Intervention


Intervention
Intervention profiles people who are losing their 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.

Genre: Documentary, Reality

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  • Watch Intervention Season 13

    • Episode 9

      9. Andrew

      aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 8

      Susie & Miriam

      aired: Mon, Oct 8, 2012

      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

    • Episode 7

      7. Tiffany

      aired: Mon, Jan 21, 2013

      Tiffany is a 19-year-old, doe-eyed, innocent looking young woman who shuns motherhood to trek to the seediest parts of Baltimore to score heroin while her family tries to pray the "devil" out of her.

    • Episode 6

      6. Sarah P.

      aired: Mon, Dec 17, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Season 13, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Sep 10, 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.

    • Episode 4

      Season 13, Episode 4

      aired: Mon, Aug 27, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 3

      3. Nick

      aired: Mon, Nov 26, 2012

      Nick, 23, uses his business talents to deal in heroin rather than business.

    • Episode 2

      2. Kelly

      aired: Mon, Nov 26, 2012

      Kelly, a 27-year-old mother of three, mixes pills and meth to forget the man behind bars who destroyed her childhood. Can Kelly's family come together to help her face the painful past that consumes her?

    • Episode 1

      1. Megan H.

      aired: Mon, Nov 19, 2012

      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.

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    • Episode 13

      Terry D. / Leon

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 12

      Season 11, Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Mar 26, 2012

      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?

    • Episode 11

      11. Sean

      aired: Mon, Mar 12, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 10

      Michelle

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 9

      Brittney - Ricardo

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 8

      Tiffany D.

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 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.

    • Episode 7

      Season 11, Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Aug 1, 2011

      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?

    • Episode 6

      Penny-Lee

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 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.

    • Episode 5

      Season 11, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Jul 18, 2011

      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?

    • Episode 4

      Latisha

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 2012

      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, an alcoholic, is being "kept" a prisoner by her boyfriend, who has locked her in a closet in a misguided attempt to stop her from drinking. Kimberly's family thinks the man is prince charming, but they had better see the truth or Kimberly will continue to drink to drown the cries of her lonely soul.

    • Episode 3

      Eddie

      aired: Sun, Jan 1, 2012

      A 34-year-old gay man, Richard grew up in a small town where being gay was unacceptable. His stepfather even beat him regularly for his effeminate behavior. Today, Richard is homeless and prostituting himself to pay for his crystal meth addiction. Richard's family will have to finally show him acceptance if they're to get through to him and save his life.

    • Episode 2

      Season 11 Episode 2

      aired: Mon, Jul 4, 2011

      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. But Dallas's mother is in denial about her addiction and supports her "heroin-chic" lifestyle. Dallas's family needs a wake-up call and face her problems head-on if they're going to save her.

    • Episode 1

      1. Christina

      aired: Mon, Jan 2, 2012

      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.

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    • Episode 12

      Tiffany

      aired: Mon, Mar 14, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 11

      Jamie

      aired: Mon, Mar 7, 2011

      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?

    • Episode 10

      Megan / Maryanne

      aired: Mon, Aug 22, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 9

      Benny

      aired: Mon, Feb 7, 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.

    • Episode 8

      Jenna

      aired: Mon, Jan 31, 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?

    • Episode 7

      Jimbo

      aired: Mon, Jan 24, 2011

      Luke, 23, dreams of a career in photojournalism, but his daily cocktail of drugs has derailed his college plans and left both he 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.

    • Episode 6

      Cassie

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Jimmy

      aired: Mon, Jan 10, 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.

    • Episode 4

      Erin

      aired: Mon, Jan 3, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Thu, Dec 30, 2010

      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.

    • Episode 2

      Darick

      aired: Mon, Dec 20, 2010

      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.

    • Episode 1

      Rachel

      aired: Mon, Dec 13, 2010

      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?

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    • Episode 13

      13. Michael

      aired: Mon, Mar 21, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 12

      12. Tiffany

      aired: Mon, Mar 14, 2011

      Raised by an alcoholic father and a mother who spoiled her, 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.

    • Episode 11

      11. Jamie

      aired: Mon, Mar 7, 2011

      At a teen, Jamie did drugs and abused alcohol to deal with her traumatic upbringing. At 21, she turned to the church and got sober, but then the fatal overdose of her twin sister triggered a relapse. Now Jamie suffers from alcohol-induced pancreatitis and has suicidal tendencies.

    • Episode 10

      10. Megan / Maryanne

      aired: Mon, Feb 21, 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?

    • Episode 9

      Megan; Maryanne

      aired: Mon, Feb 7, 2011

      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.

