• Intervention (2005)

  • | Documentary, | 06 March 2005 (USA)
  • Debi Derryberry | Jerry Houser | S. Scott Bullock |
  • 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. On May 24, 2013, A&E announced that they were cancelling the show with the remaining episodes to begin airing in June 2013. The series finale aired on July 18th, 2013—the episode concluded with reflections from past addicts and a thank you from the producers to the interventionists, family members, treatment centers, and addicts themselves.

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Intervention Seasons

Season 17
Season 17 2016-11-29
Season 16
Season 16 2016-06-03
Season 16
Season 16 1900-01-01
Season 15
Season 15 2014-11-25
Season 14
Season 14 2013-06-13
Season 13
Season 13 2012-08-13
Season 12
Season 12 2012-01-03
Season 11
Season 11 2011-06-20
Season 10
Season 10 2010-12-13
Season 9
Season 9 2010-06-28
Season 8
Season 8 2009-11-30
Season 7
Season 7 2009-05-25
Season 6
Season 6 2008-12-15
Season 5
Season 5 2008-06-16
Season 4
Season 4 2008-06-16
Season 3
Season 3 2007-03-16
Season 2
Season 2 2006-01-01
Season 1
Season 1 2005-03-06
Season 0
Season 0 2008-03-24


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