Intervention

Continuing Sunday / 9:00pm A&E 40 min.
Intervention profiles people who are losing the battle with their addictions, and whose friends and families feel the only remaining option is to hold an intervention. Each documentary follows the lives of these addicts, taking an unflinching look at the impact of their addictions on their everyday lives, all the while the addicts are unaware that an intervention is being planned. Each airing ends with the friends, family and a professional interventionist urging the addict to get treatment. If the individual should choose treatment, the addict immediately enters a widely respected treatment facility.

Season 17

1 Episodes

Tanisha 17x01
Jul 31 2017

Season 16

13 Episodes

Robert 16x13
Jan 31 2017
Todd 16x12
Todd was a successful house flipper from a prominent real estate family who was on track to take over the family business, but when the housing market collapsed in 2009, Todd lost everything. Financially busted, Todd moved his wife and daughter into his parents’ home and began to work for them. But two severe construction accidents led him to painkillers and ultimately to dependency. When Todd’s wife divorced him, he shifted to meth and his addiction careened out of control. His close-knit family is devastated as they watch their “Golden Boy” fall apart before their eyes. Donna Chavous is Todd’s Interventionist.
Jan 24 2017
Diana 16x11
In three years, Diana’s alcoholism has gotten so bad that it has led her to being diagnosed with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, an alcohol-related brain disorder, which recently landed her in the hospital with temporary paralysis and a feeding tube… which she poured vodka into! Diana’s addiction has destroyed her career, her relationships, and now her health. Her parents know that if she doesn’t get help now, she won’t live to celebrate her 30th birthday. Ken Seeley is Diana’s Interventionist.
Jan 17 2017
Jasmine 16x10
Jasmine was extremely close to her grandparents, Reg and Pauline, so when Pauline suddenly passed away, Jasmine couldn’t cope and turned to opioids to erase the pain. Amazingly, Jasmine got control of her addiction and her life gained some new additions: a new career, a new boyfriend and a new baby. But when her relationship became abusive, Jasmine descended back into drugs. After losing custody of her three-year-old son, her use escalated to smoking fentanyl, a habit that costs her $1200 a day. As her family readies themselves for the intervention, they get devastating news: Reg has cancer. (Canadian produced.)
Jan 03 2017
Robby 16x09
Five years ago Robby came out to his wife of twenty-nine years and two sons as transgender, exploding their world and Robby’s own in the process. Already a heavy drinker, Robby’s drinking intensified after coming out. Now, terrified of losing her wife, and being alone for the first time in her life, Robby has become a blackout drunk, downing up to forty ounces of vodka a day. Once a fun-loving partier, Robby has become increasingly violent when drunk. The family fears for Robby’s safety as well as their own. Without an intervention, Robby is in danger of losing her family forever. (Canadian produced.)
Dec 27 2016
Sturgill was a promising young golden gloves boxer and wrestler who dreamed of the Olympics. He was also an academically gifted pre-med student. But a broken arm and multiple surgeries led to a pain pill addiction, which soon turned to heroin. Now, Sturgill's drug habit includes a dangerous combination of Methadone, benzos and alcohol. His family fears that he's on the verge of mixing that one fatal dose. Sylvia Parsons is Sturgill's Interventionist.
Dec 20 2016
Kevin 16x07
Bodybuilder’s spiral from steroids to heavy drugs leaves him bankrupt, delusional, and in imminent danger of losing his family. (Canadian produced.)
Dec 20 2016
Kristie 16x06
Kristie dreamed of being a museum curator and was getting her masters degree at Johns Hopkins University. But a childhood diagnosis of OCD caused by anxiety, worsened and caused her to drop out of school and begin to self medicate with alcohol. Though she married three years ago, her addiction ultimately spiraled out of control to include a large mix of drugs and huffing. She’s been admitted to the hospital several times this year alone and after her husband divorced her, Kristie hit rock bottom and now her family fears that without help, she will soon die. Ken Seeley is Kristie’s Interventionist.
Dec 13 2016
Jordon 16x05
Handsome, talented musician’s promising career is sideswiped by crystal meth, plunging him into a life of crime, prostitution, and addiction.
Dec 13 2016
Tiffany 16x04
Tiffany had the talent to be a successful graphic designer, but severe complications from the birth of her first child led to an addiction to prescribed pain pills. Then post-partum depression after her second and third pregnancies, resulted in an opiate addiction. After her husband took their three kids and filed for divorce, Tiffany became a full time heroin addict. Today, she has a new husband and baby, but her addiction is threatening to end the marriage, and if she doesn’t get help–her life. Sylvia Parsons is Tiffany’s Interventionist.
Dec 06 2016
Kathy 16x03
Wealthy entrepreneur loses everything to crack, reducing her life to a never ending cycle of prostitution and begging.
Dec 06 2016
Katie S. 16x02
Katie was a beautiful and successful mortgage broker and drug & alcohol counselor whose pride and joy were her two kids. But a devastating breakup resulted in losing custody, and sent Katie into a downward spiral of heroin and meth addiction. Her face is now ravaged from use, and her veins are so damaged that she resorts to injecting heroin anally, aka “booty bumping.” Katie supports her habit by webcam stripping and prostitution, and her family fears that if she doesn’t get help, the next step will be an OD.
Nov 29 2016
Jennifer 16x01
A young mother’s eating disorder has been a life-long affliction, now compounded by drug and sex addiction–but to get rid of all of her demons she’ll have to eliminate more than just her food.
Nov 29 2016

Season 15

22 Episodes

The DEA has called it a “poison”, the NYPD police commissioner called it “weaponized”, and until a few years ago, it was available over the counter and was the second most abused drug among high school students after pot. What is this mystery drug that has parents, law enforcement and medical experts on high alert? The drug is Spice, also known as synthetic marijuana, K2, Moon Rocks and Black Mamba. We take an unflinching look at a drug that is wreaking havoc in communities across the country.
Nov 22 2016
Coined “five-dollar insanity,” in 2014, a powerful new street drug called “Flakka,” flooded the streets of South Florida. Over the next year, this highly-addictive drug would cause its users to exhibit extreme, often public, acts of erratic behavior and symptoms of dementia and psychosis. Broward County alone experienced more than 60 deaths to date and received several Flakka-related emergency response calls each day. We’ll follow the story of current and recovering Flakka users as they struggle with addiction and the lingering effects of their drug use.
Nov 15 2016
Sarah 15x20
A college student turns to alcohol when coping with survivor's guilt.
Aug 28 2016
Ryan 15x19
A man bullied as a youth battles addiction after turning to drugs to fit in.
Aug 21 2016
Megan 15x18
A young woman becomes trapped in huffing addiction after a move to the big city, with a sexual assault the root of her addiction.
Aug 14 2016
Brittany 15x17
A woman abuses heroin and meth due to several traumatic events, including sexual assault and divorce, and her family fear her life is in imminent danger and that her habits have spread to other family members.
Aug 07 2016
Robert 15x16
Rob was already a successful business owner when he inherited over a million dollars and several valuable properties from his father. But after his father's recent death, Rob, a former crack addict, picked up the pipe again after years of sobriety. In just 12 months, Rob has blown through 200k of his inheritance, has shut down his once thriving business, and now his wife and family fear for his life.
Jul 31 2016
Jonel 15x15
A woman battles meth and suboxone addiction following the sudden passing of her boyfriend.
Jul 24 2016
Brian N 15x14
A man suffers from alcoholism following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Jul 17 2016
Alicia D 15x13
A young woman becomes addicted to heroin and Xanax after reconnecting with her biological father.
Jul 10 2016
Daniel M 15x12
A paranormal expert gets help after turning to vodka, pain meds and opiates to cope with encounters.
Jun 26 2016
Ginjer 15x11
Ginjer is a professional Sugar Baby who trolls "dating" websites to maintain a severe Dilaudid addiction. Once a top contender to become a Naval Officer, Ginjer has fallen so far that she juggles "men who pay" to keep the drugs flowing. Ginjer's family is desperate, fearing she is on the fast track to an early death.
Jun 19 2016
Kent 15x10
An Alberta prairie boy, Kent, 37, watched his father come home every day to a case of beer. Good at hockey, Kent's life took a turn when a hereditary blood disease stopped him in his tracks. To fill the void, and to block out the untreated trauma of a sexual assault, Kent turned to a 17-beer-a-day habit. Now the home he shares with his girlfriend, Nicki, and their three children is a battleground of verbal abuse and shame. Nicki gives Kent a final ultimatum: clean up or lose your family for good.
May 08 2016
Loren 15x09
With a past that includes a father who abandoned her, multiple sexual assaults, and a stepbrother who died from a heroin overdose, Loren, 26, has turned to alcohol to numb her pain. She drinks up to three liters of wine a day and suffers from seizures, black outs, and violent mood swings. A year ago, Loren entered treatment where she met her girlfriend, Christy (35). The two have been joined at the hip--and bottle--ever since. Christy is near death, and her body is shutting down after years of alcohol and prescription drug abuse. She is tortured by the thought of leaving her two children without a mother when she dies. Two families who have never met join forces to attempt a high-stakes double intervention in a last ditch effort to save their lives.
May 01 2016
Conrad 15x08
From the outside, Conrad, 20, leads a picture-perfect life. He lives in his parent's lakeside home in Huntsville, Ontario, while they cater to his every need. Unfortunately, this family's reality is far from ideal. Conrad was alienated when he was young because of ADHD and tourettes, and instead of friends, used extreme sports to fill the void. As he got older and the adrenaline wore off, Conrad turned to Oxycodone as his escape. Now, dependent on pills and full of rage, Conrad battles with his parents in a house that's slowly suffocating them all. Afraid for their son and trying desperately to hold onto their own relationship, Conrad's parents finally deliver the ultimatum that might save his life.
Apr 24 2016
Two brothers get help with addictions to heroin and pain pills after separate battles with injury and insecurity.
Apr 17 2016
Karissa 15x06
Karissa was always a talented cook--so much so, that her mother had one day hoped to pass the family diner down to her as a legacy. But Karissa's life took a drastic turn when a close family friend fed her Oxycodone, and then ultimately made her a drug courier. From there Karissa was lost. Now, years of self-abuse, self-medication and a severe addiction to heroin have left her volatile and desperate. Her family fears that if she does not heal from her violent past and the childhood she lost, she will never have the future she deserves. Sylvia Parsons is Karissa's Interventionist.
Apr 10 2016
Barry 15x05
Hailing from a small seaside town in Nova Scotia, Barry, 50, was born into a life of alcoholism and turmoil. The victim of childhood abuse at the hands of a close relative, Barry learned to drink with his alcoholic mother as a boy. Both were seeking a way to kill the pain. A gentle giant when sober, but violent and verbally abusive when spiraling on 40 ounces of vodka a day, Barry has alienated just about everyone in his life, including his father, whom he adores, and his 27-year-old son who has cut off all contact. Living day-to-day in run-down motels and struggling to put together a living between binges, Barry has a chance to reclaim his life, his family, and a relationship with his son who has shut him out of his life.
Apr 03 2016
A husband and wife battle heroin addiction.
Mar 27 2016
Kacy 15x03
A millionaire business woman gets help after being stuck in a binge drinking spiral that began with the loss of an infant child to SIDS and saw her lose her marriage, relationships with her other children and her fortune.
Mar 20 2016
Sierra 15x02
A former honors student who hoped to study journalism in college instead turns to drugs and suffers a psychotic break after a smooth talker charms his way into her mother's life and gambles away the family home.
Mar 13 2016
Kaeleen 15x01
A musically gifted and intelligent woman numbs the pain of sexual abuse by self-medicating with alcohol and opiates.
Mar 06 2016