    • Episode 8

      John; Dionicio

      aired: Mon, Aug 16, 2010

      Jenna enjoys caring for abandoned animals because of her own traumatic childhood. When she was four she and her siblings moved in with a very strict step father who believed in corporal punishment. Now Jenna steals and deals drugs to support her IV heroin habit. Can Jenna and her siblings overcome their past to work together as a family and get Jenna into treatment?

    • Episode 7

      Ryan; Jason

      aired: Mon, Aug 23, 2010

      As a youngster, Jimbo was humiliated when his mother had an affair. After a knee injury, Jimbo was prescribed painkillers, which numbed both his physical pain and his anger. 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?

    • Episode 6

      Lorna

      aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

      Cassie, 22, is a crack and oxycodone addict who was abandoned by her mother and raised by her father and his string of wives. At 13, she was sent to an overseas behavior modification school that offered her little more than imprisonment and abuse.

    • Episode 5

      Season 9, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010

      A heroin addict, Jimmy was raised by an alcoholic father. He joined a gang at 13 and was soon on drugs. The birth of Jimmy's son prompted him to try to get clean, but when things got tough with his new family, he began abusing methadone. Now Jimmy's addiction has him close to death.

    • Episode 4

      Season 9, Episode 4

      aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

      Erin is a strong-willed Texan who relies on her good looks to get what she wants, which is meth. Erin got tired of being a mother and wife and began a drug-induced party lifestyle. Now Erin's marriage is in pieces and her daughter has been sent to live with relatives. Can an intervention tame this wild Texas girl?

    • Episode 2

      Adam

      aired: Mon, Jul 5, 2010

      Once a football player with a bright future, Darick dropped out of school to get married when his girlfriend got pregnant. Darick loved being a father, but when his marriage ended, Darick learned his daughter was not his biological child, and he was denied all contact with her.

    • Episode 1

      Season 9, Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

      A drug addict living on the streets, Rachel uses her "street kid" lifestyle to defy society and her father, with whom she's had a strained relationship since her parents' divorce. Rachel started experimenting with cocaine and meth at 14, and using heroin at 16.

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    • Episode 9

      9. Ryan / Jason

      aired: Mon, Aug 23, 2010

      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 mgs. of Xanax and shoots heroin up to five times a day. After an overdose, Jason had multiple hospitalizations and four grand mal seizures.

    • Episode 8

      8. John / Dionicio

      aired: Mon, Aug 16, 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.

    • Episode 7

      7. Joe

      aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010

      Though he grew up in a close-knit family, Joe has felt lonely and isolated all his life. As a child, he was tormented by neighborhood boys, and his father viewed him as a failure. At age 8, Joe learned "the choking game," in which a person uses his hands to cut off the oxygen supply to his brain to get high.

    • Episode 6

      6. Lorna

      aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Season 8, Episode 5

      aired: Thu, Dec 24, 2009

      When Amber was molested as a young child, she bottled up her emotions. She began binge eating, and became bulimic because she wanted to be popular and beautiful like her older sister. After high school, Amber had a baby and married, and managed to look like she was living an idyllic family life. But she was actually depressed, drinking heavily, and purging regularly.

    • Episode 4

      4. Andrew

      aired: Mon, Jul 19, 2010

      Once bright, likable, and athletic, Andrew has become a gaunt, menacing OxyContin addict. As a child, Andrew learned to manipulate his father, Dan, who now admits, "I can't stand up to Andrew. He'll threaten to commit crimes and trash our motel room. I'd rather give him money for a pill than have him out robbing innocent people.

    • Episode 3

      3. Miriam

      aired: Mon, Jul 12, 2010

      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?

    • Episode 2

      2. Adam

      aired: Mon, Jul 5, 2010

      Adam was once one of 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.

    • Episode 1

      1. Donna & Josh

      aired: Mon, Jun 28, 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.

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    • Episode 17

      Season 7, Episode 17

      aired: Mon, Sep 21, 2009

      Now 53, Richard has kept a traumatic childhood event secret all his life. As early as age 11, he used alcohol to numb the emotional pain. As an adult, he was diagnosed with diabetes, and his health problems were exacerbated by his drug and alcohol abuse. He was able to keep his addictions in check while he and his wife, Sandy, raised two children.

    • Episode 16

      16. Tyler

      aired: Mon, May 3, 2010

      A gifted mechanic, Tyler, 26, worked in the family business with his brother, Zach, and his sister, Ashley. Their father built the business to provide his children with a wonderful life. But the family's dreams turned to tragedy when Tyler found both Zach and Ashley dead from drug overdoses. Unable to cope with his loss, Tyler now fills his days with drugs and alcohol.

