Medical Condition: Twerking Addiction and It's Intervention

Twerking has been around since 1933 but reached its peak popularity when Miley Cyrus, a famous celebrity introduced the dance move.

It is an act of dancing involving one’s buttocks to be moved in a circular, side by side or up and down motion. Surely, thousands of people caught on and spread it like wildfire on Youtube, and social media websites.

However, these resulted to a number of unfortunate stories of addiction.

Medical Condition: Twerking Addiction and It's Intervention

Stevie, is just one of the victims of twerking. According to her mother, it started when she attended the hip hop dance class. She then saw the viral video when she was visiting her grandmother and just tried to imitate it. They had no idea how it would affect her and their family.

She would uncontrollably shake her bottoms while in the kitchen, doing the laundry, inside the garage, while gassing up the car or even outside the neighborhood. For her parents and her brother, it was totally heartbreaking seeing her change every time she can’t resist to twerk when the music is on. From a straight A student, a church volunteer and a respectful daughter, she became a twerking addict.

Finally, the intervention happened.


The intervention was definitely not easy but little by little, it changed Stevie’s mind. She was given one last chance to twerk after agreeing to go get some professional help in Safe Passages Center. She recovered from her obsession and soon got addicted to heroin and meth. For now, everyone is hoping that the family twerked apart will now get back together back to normal.