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Jonah Johnston

Here's a 2022 Update on Jonah From '7 Little Johnston's After His Drug-Induced Health Scare

Michelle Stein - Author
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Aug. 23 2022, Updated 9:51 p.m. ET

Since March 2015, TLC fans have watched Trent and Amber Johnston, along with their five children, navigate life as a family of little people on 7 Little Johnstons. The Johnston kids have practically grown up before our eyes — though some have matured faster than others.

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The eldest Little JohnstonJonah — got his first taste of freedom after he moved out of his parent's house last season. However, the penultimate episode of Season 11 suggested that the now 22-year-old car salesman might need a little more supervision.

Episode 7, entitled "Coming Clean," documented the aftermath of the reality star's drug-induced health scare. But what happened to Jonah? Is he okay now? Here's an update.

Jonah Johnston
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Jonah Johnston

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What happened to Jonah on '7 Little Johnstons'?

Last season, Jonah made the shocking admission that he experimented with a drug called Delta 8. As a result, he suffered some pretty scary side effects.

"Yesterday, we received a phone call from Jonah that was, you know, rather disturbing," Amber said in a confessional. "We could definitely tell that something was off."

Amber continued: "It turns out that Jonah had taken Delta 8, which is a [strain of] synthetic marijuana, and had a really bad reaction to it. It's a substance that's not regulated by the FDA or the government or anything, and it's perfectly legal."

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Jonah Johnston
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Jonah Johnston

While on the phone with Trent, Jonah started slurring his words, saying he didn't know where he was, and expressing he was scared. "I was eventually able to get Jonah to send me a screenshot of a map telling me where he was, exactly," Trent said.

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Ultimately, Trent and Amber were able to locate Jonah and safely take him back home. They sat down with him to recount more details from the terrifying incident after he had sobered up. That's when Jonah explained how traumatic it was for him, and that he didn't plan on using Delta 8 again moving forward.

But is he making good on his promise to stay on the straight and narrow? Fans have their suspicions following the Season 12 premiere of 7 Little Johnstons.

What is Jonah Johnston up to now? A 2022 health update on the TLC reality star.

Following Jonah's health scare, 7 Little Johnstons returned to the small screen for Season 12 on Tuesday, Aug. 16. In the premiere, the Johnstons celebrated the family matriarch's 43rd birthday. Unfortunately, one sibling showed up late to the party.

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Viewers noticed that Jonah's behavior has been erratic as of late — and it hasn't gone unnoticed by his parents, who feel like his actions are a cry for help.

Apparently, they might be right. Jonah confessed in the premiere, "I'm living with a friend and that's going okay. [My girlfriend] Ashley and I have been dating for a little over three years — it could be better. Work's not going well at all."

By the end of the episode, Trent and Amber suggest that it's time to come back home despite kicking him out months earlier. Amber told Jonah, "We're gonna pack you up and move you back home.”

Hopefully, his recent change in environment will allow Jonah to turn over a new leaf!

Catch new episodes of 7 Little Johnstons on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.

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