    • Episode 15

      Season 7, Episode 15

      aired: Mon, Aug 31, 2009

      Amy and her family escaped the violence of apartheid-era South Africa and immigrated to Canada 22 years ago. But Amy suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem, and she became anorexic and, soon after, bulimic. Now she lives alone in the basement of her family's house and steals from family members to pay for her eating binges. Weighing only 92 pounds, Amy is on the brink of death.

    • Episode 14

      Season 7, Episode 14

      aired: Mon, Aug 24, 2009

      Ashley was raised by a mother who was addicted to methamphetamines and gambling. Ashley flourished when her aunt and uncle became her legal guardians, but she started using heroin when her beloved grandfather died.

    • Episode 13

      Season 7, Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Aug 17, 2009

      A former featherweight world champion who was discovered by Muhammad Ali, Rocky is still called "the champ" by locals. But the success, pressure, and excesses of the boxing lifestyle proved too much for him, and he turned to drugs and alcohol. He lost everything--his marriage, his sons, his wealth, and his title.

    • Episode 12

      Season 7, Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Aug 10, 2009

      A talented cellist and an aspiring music producer, Shane's musical aspirations are now out of reach because he abuses prescription drugs and deals drugs out of his grandmother's house. After injuring his neck in a car accident, he began abusing OxyContin. His father was a drug addict, too, who died from an overdose.

    • Episode 11

      Season 7, Episode 11

      aired: Mon, Aug 3, 2009

      Although she has a blood clot in her brain that makes drinking dangerous, Kristine is an alcoholic. But she doesn't believe her condition is a reason to quit because she recently learned that she may have leukemia. Now she figures she may as well keep drinking because the leukemia might kill her anyway.

    • Episode 10

      Season 7, Episode 10

      aired: Mon, Jul 27, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 9

      Season 7, Episode 9

      aired: Mon, Jul 20, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 8

      Season 7, Episode 8

      aired: Mon, Jul 6, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 7

      Season 7, Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Jul 6, 2009

      Once known as the "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.

    • Episode 6

      6. Sarah

      aired: Mon, Jan 4, 2010

      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?

    • Episode 5

      Jason

      aired: Mon, Jun 22, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 4

      Season 7, Episode 4

      aired: Mon, Jun 15, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 3

      Season 7, Episode 3

      aired: Mon, Jun 8, 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.

    • Episode 2

      Season 7, Episode 2

      aired: Mon, Jun 1, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 1

      Gabe V.

      aired: Mon, May 25, 2009

      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.

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    • Episode 13

      13. Gloria

      aired: Mon, Aug 24, 2009

      At 53, Gloria prides herself on being a good cook and an independent, fun-loving woman. But Gloria uses her cooking and charm to manipulate her family into letting her drink as much as she wants. Gloria had difficulty raising her children, and was married to an abusive man. At 42, Gloria got breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation but did not stop drinking.

    • Episode 12

      12. Sebastian and Marcel

      aired: Mon, Aug 17, 2009

      Sebastian, 21, and his brother Marcel, 20, were soccer celebrities in their town at a very young age. Cool and rebellious, Sebastian hung out with older teammates and started doing marijuana, cocaine and meth. Then Marcel got strung out on cocaine, Xanax and OxyContin, and also sold drugs.

    • Episode 11

      11. Joey

      aired: Mon, Aug 10, 2009

      With a terrifying addiction to heroin, Joey's career as a tattoo artist is in jeopardy. His parents divorced when he was three. At 13, Joey started smoking marijuana and soon graduated to ecstasy, LSD, and heroin. When he stole his mother's credit cards, she reluctantly filed charges and he went to jail. He has a daughter now, but the girl's mother is afraid to let Joey be alone with her.

    • Episode 10

      10. Chad / Brooke Follow-Up

      aired: Mon, Aug 3, 2009

      This follow-up episode features former subjects Chad and Brooke as they rediscover their lives during and after treatment. Chad's crack addiction destroyed his career as a world-class cyclist. Seven months after his intervention, he's been given a chance to redeem himself.

    • Episode 9

      9. Danielle

      aired: Mon, Jul 27, 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.

    • Episode 8

      8. Aaron & Andrea

      aired: Mon, Jul 20, 2009

      Aaron was a mixed martial arts champion, but at the height of his career he started working in porn under the name "Dick Delaware." Through the porn scene, Aaron was introduced to crystal meth. His daily habit took over and he lost both his porn and fighting careers. He now spends his days using drugs and watching porn for hours on end, and his wife is at the end of her rope.

    • Episode 7

      7. Bret

      aired: Mon, Jul 13, 2009

      Now 43, Bret once had a promising career in real estate. But the stress to make more money to provide for his family took its toll, and Bret became an alcoholic. Two years ago, Bret's family held an intervention and sent him to rehab programs, but he relapsed. His wife finally divorced him, he lost his job, and he continues to be totally focused on drinking.

