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About this site

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Welcome to Intervention Directory

I created this site because, as an avid watcher of Intervention, I would often try to find certain patterns among the addicts profiled (such as war veterans who developed drinking problems, heroin addicts who experienced childhood abuse, etc). But there wasn’t a place on the internet where the addicts/addictions were catalogued and categorized for easy reference. Reference sites only documented by name and season, not by addiction or personal history. I also imagine that there were people out there that get introduced to the show and want to find out if there are any episodes about people dealing with something similar to what they’re dealing with, and there just wasn’t anything like that out there. So I decided to make it myself. Many, many hours of Intervention later, this site is the result.  Since then it has also become the primary spot that people come to update viewers about themselves and their friends & loved ones from the show, which is awesome! I didn’t expect it to turn into that but I’m glad it did.

Important Note: This site is in no way affiliated with A&E or Intervention.  This is a fan project only, not an official network site.

Here’s an article about the show that I like a lot. Especially this part, which is very true for me:

“Intervention” is only partly a show about dependency. It’s also one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking ways to further acquaint ourselves with the interior lives of our fellow Americans.

Discussion

74 Responses to “About this site”

  1. Thanks for making this site. It is really helpful for someone that likes Intervention. I really like the “Mosts” section

    Posted by Heather | February 6, 2012, 12:46 am
    • Thank you Heather! I’m glad you’re finding it helpful. That’s why I made it. 🙂

      Posted by Dizzy | February 14, 2012, 9:58 am
    • As a AVID watcher of Intervention, I think this is one of the greatest sites EVER!! THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS!!
      With that being said, I was wondering if you would know where I can post a message for one of the shows addicts? I NEED to speak to Robbie from Edmonton 1/31/2017.
      I had counseled him YEARS AGO, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO GET AHOLD HIM PLEASE LET ME KNOW! IT’S VERY IMPORTANT AND WILl CHANGE HIS LIFE AND MAKE SURE HE’S AROUND WHEN HE’S 60 YRS OLD, PUTTING THIS TERRIBLE NIGHTMARE OF PRESENT LIFE BEHIND HIM! THANK YOU, JENNIFER
      jennodell1974 gmail

      Posted by Jennifer Odell | February 4, 2017, 8:24 am
  2. Any idea of a success/fail rate overall? Obviously, most post-intervention deaths would likely count as failures. But how many have relapsed as opposed to how many have maintained a clean/sober life since their intervention?

    Posted by jon | February 20, 2012, 4:23 pm
    • A&E’s Intervention boasts something like an 82% success rate (I may be off on the exact number, but it’s close), but that just means that 82% choose to go to treatment and didn’t leave early.

      BUT…so much more to consider. There are several people that have died since their intervention that were sober when they passed away. Those were successes – their deaths were despite their sobriety. A few others claimed to be sober, or were sober for a while and then relapsed. Still in those cases, the intervention was technically successful.

      The reason I don’t talk about whether the addict went to treatment and/or remains sober is because it changes constantly. For the audience, it changes upon every rerun of an episode. (For the family, it changes long before that).

      When I first wrote about Chris, I would have put him in the Most Uplifting episodes and talked about how stoked I was that he was sober. The first rerun of that episode, when I found out he had took his own life, I had no choice but to put him into the Most Tragic category. And I cried. A lot.

      Dillon? Ended the episode still possibly an addict, but hopeful. Followup episode: Sober. News article 3 years later: Suicide by cop.

      What I’m saying is that the “success rate” varies on a day to day basis. Intervention gets people to go to treatment and to stay for the duration of the recovery program (82%). Does it keep people sober? No, not necessarily. But I don’t blame the Intervention for that. This show gets addicts to a place where they need to be, around who they need to be around, in order to get well. Its success rate in doing that is absolutely phenomenal.

      Posted by Dizzy | February 20, 2012, 11:39 pm
  3. I would agree – any progress is progress. Clean AND sober 22 and change – not complacent and just wondering (and hoping) about success stories.

    Posted by jon | February 21, 2012, 1:43 pm
  4. I had actually started doing this myself recently and would love to contribute. It’s great to see someone else likes to find the patterns too, and the quote you have is perfect.