Season 14

14 Episodes

Justin got hooked on prescription opiates after he was run over by a truck; after his mother's death, Kayne turned to drugs to cope, which eventually cost him his marriage and the custody of his children.
Aug 30 2015
Carrie E. 14x13
Aug 23 2015
A former rock 'n' roll groupie turns tricks to support her $1,700-a-week addiction to painkillers; a man turns to heroin to escape the memories of teenage traumas.
Aug 16 2015
David S. 14x11
A man from a family of professional baseball players seeks comfort in alcohol and meth, and soon finds himself dumpster diving and sleeping on the streets.
Aug 09 2015
Aug 02 2015
When a drug test came back positive, Matthew lost custody of his son and went from part-time user to full-blown addict, huffing ten cans of computer duster a day. Olivia was repeatedly molested by a relative at age 11. Successive traumas into adulthood have led her to mask her emotional pain by injecting a dangerous combination of heroin and meth.
Jul 26 2015
Bryceton 14x08
A singer/songwriter's addiction to alcohol and synthetic marijuana leads to erratic behavior.
May 10 2015
Worried family members attempt to prevent a meth addict from suffering the same fate as her late sister-in-law; another meth addict loses her home and custody of her children.
May 03 2015
Samantha 14x06
A once-outdoing child is scarred by family upheaval and a sexual assault, leading her to become a party girl and full-blown heroin addict.
Apr 26 2015
Daniel 14x05
A once-promising artist and songwriter turns to alcohol and meth to help him cope with a series of personal tragedies.
Apr 19 2015
While still a child, Zach's father was incarcerated, and Zach and his sister were adopted by their loving grandparents. When Zach's father was released from jail he moved in with the grandparents, hoping for a fresh start. It didn't take long for his father to fall off the wagon, and in fact, it was Zach's father who first introduced Zach to heroin. Using, but still functional, Zach met his girlfriend Whitney, and two years ago, she had their son. Today Zach's cocaine and heroin addiction is out of control. Whitney has turned to Intervention for help. Theresa swore she wouldn't end up like her mother who was a raging alcoholic. However, years later after several failed relationships and children, Theresa finds herself drinking uncontrollably--to the point that even cirrhosis of the liver isn't enough to make her stop. Her daughter says she's at rock bottom, close to death, and her family knows that an intervention is their last hope.
Apr 12 2015
24-year-old Samantha was a soccer prodigy at age 12, but when a close relative developed an inappropriate relationship with her 12-year-old teammate, it crushed her and her family. Soon afterwards, Samantha was sexually assaulted and introduced to drugs, triggering a downward spiral that led her to heroin and prostitution.
Apr 05 2015
Mike lost his brother to cancer and his sister to suicide. This triggered a tragic downward spiral. Mike's nightly habit of having a few beers quickly turned into raging alcoholism. Mike agreed to give up drinking. Unfortunately, he replaced alcohol with heroin. At 14, Lauren was forced to become caretaker to her ill father. By 18, she was a mother herself. Seven years and three kids later, Lauren's father died and she turned to pills to cope.
Mar 29 2015
Katie 14x01
Smart and outgoing, Katie was the star of the family--she traveled the world as an elite Irish dancer. She could have made it her career--but she got derailed into a life of partying and drugs that has led her down a dangerous path of cocaine and heroin addiction. Katie is now a shell of her former self. She lives with her boyfriend who deals drugs and supplies her with a weekly $2,000 fix. Although Katie's addiction has devastated her family, they unite for one last chance to save her. But Katie puts everything in jeopardy when she attempts to shut down the documentary before the intervention can take place.
Mar 22 2015

Season 13

27 Episodes

Brad 13x27
After a man is electrocuted during a routine job cutting down a tree, he loses everything and becomes severely addicted to crack.
Mar 03 2015
John 13x26
After smoking crack cocaine for the first time and watching his world fall apart, a former businessman ends up addicted to heroin and lives on the streets.
Mar 03 2015
Cassandra 13x25
Feb 24 2015
David 13x24
Feb 24 2015
Wesley 13x23
Feb 17 2015
Katie 13x22
Feb 10 2015
Meghan 13x21
Feb 03 2015
Sarah 13x20
Jan 27 2015
Jamie 13x19
Jan 27 2015
Lyndsay 13x18
A woman who used to be a talented dancer becomes addicted to oxycontin.
Jan 20 2015
Ziggi 13x17
A former sensitive, artistic boy becomes addicted to crystal meth and GHB after growing up.
Jan 20 2015
Allisha 13x16
Jan 13 2015
Jan 13 2015
Loren 13x14
Jan 06 2015
Travis 13x13
Jan 06 2015
Jessica 13x12
Dec 30 2014
T.J. 13x11
Dec 23 2014
Candace 13x10
Dec 16 2014
Andrew 13x09
Dec 09 2014
Aimee 13x08
Dec 02 2014
Holley 13x07
Nov 25 2014
Tammy 13x06
Nov 25 2014
Eric 13x05
Eric, 31, has been known by his family for being funny, generous and full of life. But his downward spiral into addiction has replaced all of his amazing traits and turned him into a junkie who hustles, steals and pawns to scrape together enough money for his fix. His addiction has taken a tremendous toll on his family, especially his father, who feels responsible for Eric's addiction. Can Eric's family intervene in time to save them both?
Jul 18 2013
Gina has spent her life living in the shadow of her domineering Korean mother, and it was not until she started using heroin that she was able to escape the most painful of her memories, being blamed by her mother for having been raped. Now, with absolutely no sense of self-worth, Gina will do anything to get her fix, even at the cost of losing her son. As a young girl, Kaila, 19, was raised in an affluent, image-conscious community where she felt teased for being overweight, and overlooked by her parents. Now, at a mere 80 pounds and eating only a few hundred calories a day, Kaila is literally starving herself to death to have what she's always wanted--to be the center of her family's attention.
Jul 11 2013
Ryan 13x03
As a teenager, Ryan was on the fast track to professional BMX racing until his mother's suicide attempt sidelined his life. Ryan turned to drugs to deal with the trauma and silence around it. Now, at 23, he lives in his parents basement using and dealing heroin, enabled by his parents' inability to face or confront reality.
Jun 27 2013
Dana 13x02
Once a vibrant supermom, Dana numbs the haunting memories of almost dying in an apartment fire with a dangerous cocktail of crack and prescription pills.
Jun 20 2013
Jessica 13x01
Jessica is smart as tack with a lust for life. Unfortunately, it's the life of a heroin addict, living in an abandoned building, being shot up by a boyfriend, that she is committed to. Having spent her youth yearning for an absent, alcoholic father, Jessica followed the footprint of addiction left to her by her father, and now her own children are at risk of loosing their mother.
Jun 13 2013

Season 12

20 Episodes

Andrew 12x20
In an Intervention first that reveals a surprising outcome, we reach out to 18-year-old Andrew who once dreamed of a military career, but now binges and purges up to 12 times a day.
Feb 04 2013
Sean 12x19
A gregarious man with an intense personality, 32 year-old Sean's alcohol addiction is causing him to blackout and suffer seizures, which have his wife and family on edge.
Jan 28 2013
Tiffany 12x18
Tiffany is a 19-year-old, doe-eyed, innocent looking young woman who treks to the seediest parts of Baltimore to score heroin while her family tries to pray the "devil" out of her.
Jan 21 2013
Sarah P. 12x17
When her rock and best friend, her grandmother Elena, went away to treatment, Sarah, 21, spiraled out of control. Today, in denial of her own addiction, Sarah is on the same path of addiction her grandmother was on just six months ago. This cycle of addiction must stop in this family now, or unfortunately, Elena will pass on a legacy of addiction instead of recovery.
Dec 17 2012
Charismatic businessman, spiritual leader and father, 56-year-old Terry is destroying his legacy with his crack addiction and taking his adoring son down with him. Alissa, 19 is a smart and fearless teenager who uses bath salts to mask her inner pain. Alissa must make peace with her estranged father in order to break free from her dangerous lifestyle and her self-destructive cycle.
Dec 10 2012
Sandi 12x15
Sandi, 64, is a vivacious, spunky and fun grandmother who loves gardening. But as her drinking escalates throughout the day, Sandi turns her gin-fueled anger on her 88-year-old mother and her 45-year-old daughter, alienating everyone in her wake. Can Sandi make peace with her estranged family and get the help she needs before it's too late?
Dec 03 2012
Nick 12x14
Nick, 23, uses his business talents to deal in heroin rather than business. Once the apple of his father's eye and destined to carry on his successful business practices, Nick's early rule-breaking and experimentation in drugs landed him as the black sheep of the family. Now abandoned by his family, Nick lives in a heroin daze, crossing the border into Mexico to get his next fix.
Nov 26 2012
Kelly 12x13
Kelly, a 27-year-old mother of three, mixes pills and meth to forget the man who destroyed her childhood.
Nov 26 2012
Megan H. 12x12
Megan is a 24-year-old addict who turned to drugs to kill the excruciating pain she experienced as a young teen after her innocence was stolen by her mother's boyfriend. Today, Megan's life is at a critical point and she is facing a long stint in prison with her next mistake.
Nov 19 2012
Al 12x11
Al, a big guy with a big personality, is sacrificing his relationships with his wife and children to chase his out-of-control meth and painkiller addiction.
Oct 29 2012
Cher 12x10
Loud and spunky 50 year-old Cher's alcohol addiction has led to liver damage and is driving a wedge between herself and her family.
Oct 22 2012
Ryan 12x09
Ryan, 25, is a sweet, sensitive man whose alcohol addiction is spiraling out of control as he and his fiance are expecting their first child in a matter of months.
Oct 15 2012
Attractive, charismatic 41year-old twins, Susie and Miriam, battle crack and alcohol addictions and each other as their career success and families slowly slip away.
Oct 08 2012
Amanda 12x07
Thirty-one year-old Amanda has exchanged her dreams of teaching for an alcohol and crack addiction, while her family erupts in anger over her dad's chronic enabling.
Oct 01 2012
A family begging her to get help and two overdoses in the last two weeks don t phase 21-year-old Britney as she fearlessly shoots up suboxone and bath salts up to 30 times a day. Terry, 32, is a chef who dreamed of opening and managing his own restaurant, but his career, marriage and parental rights to his nine-year-old daughter have hit a dead end as a result of his $500 a day cocaine and fentanyl addiction.
Sep 17 2012
Diana 12x05
Former "Super Mom" to her three children, Diana has exchanged her apron for an alcohol and meth addiction and is unraveling her marriage, family and sense of self-respect.
Sep 10 2012
Dennis 12x04
Once a big-hearted Christian family man, Dennis uses his meth and alcohol addiction to run from the past that haunts him, while his family falls apart.
Aug 27 2012
Katie 12x03
Twenty-five year-old Katie uses her eating disorder and binge drinking to cope with her mother's secret alcoholism and parents war with each other while her worried siblings pray someone can step in and save them all.
Aug 20 2012
Nichole 12x02
In the Season 13 premiere, Nichole, 25, has constant tremors due to a severe alcohol addiction as she struggles to overcome the pain of her sister's betrayal.
Aug 13 2012
Elena 12x01
Elena, 63, has no intentions of stopping her daily meth addiction, even though her children and grandchildren desperately want their adoring grandmother to get well.
Aug 13 2012