    • Episode 6

      6. Allison / Gabe Follow-up

      aired: Mon, Sep 21, 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.

    • Episode 5

      5. Jason

      aired: Mon, Jun 22, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 4

      Intervention: 4. Donald

      aired: Mon, Jan 5, 2009

      Donald is a 38-year-old crack addict from Long Island, New York. When he was five, Donald's parents divorced after his Catholic father refused to accept his mother's conversion to Jehovah's Witnesses. Donald longed for a strong father figure, but his father had little contact with him.

    • Episode 3

      3. Sonia & Julia

      aired: Mon, Jun 8, 2009

      Identical twins Sonia and Julia, 22, have shared everything in life. From their friends, to their love of film and karate - the girls have been true living mirrors of one another. Their proud parents immigrated to the United States from Poland with dreams to build a better life for their future children, and their dreams came true

    • Episode 2

      2. Jeff

      aired: Mon, Jun 1, 2009

      Forty-year-old Jeff was once known as a heroic firefighter after he saved his partner's life. But Jeff was traumatized by the harrowing event, and his drinking increased drastically. Jeff has received two DUI's and been rushed to the hospital numerous times for seizures. Jeff's alcoholism has also forced his son and wife to move out.

    • Episode 1

      1. Gabe

      aired: Mon, May 25, 2009

      When he was three, Gabe's mother abandoned him on the streets of Calcutta, but he was adopted by a young American couple. Gabe seemed happy in America, but he secretly felt like an outsider. In high school he started to rebel and resent his Christian upbringing. He began using marijuana and cocaine, and later graduated to heroin.

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    • Episode 13

      13. Sharon

      aired: Mon, Mar 23, 2009

      A 51-year-old grandmother, Sharon is a compulsive shopper who has undergone numerous plastic surgeries to feel better about her appearance. She also feels she must hit herself. She has bruises on her thighs and stomach and repeatedly hits her head with a hairbrush. Now things are getting even worse.

    • Episode 12

      Season 5, Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Sep 1, 2008

      By her late 20's, Sandy had achieved the American Dream. She was married with four beautiful daughters and owned a home she and her husband built themselves. But today, Sandy's life is unrecognizable from what it once was. Her days consist of combining prescription drugs with a pint of vodka, and relying on her daughters to monitor both her diabetes and drinking.

    • Episode 11

      Season 5, Episode 11

      aired: Mon, Aug 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 10

      10. Chris

      aired: Mon, Feb 16, 2009

      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.

    • Episode 9

      9. Angelina

      aired: Mon, Feb 9, 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.

    • Episode 8

      Season 5, Episode 8

      aired: Mon, Aug 4, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 7

      Janet

      aired: Mon, Dec 15, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 6

      Nicole

      aired: Mon, Dec 22, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Casie

      aired: Mon, Jan 12, 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.

    • Episode 4

      Ed and Bettina

      aired: Mon, Sep 29, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 3

      Kristen

      aired: Mon, Sep 15, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 2

      2. Nicole

      aired: Mon, Dec 22, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 1

      Phillip

      aired: Mon, Aug 25, 2008

      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.

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    • Episode 18

      18. Allison

      aired: Mon, Aug 11, 2008

      Allison was a beautiful, gifted pre-med student, well on her way to becoming a surgeon. But despite her academic success, the trauma of being molested as a child and her parents' brutal divorce still haunted her. Allison turned to drugs to cope with her unbearable feelings.

    • Episode 17

      Allison

      aired: Mon, Aug 4, 2008

      Thirty-five-year-old Derek was once a health-conscious championship bodybuilder and a successful property owner. He had a beautiful wife and his whole life in front of him. But when he turned 30, Derek felt he was "over the hill" and began to experience severe depression. He started drinking to cope with the pressures of marriage and the responsibilities of getting older.

    • Episode 16

      Derek

      aired: Mon, Jul 28, 2008

      Born into a mixed-race family in a predominantly white town, Asa struggled with low self-esteem and body image growing up. Classmates teased him because of his size, ethnicity, and effeminate manner. Desperate to loss weight, Asa became bulimic. He came out as a gay man at 19 and started using hard drugs and drinking heavily.

    • Episode 15

      Asa

      aired: Mon, Jul 21, 2008

      Growing up in a South Boston neighborhood run by the Irish mob, Tom got caught up in the gangster lifestyle. By his 20s, he was dealing drugs and running with the wiseguys while holding down his day job as a fireman at the Boston Fire Department. Throughout it all, Tom remained a dedicated and loving father to his four children.

