Two women struggle to quit bizarre coping mechanisms that are doing them more harm than good. Aspiring manicurist, Kayliah, can't stop eating emery boards. While Emily's hair pulling may hurt her chances to be an actress.
Two young people hope boxing will help them overcome the challenges of growing up in Detroit. Shante's temper helps her win in the ring but causes her nothing but trouble outside of it. Mooka tries to balance boxing with girls.
Two women are so ashamed of their hair they'll do anything to make it disappear. Aspiring stylist, Rachel, keeps her damaged locks hidden under a wig. Kristine is repulsed by her own body hair and going into debt to remove it.
Three young adults are caught in a life-or-death struggle when their heroin addiction begins to consume their lives. With an overpowering urge to maintain their high, they face pressure to escape addiction's grip and get clean.
"Two young women tell their boyfriends to make a change or lose them. Massiel tries to stick to her threat to walk away if her boyfriend doesn\'t stop criticizing her while Amela tries to get her boyfriend to change careers.
"Young people find it difficult to move on from past relationships while working with their exes. Corey takes a job at his ex\'s hair salon to be close to her. Jessica helps her ex publish his book even though he\'s dating again.
Teenagers' lives are forever changed with the introduction of step-parents into their families. Ali and Robyn strive to maintain their relationships with their parents while Fernando struggles to bond with his new siblings.
Two young people struggle in the dire straits of poverty. Quincy, a former drug dealer, struggles to provide for his family without resorting to criminal means, while Courtney strives to prevent her family's imminent eviction.
The need to keep caffeinated begins to threaten these young people's well-being. Leandra and Adam need to kick their habit to regain their health and independence. Crystal's habit puts her baby's health on the line as well.
Young adults struggle to keep their lives in order as their addiction to marijuana heightens. AmyBeth smokes to keep her anxiety down, Amere faces the demand to quit his 8-blunt a day habit cold turkey, and Troy faces jail time.
Two sets of friends are pushed to the brink by insults and betrayals and are now on the verge of splitting up. They thought they would be friends forever, but now they're drifting apart. Can they salvage their relationships?
From the unusual to the intense, and the hilarious to the shocking, True Life showcases young people's unique stories. Catch up with your favorite characters from the past to find out how their stories are continuing to unfold.
Two people deal with living with former flames. A girl lives with her ex-lover so he can help with bills and raising their son. A guy shares his place with his ex, even though the arrangement doesn't sit well with new girl.
Rocky, previously featured in "True Life: I'm Uncomfortable with My New Body" is still unhappy with his body. He gets a second chance with a life coach who helps him conquer the problems he was unable to solve on his own.
Three young people overdo healthy eating: a girl who eats only raw food for two years, a guy who fears that eating impure food causes cancer and a girl's whose social life crumbles due to her increasingly rigid eating habits.
Utterly consumed by their sexual desires, two young people's lives are in disarray. A girl keeps begging her boyfriend to make love but is never satisfied. A young man’s multiple partners habit prevents him from finding love.
Justin and Terry are registered sex offenders who live their everyday lives under major restrictions. Both men are reminded of their past mistakes as they carry around a stigma that could last their entire lives.
Kristyn is forced to move back home after her health care costs spiral out of control. Matthew is determined not to let the disease stop his partying. Jen is finding it difficult to control her symptoms while pregnant.
High School wrestling is like no other sport. Those who devote themselves to it often say a typical season falls somewhere in between torture and pure hell. Losing is not an option at Lake Stevens High.
Two college students struggle with the difficult challenge of revealing their sexual orientation to their friends and families. With the fear of rejection on their mind, they bravely seek acceptance from their loved ones.
"Young people cope with working for their parents. Nikki has to take marching orders from both her mother and her ex, Allie wants to take over her father\'s car dealership, while Lee longs to break away from his family\'s business.