Season 11

13 Episodes

Once a stunning model and devoted mother, Terry binges on vodka every day to escape her mother's taunts and her father's neglect. She ignores her doctor's warning that she will be dead in six months if she doesn't stop drinking. Leon, a 25-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant and former cello prodigy, smokes PCP to escape from the feelings of disappointment and failure that plague him. Both Terry and Leon have one last chance--an intervention.
Apr 02 2012
Kaylene 11x12
As a child, Kaylene was physically abused by her father. Later, she and her mother began using coke together. Now Kaylene is a 21-year-old who oozes sweetness and charm but who is unafraid to die and will stop at nothing to get her next fix. After so many years of neglect, can Kaylene's family finally step up and help her get the live-saving treatment she so desperately needs?
Mar 26 2012
Sean 11x11
Sean was once a popular DJ and charismatic crowd-pleaser, but now he's rapidly going downhill due to his extreme alcoholism. Sean struggled as a child, growing up in a rough neighborhood with an openly gay father. Today, he spends his days and nights drinking himself to death. He desperately needs an intervention before he loses his family and his life
Mar 12 2012
Courtney 11x10
Nicknamed the "junkie princess" by her drug-abusing friends, Courtney, 20, injects heroin up to eight times a day and prostitutes herself to finance her own and her boyfriend's addiction. But now Courtney's mother, sister, and grandmother are planning an intervention in one last-ditch attempt to convince her to leave her boyfriend and accept treatment.
Mar 05 2012
Julie 11x09
Now 40, Julie has often turned to food and alcohol to find comfort in tough times. She had gastric bypass surgery when her weight ballooned, but now she spends her son's child support money on beer and 90-proof peppermint schnapps. She has a failing liver and constant blackouts, often waking up in strangers' beds. Julie needs an intervention before she loses her family--and her life.
Feb 27 2012
When Skyler was a kid, his mother pushed him to do modeling and TV work, but the tension drove Skyler to drugs. Now he uses the new synthetic drug "bath salts," which cause him to hallucinate. Can an intervention save Skyler's sanity--and his life? Jessa's meth and alcohol addiction have caused her to hole up in the her parents' basement, drinking and using drugs until she blacks out, punches walls, and even attempts suicide. An intervention is desperately needed before Jessa overdoses and dies right under her parents' noses.
Feb 20 2012
Zeinah 11x07
Once a successful, outstanding student, Zeinah turned to drugs to deal with the drama-filled divorce between her Christian mother and Muslim father. After her husband overdosed, her drug use increased, and she lost custody of her daughter. Can Zeinah's family forget their grudges and religious differences to come together and save her from her prescription pill death spiral?
Feb 13 2012
Neglected as a child by her alcoholic mother, Dorothy is now lost in a haze of drugs, alcohol, and self-inflicted cuts and burns. Ivan was once a rising rap star who got caught up in the "thug life" and PCP addiction. Both need interventions to reclaim the promise of their youth and talent.
Feb 06 2012
Suzon 11x05
Once a supermom who took her kids to soccer practice and kept a spotless home, Suzon's life spiraled out of control. Now she lives with her new boyfriend, collects scrap metal, and sells prescription drugs to pay for crack. Suzon needs an intervention, but her mother threatens to hijack the process with her old resentments. Can mom put aside her agenda and help save her daughter?
Jan 30 2012
Kimberly 11x04
To the outside world, Kimberly lives a dream life in an extravagant mansion without a financial care in the world. But the "dream" is really a nightmare because Kimberly is an alcoholic with no limits. She lives with her boyfriend, who has locked her in a bedroom in an effort to stop her from drinking. Kimberly's father has written her off, but the family must come together or Kimberly will continue to drown her pain in alcohol.
Jan 23 2012
Richard K 11x03
A 34-year-old gay man, Richard grew up knowing he was different and never feeling accepted. His stepfather disciplined him severely for his effeminate behavior. Today, Richard lives in subsidized housing and has done everything from dealing to prostituting himself to support his meth addiction. Richard's family will have to make amends to him if they hope to get through to him.
Jan 16 2012
Dallas 11x02
Strikingly beautiful with a great sense of humor, Dallas is nevertheless addicted to heroin and lives on the streets. After her mother attempted suicide, Dallas turned to drugs to deal with the confusion and pain. Now, Dallas' mother is in denial about her daughter's addiction and even supports her "heroin-chic" lifestyle. Dallas' family needs to wake-up and face her problems head-on if they're going to save her.
Jan 09 2012
Christina 11x01
Growing up, Christina had to shuttle back and forth between her drug-addicted mother and neglectful father. Having never received the support she desperately craved, Christina turned to drugs at an early age. Now prescription painkillers and meth have taken over her life, and she's repeated her mother's mistake by losing custody of her son. Only an intervention can free Christina from the devastating cycle of addiction that grips her.
Jan 03 2012

Season 10

12 Episodes

Jeanna 10x12
Jeanna conquered generations of addiction until the murder of her four-year-old son sent her spiraling into a $100-a-day meth addiction. An intervention is the only way to help Jeanna start to heal her troubled soul.
Sep 12 2011
Jeff 10x11
A college graduate who now works as a genealogist, Jeff can't give up his 30-cans-of-beer-per-day habit even though his health is failing, he recently lost his wife, and his children are struggling to cope with the loss of their mother. Now Jeff faces a choice, his life or his beer. Can an intervention bring him to his senses?
Aug 29 2011
Michelle 10x10
Michelle, 30, looks like an aging mother of two who takes a daily concoction of methadone, Xanax, and blood pressure pills to keep her identity as an edgy party girl alive, while her family begs her to wake up to the harm that her addiction has caused them. Now the family has had enough, and they're finally ready to confront Michelle at an intervention.
Aug 22 2011
Brittney saw her food addiction transformed into a raging alcohol addiction after gastric bypass surgery. Now she stands to lose her family as they grow weary of her alcohol-fueled antics. Ricardo, is a dedicated dad of three on weekends, but suffers from a daily addiction to meth which threatens to destroy his health, professional success, and relationship with his children. Brittney's and Ricardo's families have been pushed to the brink, and now realize that only an intervention can save their loved ones.
Aug 15 2011
Tiffany, 24, a former athlete and cheerleader who dreamed of a career in the medical field, has no intention of giving up her IV crystal meth addiction, despite the fact that her four-year-old son is being cared for by her family. Can an intervention help Tiffany to regain her son and her life?
Aug 08 2011
Luke, 23, dreams of a career in photojournalism, but his daily cocktail of drugs has derailed his college plans and left both him and his mother struggling to survive on the streets of San Francisco. Shantel uses OxyContin to cope with learning and mood disorders and to find friends in the drug culture. An overprotective mother provides her with money, and now Shantel, who faces potential jail time for a robbery, spends her days feeding her addiction in a motel. Without interventions, Luke and Shantel will continue to see their lives spiral downwards.
Aug 01 2011
Penny-Lee 10x06
Living in a small Hawaiian village, Penny-Lee has an infectious laugh and loves to have fun. But despite having a good family life and four children to be proud of, she's an out-of-control alcoholic who spends most of her time alone, screaming and crying out to no one as she downs beer after beer. An intervention is her family's last hope for their beloved family matriarch.
Jul 25 2011
Growing up with parents who demanded hard work, Larry rebelled with a life of crime. Today, he drinks a fifth of brandy a day even though he's a spiritual man whose religion prohibits alcohol. Megan is struggling with her own demons. Her mother divorced and remarried, but Megan never felt included in her new family. She became an addict and even turned to prostitution to pay for her drugs. Can an intervention save Larry from being ostracized by his spiritual community, and can Megan still realize the dreams she once had of becoming a lawyer or professor?
Jul 18 2011
Latisha 10x04
A mother of three, Latisha will go to any lengths to feed her crack addiction, including prostitution. Having been abandoned by her own parents because of their addictions, she's happy with her life and just wants her family to get off her back, but the needs of her young daughter Tuesday are going unmet. There's only one way to save Latisha from her herself--an intervention.
Jul 11 2011
Eddie 10x03
Eddie, an All-American baseball player in college with offers to play in the majors, was pursuing two master's degrees but school pressure and his father's overbearing expectations pushed Eddie to drink and gamble heavily. His addictions have left him divorced, homeless, and in legal trouble due to five DUI charges. Can an intervention save this once perfect son and hometown hero from self-destruction?
Jul 04 2011
Like Romeo and Juliet on heroin, Mikeal and Sarah are a poor boy and a rich girl who have found sanctuary in each other's pain. Sarah's family feels that Mikeal has corrupted their daughter, taking Sarah from a casual pill abuser to a full-blown heroin addict. But now both families now agree that an intervention is their only hope. Will Sarah and Mikeal get help, or help each other tumble deeper into addiction?
Jun 27 2011
Brittany 10x01
Brittany once dreamed of becoming a police officer to protect people from the traumas that she faced as a child. But at 22, her goal is slipping away. She's a heroin addict who sells her body to get her next high. Can Brittany's family convince her that it's not too late to get help?
Jun 20 2011

Season 9

16 Episodes

Heroin abuse in Chicago, especially along a specific area of the Eisenhower Expressway, is examined by focusing on the stories of four people struggling with addiction. Learn how “Heroin Highway” came to be and how people like Kesha, who is newly sober, are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives wrecked by heroin. You will also meet Josh, a man checking into detox yet again to fight his addition, and Matt, who hopes to stay clean while waiting for a bed in a halfway house.
Apr 18 2011
Scioto County, Ohio, is on the DEA list of top 10 places for prescription pill trafficking. The county has seen a 360 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses, with nine of every ten of those deaths attributable to prescription painkillers. Dealers gets their pills from "pill mills," cash-only clinics that dispense prescription painkillers in mass quantities. We show how prescription drugs, especially "Hillbilly Heroin," the street name for Oxycodone, are devastating the region, and take viewers inside the pill mills with undercover cameras to expose the deadly business.
Apr 11 2011
We go to the Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas, Tex., to follow the gripping stories of four women who are struggling with both addiction and motherhood.
Apr 04 2011
Michael 9x13
A talkative, eccentric, antiques collector, Michael, 52, was a military brat who moved with his family all over Europe and the U.S. But what he really wanted was a stable, loving home. After a series of traumatic events, Michael began to do drugs, and now he's a rambling, self-loathing addict. Even worse, his two sons have become his using buddies. Michael needs an intervention to save himself and his children.
Mar 21 2011
Tiffany, a former beauty queen, has always wanted the family she never had. Now, after ten years of using crystal meth and looking for love in all the wrong places, Tiffany may lose the one thing she values most, her one-year-old daughter. Her family is terrified that they're going to lose Tiffany, and desperately hope that an intervention will save her from her abusive boyfriend and constant drug use.
Mar 14 2011
Jamie 9x11
Jamie abused both drugs and alcohol and at 21 she got sober. However, a fatal overdose that killed her twin sister triggered a relapse. Jamie already has pancreatitis and suicidal tendencies, she needs an intervention fast.
Mar 07 2011
Once happy-go-lucky, Megan, 25, is now a volatile drug addict who scares her family with her unchecked anger. A child of neglect, Megan is now enabled and financed by her guilt-ridden mother. She spends her days drinking and smoking crack. How will Megan react when confronted by her family in an intervention they believe is needed to save her life?
Feb 21 2011
Benny 9x09
An ambitious inventor and entrepreneur, Benny once dreamed of becoming a millionaire. But stress, drugs, and alcohol have turned his dream into a nightmare. Worst of all, he is no longer a dependable father to his six-year-old daughter. Benny, now 38 and living with his mother, has seen his relationship with his family reach the breaking point, and only an intervention can save him now.
Feb 07 2011
Jenna 9x08
Jenna, 28, once a sweet-natured and compassionate young girl, endured a brutal childhood that still haunts her and her siblings. Today she steals and manipulates her family to support her destructive heroin habit. Can Jenna and her siblings overcome their past to work together as a family and get Jenna into treatment?
Jan 31 2011
Jimbo 9x07
Jimbo's addiction to painkillers has already resulted in a devastating injury and a strained relationship with his devoted dad. Unable to stop using he now spends his days snorting drugs and flying into rages that have terrorized his family and community. Can an intervention stop this small-town menace?
Jan 24 2011
Cassie 9x06
As a child, Cassie was abandoned by her mother and raised by her father, who married and divorced several women. Her rebellious behavior led him to send her to a behavior modification camp for teenagers that was run like a prison. She is now addicted to crack and oxycodone, a habit she supports by prostituting herself, and has an infant son whom she hardly ever sees. Cassie's family must try to break through her deep distrust of them and stop her father from enabling her further in order to save her.
Jan 17 2011
Jimmy 9x05
Jimmy was raised by an alcoholic father but is now a heroin addict. At 13, he was in a gang which abused drugs. Jimmy also has a son and has tried getting sober in the past, but the pressure from his family in this instance lead to dependence on methadone. Jimmy's mother Joannie is also a methadone addict due to her originally getting on it for lupus treatment. Joannie is also alcoholic and enables her son by paying for his bills and his medicine and also giving Jimmy her own methadone.
Jan 10 2011
Erin 9x04
Erin relies on her looks to score drugs, including meth. She abandoned her child and the child's father and continues to engage in a drug-induced party lifestyle. Now her daughter has been sent away and the rest of the family wants to get Erin help now.
Jan 03 2011
Michelle, a lesbian, has a troubled history of being abandoned by her father and molested by a stranger. She was also ridiculed in middle school. After a relationship ended badly, Michelle turned to heroin and desperately needs an intervention. When Austin's stepfather died from alcoholism, he turned to alcohol himself to numb the pain. But Austin's girlfriend is now pregnant and the partying and binging he is engaging in needs to stop. Austin needs an intervention to become a sober dad and break his family's cycle of alcoholism.
Dec 27 2010
Darick 9x02
Once a football player with a bright future, Darick dropped out of college to get married when his girlfriend got pregnant. When his marriage ended, Darick learned his daughter was not his biological child. Devastated, Darick turned to drugs. Having already lost one family member to addiction, Darick's close-knit family is enabling his habit.
Dec 20 2010
Rachel 9x01
Rachel started experimenting with cocaine and meth at 14 and using heroin at 16. She survived on the streets with the help of her boyfriend until he was sent to jail. Can an intervention save her from herself?
Dec 14 2010

