A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others.
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 Akani Cuesta (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 William Banks (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Melissa Banks (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Arnie Swenton (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Lula Banks (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Ben Banks (19 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Darnell McDowell (13 episodes, 2008)
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A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others.

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Sometimes your only hope is someone who's been there before

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My view on "The Cleaner"
14 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I began watching this show with the very first episode. I maybe would have not given it much thought, however, my husband has been in recovery from addiction for about 14 months now. He loves the show and can relate to so many of the addicts Mr. Banks helps. It is real for him. I like the show and can relate with the families of the addict. My husband and I have been married 25 years and addiction has been a major struggle in both our families for most of our lives. This show is a wonderful look at both sides of the addiction. Not only the addict but also the affects it has on the family member dealing with the addict... I will look forward to many more episodes of The Cleaner. God bless William Banks for saying, I'm not gonna take it anymore... My husband would love to meet the man behind the show. Is there a way???


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