    To fill in some missing information (I pay particular attention to where people are from for some reason):
    Season 1: Tina is from Columbus, Ohio; Cristine is from San Jose, California
    Season 2: I’m pretty sure Cristy is from LA at the time
    Season 10: Jeff is from Arkansas; Latisha is from Kalamazoo, Michigan; Brittany is from southeast Michigan.
    More to come if you find this helpful.

    Also, I know this is your page and don’t mean to force my opinion on you, but just had a couple thoughts:
    I think Suzon’s mom is pretty memorable. It’s clear that she loves her daughter very much, but I think anyone would have problems after growing up with a mom who shows it like that, turning everything around to be about her. I was relieved to see she got some psychiatric help at the end.
    I cry often enough (this show can be really good at that emotional appeal, of course) but not at everyone and to different degrees. Amy W. and Richard K. really got me going. Just thought you might consider adding those to “Most Tragic”, especially Richard. His sister, the one person who was there for him in the midst of all that bs from everyone else, dying in a car accident is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen on TV. I’m getting emotional right now thinking of him talking about it.

    Anyway, just a suggestion. That’s another cool thing about this show – how each episode affects viewers differently for whatever reason. Thanks for putting this together, I was so glad to find it!

    Posted by Jules | March 27, 2012, 7:20 pm
  5. Thank you Jules! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who’s obsessed enough to want to start a site!

    Please yes, if you can fill in any information I’ve missed, I’d love that. I’m gonna update those posts with the correct locations right now. Thank you!

    You’re right, Suzon’s mom was pretty memorable (and awful), and RIchard’s story and the part about his sister was definitely a powerful one. I think I’ll watch that again – it just might deserve inclusion in the Most Tragic (especially given the intervention).

    The things that are memorable and the categories I’ve set up here are all really subjective. Certainly not everyone is going to agree on what should go where, and some things that are memorable to me are going to mean little to anyone else. In that way, this site is more personal that I even intended it to be – it tells you all a lot about me, since, as you say, everyone gets something different out of the stories and for different reasons, and the things that I am saying are memorable or “Most” something are very often noted that way because they relate to or reflect something in my own personal life or the way I think I would feel in their specific circumstance.

    Some things I am convinced are universal. Chris Brady? Most Tragic.That’s not just me, that one HAS to be tragic for anyone who watched. Lana as Most Disturbing? Well, I might be more on my own with that one, but yeah it disturbed the hell outta me and I couldn’t not include it there.

    All that said, you’re more than welcome to comment, correct, and make suggestions anytime. I value the thoughts and opinions of my fellow fans, especially those that take the show just as seriously, and get as worked up and emotional about it as I do. I really like the idea of this space being a community for people like us, and not just a personal sounding board for me.

    Thanks again, looking forward to hearing more from you!

    -Dizzy

    Posted by Dizzy | March 27, 2012, 7:56 pm
  6. Hi Dizzy,

    I just wanted to say that i appreciate all of the work that you put in to this site.

    I would have sent a “thank you” in a private message. But i’m not aware of this site having such a feature.

    Or am i wrong? Do i need to sign up or something?

    thanks again

    tacks

    Posted by tacks | May 4, 2012, 9:01 am
  7. I wanted to say thank you for putting this website together !
    You can tell you spent a lot of time on it & its very helpful for all of the intervention watchers , myself included.

    But I did notice that there were some addicts that were missing from the list of bios. I wasn’t sure if you were aware of this or not so I thought I’d let you know, hopefully I do not come off rude lol

    You mentioned Kristen’s episode from season 4 missing from netflix, but I didn’t come across a bio for her, as well as Sarah I believe her name is from one of the more recent seasons, that was addicted to heroin with her boyfriend Mikeal.

    Those are the only two that I can remember that I didnt see on the site, just thought I should let you know.

    But anyways ,
    Good work & thank you ! (:

    Posted by Kels | June 25, 2012, 5:07 pm
    • Yeah, there are a few people from the “missing episodes” page that I haven’t written bios for, largely because their episodes are not only missing from Netflix but are also missing from the A&E site (Kristen, Gabe, Ed & Bettina). That means that I can’t get a photo or the “official synopsis” for them either. I was able to do a couple from memory, but not most.

