I have no idea what’s going on with this season, I just wanted to update you on some sad Intervention news.
Vanessa from Season 1 was shot by police after aiming a BB gun at the officers during a routine welfare check. The incident made national news, you can read more about it here.
Joe from Season 8 died after suffering from an infection that led to a convulsive episode in the hospital, which resulted in a brain injury that he succumbed to. It’s unclear how his addiction was related to his death, but his father’s very sad Facebook post suggests that his history with heroin and self-asphyxiation had taken its toll on his health.
Betsy from Season 2 apparently passed away in early August. I do not know details about the cause of death, but with help from Stefan we have pieced together bits of information that appear to confirm that she died. If anyone out there has more information and can more definitively verify, I would appreciate any information. Here is her obituary. It’s been confirmed that she died of breast cancer. Here is a different obit with more information.
The absolute worst part of doing this website is finding out that the people that I related to, cried with, and rooted for have lost their lives. I know that the fans of the show who read this site feel these deaths the same way. Intervention asks us to emotionally invest in their lives, to care about them and hope and pray that they thrive in sobriety. And we do, sometimes passionately. When we find out that sobriety didn’t take or that their health was so compromised by the addiction or mental illness that they didn’t survive, it’s hard to take. I never want to add another person to this horrible and tragic list. It’s too long as it is. Way, way too long. Take care of yourselves my friends, I will do the same.