Season 8

9 Episodes

When Jason's mother and stepfather had twins, Jason felt abandoned. He dropped out of school and turned to drugs. Now he lives with his grandmother in a retirement community and takes up to 30 mg of Xanax and shoots heroin up to five times a day. After an overdose, Jason had multiple hospitalizations and four grand mal seizures. Worn out from the drama, his family is frustrated with their inability to get Jason to stop using drugs and into treatment. A chef for 15 years, Ryan dreams of running a kitchen in a four-star restaurant. But alcoholism stands in his way. Ryan always felt like the black sheep of the family compared to his successful, police officer brother. His mother supplies him with alcohol so that he doesn't go into withdrawal. But now the family feels that "it's not if we lose him, but when."
Aug 23 2010
John is a flight attendant who loves his job, but his lifestyle is fueling his alcoholism. When he was a boy, John's parents focused their attention on his "profoundly retarded" brother. His mother blamed herself for the disability and turned her anger towards John. Now John's alcoholism leaves him prone to blackouts and frequent serious injuries, but he denies that anything is wrong. Growing up with an abusive mother, Dionicio turned to crime and drugs as a teen. He became a father, but couldn't handle the pressure of providing for a family. Now he spends his time panhandling and shooting heroin.
Aug 16 2010
Joe 8x07
Though he grew up in a close-knit family, Joe has felt lonely and isolated all his life. As a child, he was excluded by his peers and didn't get the affection and acceptance he needed from his father. At age eight, Joe learned "the choking game," in which a person uses his hands to cut off the oxygen supply to his brain to get high. Joe loved the sensation, and secretly choked himself regularly throughout childhood as a way of dealing with his pain. In high school, Joe discovered drugs and alcohol; he began using heroin at 18 and has been addicted for the past six years. Now, living in a motel, he often steals to support his addiction, and he has been arrested and jailed several times for drug possession and theft. He has gone through treatment programs before but has always relapsed soon afterward.
Aug 09 2010
Lorna 8x06
Once a Hollywood success story, Lorna is now a crack addict. She danced on Soul Train and for the "Ike and Tina Turner Revue" in Las Vegas, then landed a big job at A&M records. But the music industry party scene led to drug addiction, and she even abandoned her three children. Lorna needs to get clean and make amends with her kids before it's too late.
Aug 02 2010
Amber 8x05
Amber was abused as a child. She began binge eating and became bulimic because she wanted to be popular and beautiful like her older sister. However, Amber got married and had a baby. Everything looks great from the outside, but the she's actually depressed. She drinks heavily and engages in purging. Her family hopes to get her treatment so she can care for her family again.
Jul 26 2010
Andrew 8x04
Andrew was smart, likable and athletic, but now he's just skinny and unregulated. Andrew is addicted to OxyContin, a prescription pain medication and will do anything to get a new supply of drugs. His stealing and constant begging, along with a father that gives in, leaves Andrew's other two brothers going without food sometimes. Andrew's father is in need of help in stopping Andrew before it's too late. Originally started in Season 8. Production code #117 (season 8, episode 17) but the follow-ups required it to air in season 9.
Jul 19 2010
Miriam 8x03
A charismatic reverend at a wedding chapel, Miriam, 38, is adored by her clients, but suffers inner torment. Sexually abused as a child by someone she trusted, Miriam turned to drugs at a young age, and now she's addicted to P.C.P. Her family has practically given up on her, and she risks losing her daughter's love. Can Miriam's desperate family convince her to get on the plane to treatment?
Jul 12 2010
Adam 8x02
Adam was once one of the top skiers in the United States. As a Marine, he served in 15 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan on terrorist-related missions. But when he came back home from overseas, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and started drinking. His alcohol abuse is ruining his body.
Jul 05 2010
Every day, Donna, 47, and her son, Josh, 20, cause a storm of drinking, fighting, and chaos in the overcrowded home they share with Donna's sister, mother, and a stable-full of dogs and cats. Raised by alcoholic parents, Donna was exposed to violence and abuse at an early age, and later drank so heavily that she lost custody of her two children. Josh, now an adult, has moved back in with Donna, and they have become drinking buddies. Both mother and son need help desperately to save themselves and to stop the cycle of alcoholism from being passed down to another generation of their family.
Jun 28 2010

Season 7

18 Episodes

Richard 7x18
A traumatic childhood event and later health problems trap a man in a cycle of substance abuse.
May 10 2010
Tyler 7x17
A mechanic turns to drugs and alcohol following the drug-related deaths of his brother and sister.
May 03 2010
Amy P. 7x16
Amy and her family immigrated to Canada to escape the violence of South Africa; Amy has become anorexic and bulimic.
Apr 19 2010
Ashley 7x15
Ashley started using heroin when her grandfather passed away; her family fears that she will overdose and die.
Apr 12 2010
Rocky 7x14
A former boxer fights homelessness and crack addiction for his life.
Apr 05 2010
Shane 7x13
Shane's musical aspirations are being ruined by his abuse of prescription medications (OxyContin). He even deals the drugs out of his family's home and puts them in danger. Shane's father was a drug addict who died from an overdose, so what will it take for Shane to realize that what he is doing is dangerous to himself and damaging to those around him?
Mar 01 2010
Kristine has major health problems like a blood clot in her brain and recently news of leukemia, yet alcohol is a daily part of her life. With the heavy burden of medical problems, Kristine feels hopeless and figures drinking will simply ease the process of death. Can an intervention work in this case? If the disease is terminal, is an intervention even the answer?
Feb 15 2010
Marquel 7x11
Working as a fitness instructor at the most elite gyms and partying on the club circuit at night, Marquel seems to have the perfect life. But her family sees her exercise regime as obsessive-compulsive, and they watch her binge-drinking episodes end up in hospitalizations. They believe she is an exercise addict, bulimic, and alcoholic, and they have turned to interventionist Candy for help.
Feb 08 2010
Robby 7x10
When Robby's mother discovered his talent for music, she became a classic stage mother and relentlessly pushed him. Robby formed a group which became an instant success, even earning a Grammy nomination. But Robby indulged in the excesses of fame and fortune, and became an alcoholic. The group fell apart, and Robby became deeply depressed. His family and friends fear that he is intentionally drinking himself to death and believe that an intervention is their last hope.
Jan 25 2010
Vinnie 7x09
When Vinnie was a boy, his father abused him physically and verbally, leaving his mother feeling helpless. He developed a love for fast-paced sports, including BMX, motocross, and car racing, but his need for speed turned into an addiction to crack cocaine. Now, Vinnie lives in his car with his dog and smokes up to $1,000 worth of crack a week. Vinnie's mother tries to make up for not protecting him when he was younger by giving him money and a place to stay. But Vinnie needs more than that--he needs an intervention.
Jan 18 2010
Jackie 7x08
Once known as "the prettiest girl in town", Jackie had a promising career as a radiation therapist. She became a wealthy doctor's wife, a country club member, and a proud mother. But Jackie was haunted by childhood traumas. She was devastated when her father died when she was 13. And as an overweight adolescent, she was teased with the nickname "Fat Jack" and felt she was never as good as her pretty sister. After Jackie's second pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, she turned to alcohol.
Jan 11 2010
Sarah 7x07
Raped when she was 14 and feeling abandoned by her family, Sarah turned to drugs, even becoming a stripper to support her drug habit. She's prohibited by the courts from seeing her three-year-old son, and now lives with a man who is more than twice her age and manages a massage parlor. Can an intervention save her from her self-destructive lifestyle?
Jan 04 2010
Amy W. 7x06
Amy grew up feeling unloved and unable to meet her parents' high expectations. She was also molested by a neighbor when she was eight, but never told anyone in her family. She began to self-mutilate and restrict her diet, and by 17, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Now, Amy eats only 500 calories a day, drinks up to two bottles of vodka a night, and regularly self-mutilates. Amy's family is ready to give up on her, but they still don't know about Amy's sexual abuse. Only Amy's friend, Jessica, knows the truth, but will she have the courage to tell Amy's family before it's too late?
Dec 28 2009
Rob 7x05
Once a gifted singer/songwriter, Rob was part of a successful band. He loved the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but he began a long descent into addiction when he turned to drugs and alcohol to fuel his creativity. When his band fell apart (a casualty of his drug use) he was devastated. He lost his siblings' respect and custody of his daughter. Now he spends his days in a haze of meth smoke and alcohol in his filthy apartment. But his mother still sees him as her sweet little boy. Will she love him to death, or will Rob's family be able to save him from himself?
Dec 21 2009
Once an effervescent, beautiful young woman, Jennifer was considered a genius by her teachers and was the pride and joy of her parents. But at age 17, Jennifer was involved in a car accident that caused a brain injury and kidney damage. Jennifer survived, but only three days after she left the hospital another family car accident ended in a fatality. Jennifer turned to drugs and alcohol to cope and now spends her days searching for parties or drinking companions. Her parents know that only an intervention can save her.
Dec 14 2009
Greg 7x03
Greg once owned a thriving business and was a devoted husband and father. But after a back injury left him disabled, he lost his business, started gambling, and became dependent on pain medication. He also became obsessed with Internet sweepstakes scams, and he has bankrupted his family in a relentless pursuit of big winnings. Having lost everything, Greg's family just wants their proud father back.
Dec 07 2009
Linda 7x02
After graduating college, Linda found success working as an extra in Hollywood, achieving the glamorous life she always wanted. But her dreams died when she came down with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by joint dislocations. Linda started taking fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than morphine. As her painkiller use escalated, she claimed that different sources were causing her pain, including electricity, energy, colors, and even specific people. Despite Linda's wild claims, her mother clings to the belief that Linda's pain is real and she must do everything to help her, including depleting the family's savings and sending her son to be Linda's caretaker.
Nov 30 2009
The Illegal cultivation of marijuana in Humboldt County, Cal., is examined. Included: law-enforcement officials are observed as they search for illegal activity and suspected growers.
Oct 19 2009