      There are several episodes from Season 10 missing from this site because I missed them when they were shown live and they haven’t made the full episode available on A&E site (or if they did I missed my window), and since that season isn’t on Netflix yet either, I don’t have enough information to include those. As soon as Season 10 is on Netflix I’ll fill in those missing. Sarah and Mikeal are one of those episodes.

      Thanks for being so diligent! Always feel free to let me know if I’ve got anything wrong or am missing something. It’s not rude at all.

      Posted by Dizzy | June 26, 2012, 10:41 am
  8. If I may add my two cents, my two most inspirational episodes were the recent “Elena” (meth) and the fellow who resumed his athletic bicycling career. I remember the last shot of was him sober, encouraging his father to be careful as he rode his bike. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

    Or!

    Or the episode where the girl gets sober. Her dying father, proud of her, says of her 90 day coin “I will take this as far as I am going”. Still brings a tear of joy.

    Great site. Love it!

    Posted by David S | August 15, 2012, 3:38 pm
  9. Hey Dizzy,

    Love the blog! I just spent about two or three hours going through every question I had in mind. You do a great job of covering all the bases that an Intervention fan would want from a forum like this. You’ve inspired me to create a new blog with a similar structure for one or two of my favorite shows.

    Keep it up!!

    P.S. Keep us posted on the news with A&E and Netflix, because like others have expressed, it was a bummer when we lost all those episodes. Thanks!

    Posted by The Thomas Edward Room | November 23, 2012, 8:33 am
  10. I come here to find episodes I want to watch and then I go to a site that has them all to watch them since Netflix stopped showing them…. But I don’t wanna spam your blog, so if you want to know where to watch, tell me and I’ll post it 😀 Thanks for making this!

    Posted by Grady Boleyn | December 1, 2012, 9:53 am
  11. hi dizzy i want to say thanks for all the hard work you have done and i love this show very much its my fav. its nice to know that theres other people out there and your not alone. I think it helps alot of people and it helps me as well. throughout the seasons there has been many of people on the show that have touched my heart and i have felt for them one person i seem to wonder and think of often is jason from season 8 i would like to know how he is. well anyways thank you so much for making this.

    Posted by kelle | February 5, 2013, 11:19 pm
  12. Hi there,

    Nice site. I’m wondering if you can help me recall the name of an episode of intervention. The featured person was a woman, I believe addicted to some painkiller and had a creepy relationship with her much older neighbor, who thought he was going to eventually marry her. He paid her to cuddle with him some nights.

    Any chance you know which ep I’m talking about? I’ve browsed the site but none of them seem familiar.

    Mehal

    Posted by Mehal | March 28, 2013, 8:40 pm
  13. Thank you for making this site. i currently have an addict in our family and have often thought about calling the show. he is on meth / heroine and has quickly taken a downward turn in a short amount of time.

    Posted by juanie2930 | April 10, 2013, 3:38 pm
  14. This site is fantastic! I’m an Intervention obsessee and came here looking for an update on Courtney (season 13) but stayed for the “Most” lists. Do we know when the next season is premiering?

    Posted by itinerantdaughter | May 20, 2013, 9:03 pm
    • Thank you! Glad to know I’m not alone in my obsession. They haven’t announced when the new season will air yet, but I do know it hasn’t been cancelled, which is good. I’m guessing new episodes will start this summer.

      Posted by Dizzy | May 20, 2013, 9:22 pm
  15. I seriously doubt they would cancel it. The ratings are usually excellent, no?

    Posted by itinerantdaughter | May 20, 2013, 9:25 pm
  16. Hi Dizzy! I just wanted to thank you for all the work you’ve put into this site. I love the insight that the show provides viewers in terms of how life events and addiction are related, and for people who would like to further reflect on these episodes (and especially for people who may be conducting research about documentaries focusing on addiction, etc.), your site really goes the extra mile. Thanks for sharing this wonderful resource with the public! 🙂

    Posted by yo | August 13, 2013, 9:08 pm
  17. Hello Dizzy,

    I want to thank you for creating this website. I’ve always been borderline obsessed with “Intervention,” and now that all the episodes are viewable (most of them, for FREE if you have Amazon Prime), I’m going through all the episodes again, from the beginning onward–and I have been referring to your site as I view each episode, which has been so helpful…since I get so wrapped up in these people’s lives and root so hard for some of them to succeed–and want to find out more about them (especially, how they’re doing now). I think it’s so great that some of the past subjects of the show have updated their own pages here! I hope others decide to do the same!

