The most important and saddest updates first. Since March of 2017, three of the people profiled in Intervention have passed away. Karissa was killed in a hit-and-run when she pulled over and got out of her car on a highway on Florida. She was sober at the time. Joshua and Eric both died of heroin* overdoses. All of these people were clearly very loved and supported by many people around them and died way, way too young. My deepest condolences to the friends and families that we met on the show and to all of those we didn’t. A lot of us out here know what it feels like to lose someone to addiction and also what it’s like to lose someone that seemed to have their whole life ahead of them after finally getting clean. Please know that fans of Intervention are with you, thinking about you, hoping you come out on the other side of this tragedy. And that is the word for it, in all these cases. Tragic.
Feels weird to move on to site-specific stuff after that, but here I go. You may have noticed that your recent comment was not published. There’s a reason for it. It was likely a little bit too mean, too insulting, too confrontational. As you should know, I’m not big on this site being a place to hash out whether someone’s mom was a “selfish bitch” or if a girlfriend was too ugly. I hate that stuff. Addicts, friends and family members Google themselves and their loved ones and end up here. I have no interest in insulting and chastising people whose lives we only saw minutes of. Please read the comment policy. If your only point in a comment is that someone sucks, stop writing. Seriously. Think of something more interesting to say.
Also I don’t really like it when you guys pick fights with each other and I’m starting to get more aggro about it. I’m not gonna let nasty comment fights happen just because you’re feeling anonymously combative on a Tuesday. This isn’t Reddit, it’s not IMDB, it’s a freaking Intervention fan site. Chill the fuck out. I mean yeah fine go ahead and argue about whether Donna is a good interventionist or whether Nichole’s mom was justified in taking her side over her sister’s, but please, don’t call anyone else names, don’t accuse them of not understanding addiction, don’t tell them they don’t understand something you have no idea if they understand or not. In other words, DON’T BE A DICK. Consider that Rule #1 for commenting here.
Last thing. I don’t have cable so when A&E announces a new episode I have to wait 2 days to watch it. I know I know, not ideal. What I can’t tell from promos is whether or not the episode is Intervention Canada (i.e. Clint) A&E likes to pretend they’re all new even when they’re not, but they don’t make Canada episodes available on streaming so I can’t watch them. So if you would kindly let me know as soon as you know whether it’s a Canada episode or not, I can stop refreshing my Google Play page to see if it’s available yet. Thank you friends.
* (Heroin was their drug of choice and I know they both died of overdoses, but I have no way of confirming that heroin was the specific culprit)