Season 6

18 Episodes

The dangers of inhalant abuse, including computer dusters, solvents and gasoline, are exposed.
Feb 01 2010
Profiling "sober companions" who help former addicts, who are in rehab and living on their own, to help prevent a relapse.
Sep 28 2009
Gabe and Allison return to tell their stories after they both faced interventions and treatment. Gabe used heroin to deal with the deep emotional scars caused by his adoption. Will Gabe ever be able to accept his family's love and support? Meanwhile, Allison, who was addicted to inhalants, visits home for the first time to try to make amends to the people she hurt.
Sep 21 2009
This special looks at the gut-wrenching but hopeful stories of three Iraq veterans and their struggles with addiction caused by combat stress. Leia's flashbacks to the terrifying things she saw in Iraq caused her to drink until she connected with a support group of fellow veterans. Paul saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war and turned to alcohol and cocaine when he returned home, but a detox program is helping him to cope and move on. And after Matt was discharged, he had vivid nightmares about being shot or burning, and he started drinking to calm himself down.
Sep 14 2009
Marci 6x14
Everyone believed Marci lived a perfect life. Her mother would go off to work and leave her alone with an abusive, alcoholic father. As she endured the abuse, mom turned her head and ignored it. Marci turned to drugs and alcohol too. Her marriage would fail and she lost the children. Yet her mother still believes she has no problems. Can an intervention help Marci and her mother to stop their dangerous behavior before it's too late?
Aug 31 2009
Gloria 6x13
Gloria, 53, is proud of being a good cook and an independent, fun-loving woman. She uses her cooking and charm as a means of getting her family to allow her to drink as much as she wants. Gloria found difficulty in raising her kids, especially with having an abusive husband. Gloria discovered she had breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation at he age of 42, but kept on drinking. Now she drinks and drives, misses work, and spends all her money on alcohol.
Aug 24 2009
Sebastian and Marcel are brothers, ages 21 and 20, who were soccer stars at a young age. Sebastian was cool and rebellious, he hung out with older teammates and started doing marijuana, cocaine and meth. Meanwhile, Marcel started using cocaine, Xanax and OxyContin, and would also sell drugs. Their older brother is mad, their mom feels betrayed, and their father is ready to give up his wife, oldest son and his own life in order to save them.
Aug 17 2009
Joey 6x11
As a boy, Joey was subjected to his parents' divorce and subsequent remarriages. Both parents were focused primarily on their new marriages and starting new families and often neglected Joey's emotional needs. Joey entered his teens feeling rejected and abandoned by his parents, and began experimenting with marijuana and other drugs. At 19 he broke into his mother's house and stole her credit cards to finance his burgeoning heroin habit. His mother pressed charges and Joey spent a year in prison. Upon his release he entered treatment, began a successful career as a tattoo artist, met his girlfriend (also in recovery) and fathered a little girl (Lyla). Fatherhood proved to be too much pressure on Joey, however, and he relapsed. Now, Joey is seriously addicted to heroin, spending over $200 per day on the drug, is estranged from his father and has a dysfunctional relationship with his mother, and is in danger of losing his family, his home and his life to his addiction. Joey's family hopes an intervention can help him accept treatment, repair his relationship with his family and learn how to be a proper father to his little girl.
Aug 10 2009
The episode features Chad Gerlach, clean nearly a year, in training for his first competitive cycling race (in Italy) since undergoing treatment. He has signed on with a cycling team consisting of and sponsored by recovering addicts. His relationship with his girlfriend, pregnant with their first child, is also featured. Sobriety and impending fatherhood have caused Chad to mature significantly as a person. Chad performs poorly in the race, but has recovered and matured enough to realize it's just an early step in his road to recovery. The other half of the episode features Brooke, still struggling with abuse of prescription medications. She returned from treatment to her hometown and family and appeared to be well on the road to recovery before suffering a relapse. Eventually she is put on a different regimen of medications for her rheumatoid arthritis and undergoes knee replacement surgery, which greatly improves her mobility and obviates the need for addictive prescription medications.
Aug 03 2009
Although she has two loving children and an adoring husband, Danielle is dangerously addicted to Percocet. As a teen, Danielle felt neglected by her alcoholic father and began cutting herself. Now she spends each day hiding behind closed curtains, ignoring her children, and self-medicating with up to 40 Percocet a day. An intervention is the last chance Danielle's children have to get their mother back.
Jul 27 2009
As a boy, Aaron Brink was subjected to his parents' divorce and custody battle. He lived with his father while his 2 brothers lived with their mother. Aaron began rebelling in his teens, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs and spending time in juvenile prison. In his 20s he began a successful career as a mixed martial arts fighter and also worked as a porn star. He was introduced to crystal meth through the porn industry and addiction quickly took over his life. His wife and family are at their wit's end and hope Aaron will accept treatment to save his life. Andrea, a 29 year old mother of two from Milwaukee, grew up in a household strained by divorce and her father's alcoholism. Andrea married at 19 and had 2 children and seemed well on her way to happiness and stability, but turned to drink after her father died of the disease and is quickly following in her father's footsteps to an early grave. Andrea's mother, estranged husband and 2 children hope Andrea will accept treatment and return to being the wife and mother she was before she started drinking.
Jul 20 2009
Bret 6x07
Forty-two year old Bret grew up as a "golden boy", playing sports. He married his high school sweetheart, Amaya, and they had two children, Kelsey and Kyle. Bret was a real estate agent. He and Amaya divorced after he began drinking heavily. He had an intervention before; this time, he strongly resisted and angrily left and walked back to his house. His family broke into his condo to take his shotgun after worrying he may use it on himself. He agreed to treatment after his family threatened to make him take a psychiatric evaluation. Bret went to the Hope by the Sea treatment center in California. Eighty days into treatment, Bret was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer. He died three weeks later on June 19, 2009. He was sober for 104 days.
Jul 13 2009
Nikki 6x06
When she was young, Nikki's mother and grandmother worked hard to give her a good life. Nikki excelled in school, but she was devastated when her grandmother died. She began hanging out with a rebellious crowd, skipping school, and using crack. Nikki eventually had two daughters, but has remained addicted to drugs. Her daughters desperately want to have a relationship with Nikki, and know that an intervention is their only hope of saving their mother's life.
Jul 06 2009
Jason B 6x05
Jason grew up in a seemingly perfect upper-middle class family in Littleton, Col., but he struggled to gain his father's approval. When Jason failed to make the baseball team his freshman year, Jason and his father were devastated. Jason began rollerblading and excelled, but he quit because his father disapproved of the sport. Jason turned to drugs and by his senior year he was an addict. A year later, the Columbine High School shooters named Jason one of the bullies they retaliated against. Overcome with guilt and grief for his dead classmates, (He felt that it was his fault that the massacre happened.) Jason's addiction escalated. Now Jason lives on the streets of Denver, and his family is in pieces.
Jun 22 2009
Donald 6x04
When he was five, Donald's parents divorced. He longed for a strong father figure, but his father had very little contact with him. Donald became a gifted boxer, but ultimately chose drugs over his career. He joined a violent gang and turned to stealing to support his crack habit. Donald's girlfriend just had a baby and Donald has a second chance to be a good father, but his crack use is spiraling out of control.
Jun 15 2009
An interesting case of twins, with hard working immigrant parents, wasting away from anorexia. It appears a "competitive" spirit fuels the sisters to strive in burning more calories and taking in less food. Their family is extremely worried and hope that an intervention can help save them both.
Jun 08 2006
Jeff 6x02
A firefighter who saved lives, Jeff kept reliving the horrible events he had seen. He started to drink and now the problem has escalated - to the point of being hospitalized for seizures. His family had cut off their ties but come together to try and save him.
Jun 01 2009
Gabe V 6x01
Abandoned in Calcutta and later adopted, Gabe has had to deal with the difficulties of being adopted and part of an ethnic minority. He rebelled and started using drugs, which later escalated to cocaine. After being awarded money in a car accident, it was all used to buy drugs. His family hopes an intervention will save his life.
May 25 2009

Season 5

16 Episodes

Sharon 5x16
Sharon, 51, has several difficulties that have her family worried. She compulsively shops to take her mind off things. She has had several plastic surgery procedures due to feeling her appearance is inadequate. And she physically abuses her body because of a negative view of herself. Sharon is also acting impulsively, feeling urges to act out and harm people and things. Sharon's family are hoping for a proper diagnosis and treatment before she harms herself or anyone else.
Mar 22 2009
Sandy 5x15
Married with children and with a well established home, Sandy is struggling with her own addiction. She abuses prescription pain medication and mixes it with alcohol. Her family constantly keeps watch to monitor her diabetes and addictions. She's been in the hospital several times for complications to her illness. Can her family help her realize she has so much to live for?
Mar 16 2009
Beloved by his five sisters and his teenage son, Nik 35, was the glue that holds his large family together. He was a proud college graduate who became the director of a multi-million-dollar casino chain at a young age. But now Nik is a homeless drug addict. Four years ago, after a debilitating back injury, he became addicted to OxyContin. His addiction worsened and he turned to heroin. Now Nik has lost his job, his home, and custody of his son. A tall, beautiful brunette, Tiffany maintained a perfect GPA in high school and played Varsity basketball. But despite her achievements, Tiffany's childhood was plagued by her parents' violent marriage and their drug and alcohol abuse. She married at 19 to escape the pain of her youth, but her controlling husband forced her to move back in with her mother. Battling feelings of worthlessness, Tiffany self-medicated with alcohol. Now, she has been hospitalized numerous times for alcohol-related injuries and has attempted suicide.
Mar 02 2009
The face of gambling addiction has changed, dramatically. More women are falling prey to this insidious compulsion. They often sit for hours in front of slot-machines, poker tables, or even online gaming sites--leaving children unattended and piling up staggering debts. This is no longer a game. Many of these women have gone to great lengths to hide their gambling from families, only to hit rock bottom and lose everything. Some even serve time in jail. We will go inside this compulsion, examining the shame and fear that keeps it hidden, and the surprising casualties caught up in the gamble.
Feb 23 2009
Chris 5x12
Born into a family with traditional Catholic values, Chris struggled with his sexuality until coming out at 18. Now, at 34, Chris feels that being gay has cheated him out of the things he wants most--marriage, children, and inclusion in his family. He drinks first thing in the morning to ward off tremors, he's abusive to his partner, and he can't keep a job. His father believes Chris should be able to stop drinking by sheer force of will, but his mother believes that genetics is to blame for his alcoholism. Can the family overcome its divisions and work together for Chris?
Feb 16 2009
When Angelina was eight, her family grew apart over an argument about money. Her mother turned to prescription drugs and cocaine to deal with the stress. After graduating from high school, Angelina became her younger brother's legal guardian, but she was overwhelmed by the job of taking care of her brother and addict mother. Angelina became addicted to OxyContin and spent her trust fund of $350,000 on the drug. Then Angelina turned to cheaper drugs and heroin to support her habit.
Feb 09 2009
Lana 5x10
Lana grew up in a family of 11 children, and her older sister introduced her to drinking at the age of seven. Despite this precarious start, Lana excelled in sports and was active in the church. But at 18, Lana began to enter into dangerous relationships with men and started abusing drugs and alcohol. She was in two near-fatal car accidents. And now, too make things even worse, she is in a relationship plagued by physical violence.
Feb 02 2009
Anthony 5x09
From an early age, Anthony's father made him feel worthless. His parents divorced, and his mother remarried, but she was still unhappy and turned to alcohol and drugs. It was little wonder, then, that Anthony began drinking at age 13. Another blow came when Anthony's younger brother died of leukemia. Anthony spiraled downward, and now he drinks half a gallon of vodka a day and takes whatever drugs he can find.
Jan 26 2009
Casie 5x08
Once a successful hairstylist, Casie now works in a small-town salon to fuel her $500-a-week meth habit. Casie's childhood was marred by her mother's drug addiction. Suffering from low self-esteem, Casie became bulimic and an addict. She lost her career, her life's savings, and her husband. Casie's mother now tries to make up for Casie's difficult childhood by enabling her, even at the cost of her own marriage. Casie's boyfriend, John, also an addict, is desperately trying to keep her alive. Casie's drug use is taking everyone down with her.
Jan 19 2009
In this follow-up show, we check back in with Tressa and Josh. Tressa's meth addiction destroyed her promising Olympic career. Now eight months sober, she's working hard to stay on the right path and rekindle some of that lost potential. Going home for her mother's wedding, she encounters both the joy and the pain of her old lifestyle. Josh once weighed more than 500 pounds. Now 200 pounds lighter, Josh is planning a surprise visit to his family to bring them together for the first time since their intervention.
Jan 12 2009
John C 5x06
John has type one diabetes but refuses to be diligent about checking his blood sugar, or taking his insulin. A social misfit and an outcast for many years, John wants to be considered a regular guy, and pretends to be one by eating whatever he wants without regard for his illness. He has been in a near-coma and hospitalized multiple times. His parents want to stop enabling his self-destructive behavior, but won't kick him out of the house because they fear he'll die without their supervision.
Jan 05 2009
Brittany was born five years after the brutal rape and murder of her 9-year-old sister, Terry. Brittany struggled with the pressure to live up to her mother's perfect image of Terry. At 12, Brittany was molested, and she began taking drugs and sneaking out at night--anything to get out from under Terry's shadow. Now she shoots up Dilaudid six times a day, begs family members for money and prostitutes herself. Brittany's mother scrambles to give Brittany enough money for her fix. Desperate and on the verge of bankruptcy, Brittany's family prepares for an intervention.
Dec 29 2008
Nicole 5x04
After being molested as a child, Nicole developed an unusual eating disorder--she was unable to swallow. By age 16, she weighed just 68 pounds, and doctors inserted a feeding tube into her stomach. The tube was supposed to be temporary, but 16 years later, Nicole still relies on the tube and can't swallow any food or liquids. She also abuses prescription drugs and neglects her two daughters. Her husband plans to divorce her if she continues to neglect their children.
Dec 22 2008
Janet 5x03
At age 6, Janet was molested. She was also bullied by other kids, making her extremely self-conscious about her looks. At 18, she married a drug dealer who made her rich, but her husband was sent to prison, leaving her alone with two sons. She turned to drugs and alcohol, and had multiple affairs. Her husband discovered one of her affairs and divorced her. Janet remarried and had two more children, but she missed her old luxurious lifestyle and began drinking heavily. Now she frequently passes out, threatens suicide, and puts herself in life-threatening situations.
Dec 15 2008
Medicine cabinets are fuller than ever today. In one port town on Florida's west coast, pharmaceutical drug abuse and its often fatal consequences are sharply on the rise, particularly among teenagers and other young people. This year, deaths from pharmaceutical drug overdoses in the area are on pace to exceed accidental deaths from car accidents. Legal drugs account for three times as many overdoses as illegal drugs - an alarming finding. Pain clinics prescribe opioids like aspirin. Meet several people whose lives have been taken over by abuse of deadly and addictive drugs, all of which are perfectly legal. We'll also meet a group of community members and experts who are taking to the streets and airwaves in the hopes of stopping this silent epidemic once and for all.
Oct 20 2008
Derek 5x01
Derek became depressed in his thirties and started to drink to cope with his troubles and responsibilities. Now, Derek has lost his wife and he laments this and continues to drink to drown this loss. Derek's family is worried because he has tried to commit suicide. They feel an intervention is their last hope to help Derek.
Aug 04 2008