    Re-watching these documentaries, I’m reminded that this show was truly some of the most compelling, intense and HONEST television in TV history! I can’t even think of another show that comes near it as far as presenting utterly gripping real-life stories, from the inside out. THIS is “reality TV”! (a stupid name that is such a misnomer).

    In any case, I’m sure this website was a LOT of work to create…and it takes a lot to maintain it…so I, for one, want to thank you for doing it. It’s a very helpful tool for fans of this truly groundbreaking series.

    Cheers,

    Gregory

    Posted by Gregory Moore | September 26, 2014, 6:35 pm
    • I really appreciate that Gregory. I means a lot to me that there are people out there who find what I’m doing useful, and who care about the show, the addicts, the families, all of it as much as I do. It really is a glimpse into the struggles in the private lives of very regular people in a way we’re not usually able to see.

      If there’s one thing I’d like to do more of is be able to update on the addicts’progress, but I only know as much what the network reveals and what the addicts/families say when they comment here or in other places online. I know there’s a producer that keeps in touch with every person they’ve profiled and sends them sober birthday cards and whatnot. Would love to have some connection to that producer!

      Posted by Dizzy | September 28, 2014, 6:10 am
      • I AM A VERY GRATEFULL RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC 40 YRS. AND GOING STRONG, THANK GOD AND THE PRINCAPALS HE FREELY HAVE GIVEN SO THAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT LIFE AND IT,S GOOD AND TOUGH TIMES. I WONDER AT TIMES WHY ME? ALL,S I DID FOR THE FIRST FEW YRS. WAS GO TO MEETINGS AND DIDN,T DRINK. I HAD TO HUMBLE MYSELF WHEN THE PAIN GOT TO BE TOO MUCH. THEN AND ONLY THEN DID I SURRENDER TO THE FACT THAT I MIGHT HAVE SOME OTHER PROBLEMS OTHER THAN ALCOHOLISM. SINCE THEN I HAVE REAPED THE REWARDS AND SHARED MY EXPERIANCES WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN. GIVING IT AWAY AND HELPING THE NEW COMER IS LIKE SPIRITUAL MAJIC.

        Posted by MIKE | January 24, 2016, 7:40 am
  18. This is my fave site about Intervention, I like to watch an episode and then read all the comments from fellow viewers, so thank you. Wondering though, I can’t find any reference to Kelly, air date Nov 2012 from harbor city CA. I have the episode on my DVR, recorded off LMN. Thanks!

    Posted by Mira | October 9, 2014, 9:07 pm
  19. 27 yr old mother of 3 young boys, addicted to meth & oxies. She had a brother, Kevin, who was also offered treatment for meth.

    Posted by Mira | October 10, 2014, 8:41 am
  20. Thanks, also, what about Sarah P, granddaughter of Elena from season 12? They did a separate episode and intervention for her. It’s a good one too, she reminds you a little of the infamous Christy, only more sympathetic. Her main thing seems to be pot & alcohol, with some speed & ecstasy on the side.

    Posted by Mira | October 10, 2014, 10:34 am
    • Yeah I have that in draft too. I need to watch it again to get the details. To be honest, I found it hard to watch the first time and I’ve been reluctant to watch again. But I will at some point.

      Posted by Dizzy | October 10, 2014, 10:39 am
  21. This show is such an incredible eye opener to addicts and their families. I am so very sorry that it was canceled and those in power should be ashamed. Excellent, valuable, powerful, real programming. All the participants are brave, generous people whose stories help us all.

    Posted by Adell | October 25, 2014, 8:37 pm
  22. Just found your site and I love it. I am in the UK and obsessed with watching as many intervention episodes as I can, unfortunately it’s hard to find them in the UK. I have bought a couple of seasons off iTunes or I used to watch on YouTube but they tend to get removed, any help offered?? Just yesterday I watched Sandra, the Mum who was addicted to pain killers and I was in floods of tears over her gorgeous but terribly troubled son Dakota. I really think about how these people are doing all these years later…. Anyway thanks for such a fabulous website xxx

    Posted by Gail | November 20, 2014, 11:22 pm
  23. Hey DIzzy! I’m watching the LMN Channel right now (Monday night, 9PM EDT) and they are showing new episodes of “Intervention” and my cable guide lists them as “Season Premiere”! Two of them! It looks like the show has been picked up by LMN to create new episodes….I had thought that they only bought the rights to the old episodes. This is great news! How did I not hear about this?