    • Episode 14

      14. Marie

      aired: Mon, Jul 14, 2008

      From the day she was born, Marie was dealt a difficult hand in life. The 49-year-old Sophia Loren look-alike was born into an Italian-mob family in Harlem, New York. When her parents' marriage dissolved, Marie grew up without a father, and she and her mother struggled with extreme poverty. An incredibly smart woman, Marie wanted to go to college.

    • Episode 13

      Chad

      aired: Mon, Jun 16, 2008

      A talented motocross rider, Charles, 23, is still dealing with terrible childhood memories. When he was seven , his father went to jail for molesting him and his younger brother, and his mother became an alcoholic. Today, he uses heroin and alcohol to blot out his memories, but he's pushed most of his family away.

    • Episode 12

      Sandra

      aired: Mon, Jun 30, 2008

      She sits in her garage every day, popping painkillers, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and sleeping pills. Sandra's pill use is so bad that her two sons, 17 and 11, have left the house. Her best friend, Julie, moved in with her, and although Julie suffers from multiple sclerosis, she takes care of all the housework. Julie and Sandra's husband, Dan, ration Sandra's pills so she doesn't overdose.

    • Episode 11

      Charles

      aired: Mon, Jun 23, 2008

      Dan, 40, lives on a stunning Hawaiian Island. He is the proud father of a beautiful baby girl Ava, and has a loving, devoted wife Sarah. He is a sensitive, insightful man who writes poetry, loves music, and works on a whale watching boat.

    • Episode 10

      Tom

      aired: Mon, Jun 16, 2008

      Chad, 34, was once a pro-cyclist at the top of his game. After a difficult divorce by his parents and a troubled childhood that sent him to juvenile hall for nine months for felony arson, Chad needed direction. His father introduced him to cycling at age 15, and Chad had a natural gift. Chad went pro almost immediately and cycled on the same team as Lance Armstrong for the US Postal Service.

    • Episode 9

      Dan

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Having graduated high school with academic and athletic honors, Lawrence, 34, became a successful owner of a chain of tanning salons. But he was never able to dull the pain of emotional and physical abuse suffered in childhood. Alcohol took hold and Lawrence became a shell of his former self, often drinking a liter of vodka a day. A recent battle with cancer left him further weakened.

    • Episode 8

      8. Brad

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      The chaos and bloodshed that Brad witnessed as a young soldier in Iraq, including the death of a close friend, left him emotionally damaged. He now suffers post-traumatic stress disorder and uses alcohol and marijuana to quell the endless nightmares and flashbacks that haunt him. Brad's temper also flares and he's had several incidents of blackout drinking which have led to two car accidents.

    • Episode 7

      Brad

      aired: Mon, Feb 25, 2008

      As a former clean-cut track star, John's life used to revolve around athletics. Now, after a leg injury ended his running career, John spends his time abusing his body with alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and hallucinogenic drugs.

    • Episode 6

      6. Tressa

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Tressa, 32, attended college on a track and field scholarship and became one of the world's top female shot-putters, earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. But Tressa's dreams were shattered when a routine drug test revealed that she had been living a double life as an Olympic hopeful and an IV drug user.

    • Episode 5

      Tressa

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2008

      Ben, 25, experienced a childhood filled with domestic violence, homelessness and isolation. He never got to fulfill the potential of his 170 I.Q. and found a new way to find comfort when he was in high school--a drug called DXM. Now, Ben spends his days shoplifting, panhandling, and even prostituting himself to finance his drug addiction.

    • Episode 4

      4. Jason

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Jason, 23, was born into a strict Southern Baptist family. His father, a preacher, and his unstable mother doled out excessive punishments. But when Jason's mother revealed she's a lesbian, Jason's father was banished from the church and had to take several jobs to feed his family. Left with no supervision, Jason turned to drugs and alcohol.

    • Episode 3

      3. Brooke

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Brooke, 26, was a beautiful teenager with a magnetic personality. An elite gymnast on the cheerleading squad, she looked forward to a successful and athletic life. But tragedy struck in her senior year when she was crippled by Still's disease, an early form of rheumatoid arthritis. Her doctors prescribed narcotics to ease her pain, but Brooke soon became addicted.

    • Episode 2

      Brooke

      aired: Mon, Jan 7, 2008

      In this follow-up episode, we look at how two people have fared since their interventions. Ryan, an OxyContin addict, was in and out of treatment for months before dropping out entirely and hitting bottom. Now he's back in rehab, but he's having trouble following the rules and he'll go to jail if he's kicked out.

    • Episode 1

      Follow-Up: Ryan and Hubert

      aired: Mon, Dec 17, 2007

      Emily, 26, grew up struggling to meet her parents' high expectations. Despite winning many academic and athletic honors, Emily suffered from depression and low self-esteem, and her shameful feelings intensified when she became a date-rape victim in college. She dieted in hopes of regaining control of her emotions and life, but now she weighs less than 90 pounds.