Season 4

25 Episodes

Ed, 53, and Bettina, 49, had a picture-perfect life, including three adoring kids, a dream home, sports cars, motorcycles, and a respected place in their church community. But six years ago, Ed made a bad career move and ended up unemployed. He and Bettina lost everything they had worked for. They began to drink, and quickly became alcoholics. Ed has been hospitalized for internal bleeding, and Bettina for withdrawals so excruciating she thought she was dying. Their children have begged them to stop drinking but they need an intervention now to help their parents.
Sep 29 2008
Kristen 4x24
When Kristen was 3, her parents divorced and soon after her grandparents died, and Kristen somehow felt responsible. Then Kristen's mother married an alcoholic and addict, whose daughter introduced Kristen to drugs. By 15, Kristen was getting high. Currently, Kristen shoots heroin and cocaine, and then stays with her parents to recover. Ridden with guilt, Kristen's mother is desperate to save her only daughter's life.
Sep 22 2008
An episode of Intervention where former addicts come together for a candid discussion on what has changed since their time on the show. Have they gotten their lives back on tract? How are their relationships? Those participating include Sylvia (Season 2. Ep#32), Michelle (Season 2, Ep#17), Hubert (Season 3, Ep#41), Dillon (Season 3, Ep#40), and Coley (Season 3, Ep#46). Also interviewed the regular interventionists: Jeff, Candy, and Ken. The special is hosted by Chris Lawford.
Sep 08 2008
Once a police officer until injured, Mike now 67, used to catch addicts and drug dealers. Now, Mike's OCD signs are emerging, with his obsessions about germs forcing him to wash his hands over 40 times a day. The obsessions of germs is so bad, that Mike starves thinking his food is spoiled. Jenny, 32, was treated for endometriosis which crushed her dreams of having a family. She turned to prescription drugs but her addiction escalated to heroin and methamphetamines. Jenny has overdosed several times already. Can her family stop enabling her drug use and get her the help she needs?
Sep 01 2008
Phillip 4x21
Phillip, 44, is an established singer and writer but has had an unstable childhood full of pain. He numbs that pain with alcohol but has lost his career and his family. Can he break this cycle of recklessness and restore his lost relationships, especially the one with his daughter?
Aug 25 2008
A disturbing look into one small town in northern Alabama where many are struggling with addiction to methamphetamines and other drugs. People offer their stories including Chuck, a father who may lose custody of his children; Boo, who has become aged horribly due to long-time drug use; Shanta, who used the drug while pregnant. Dr. Holley explains her interest in helping the entire town rid the addiction. A special, first-of-its-kind episode of Intervention you can't miss.
Aug 18 2008
Allison 4x19
Trauma from childhood caused Allison to quit her aspirations of becoming a doctor halfway through her pre-medical program at college. Allison's parents also got divorced and she started to inhale a compressed gas used as a computer dust remover. The mixture of chemicals is potentially fatal with every use, however, Allison uses up to 10 cans per day. Can Jeff turn Allison's life around?
Aug 11 2008
Asa 4x18
Teasing caused Asa to be insecure about his weight, ethnicity, and sexuality. He became bulimic and started using drugs and alcohol to deal with harsh realities. Asa is a medical science student and knows all about how his addictions are affecting his body, but he is unable to stop on his own. Can his family come together to get him the help he needs?
Jul 28 2008
Tom 4x17
Tom grew up in a gangster lifestyle in a rough Boston neighborhood. By the time he was 20, he was working as a fireman but dealing drugs and getting into trouble by night. Tom has a family and four children but has now lost them all due to the pending drug charges after being caught. Can his family save him from losing everything?
Jul 21 2008
Marie 4x16
Marie struggled with poverty and has had 3 marriages end in divorce. She still managed to become successful, becoming a matchmaker and socialite, appearing on TV and other talk shows. Her next husband is an addict and an alcoholic and Marie soon had the same problem - alcohol. Marie's family is racing to hold this intervention in hope that she will change her ways.
Jul 14 2008
Charles 4x15
Dealing with a rough childhood and dark past, Charles became a motocross rider as a passion. With counseling and care from his grandparents, he still deviated and started to use various drugs, like cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin. He still uses heroin and has added alcohol and pushed his family away. Many of Charles' family have gathered for this important intervention.
Jul 07 2008
Sandra 4x14
Painkillers, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and sleeping pills are a very dangerous combination. Sandra's children have left, her husband and friends ration her pills drastically. They don't know what else to do, since the addiction is much too out of control. Will she choose her family over her addiction?
Jun 30 2008
Dan 4x13
Dan is married and has a family - everything seems fine on the surface. He is an avid water sport enthusiast in Hawaii with his own business. However, Dan turns to alcohol to numb the violence and abuse from his teen years. Dan's family is holding an intervention in order for him to find better ways of dealing with this pain from the past.
Jun 23 2008
Chad 4x12
Chad, 34, has had many privileges, such as being a professional cyclist and training with athletes like Lance Armstrong. However, Chad's deviant behavior and his turn to drugs like crack caused his cycling career and reputation to be questioned. His family are holding an intervention in hoping Chad's "rock bottom" won't end up being his own death
Jun 16 2008
Donnie Wahlberg narrates a special report on heroin addiction among the residents of the Boston suburbs.
Mar 24 2008
Lawrence, 34, is a successful entrepreneur but had a dark past of emotional and physical abuse. He numbs his pain with alcohol, drinking litres of alcohol a day. He has also battled cancer recently. His family gather for an intervention in the hope to change his life.
Mar 17 2008
Brad 4x09
After serving two rounds in Iraq, Brad has returned home but has brought some extra baggage with him: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has begun to use drugs and alcohol to numb and forget the endless nightmares and flashbacks that haunt him. Unfortunately, it is getting worse, and his temper and reckless behavior are becoming life-threatening to himself and others. His family is banding together and holding an intervention.
Mar 24 2008
John T 4x08
John was a former athletic star but an injury led him to drown his disappointment in alcohol and a variety of drugs. John is aggressive and his addiction is fueling distance between everyone he knows. Many family members are participating in hopes that an intervention can save John's life.
Feb 04 2008
Tressa 4x07
Tressa is 32 and was one of the world's top female shot-putters. However, a routine drug test revealed a life as a IV drug user. Tressa is now using crystal meth daily as her life spirals out of control. Can her family save Tressa?
Jan 28 2008
Ben is a 25-year-old potential genius but has a past filled with violence, homelessness, and isolation. Ben dealt with his troubles by turning to a drug called DXM. DXM is found in some cough-suppressants that, when taken at higher doses, produces effects similar to PCP (a hallucinogenic). Ben performs desperate crimes to finance his addiction. Josh is a 22-year-old food addict who weights 550lbs. Josh's father has the same weight problem with diabetes and a history of 6 strokes at 317lbs. Josh's father does not want an early death for his son, and the whole family hopes that both Josh and Rex can support each other through an intervention to get healthy.
Jan 21 2008
Jason, 23, is from a religiously strict family. Jason's parents dealt plenty of punishments. However, after his mother reveals a pressing secret, Jason's father was ejected from the church and had to take up several jobs to feed his family. Left with minimal supervision, Jason turned to drugs and alcohol, and his younger sister, Joy, soon followed. Can a double intervention save these siblings?
Jan 14 2008
Brooke 4x04
Brooke, 26, uses prescription pain killers to control her early onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Brooke has now become addicted to these prescription pills, which often contain opiates, a very addictive category of substances. She denies her dependence on the drug and her family is hoping an intervention can make her realize that she needs help.
Jan 07 2008
This follow-up looks at two addicts from Season 3. First was Ryan, the very troubled OxyContin addict we saw in the premiere. Recall that he left treatment early and there weren't very many good updates on his progress. How is Ryan doing now? Hubert is an alcoholic who confronted his feelings during his intervention. What is Hubert doing now in his sobriety?
Dec 17 2007
Dawn, 49, is a meth addict, suffering the extreme physical addiction symptoms of the drug. She often hallucinates and imagines things, symptoms of meth psychosis. Dawn lives on the streets and wanders from place to place. Dawn's family is desperately trying to get her help. Will she accept the offer of treatment? For Fabian, 37, an addiction has cost him everything and was once an entrepreneur.
Dec 10 2007
Emily 4x01
Emily is an excessive dieter. At 26, she has already had a difficult life battling depression with low self-esteem and negative thoughts. Emily was a date-rape victim in college and used dieting as a means of controlling her emotions. However, she now weighs less than 90 pounds and is on a slippery path that could easily end in death. Emily's family is hoping an intervention will save her.
Dec 03 2007

