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Intervention Update – December 2014

Well it’s almost 2015, which means a whole new season of Intervention over on the LMN channel. I haven’t read anything about an actual premiere date but it was reported that it would be in the first quarter of the year.  In the meantime, LMN has been airing older episodes that aren’t found anywhere else without paying.

But LMN has also been pulling some shady “ALL NEW EPISODE” stuff – you may have recently seen an episode that you haven’t seen before and thought it was new. Don’t be fooled! These are not new episodes. They’re from Intervention Canada and have been available to view on YouTube for quite a while. They’re really stretching the notion of ALL NEW by showing old episodes that weren’t ever aired in U.S.  It’s funny, they try to hide the fact that they’re Canadian episodes by never mentioning where the addict lives, I guess hoping we won’t notice the slightly odd accents. But whatever, the network is reviving Intervention and I’m grateful, so I’m gonna let this go. Can’t wait to see how the format and production changes when the new season starts up again. I’ve heard conflicting reports about which interventionists are returning – if anyone knows anything for sure please leave a comment below.

And now the sad news: Commenters have alerted us that two addicts from previous season have recently lost their lives. John Carstens, the young diabetic from season 5, died of a heart attack in September.  And Nik Buckmaster, the heroin addict also profiled in season 5, reportedly died from post-surgery complications in November.  From what I can tell, both John and Nik had a whole lot of people who loved them. My sincerest condolences to their friends and family. I know they will be missed.

Update Dec 22: Sadly, Brooke Boulter, the young pain med addict who struggled with intense chronic pain, died on December 21st. The cause has yet to be announced, but given that the obituary was published the day (in fact, only hours) after her death, I have to think that Brooke’s death was not sudden and the announcement had already been prepared.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family right now. (As much as I found their behavior during her addiction to be very insensitive, they realized during the intervention that her problem was the pain, not the pills, and that she needed their understanding more than anything.  I hope they were able to maintain that level of sympathy for her as she tried to manage her pain without overdoing it on the meds. I’m sure they are devastated with grief right now – please be respectful in your comments).

Housekeeping
New comment policy: Out of respect for my readers, I will no longer publish comments asking about how an addict is doing if that question has been asked and/or answered already. This has become a bit of an issue – it sure clogs up threads and it’s really annoying to read “How is Kaila doing?” or “Whatever happened to Cristy?” 6 different times in one scroll. I expect everyone to read the comments and search around the site for information on someone before asking for an update.  If you post a comment and don’t see it approved, this is probably why.

Big shout to commenter Gregory for supplying me with a whole bunch of photos that I was missing. THANK YOU!  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the readers of this site, most especially those who post updates and offer me information and photos, etc.  I always wanted this site to be collaborative and current, and so many of you really do contribute to what has become a devoted virtual community of Intervention addicts.  So big thanks to all of you for making this site become what I dreamed it could be when I started it.

Oh yeah, and Happy New Year my fellow fans! Here’s to a healthy and adventure-filled 2015.

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Discussion

15 Responses to “Intervention Update – December 2014”

  1. Glad someone noticed this too! I am really irritated about how they keep advertising them as new episodes! A few months ago, I watched the episodes they’re airing now on youtube (like you said), and couldn’t help but laugh to myself when I watched one under the impression that they were “new.” Oh well! Hopefully episodes that are actually new will be with us soon 🙂 And also like you said, I’m just grateful that they’re reviving the show. It really brings me back to earth when I begin to forget that I used to drink myself into oblivion.

    Keep up the good work on the blog- I love it!

    Posted by Samantha | December 20, 2014, 1:27 pm
    • I feel the same way, Samantha. It almost makes me sick to think of myself back in the drinking days…. Black outs every day…awful..Just awful.
      Hope you are doing well.

      Posted by Judy | January 5, 2016, 6:53 am
  2. I’m so grateful for your Intervention Canada explanation. I couldn’t figure out why they were being touted as new when my guide showed 2007 airdates. I, too, am looking forward to the actual new episodes coming. Excellent blog, Dizzy. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Posted by figlet | December 22, 2014, 10:46 am
  3. Brooke’s death was sudden. She was found deceased.

    Posted by Donna Nanney | December 23, 2014, 12:02 am
  4. I believe Brooke died of an overdose, she was found at a friends house and her funeral was literally 2 days later, so the cause of death had to of been known immediately.

    Posted by DGann | December 23, 2014, 9:18 pm
    • tox tests..if they were done…take 6 weeks to come back. if she died of an OD they wouldn’t know of what until those come back. I know her family was fed up maybe they just wanted privacy so didn’t reveal what it was. i saw this epi and she was so irresponsible with her medications that I am not surprised although it saddens me that she died. If she had taken her medication as directed it would have helped her and she would not have become an addict. People dont realize that its pretty strong medication and you cannot mess around with it. last I saw she was doing good, even had knee surgery and didnt relapse very sad. RIP Ms. Brooke

      Posted by esbatm | May 25, 2015, 1:50 pm
  5. On the fb page of KenSeeleyInterventionist a post was made by Brookes cousin stating she had started using meth and she died from a meth overdose.

    Posted by melwheat | December 28, 2014, 12:55 am
    • The cause of death is still being investigated. She did NOT die of an overdose. Unless you’ve read the autopsy report you should not assume anything. Brooke was a beautiful soul and loved immensely by her family and friends. The announcement and funeral were so quickly done because the family did not it to be on Christmas or the Eve of.

      Just because some idiot posted things doesn’t make it true. He knows not what he’s talking about nor is he Brooke’s cousin. No one in her family would say something so horrible and allege her being on meth. No one but Brooke knows what really happened since there is an ongoing investigation into her death meaning there’s more likely than not foul play involved or at the very least questions that remain unanswered after all this time.

      Posted by Breezie | April 11, 2015, 12:54 pm
  6. Thank you so much for this site. I am a huge intervention fan and have been watching since the beginning. Having this site available makes me happy to see the updates, even though most are sad. Keep up the great work!

    Posted by Kelly | January 20, 2015, 8:01 am
  7. I was just wondering what other discussion forums are out there? I can’t seem to find any and it seems A&E’s is long gone. This site is wonderful and thank you for all of your hard work, Dizzy.

    Posted by Kat | January 20, 2015, 6:53 pm
  8. Dizzy, thank you for a site like this. I must say, I have to learn to put the negativity with negative and positive with positive. thank you for this website……..

    Posted by billie | March 22, 2015, 3:02 pm

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