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POLL: What is the saddest episode of Intervention?

What is the absolute saddest episode of Intervention?

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33 Responses to “POLL: What is the saddest episode of Intervention?”

  1. Mine is Richard K from canada. When he tells the story of him losing his sister Kim i cry every time. I can relate to what it did to him having lost my big brother to a motorcycle accident in 1987. Ive never gotten over it just like Richard with his sister.

    Posted by melissa | June 7, 2018, 5:53 pm
  2. Mine is Sandra, the mother from Las Vegas who was addicted to benzos. Seeing how traumatised her kids were, especially the younger one, broke my heart. That episode, Leslie and Bret were the only ones that made me cry.

    Posted by Janelle | June 7, 2018, 7:14 pm
  3. Definitely the final “Heroin Triangle” episode where we discover that Taylor died.

    Posted by Kristina | June 7, 2018, 7:20 pm
  4. Also the episode with Courtney, who ended up running away from her intervention and ultimately, not getting help. I always wondered if she made it to her sister’s wedding. It was heartbreaking to watch her sister run after her and try to connect with her.

    Posted by Kristina | June 7, 2018, 7:24 pm
  5. Megan from season 10 had the saddest outcome in my mind, because she had so much spunk and self-insight even in the midst of her struggles and seemed to be genuinely excited about life by the time she had been in treatment a little while. Seeing her last mug shot and reading about the shitty way she died makes that part hard to re-watch. Brittany from season 15, Charles from season 4, and Jackie from season 7 are the other most heartbreaking subjects to me. I’d also put Courtney up there.

    Posted by Laura | June 7, 2018, 8:58 pm
  6. Definetly Dana. Losing 3 of your 4 kids is unbelievably tragic and I would say she had the saddest episode.

    Posted by Andy | June 8, 2018, 12:55 pm
  7. Brett’s episode has stuck with me more than most. His children absolutely broke my heart, especially his son when he’s about to break down when the camera fades to black after he says, “He didn’t die an alcoholic. He died a dad”.

    Posted by Stefan | June 8, 2018, 1:33 pm
  8. The saddest to me was Brooke. Rheumatoid Arthritis can be horrible and she definitely had a pretty severe case, especially with her knees. She was so hungry for love and her family KNEW that….it made me sick that they withdrew their love as “punishment.” I understand that dealing with addicts can be unbearable, but the way they treated Brooke was really heartbreaking. Her sister’s refusal to allow Brooke in her wedding party was so unbelievably cruel. Seeing Brooke’s sad, bewildered face when her family shoved her off to the side at the wedding made me so angry.

    I was so encouraged when Brooke showed improvement at the rehab facility – the light had returned to her eyes and she seemed to have the pain under control. It was another heartbreak to find out she had not only returned to abusing drugs and had started using meth even. I realized then that she would never heal from her family’s cruelty.

    We hear a lot of participants say the producers made them look bad but the proof is in the pudding – the words came out of their mouths and there was no way to misinterpret their intent – punishing Brooke for her illness. I was heartbroken when I read that she died – she had such a loving, gentle soul that was destroyed by RA and her family. I hope they go forward from this point and help other addicts to honor her fight.

    Posted by Duchess | June 8, 2018, 4:29 pm
  9. For me, the saddest story was Richard’s from season 7. Hearing what happened to him as a child and seeing the significant amount of pain that he lived with was incredibly heartbreaking. His story really stuck with me.

    Richard seemed like such a great person and I hope that he was able to get the help he needed to deal with the trauma he suffered and live a happy life.

    Posted by Brian | June 12, 2018, 6:22 pm
  10. Trent is the one who sticks with me the most. From how beaten down he was to how protective he was of Constance (and how heartbroken she was over his addiction/their breakup), his intervention kills me. He’s one I wish they’d do a follow up on.

    Posted by Vicki | June 12, 2018, 8:49 pm
  11. Have never missed an episode. Used to work on a drug rehab unit and loved it.

    Posted by Kathy | June 19, 2018, 1:25 pm
  12. I’m amazed that there’s no mention of John the diabetic. The scene when no of his collegues met up with him for dinner is absolutely heartbreaking.

    Posted by Stefan | August 23, 2018, 10:06 pm
  13. The episode of Kyla the anorexic was the saddest to me. The sheer agony that her parents were in and the helplessness they felt watching their beloved daughter literally starving herself to death right in front of them. Seeing the pain on their faces as they spoke of how they would never give up on her and would do anything to save her. That episode really struck home for me.

    Posted by Katie | September 13, 2018, 1:32 pm
  14. David and Miranda from Intervention Canada really broke my heart.