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    • Episode 17

      Jill

      aired: Fri, Sep 7, 2007

      Dawn, 49, was once a model, but today she's homeless and wanders around town using meth and suffering from the effects of Meth Psychosis. Fabian, 37, was once a successful entertainment entrepreneur, but his escalating addiction has cost him everything. We watch as Fabian's family and Dawn's sons ask interventionists to help save their loved ones.

    • Episode 16

      16. Jill

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      As a middle child in a large family, Jill always wanted to stand out from the crowd. A natural performer, she excelled at all kinds of dance and quickly became a star performer at school events. Life was good for Jill until, at the age of 15, her parents seemingly happy marriage ended in divorce.

    • Episode 15

      Intervention: 15. Caylee

      aired: Fri, Sep 7, 2007

      As a child Caylee was an over-achiever from an affluent family. But despite her myriad successes, her mother, Christy, was never satisfied with her. Christy, herself was sexually-abused as a girl, and believes that she has managed her own trauma well. Except she has hidden her bulimia from her family for 35-years.

    • Episode 14

      Coley

      aired: Fri, Aug 10, 2007

      As a timber cutter, Coley has one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But instead of taking serious precautions, he increases his risks every day by snorting crystal meth. Because of his addiction, Coley's business is falling apart. His wife can barely stand to talk to him any more and his reationship with his three young children is deteriorating.

    • Episode 13

      Leslie

      aired: Fri, Jun 22, 2007

      Meet Leslie, a Sunday school teacher, PTA member, soccer mom of three and a raging alcoholic. When she can¹t get her hands on vodka or wine, Leslie resorts to economy size bottles of mouthwash. After countless arrests and DUI¹s, her husband is hoping to find help for the mother of his children before it¹s too late. It¹s time for Leslie to choose: her alcohol or her family.

    • Episode 12

      12. Andrea and Ricky

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Not long ago, Andrea, 31, decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother and become a nurse. It was a field in which she excelled and was revered by colleagues and friends. But all the while, Andrea was hiding a dark secret a growing crack addiction. Now she¹s lost her job and relies on several male friends to buy her drugs.

    • Episode 11

      11. Ashley

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Growing up, Ashley, 20, was always considered the wild child. While her younger sister was quick to follow the rules and be active in the church, Ashley tended to reject her parents' strong Christian values. The more her parents tried to guide her, the more she pulled away. By her teenage years, Ashley became a chronic runaway and drug addict. Her family sees an intervention as her only hope.

    • Episode 10

      Laney

      aired: Fri, Jun 1, 2007

      Laney is an outgoing, intelligent 36-year-old woman who used to have the kind of life other people dream of: a handsome, loving husband, plenty of money and the opportunity to travel the world. Unfortunately, all the wealth and status in the world could not help Laney escape alcoholism.

    • Episode 9

      Jessica and Hubert

      aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2007

      Jessica, 21, comes from a tight-knit family. Her father, mother, sister and grandfather all work at the family-owned gas station. But Jessica's not allowed to work there any more. Ever since Jessica became addicted to heroin at 17, her family cannot trust her. And even worse--her addiction is straining family relationships.

    • Episode 8

      8. Dillon

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Growing up, Dillon showed tremendous promise. But after a bitter divorce, his mother, Tammy hoped that Dillon wouldn't follow in the footsteps of his violent, alcoholic father. But today Tammy's worst fears have come true. Dillon, 20, is living with his father in a dilapidated trailer where he injects methamphetamines every day and refuses any overtures for help.

    • Episode 7

      Intervention: 7. Trent

      aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2007

      Trent, 33, is a four-star chef who's served U.S. presidents and Hollywood stars. But as the child of alcoholics, Trent's formative years were marked with violence and abuse. He ultimately turned to drugs to cope, and today he is homeless, sick, battling freezing temperatures, and has an insatiable heroin addiction.

    • Episode 6

      Anthony

      aired: Fri, Apr 6, 2007

      Anthony has been working at the pizzerias owned by his family since he was a kid. A good athlete, colleges offered him baseball scholarships. But at 14, everything changed. His sister died of a heroin overdose and his mother fell into an emotional black hole. Anthony found comfort in cocaine, and today he needs methadone to get him through the day until he can shoot coke at night.

    • Episode 5

      Dillon

      aired: Fri, Apr 13, 2007

      Kim is a beautiful 34-year-old make-up artist who grew up a cheerleader and popular. But fearing her good looks and slim figure were deteriorating, Kim turned to bulimia and anorexia. Now Kim's weight issues have taken over her life. She is entrenched in a divorce with her high school sweetheart, who she still loves dearly.

