Intervention is an American television reality show dealing with the struggles faced by many different kinds of addicts. Each episode follows one or two participants, each of whom has a substance dependence or other mentally and/or physically damaging problem. The subjects believe they are being filmed for a documentary on their problem, but their situations are actually being documented in anticipation of an intervention by family and/or friends. During the intervention, each participant is given an ultimatum: go into rehabilitation immediately, or risk losing contact, income, or other privileges from the loved ones who instigated the intervention. Often, other tactics are used to persuade the addicted person into treatment, which vary depending on the situation; some of these include threats to invoke outstanding arrest warrants, applying for custody of the addict's children, foreclosing on the addict's property, and break-up of marriages or other relationships. The producers usually follow up months later to monitor the addicted person's progress and film it for "follow-up" episodes of the series or for shorter "web updates" available on the show's website.
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The Heroin Hub: Chapter 3 20x03
The Heroin Hub: Chapter 2 20x02
The Heroin Hub: Chapter 1 20x01
Young & Addicted 19x08
Family of Addicts: Tom and John 19x07
Featuring the case of former athlete Nathan, who became addicted to painkillers after two unrelated injuries.
Addicted Moms 19x06
Fully committed mother Sandra's abuse of prescription pills after an injury leads to an opioid and heroin addiction; escaping an abusive marriage, Mallory turns to drugs to cope with the fallout, becomes withdrawn, and loses interest in her children.
Jade lived normally, but at 10, her father's depression had him divorcing and attempting suicide. Jade turned to drugs and alcohol for comfort. She now has a severe addiction to prescription opioids and cocaine, and suffers from intense suicidal ideations.
Shiann G 19x04
At the age of 22, Shiann has already faced a lifetime of pain. The shocking death of her sister, a diagnosis of A.S., a progressive and debilitating disease, and an unexpected divorce, sent this once vivacious fitness model and bodybuilder down a path of meth-fueled binges. With no help in sight, her family fears losing another loved one to an early death.
Abbie escalated into a full blown alcoholic after years of physical and mental abuse from her boyfriend. Her parents are raising her daughter while Abbie lives nearby with a new boyfriend who enables her addiction. Her alcoholism has gotten so bad that Abbie already has chronic liver, kidney, and bone marrow damage. Without help, Abbie's family fears that her daughter will lose her mom for good.
Jackie R. 19x02
A woman stuck in a loveless marriage gradually begins to drink and soon becomes a full-blown alcoholic guzzling up to a gallon of wine a day; despite wrecking three cars and losing her nursing license, Jackie continues to drink.
Sam & Brad K. 19x01
A couple's drug-fueled codependency becomes the basis of their marriage; after losing their children from previous relationships and their careers as well, family members fear that rock bottom for the troubled couple will mean both of their deaths.