    Posted by Rommie | September 15, 2018, 1:40 pm
    • I don’t remember seeing a Canadian episode with a Miranda or a David? It’s not listed on Intervention directory either. Did I miss one?

      Posted by Ami West | September 16, 2018, 1:31 pm
      • Season 2, Episode 14. The main subject was David but his co-dependent gf Miranda was so moving that I think the episode is worth being remembered as David and Miranda, not just David.

        Posted by Rommie | September 16, 2018, 7:46 pm
        • Hmmm. The only David I see on here is from Season 14 episode 11? Dizzy have you seen this one?

          Posted by Ami | September 17, 2018, 7:02 am
        • Yeah it was an Intervention Canada episode. Only some of the Canada episodes are on this site, many of them are unavailable online.

          Posted by Dizzy | September 17, 2018, 9:25 am
        • If you have this and could upload it at your convenience I’d love that Rommie!!!

          Posted by Stefan | December 8, 2018, 2:28 pm
  15. Gotcha. Thank you for replying Dizzy. You do such an awesome job with this website. Thank you!!!

    Posted by Ami | September 17, 2018, 1:06 pm
  16. I think there were many sad episodes but what is suddenly came into my mind is Anthony’s episode! The 22 years old guy from Wayne County,MI who was struggling with alcohol! That was extremely heartbreaking! All of the horrible things,the abuse he had to go through in his childhood and then the death of his younger brother,Corey due to the leukemia! The scene where Anthony was crying and talking about that “his brother was just a kid and he didn’t deserve death and Anthony wished he was dead instead of Corey”…that really shattered my heart! 🙁

    I wish Intervention did a legacy update with him! I tried to find him on the internet but I had no luck! Is there anyone here probably,who knows anything about him? He has to be around 31-32-33 years old now and I’m really wondering how is he doing now?!

    Posted by Enikő | September 29, 2018, 1:40 pm
  17. Charles from Season 4 I think. He just seemed so lovely and gentle, and what was done to him was beyond horrific. I just wanted to make it better for him, so sad to read he died

    Posted by Mari | November 12, 2018, 2:05 pm
  18. Eric McDonnell from the Boston area. He seemed like such a sweet guy but a lost soul. I believe it was season 14 episode 5.

    Posted by Jessie Anderson | November 28, 2018, 8:14 am
    • I was friends with him on Facebook bc his episode affected me. The relationship he had with his dad mainly and his relationship with Val. He was just so lovable and he wanted love so bad. When I saw his post that he was at a music show in either Michigan or Massachusetts I had a feeling something wasn’t right and then the next day it was posted that he dies…… He like all of us at a time was doing great and he probably was and then you get your nerve up and say you can do it one more time and not get addicted and be strong but just one more time. I cried so much and my boyfriend states you didn’t even know him why are you so sad ? Bc I did know him and saw myself in him

      Posted by Ashley | March 30, 2019, 12:15 pm
  19. One of the saddest ones that stands out in my mind was the one with the dark haired female mother of 2 from Canada I think, she was sleeping and drugged all day and after her successful intervention when she saw her young son he exclaimed “mom!! you’re standing up!!” He was so happy for a brief time, because he hadn’t seen his mom doing much at all because of her addiction to pain killers. It was so heartbreaking when the boy said that, and then she ended up leaving her kids and husband after the intervention, incredibly sad for the family. Does anyone know the episode I’m talking about?

    Posted by Jeannie | April 4, 2019, 12:55 am
  20. Robbie
    How how how can a mother do that
    Makes me sick what wanting drugs over your children can do
    This mother stooped as low as any drug user can stoop
    I know in my heart she is going to suffer severely
    I honestly don’t know how any consoler can deal with this
    I just pray you have one that can and well help you through this
    As a mother I want to hug Robbie omg I just can’t believe this
    I’m still crying
    That poor boy and his sisters

    Posted by Lorraine Tipple | September 12, 2019, 1:53 am
  21. Sylvia’s episode used to destroy me every time, but I think I’ve seen it enough times now that I can keep it together. The pain that she felt was unbearable, and she was so appreciative just to hear her brother say that he loved her. I don’t want to say that her journey has been “miraculous” as she worked damn hard for it, but it’s remarkable.

    Posted by Rob | May 26, 2020, 4:11 am
  22. Taylor Nichole Bittler.

    Posted by Jennifer | July 9, 2020, 9:43 am
  23. Jeanna story hit the hardest

    Posted by Tyke | August 4, 2020, 1:53 am

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