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Intervention Success Rate

These numbers were on the title card at the very end of the last episode.

243 addicts were filmed.
238 went to treatment.
156 are sober today.

That means 64% of addicts on the show were sober as of July 2013.

Delving deeper:

13 addicts (that we know of) have died since their intervention, as of Aug 2014.
12 of those 13 addicts went to treatment (Sean did not).
At least 3 of those addicts, possibly more, had successful interventions and were sober/ in recovery at the time of their death (Bret, Sandy, and Mike. Not sure about Jackie, Sebastian, or John).

The 5 who did not go to treatment: Alissa, Marquel, Larry, Adam, Sean.

All comments.

  1. Marissa Robyn

    refresh me Alissa is dead? The one who did bath salts? And didn’t Megan die this year from heroin overdose?

    1. Dizzy

      No, the Alissa I mentioned here (from Season 1) is one of those who did not go to treatment. Megan from episode 145 did die from a heroin overdose recently, yes.

  2. Dizzy

    Okay I say above “The 5 who did not go to treatment: Alissa, Marquel, Larry, Adam, Sean.” but I’m wondering about Richard, the meth addict in Toronto, episode 155. I know he refused to attend the intervention, did the follow up say he ended up going to treatment eventually? Anyone know?

    1. marcy lily

      The follow up said Richard did go to treatment but refused to be filmed while there . His brother and him have not talked since . Richard has been sober since 2012 according to the follow up . I
      I hope that is true . What a sick , devastating childhood and then he loses his one hero and advocate . That man was not born sick he was made . Wishing him the best .

      I love your site . Thank you for putting this together in such a great and respectful way .

      1. crystal

        Richard was so cool and authentic. In denial, but when he talks about Kim (kimmytown </3), I mean, that's pain.

    2. Tina

      Two people recently (Sept. 2015) commented about Richard on your page for him. Apparently, he is still sober and happy! He has a partner, several dogs, and recently played a band gig with an old friend with whom he’d made amends. So happy for him! 🙂

  3. Lissa

    I, too, wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this site. It helps to process after watching each episode.