    Posted by Gregory Moore | November 25, 2014, 6:23 pm
  24. Yes, the press releases from this Summer said “first part of 2015”. You’ll be glad to know the format remains almost exactly the same. The major difference is the soundtrack–different music, though it works fine. ANd they still use the original theme song. Judging from the first episode (a beautiful young drug addict named Tammy), they’re not messing with the formula, thank goodness! It seems oddly a bit “slicker”, for lack of a better term. The original series was so “rough-and-tumble”. This one seems a bit more polished…though still very compelling and I did shed some tears. They have a new interventionist…who got the job done. I always find myself missing Candy though! In any event, this is GREAT news for “Intervention” fans!

    Posted by Gregory Moore | November 25, 2014, 7:10 pm
  25. Looks like LMN is now showing the Canadian “Intervention” episodes, too. Tonight, after the premiere of the new LMN episode came one of the Canadian episodes. I found that out early in the show…they had me at the first “Eh?” hee hee.

    Posted by Gregory Moore | November 25, 2014, 8:02 pm
  26. They were both Canadian episodes done in 2012. I noticed it at the end of Tammy’s episode. Both great episodes

    Posted by Sandi Wallace | November 25, 2014, 9:41 pm
    • Yeah, these were both Canadian and it looks like the actual new episodes start next week. I called the cable company 2 hours ago to expand my cable package just so I could see the new episodes tonight too, bummer. It’s all your fault Gregory! Oh well, delayed gratification. 🙂

      Posted by Dizzy | November 25, 2014, 10:10 pm
  27. You know, I’ve noticed a strange syndrome with certain Canadian shows aired on U.S. TV–it’s almost as if they go out of their way to hide the fact that it’s Canadian! I wondered why they didn’t say where “Tammy” was from? Are they into “Canadian denial” or something? I feel strangely manipulated and deceived by this. I’ve noticed it on certain “home improvement” shows, too….like, they try to pretend it’s not in Canada….until those “eh”s start creeping in! This is NOT an anti-Canada post….just the opposite…I’m just puzzled why they are hiding their Canadian-ness??

    Posted by Gregory Moore | November 26, 2014, 9:10 am
  28. Hey Dizzy. I just found this site while looking for past episodes of Intervention and I found it to be a valuable resource. You’ve done an excellent job of keeping the fans informed and providing well written and thoughtful insights. I think it’s awesome that there is a forum where viewers can show their support for the addicts featured on the program. Best of everything, you deserve it.

    Posted by Karen L | December 29, 2014, 3:12 pm
  29. This site is not affiliated with the show or any rehab facility, sorry. Best of luck to you.

    Posted by Dizzy | April 12, 2015, 6:47 pm
  30. I was looking for the episode of a IV meth user she would play the guitar with her grandpa. Her mom had to keep a gun in the house after death threats were found at their front door??? Can’t find the episode anywhere. help?

    Posted by JJ | May 13, 2015, 3:35 pm
  31. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS SITE…

    I have been an addict for over 10years. I was in DENIAL for years. But after watching the show (many nights)- I saw my family and my story in those people on TV. Although, the show seems to change from “good to shock” most episodes show the good that comes from intervention! My own family has provided “intervention” methods, and it has worked. I am on the road to recovery! We cannot afford those fancy places, but I have found local help and of course the TV show—reminds me of what addiction does! 🙁

    Posted by Anita Hayman | July 3, 2015, 8:34 pm
  32. thanks for the site, its great 🙂 just curious if you remember the episode im thinking of. i browsed the site and couldnt find him. it was a guy who found out it was the show intervention and ran away. his mother and family were searching all over the city for him. thanks.

    Posted by Rachel | September 15, 2015, 3:39 pm
    • There have been a few of these so I dunno. The one that first comes to mind is Joey.

