Deadliest Catch Captain Struggles With Deadly Disease
Discovery Channel’s hit show, Deadliest Catch, shined light on the topic of addiction in the latest episode. The show is a documentary reality series that focuses on Alaskan crab fisherman. This is a very dangerous profession and the show centers on how the work the fishermen do affects their lives.
Captain Elliott Neese was the center of this past week’s episode. It seemed as if his mental state was being affected by the stress of the job, but it was later revealed that he was actually struggling with a heroin addiction. On this episode, he reached his breaking point and handed off his duties to his best mate. Since the episode has aired, Neese stated that he did complete treatment and has a new outlook on life. The show also touched on how addiction is prevalent in the fishing community.
Addiction is a true struggle for millions of people. The disease does not discriminate. It can affect anyone, even people on television.