Season 3

15 Episodes

Jill 3x15
Jill was a successful beautiful person but was betrayed by a boyfriend who distributed copies of a tape that depicted them having sex. Now, Jill is depressed and hurt, using a substance to numb her pain. Jill is becoming addicted to alcohol and fast. Her family wants to have an intervention in the hopes of preventing any further damage.
Sep 07 2007
Pam 3x14
Pam is an alcoholic with a terrible past full of failed marriages and abuse. She uses drinking to cope with her past and to try to move forward in her life. Cirrhosis, the degradation of the liver due specifically to alcohol, has already claimed one member of her family. Her family does not want Pam to be the second victim and urge her through an Intervention to agree to treatment.
Aug 24 2007
Caylee 3x13
Caylee, 23, is bulimic and has an addiction to heroin. She has dropped down to 80 lbs, which is dangerously low. Caylee's mother, Christy, has been a major influence for her addictive behavior. Christy has had a terrible past and has hidden bulimia from her family since she was much younger, over 30 years ago. Christy taught Caylee how to watch her weight and together they now suffer from this very dangerous eating disorder. The family wants to help both of them, but they need to have Christy present at the intervention to first confront Caylee. Then, the family plans to confront Christy, with treatment options for both of them.
Aug 17 2007
Coley 3x12
Coley has a good life with his wife and family as well as a good job in the forestry industry. Yet, Coley has an addiction to crystal meth and snorts the substance on a daily basis. This makes his job much more endangering than it really should be. Coley's life, filled with the things he loves most, is falling apart, and the only solution the family sees is sending him to treatment.
Aug 10 2007
Leslie 3x11
Leslie is a mother of three kids and a prominent member of the community. She volunteers her time at her children's school and at the local church. However, she's hiding a dark and raging addiction to alcohol that threatens the family's stability. After many encounters with the law because of her addiction, can Leslie finally choose her family over alcohol with the help of an intervention?
Jun 22 2007
Andrea is a nurse and also a crack addict. She knows the effects of the drug and the consequences, yet she continues to put her life at risk. Her family is very worried about her and hopes that an intervention can get her back on the right track. Ricky was a well-rounded student with good marks and great athletic abilities. He has served the country as a police officer and by being part of the military. His addiction to heroin has tainted his accomplishments and needs an intervention to change his life.
Jun 15 2007
Ashley 3x09
Ashley, 20, is a user of various drugs and regularly runs away from her problems at home. She has done it countless times, whenever she wants to escape from something she doesn't want to do. She dislikes her family's strict religious views and values and has since drawn away from them to live by her own rules. But can she survive alone and without her family's support? The family comes together to try and change Ashley's strayful ways with an intervention.
Jun 08 2007
Laney 3x08
Laney is an alcoholic who has lost everything she had dreamed for. She has already been to the Emergency Room numerous times and once to the ICU. Her body is heavily damaged from years of abuse. Desparate for attention from her divorced husband whom she still has feeling for, her days are full of binge drinking for hours at a time. Laney's family is upset that it has gotten this far. Laney has also openly mentioned suicidal thoughts as well pushing the family for an intervention as soon as possible. Can Laney get help before it's too late?
Jun 01 2007
Jessica is a 21 year old from a close family that is being torn apart from her heroin addiction. Heroin is from the same addictive family as called opiates and also includes morphine, codeine, and opium. Coming together for this intervention is showing to be increasingly difficult. Hubert is 50 and struggles with a difficult past full of painful memories. Alcohol has helped him cope in the wrong ways and it is his siblings who come to help him try to turn the past 6 months of hard addiction into a road to recovery.
Apr 27 2007
Trent 3x06
Trent, 33, has a severe addiction to heroin, an opioid substance like morphine. He comes from a family of violence and abuse and his parents are divorced. Trent has been addicted to various drugs for over 22 years and has tried treatment over a dozen times. Trent has lost everything: over 70 pounds, his home, his job, and all of his money to this recent addiction. He has hepatitis C and is malnourished. He steals to buy drugs in the city every morning and injects heroin up to 10 times a day. His girlfriend of many years has stood by him and takes care of him by offering her home on some cold nights. She has pushed him to go to treatment but this time the heroin addiction is just too strong. Trent doesn't believe it will do any good this time. Trent still loves his girlfriend and wants to be with her and is extremely frustrated that his addiction has taken this much toll on his life. He wants to get help very badly, but the addiction runs his life now. Can his friends and distant mother turn his life around and make him the excellent chef he once was?
Apr 20 2007
Dillon 3x05
Dillon injects methamphetamine, or "meth", a psychostimulant hard drug. After his parents split up in a bitter divorce, he rejects his mother, Tammy, and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father. Tammy protests this and pleads Dillon to get help before the drugs cause more erratic and destructive behavior. Dillon somehow finds out that he is on the show and threatens to leave town if the family tries anything. He orders the directors to stop filming and kicks them out of his father’s trailer. Tammy and Interventionist Jeff VanVonderen have to quickly set the intervention in place. They gather the family members together to make their statements. They also call upon the local police department for help because they think Dillon is going to be exceptionally violent about the whole situation.
Apr 13 2007
Anthony 3x04
Anthony is part of a large loving family that has experienced a lot of pain. His sister overdosed on heroin and died as a result. The shock of her death has left the whole family in pieces. Anthony had been casually smoking lighter drugs at the time, but then switched to cocaine to numb the pain. He is also heavily addicted to injecting methadone, an opioid substance like morphine and heroin. He switches between the two all day and night. His father allows him to work at one of his pizzerias but does not pay him much of the time for fear that he will use the money for drugs. When he does pay him, Anthony usually always goes against his father’s wishes. Anthony’s father is desperate for him to get help and hates to see his son hooked on hard drugs. Anthony’s mother is still recovering from her daughter’s death and the anguish over Anthony’s drug use has had severe mental and physical effects on her. Many other family members, including his other siblings, uncles, and cousins have agreed to participate in this intervention in hopes that Anthony will change his destructive and deadly ways
Apr 06 2007
Jacob 3x03
Another family has been torn by addiction. Jacob's mother has been a drug user and a dealer in the past. Yet, she puts her past behind her and pleads for her son to stop his current destructive state of using alcohol and prescription drugs. She knows if he continues to stay addicted, death is the only outcome. Jacob is a violent drunk and endangers others in his binge drinking episodes by driving while intoxicated. He has been to the ER more than a few times and recently had to be resuscitated from a no pulse state because of an overdose on alcohol in combination with pills. Jacob is extremely persistent in his actions and behaviors, and is severely addicted to alcohol. Can his mother and family turn his life around with an intervention?
Mar 30 2007
Kim 3x02
Anorexia and bulimia affect millions of people worldwide. Kim, who is 34 years old, is one of them, with a life that has tragically fallen apart. In school, she was extroverted, successful, and popular. However, her insecurities about her looks soon took over her life enticing her to engage in binging and purging. Kim’s husband divorced her and she has lost her job. She had no choice but to move back in with her parents with a promise to get her life back together. Kim’s stepfather has seen this promise go by for years. He has never seen Kim as her normal self and is frustrated that her promise has not been met, even with all the help they have given. They do not get along well and the tension fuels Kim to abstain from food for days at a time. Kim’s parents, especially her mother, have been mentally anguished because of the burden of the disease. Kim’s mother, a nurse at the local hospital, pleads with Kim to get help and get her life back together and so that the whole family can return to normal.
Mar 23 2007
Ryan 3x01
Ryan and his family are one of those families that look perfect. Stick them under a microscope however and you will find that beneath the posh home in northern California, Ryan's sucess as a drummer, beneath this, Ryan is secretly an OxyContin addict. He injects it up to 15 times per day and his mood swing are far less than tolerable. His family hopes an intervention will save him.
Mar 16 2007

Season 2

20 Episodes

Lauren 2x20
Lauren seemed to be on exactly the right track in life. In high school she was a cheerleader, a dancer, a swimmer and a fabulous student. After graduating college, she became a high school health and gym teacher and was highly admired by the students. All of this was a smokescreen however for her fast growing problem - her addiction to heroin. This three year problem has cost Lauren her job and her apartment. She has resorted to living with her mother and is plagued by mood swings. Her family feels that their only hope for Lauren lies in an intervention.
Dec 17 2006
Jessie, a 21 year old college student studying medicine and hopes of working in medical field, has been bulimic for 3 years. She eats everything and anything she can get, and purges up to 3 times a day. She was forced to leave college, and was kicked out of her sorority for eating everyones share of food. Then she was kicked out of her parent's house because they couldn't afford to feed her anymore. Now she works as a hostess by day, and secretly is a stripper by night to support her disorder. Laurie, a mother of 3, is addicted to pain killers. She takes a variety of pills daily, up to 10 a day. Now her children live with her parents because they were taken away from Laurie. Both girls families' have interventions to save there lives, and both agree to the terms.
Dec 10 2006
Sylvia 2x18
Once a socialite, high school cheerleader, regular actress on All My Children and The Doctors, and was a once very successful interior decorator. Now Sylvia, working as a retailer, has been an alcoholic for 5 years. She drinks up to 15 mini bottles of vodka a day, visits the bar on her lunch break, goes to work drunk, and drives home drunk. Her children were taken away from her and now live with her ex-husband. Her mother oftens comes to her house, and searches for Sylvia's stash and throws anything she can find in the garbage. Everyone can see Sylvia's problem is getting worse day by day, and an intervention may be Sylvia's only chance to save herself.
Dec 03 2006
Cristy 2x17
Cristy had a bright career in front of her as a clothing designer until she got hooked on crystal meth and alcohol at age 13. She gets her money for drugs by stripping in a local bar. Her family has been trying to help for a very long time. Cristy's dad has seen her deteriorate right up to this lowest point. She is on the verge of a psychotic state and has already been diagnosed with a psychological disorder.
Aug 20 2006
Betsy 2x16
Betsy went through a devastating time when her marriage fell apart. She began drinking heavily to help the pain. Her family is trying to help her with no results. They finally give her an ultimatum. She either quits drinking or she will lose all of their support and she would be on her own.
Aug 13 2006
Tim 2x15
Tim has a major problem...crack. Before the drugs, he was headed on the right path. He was a successful producer and musician with a bright future. He let crack run his life and he almost lost everything.
Aug 06 2006
Mike's past of being a high achiever left him behind when he began speed balling, mixing herion with cocaine. He's lost everything and an intervention is his only option to potentially put his life back together again. James was also a smart person, a student with straight As until he started to take meth to try and deal with his mother's near fatal illness. His mother has contacted Intervention to try and save her son.
Jul 30 2006
Tammi is a 45 year old woman hooked on alcohol despite her middle class upbringing. Her family paid for everything from golf lessons to tennis lessons. Daniel is a man who got addicted to meth after trying it out as a result of his emotional difficulties surrounding his molestation. Interventions are the only hopes for these two adults now.
Jul 23 2006
Remember Antwahn and Rachel? See how they're doing on this follow up episode.
Jul 16 2006
John 2x11
John is a man who is highly addicted to crack and alcohol. He turned to drugs at 13 when he lost his mother. His family is now staging in Intervention to try and save him.
Jul 09 2006
Gina is the fun-loving girl who thirsts for life and is ambitious, but who struggles with an addiction to drugs. Andrea is a 30 year old promising single mother who is addicted to the party scene. She's a brilliant mother by day, a alcoholic and a drug addict by night. This is her chance to turn her life around with an intervention.
Apr 02 2006
Chuckie 2x09
Chuckie is 28, the son of a famous musician and was born in the 70s, the decade of rock 'n' roll. He was surrounded by musicians all his life and grew up as a priveleged kid. He aspired to be an athlete or a singer. Drugs got in the way of his dreams though. He was born addicted to heroin, the third generation addict. Drugs have taken over his life and he is the last family member not to get clean. It's time for him to step up and accept his intervention.
Mar 26 2006
Annie is both anorexic and bulimic. She is engaged to a man, Kevin, who desperately wants an Intervention for her before her eating disorders kill her. Amy turned to drugs after she was sexually molested at age 16. She tried to deal with the pain with drugs but instead ended up living on park benches with her boyfriend. Amy's mother has reached to Intervention as a last resort. Can interventions save these two young women?
Mar 19 2006
Antwahn and Billy are two men who are about to fall off the edge. Antwahn played basketball professionally for Los Angeles Clippers and in Europe for over a decade, but then a knee injury cut his career short. He began to binge on crack-cocaine and ended up homeless on skid row. Billy is your stereotypical drug user, he searches for any type of fix for his desperate need of drugs, and professes a love for the needle. He's a chronic heroin user, he steals his mother's Xanax and her Avon income, and shoots up cocaine intravenously. It's time for an Intervention for these two men.
Mar 12 2006
This follow-up episode showed life after the intervention for Brooks, Audrey and Cristine. Cristine's life used to be all about alcohol. She would drink at breakfast, on the train to work, and all day long afterwards. Her drinking was destroying her love life, as well as the rest of her families. Cristine is now clean, and has kept that way since her intervention. Brooks was addicted to all drugs ever since he was paralyzed in a ATV accident. Him and his brother Ian would rent hotels and do drugs together. Both got interventions, and both went to treatment. Since their interventions, both were tested positive for pot. Audrey was addicted to heroin. She used to be a star athlete, but after she came out to her parents that she was a lesbian, she has been hooked on the drug. Since her intervention, she has been clean, and back to playing the sports she once loved.
Jan 22 2006
Kristen 2x05
Kristen lost her grandfather, and her parents divorced in the same year. No one ever explained what loss was to her, and that year was the year everything changed. She went from a good student and daughter, to a life of drugs, sex, and defiance in grade 8. She became pregnant when she was 18 to a daughter named Sadie. Now Kristen, 24, lives a life addicted to heroin. She says it only took one try of the addictive drug to be hooked. Now her daughter lives with her father, and Kristen only sees her once a week, under supervision of her Mother. Sadie does not want to ever sleepover at her moms house because she is afraid of her when she is either high on heroin, or getting beat up by her abusive boyfriend. Kristen lost her job as a prostitute during filming of Intervention because they found out about the documentary. Finally Kristen has the intervention, and agrees to go to counselling after a little encouragement from her uncle and daughter. Kristen successfully completed the program.
Jan 15 2006
Salina has had problems for the past eleven years. She has been battling severe bulimia and a shopping addiction. Lately, she has been trying out a new addiction, self-mutiliation which prompts her family to contact the show. Her family is desperately hoping that she will reach out and take the lifeline. Troy had relocated to LA and had a bright future ahead of him until his recreational crystal meth usage blew up into a full addiction. Troy claims to have had hundreds of homosexual encounters whilst high. Troy is now homeless and has no job but survives on selling meth. He says that injecting himself with crystal meth helps him survive on the street. His long time friends contacted Intervention to save him
Jan 08 2006
Heidi is not your typical addict. Instead of drugs or alcohol, Heidi has an obsession with plastic surgery and is a compulsive shopper. Heidi's difficult past continues to haunt her through the intervention process. Michelle has also had a difficult past with the death of a parent and sexual abuse. Michelle is currently coping with the use of methamphetamines. This dangerous drug has her family worried that every new day might be Michelle's last.
Jan 01 2006
Adam will do anything to get heroin. He regularly engages in stealing, begging, and harassing to the shock of his family. His family is hoping that an intervention will change his deviant ways. Michael is not the typical addict. However, Michael is inflicting terror in his family by using rage as a means of getting what he wants. His violent actions have put the family at risk for abuse. Can an intervention show Michael the destruction he is causing?
Jan 01 2006
Howard is a professional driving instructor to those that need additional skills and training, such as police officers. But, Howard has a problem. When he's not driving, he's drinking. Now, Howard's liver is failing and he needs to stop or face a complete shut-down of his body. Audrey is a 24 year-old with a heavy addiction to heroin. Audrey has been living on the streets and barely sees her family. Her family is devastated and hopes that an intervention can turn Audrey's life around.
Jan 01 2006