      Posted by Dizzy | September 15, 2015, 10:22 pm
      • thanks for the response… i just watched that episode and it was really good! it wasnt the one i was thinking of though, but thank you because it was a good episode. especially the part with his brothers running after him. sad.

        some more information from my memory would be the people were all in a trailer when they were talking about the intervention. i think it was cold outside, he could have had a sick or old grandfather or relative. thank you so much

        Posted by Rachel | September 15, 2015, 11:35 pm
  33. I recently watched an episode about Rachel. A girl that lived on the streets of NY and had a boyfriend named Joie. At the end it said that Joie ended up getting clean and was sober for 9 months and was then murdered. Do you have any information about this? Thank you. Love the site and the show.

    Posted by Dawn | September 17, 2015, 10:18 pm
  34. I she relapsed with strange guys, we brought her to a meeting, and she had the guys picked her up. She was such a sweet girl but that’s the last I saw of her. I was really sad to see her latest mug shot. She was such a beautiful girl, inside and out.

    However the reason I’m writing this is because I’m trying to find an update on Tammy, the gorgeous crack addict whose parents are addicts. She often used with her father, and her sisters Tina and (Tanya?) were at the intervention. They hadn’t eaten as children growing up, Tammy took care of her younger sisters feeding them toothpaste while their parents were on drug binges. Can’t find her episode on here…

    Posted by Seahorse | October 21, 2015, 8:23 am
  35. The first part of my prior message got cut off… I knew Kristen Showe from Baltimore when she came out to Costa Mesa. She used to share in meetings how grateful she was for recovery. Then 1 day she called me from a bar w for another addict and I picked her up after she relapsed with these strange guys…

    Posted by Seahorse | October 21, 2015, 8:28 am
  36. I feel like the show exploits addicts for their profit and to promote the fancy rehab centers they send those people to, but that’s just me….

    Posted by Pheebz | January 6, 2016, 8:58 pm
  37. FYI Dizzy. I saw the episode with Mike (OCD) on the A&E app today. It was paired with a young woman named Jenny, who struggled with heroin and meth. It seemed like these were missing at one point. You can check them out for free. P.S. Love this site!

    Posted by Andrea | January 31, 2016, 9:36 pm
  38. Oh, I forgot. There was also an episode surrounding an alcoholic named Phillip, which I didn’t see here.

    Posted by Andrea | January 31, 2016, 9:40 pm
    • Yes! Why no mention of the talented Phillip (s4/ep21)? He was a soulful singer/guitarist and had a successful career early on, but alcoholism derailed him. Phillip was scarred by the violence in his upbringing, including the witness of his sister’s molestation. I remember how sweetly affected his teen daughter became – after Phillip’s treatment – when he sang her a lovely song that he wrote just for their relationship.

      Posted by TinaB | July 14, 2016, 11:46 pm
  39. Dizzy, thank you SO MUCH for this site. I binge addiction docs/Intervention because I had a rough go with alcohol in my 20s and never want to slip backwards. The memory can play tricks sometimes but Intetvention never lets me forget. Prayers, hugs and LOVE to all the subjects, their children, families and friends. There’s a special place in heaven for people so giving of their struggles to help others and it’s wonderful to have a place to share our prayers and love. Again, thank you Dizzy!

    Posted by Serenity | February 8, 2016, 2:54 pm
  40. Hello there!! My episode aired June of 2013!! I’m Jessica and I found this and did some reading and I didn’t see anything about my episode….. But if anyone has any questions I have tons of updates!! I jus did my follow up with my interventionist Donna and will air in 3 months but it jus a 2 min clip

    Posted by Jessica season 14 episode 1 | February 11, 2016, 12:17 am
    • Hi Jessica! I do have questions about the show. I’ve thought about submitting to the show for my son. Are you glad now you done the show? How was the rehab they sent you to? Can you tell me your experience? I hope you are still doing good.

      Posted by Terri | January 30, 2017, 8:42 am
  41. I want to no how to get on this I was a meth addict and am doing good now for two years I have bin to 7 prisons and now and state hospital I am in a state hospital now but am working and clean for two years and fixing to get out in a few months I am in Oregon state hospital my name is dustin Leroy rotter and I am 30

    Posted by dustin | June 21, 2016, 2:49 pm
  42. Dear Dizzy,

    I think a good poll/discussion topic would be to make a list of some of the sickest people who were NOT intervened upon, e.g. relatives/friends of addicts whose own behaviour was even sicker than the addicts themselves.

