REDICULOUS LMFAO…. DO YOU HAVE A LIFE?

  • URWORSTNIGHTMARE

    I have to tell you that the photo your speaking of is a photo shop edited photo which blythe cozza AKA Tressas stalker has uploaded. You really have no idea. Thanks.

  • URWORSTNIGHTMARE

    WHERE IS UR LIFE? WHY MUST IT REVOLVE AROUND TRESSA. SHE CLEARLY DOESNT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU. WHAT A FUCKING LOSER YOU MUST BE. OMG

  • URWORSTNIGHTMARE

    NICE PHOTO SHOP WORK U DO THERE….U MUST HAVE NO LIFE!! SOMEONE OF YOUR SORT MUST HAVE TO STALK AND HARRASS PEOPLE FOR ATTENTION EEH? WHAT A LOSER YOU HAVE GOT TO BE AND ALL THEM FALSE REPORTS OF THEFT YOU HAVE FILED….BOY I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE FEDS DECIDE TO DO WITH YOU!!

  • Rmk

    Tessa just got sent to prison for this. I was in court today and witnessed it first hand.

  • Stunner Truth

    Wow

  • Stunner Truth
  • guest

    Saw Tressa’s intervention and was appalled by the comments her father made. What difference does her sexual preference make…..it doesn’t. I wish her nothing but the best in her struggle to stay sober, and would love to see her make her athletic ‘come back’. Good Luck Tressa and don’t let some of these no minds bother you, consider the source. Stay strong!!!

  • Steven

    I have to say this Blythe cozza u guys have been hearing about is a complete nut job, I have watched her make up obscene stories about tressa and watched her make false reports of theft and fraud. And for those who are wondering yeh she doesn’t have a life, I watched her cancel tressas car insurance acting as tressa and have watched her make tressas life much worse than it already is, if anybody has any questions I will gladly answer them

  • Stunner Truth

    My personal favorite on this subject is Tressas Twittering ~ It speaks for itself !

  • Mike

    Yeah, that book never happened.

  • Blythe

    Yes it did – if you had any literary ability what so ever ,I would send you the URL .

  • Stunnertruth

    Where is Ami Jo – tweaking ?