Season 1

15 Episodes

Corinne 1x15
Corrine is a dynamic 18 year old student who recently dropped out of college. An academic and athlete, Corrine started using drugs after a sexual abuse incident more than 4 years ago. However, the problem grew worse, and Corrine is now addicted to using a mixture of heroin and methamphetamines. This dangerous mix, in combination with her diabetes medical condition, poses dramatic health problems. Can Corrine's family save her from another trip to the emergency room?
Oct 30 2005
This emotional documentary series helps all types of people face their fears and hopefully cure them of their addictions. This special will allow us to see what happened to everyone after his or her intervention. In addition, letting us see if their intervention was successful or not.
Aug 21 2005
A school athlete is addicted to pills and beer after emotional pain. A former wrestling star has turned into a drug addict after a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Even in a wheelchair, he has no problem getting high.
Jul 03 2005
Michael has a serious rage problem. He has a history of violent behavior and has been known to punch holes into the walls of his father's house. Randi is a bulimic and a crystal meth addict. She is in denial of her condition and cannot deal with the fact that she was sexually abused as a kid.
Jun 26 2005
Rachel, now 26, grew up a beautiful child in idyllic upper-middle class Maryland. But her body is withering away and she hasn't been home in years. Rachel is addicted to heroin and lives on the streets, making money as a prostitute. Her family and friends know she has already hit bottom and is nearing death. An Intervention is their only hope for Rachel. Tommy is a 38-year-old executive from Texas. He began using cocaine heavily a little over a year and half ago. Since that time Tommy quit his job, sold his Lexus, his retirement plan and his million-dollar condo to sustain his cocaine habit. Most of his furniture and other possessions have been sold for cocaine. Tommy is homeless. He is riding around on a bicycle. He sleeps on the roof of his friends' condos or on park benches. He hides from his friends and family because he is so ashamed at what his life has become. The people who love and care for him are desperate for him to get help, an Intervention is their last hope.
Jun 26 2005
This story, presented from the Intervention angle, will be an emotional look into the true crisis moment of an upper-middle class family from picturesque Huntington Beach trying to "save their son from certain death." Once lovable and talented, Kelly scored well above the genius level with a 160 in Abstract Reasoning on his IQ test. However, Kelly suffers from severe dyslexia and scored a 40 in language. Placed into emotionally and mentally challenged classes as a child, Kelly's family went on to sue the Malibu School System and prevailed - but not before Kelly had lost all of his self-esteem and hopes of a normal education. The grandchild of legendary comedian Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester on "The Addam's Family"), the now 23-year-old Kelly is a bright, creative and engaging young man - who sleeps in the bushes and uses the jail as a revolving door. Once an athlete excelling in rollerblading, Kelly was recently robbed of his blades while passed out in a park. The story will open as we join Kelly's family searching for him as he has disappeared again on a binge -- the search will start at the local hospitals and jails. The family, in their own words below, sees Intervention as the last hope for their son. Holding Kelly's beloved dog as leverage in the local pound, Leslie and Rob are committed to getting Kelly into treatment at any cost. This 49-year-old good-looking graduate from Texas Christian University sold commercial real estate and had a promising future. Now, he is addicted to prescription pain medication including heavy amounts of the narcotic, oxycontin. Part of a growing epidemic of back pain sufferers in America abusing prescription medication, Mark has undergone seven spinal surgeries that his family is not sure he needed - seemingly to get more medication. Tracing the roots of his problems to a motorcycle accident at the age of 15 (he suffered a broken arm and whiplash), Mark claims he has been dealing with failed back syndrome ever since. Mark takes high doses of medication each day including 240 mg of dezerol, 360 mg of oxycontin, 120 mg of roxycodone and either Paxil, Xanax or Trazodone, on top of a morphine drip that he has implanted in his back. Denying his family access to his doctors or medical records, Mark admits that the amount of medication he takes would kill most people. And, on top of all these pills, Mark also steals oxycontin from his wife who is dying of Stage 4 Bone Cancer - she was given 2 months to live in December of 2004. Mark has agreed to speak about his life and the medication he takes. Facing Mark in his denial is certain to be emotional and explosive - and truly the final chance for his dying wife, Carolyn, to see her husband clean.
Jun 12 2005
Cristine is a 29-year-old wife and mother. While she loves her family, she can't live without her beer. Cristine drinks at least 18 beers a day, starting at 7am, sneaking out during work and not stopping until she passes out at night. Her husband's scared for their son and her mother's terrified that Cristine is killing herself. They are staging an Intervention in hopes that Cristine will get help. Kelly is an anorexic who is down to 93 pounds. And now her young daughter Disa is following in her footsteps, often picking at food and sometimes refusing to eat all together. Kelly's friends are seeking help not just to save Kelly, but her daughter as well.
Jun 05 2005
Tina 1x08
Once the valedictorian of New Hope Christian Academy, Tina is now a real-life desperate housewife. Taking 10-20 vicodin a day simply to function (and supplementing her usage with percocet), this mother of a 3-and-a-half year old son spends her days gambling her house and car payments while stoned on prescription pills. With most of her jewelry in pawn shops, and forced to take paycheck advances even though her husband of 14 years has a $100,000+ annual income, Tina now writes insurance policies from home and spends her days at horse tracks and in Bingo halls. Favoring horse tracks because she can take her son with her, Tina says that "my addictions have cost me my life." With her marriage, health and finances in complete crisis (she has spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars on gambling and pills"), her husband Harley says that "this show may be the only thing left that can save our lives."
May 08 2005
Peter, a 21-year-old college graduate and aspiring actor, is wasting his life to a serious video game addiction. Alienated from his mother who abandoned him when he was 12, Peter escapes into the fantasy world of video games instead of dealing with the problems of his real life. Now living with his father and brother, Peter identifies only to the characters in the games he plays, and he is steadily losing his grasp on reality. Renee is a young mother of two small children who is married to a husband who adores her. But Renee is struggling with a deadly eating disorder -- bulimia. A past victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Renee binge eats to deal with the pain. Caught in a vicious cycle, she is killing herself by taking laxatives and water pills after she binges. Her husband and friends worry that she will die young and that her destructive habits will be passed on to her children.
May 01 2005
An addiction to crystal meth threatens the life of Travis Meeks, a former rock 'n' roll star. Can his girlfriend and family get him into treatment before it's too late? And Matt, who comes from an upper-middle class home, is addicted to crack-cocaine and has stolen from his family and friends to support his habit. Desperate, his parents turn to an interventionist to save Matt from himself.
Apr 17 2005
Sara 1x05
At 24, Sara had everything she ever wanted in her sleepy Minnesota town. She had a fairy-tale wedding in Hawaii, a beautiful baby girl, a house, three cars, and even competed in beauty pageants. Then, it all abruptly ended in divorce. Not knowing how else to cope Sara turned to Crystal Meth, and now uses every day, all day if she can. A self-labeled ""junkie,"" Sara has lost everything, including custody of her daughter. She currently lives with her parents and exists in an endless cycle of drugs, stealing, lying, drug testing, and court appearances. Her family says the only hope for Sara is an Intervention.
Apr 03 2005
Parents and friends intervene to save Alissa, a compulsive gambler who has lost more than $30,000 on 25-cent slots. Meanwhile her boyfriend juggles three jobs just to make ends meet for them. Then we meet Brian, whose crystal meth habit feeds his sex addiction and sends him trolling the streets for new partners every day.
Mar 27 2005
The family calls in interventionist Jeff VanVonderen to help Jerrie, 29, who is addicted to the painkiller Vicodin. She has been forging physician signatures on prescriptions and scouring the waterfront for drug dealers. Friends try to help Tamela, 24, a bright artist who was molested as a child and now cuts herself with razorblades. They call in interventionist Candy Finnigan in hopes that Tamela will recognize her great potential and go to treatment.
Mar 20 2005
Gabe is addicted to gambling and has lost over $200,000 in the casino. He has even withdrawn money from his parent's accounts without them knowing about it. Vanessa, who was a recurring guest star on the hit show ER, is addicted to shopping. She is heading towards bankruptcy. They both receive interventions so that they can get help and turn their lives around. But they have to want to change.
Mar 13 2005
Alyson, a three-time White House intern and an award-winning student, met a boy in college who initiated her into a lifestyle of heavy drug use. She is addicted to morphine and crack and has returned to live with her parents. Alyson now steals painkillers from her dying father and works at alienating her mother and sister. A 38-year-old former stockbroker, Tommy, is addicted to cocaine. He has quit his job, drained his retirement account and sold his luxury condo to sustain his habit, ending up on the street. Both Alyson and Tommy are confronted by their friends, families and professional interventionists, and urged to get help.
Mar 06 2005