    • Episode 4

      Jacob

      aired: Fri, Mar 30, 2007

      By day, Jacob, 25, is a banker. But most nights, Jacob is drinking, driving and often engaged in barroom brawls. He recently overdosed on alcohol and prescription drugs. His heart stopped and he had to be revived with paddles. Jacob blames his mother -- a drug user and former dealer -- for his addiction. But will he be able to hear her when she pleads for him to get help?

    • Episode 3

      Intervention: 3. Ryan

      aired: Fri, Mar 30, 2007

      From the outside, Ryan and his family look picture perfect. They live in a beautiful house in an upscale northern California neighborhood. But inside, their world is falling apart. Ryan, once a talented drummer who was awarded a music scholarship to the state university, is addicted to opiates. He injects OxyContin up to 15 times a day. His moods swing wildly from needy to hostile.

    • Episode 2

      Lauren

      aired: Sun, Dec 17, 2006

      Lauren has known plenty of success in her life. Growing up, she was a cheerleader, a dancer, a swimmer and a great student. After college, she became a high school health and phys-ed teacher, and the students loved her. But amid all the accomplishments, Lauren was hiding a growing problem: an addiction to heroin. In the past three years, Lauren has lost her job and her apartment.

    • Episode 1

      1. Laurie and Jessie

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      A look at two women whose lives have spun out of control. At one time, Laurie was a psychotherapist and mother of three. But then an addiction to pain killers and alcohol led to the loss of her job and her family, and now only an intervention can stop her from losing her life. Jessie is a beautiful young woman who once dreamed of becoming a doctor.

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    • Episode 14

      Season 2, Episode 14

      aired: Sun, Jul 23, 2006

      Sylvia had four wonderful kids, a strong marriage, and a successful business. But when family tragedies struck, Sylvia looked for solace in the bottle, and today she is a frail, vulnerable, alcoholic. An intervention is her only hope.

    • Episode 13

      Intervention: 13. Cristy

      aired: Sun, Jul 16, 2006

      Cristy was born into a tight-knit family and sought a career as a clothing designer before she became addicted to alcohol and crystal meth. Now she earns her money as a stripper, and her desperate family knows she needs an intervention.

    • Episode 12

      Season 2, Episode 12

      aired: Sun, Jul 9, 2006

      Tim was an accomplished producer and a talented musician with a lucrative career in the entertainment industry, but a crack addiction nearly destroyed everything he treasures. An intervention is his last chance--but will it work?

    • Episode 11

      Mike and James

      aired: Sun, Jul 30, 2006

      Tammi, 45, is an alcoholic despite being raised in an upper middle-class family that provided her with a good education and even golf and tennis lessons. Daniel got hooked on meth after becoming a victim of molestation. Now interventions are their only hope.

    • Episode 10

      Season 2, Episode 10

      aired: Sun, Mar 26, 2006

      We revisit with two of our subjects to see how they've been doing since we first profiled them. Antwahn's family staged an intervention to save him from cocaine, and he went to treatment. But unfortunately, we learn that his story does not end there. And Rachel's continuing battle to stay off heroin has been threatened by her attempts to help her boyfriend get clean.

    • Episode 9

      Follow-Up #3

      aired: Sun, Jul 16, 2006

      At 33, all John can see is the loss in his life. His mother died when he was 12. This year, he lost his sister, his cousin and his best friend. His only escape from it all is in his addiction to crack and alcohol, an addiction that has already come close to taking his life. His family and friends cannot imagine losing someone else.

    • Episode 8

      Season 2, Episode 8

      aired: Sun, Mar 12, 2006

      Gina is bright, fun-loving, and ambitious, but she's losing a difficult battle with drugs and compulsive gambling. Gina's family feels an intervention is the only way to save her. Andrea is a 30-year-old, divorced, single mother addicted to alcohol, cocaine and marijuana. She says that she loves the party lifestyle and she can't end the cycle of drinking and drugs in which she's immersed herself.

    • Episode 7

      2x7

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Chuckie, 28, is the son of a famous musician, and was born into the rock 'n' roll world of the 70's. Surrounded by famous musicians and privilege all his life, he aspired to be an athlete or singer. However, drugs have over-shadowed every moment of Chuckie's life.

    • Episode 6

      Chuckie

      aired: Sun, Mar 26, 2006

      A high achiever as a young man, Mike developed a life-threatening dependency on speed balling, which involves mixing cocaine and heroin. Only an intervention can save him now that he's lost his marriage, his business, and the custody of his children to drugs. James was a straight-A student until he turned to methamphetamines to cope with his mother's near-fatal illness.