    My top 10:
    *Brenda (Nichole from Calgary’s mother)
    *Vania (Luke from San Fran’s mother)
    *Sebastian and Marcel’s father
    *Fabian the alcoholic from L.A.’s mother
    *Madison (Tim from Jacksonville’s girlfriend)
    *Andrea (Sandi the alcoholic from Chicago’s daughter)
    *Gene (aka “Papaw,” Jessica the heroin addict’s grandfather)
    *Jim (Tressa the shotputter’s father)
    *Peter (Richard the gay meth addict from Toronto’s brother)

    Posted by Janelle | November 21, 2016, 1:53 pm
    • I love Janelle’s idea. I find myself sometimes more upset with the enablers who clearly have their own issues which aren’t often discussed in depth. I love this site ; just spent way too long Looking through all this! Thanks for sharing all this.

      Posted by Nancy | December 5, 2016, 9:53 am
  43. Hi Dizzy,

    I hope you find this comment well. I believe you are missing Jennifer from Season 16, Episode 1 in your intervention directory. I know it’s technically Intervention Canada, but her addiction to Oxycontin (paired with her severe eating disorder) made for one of the most disturbing episodes I’ve seen in a long time, and I’ve been a regular viewer since season 1. Most disturbing about the episode was how she took advantage of, and cheated on, her wheelchair-bound husband, and how she normalized drug addiction to the point where she’d shoot up right in front of her entire family (including her kids) at the kitchen table, then play with them as if nothing happened. So disturbing, so sad and the story ended in relapse. It would be great if you included her story, along with your thoughts on the episode in the season 16 directory. Here’s the link in case you missed the episode!: http://www.aetv.com/shows/intervention/season-16/episode-1

    Posted by Ash | December 27, 2016, 3:49 pm
  44. Hello, Dizzy… I saw an episode this week about a transgender alcoholic named Robby. I believe it was in Canada. I can’t seem to find a mention of it here. Would it be considered an Intervention Canada episode or could it show up here anyway?

    Posted by Andrea | December 30, 2016, 9:20 am
    • Yeah I would have liked to watch that, but you’re right it’s an Intervention Canada episode and not available online unless you have a cable subscription. I bought the season pass on Google Play but the Canada episodes aren’t there, just the US ones. Weird system.

      Posted by Dizzy | December 30, 2016, 9:37 am
  45. I’d really love to know the reason there are so many US episodes missing from Amazon. I bought all of the seasons over the years and there are tons of episodes I’ve never seen. Ed & Bettina…Tommy…Michelle…Michael…Adam…Austin…I could go on and on. It’s kind of irritating to pay full price for a full season and not have all the episodes. It’s just weird that so many aren’t there.

    Posted by Lisen | December 30, 2016, 10:15 am
  46. I am writing in Respect to our Close Friend : Derek Douglas Muzeka
    YOU POSTED HE DIED DRIVING WHILE UNDER HIS ADDICTION WHEN YOU NEED TO READ THE OPP REPORT WATCH CHCH NEWS ETC SPEAK TO THE FAMILY !!!! NOT POST HE DIED WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL WHEN THERE WAS FOUNDED IN THE OPP REPORT & ON THE NEWS AND FROM THE FAMILY HE DID NOT DIE FROM ADDICTION HE WAS CLEAN AND SOBER . GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT THIS COULD REALLY HURT THE MUZEKA FAMILY . WE ARE BURYING OUR FRIEND TOMORROW. HE DID NOT DIE FROM HIS ADDICTION SHAME ON YOU. GET IT OFF THIS SITE NOW. OR CALL THE GRIMSBY OPP AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF THAT ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR IN THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT.You had know right too assume it was his addiction.

    REGARDS
    C.JENKINS
    MUZEKA FAMILY FRIEND

    Posted by Colleen Jenkins | January 5, 2017, 11:02 am
    • I did not ‘assume’ it was drunk driving accident, I would never assume that kind of thing. And I didn’t even say he was the one who was drinking. I stated that it was a drunk driving accident because 5 different people who claimed to know him commented on his page that it was. I will take the drunk driving part off of the page until there is proof either way.

      Posted by Dizzy | January 5, 2017, 2:09 pm
  47. Does anyone know how tammy is from intervention canada? Also her mother father and sisters?

    Posted by Kim brede | January 6, 2017, 5:08 pm

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