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Intervention is a television reality show that chronicles the life of a drug addict or alcoholic. The family of the drug or alcohol abuser enlists the help of the Intervention staff which includes a licensed and experienced counselor to confront the addict. In 2009, Intervention won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program.

Intervention shows the addict in happier times, talks with the family, and has them recall those happier times and memories then asks the addict how they fell into addiction. The addict has no idea that the show is there for an intervention at the request of the family. The addict is often told that it is only a documentary about addiction or alcohol abuse. The cameras will follow them while they go about their drug or alcohol-filled day. It often shows how the addict gets money and then buys drugs, and it will show the alcoholic hiding and drinking around family or friends.

The family will then get the addict alone with the counselor and the intervention begins. Part of the intervention process is the family telling the addict in letters that are read out loud, how the family feels and how the addict has affected them, and at the end of the process, they are given a choice. They can either go into treatment or be isolated from family and friends. This ultimatum is the heart of the intervention process. If the addict goes into treatment, the family will often go into their own type of counseling or treatment as well.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on A&E
20 Seasons, 280 Episodes
March 6, 2005
Documentary & Biography, Reality
8.0/10
Cast: Candy Finnigan, Mark Behar, Jeff VanVonderen, Ken Seeley
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  • Angela comes face-to-face with a deadly relapse trigger, forcing Interventionist Ken Seeley to enlist the help of Police Sergeant Josh Liedke so they can quickly intervene. Taylor's mother, Katherine, has trouble keeping her emotions in check after her daughter's dangerous lifestyle escalates. Interventionist Donna Chavous is forced to employ tough tactics in her double intervention of Kiersten and David, after their intervention takes an unexpected and dramatic turn.

  • Taylor's mother searches Taylor's bedroom and makes a disturbing discovery. Angela's frustration with her ex-husband challenges her ability to stay clean. Kiersten tries to reconcile with her parents, but her heroin use stands in the way.

  • Ken Seeley and Allen's family try to convince him that treatment is the best option, but police are called when the situation escalates. Taylor dances at a local strip club to finance her addiction. David and Kiersten's relationship comes to a head when his mother loses her patience with Kiersten. 31-year-old Angela quits heroin and struggles through her day while trying to win back custody of her two children. Toni disappears and the search begins.

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  • Interventionist Michael Gonzales attempts to get Toni's mother, father, and sister on the same page to intervene on Toni, but Carla's belligerence threatens to derail the process before it begins. Kiersten and David are heroin addicts living in a co-dependent relationship with David's mother, Linda. Kiersten prepares for a mandatory meeting with her probation officer by hiding synthetic urine in her boot, in case of a drug screening.

  • 23-year-old heroin addict Toni finds herself in danger when her pimp sends her out on a call that goes wrong. The Heroin Triangle expands its reach, putting first responders at risk, and increasing police presence in the area. Police Sergeant Josh Liedke reaches out to a young homeless addict and tries to get her into a detox center. 55-year-old Allen finds himself squatting in an abandoned house, having squandered millions from his trust fund to feed his heroin addiction.

  • 23-year-old heroin addict Toni finds herself in danger when her pimp sends her out on a call that goes wrong. The Heroin Triangle expands its reach, putting first responders at risk, and increasing police presence in the area. Police Sergeant Josh Liedke reaches out to a young homeless addict and tries to get her into a detox center. 55-year-old Allen finds himself squatting in an abandoned house, having squandered millions from his trust fund to feed his heroin addiction.

  • In a collection of affluent suburban communities north of Atlanta called "The Heroin Triangle" the rise of the nation's opioid crisis, from prescription

  • Ashley was a child prodigy on the TaeKwonDo octagon, headed for international competition had she stayed the course. But when the haunting memory of childhood molestation caused her to turn to the numbing effects of drugs at the age of 15, her athletic career was pinned to the mat. Now 21, Ashley is deeply addicted to crack cocaine and IV opioids. As she and her girlfriend are evicted from their apartment for their disruptive fights, excessive drug use and partying, her family fears that, without an intervention, Ashley will disappear into the streets forever.

  • With the birth of her two daughters, Samantha gave up using crystal meth and heroin. But when she began consorting with figures from her druggy past, she fell back into addiction and soon lost custody of her children. Samantha's family are desperate to help her be the good mother she once was, but now she is addicted to fentanyl and her very life hangs in the balance.

  • The only child of a single mother and world-class fiddle player, Alex was surrounded by music from birth. His mother married when Alex was five, but after a few years the marriage deteriorated and life became difficult at home. Friction with his stepfather left Alex increasingly isolated and he turned to the fiddle to try and gain acceptance. Alex’s skill developed and he had some early recognition, but living in his mother’s musical shadow was difficult and he began to compensate with alcohol as a young teenager. Just as Alex was beginning his professional career, his mother and stepfather divorced. The combination of his family’s dysfunction and life spent on the road soon turned his fondness for drink into a debilitating, fall-down addiction. Now in his mid-twenties, Alex’s career is at a standstill and his health is rapidly deteriorating. Without an intervention, he could lose his career, his family and his life.

  • Clint, 36, was raised in a tight-knit, middle-class family. His parents expected success for their four children who were all precocious and engaged in school. But in high school, when his siblings had gone off to college, Clint fell in with the wrong crowd and began to struggle. The only graduation he would see was to a life controlled by crystal meth and opioids. At a loss as to where it all went wrong, Clint's parents have seen their son's excesses progress to crazy and dangerous levels. Without an intervention, they know he will die.

  • A successful businessman who underwent back surgery develops a life-threatening addiction to pain pills and hand sanitizer.

  • A woman lives a dream life as an assistant to rap icon Snoop Dogg until the brutal murder of her fiance sends her spiraling into heroin addiction.

  • A bright college student with dreams of becoming a journalist is abducted and brutally assaulted, causing her to become dependent on a dangerous mix of drugs to mask the trauma.

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