    • Episode 5

      Annie and Amy

      aired: Sun, Mar 19, 2006

      This second "follow-up" episode will allow for a much deeper investigation of life after the intervention, as we revisit some subjects several weeks later to see if their intervention was successful. Included: alcoholic wife and mother Cristine; heroin addict Audrey; and brothers Brooks and Ian, both cocaine addicts.

    • Episode 4

      Antwahn and Billy

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Annie is anorexic and bulimic. Now her fiancé, Kevin, desperately wants an intervention because he's afraid that Annie's eating disorders will kill her. After Amy was sexually molested at 16, she turned to drugs to deal with the pain and ended up living on park benches with her boyfriend. Amy's mother has reached out to Intervention as her last hope.

    • Episode 3

      Follow-Up #2

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Antwahn played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Clippers and in Europe for over a decade, but when a serious knee injury ended his career he began to binge on crack-cocaine and ended up on skid row. He's on the verge of destroying himself. Can he be saved by an intervention?

    • Episode 2

      2. Kristen

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      A young mother, addicted to alcohol and heroin, is in the midst of losing custody of her 5-year-old daughter Sadie, who recently told her "mom, you are a loser." Kristen has now reached the point of no return. Her family has reached out to Intervention as a last hope of saving Kristen

    • Episode 1

      Intervention: 1. Salina and Troy

      aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2005

      For the past eleven years Salina has been suffering from severe bulimia. Her family is desperate to help her break this cycle and is hoping she will take this lifeline. After relocating to Los Angeles, Troy had a promising future until his recreational crystal methamphetamine usage escalated into a full-blown addiction. While high Troy reports to having had, "hundreds of homosexual encounters.

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    • Episode 16

      Adam & Michael

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Michele, 46 - Plastic Surgery/shopping leads a busy social life and takes great pride in maintaining her health and personal appearance, to a fault, she is addicted to plastic surgery and compulsive shopping. She cites that while she was raped at the age of 16, she blames no one for her need to "fill the void.

    • Episode 14

      Corrine

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Adam, 34, was the star in his family with a successful voice-over, music, and acting career. He began using heroin heavily after his girlfriend broke up with him. His family still can't believe that was all it took. Now, Adam steals from his family, borrows money, and pan handles at gas stations to get enough money to score.

    • Episode 13

      Michael and Brooks

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Howard is a professional race car driver who makes a living teaching others the ins and outs of new cars. He's got a great girlfriend who he loves. His life looks great on the outside, but he's breaking down on the inside. Howard has been a functioning alcoholic for almost 30 years, but he's now sliding down a slippery slope.

    • Episode 12

      12. Corrine

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Corinne is a pretty 18-year-old blonde girl who was an honor roll student, star athlete and played the clarinet and saxophone. She grew up in a normal middle class family. Corinne started using drugs at 14 after being sexually abused by a neighborhood boy who babysat her.

    • Episode 11

      Rachel and Tommy Update

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Michael was a model kid who was always on the honor roll. He is also an amazing musician who taught himself to play guitar and piano by ear. Now at 24 years of age, Michael is addicted to pot, prescription pain pills and beer. A child of divorce who grew up overweight and a loner, Michael turned to sports and excelled in softball and football.

    • Episode 10

      Kelly F. and Mark

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 9

      Cristine and Kelly P.

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 8

      Tina

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 7

      Peter and Renee

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 6

      Travis and Matt

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Sara

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      In the 90s, Travis became a rock and roll star overnight. At 16-years-old, he was swept into the limelight as front man for Days of the New. But with success came the lure of drugs and alcohol. It didn't take long for Travis' addiction to crystal meth to become more important than his love of music.

    • Episode 4

      Alissa and Brian

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      At 24, Sara had everything she ever wanted. 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 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.

    • Episode 3

      Tamela and Jerrie

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Alissa, 25, is a compulsive gambler. Her game of choice: slot machines. In the past two years, Alissa has lost more than $30,000 on 25 cent slots. She's accessed her father's credit card information to open up accounts to play slots online, and she's bounced more than $5,000 in checks. Her father has covered almost all her debts.

    • Episode 2

      2. Tamela and Jerrie

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Jerrie's life is a mess. At 29, she can't make the rent that she shares with her best friend Jen, her husband Trent and their son. She has creditors calling night and day. And she can't kick her Vicodin addiction that grows with each passing day.

    • Episode 1

      Alyson

      aired: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

      Alyson is a 27 year old girl who lives in Texas. After she graduated high school she was chosen to be a White House intern during the Clinton administration. It is rare that interns are asked back, Alyson was asked back three times. Alyson also had a full academic scholarship to Hofstra University.

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