Shandon’s early life was disrupted at three years old when her parents divorced and her mother moved out of the country. Growing up without a maternal figure, Shandon felt abandoned and became very introverted. In high school, Shandon was badly bullied and she turned to drugs. She began acting out
When Natasha's parents divorced, her mother, Linda, soon remarried. Natasha's new life was a far cry from her father Wayne's strict household. Alcohol and drug-fuelled parties were the norm and it wasn't long before Natasha was partying with those who were supposed to take care of her.
The interventionists arrive to Philadelphia’s Heroin Hub and meet Nicole, a 39-year-old heroin addict and prostitute, who’s lived in the area for five years. Also featured is Janine, a 22-year-old addict whose father just died from a fatal overdose weeks earlier.
38-year-old heroin addict Bill finances his addiction by selling clean needles to other addicts. The city of Philadelphia organizes a mass eviction in Kensington to remove addicts from the neighborhood.
Alana is a recovering heroin addict who’s trying to stay sober while maintaining a relationship with her addict boyfriend. Nicole’s fiance‘s reaction to Nicole getting help throws her whole intervention into question. 28-year-old heroin addict Amanda risks losing custody of her 2-year-old son for good if she can’t get clean.
After Bill’s arrest, Interventionist Michael Gonzales strategizes with his family on ways to intervene once he’s released from jail. Alana’s mother suspects that Alana may have relapsed and kicks her out of her home. Janine is released from jail and must decide if she’s ready to get clean. Bill’s family
EJ’s lies and deceptions cause a rift in his family, as some continue to enable him while others holds a firm bottom line. Interventionist Ken Seeley intervenes on EJ, who must finally decide if he is ready to accept help and go to treatment. Janine, Nicole, Bill, Alana, Amanda and
When I ran a poll about Season 18, The Heroin Triangle, almost half of you said you liked it ok but you wouldn’t want another season right away. I was one of those people. Well, we got another one right away and I can’t say I’m upset about it. I have
A couple of commenters (thanks William and Flamingo!) have let me know that Intervention is returning in August with a new season. Yay! Looks like they’re doing another ‘Heroin Triangle’ type thing, this time in Philadelphia. I know a lot of people weren’t fond of that season, but there’s always
As a fully committed mom, Sandra was involved in her kids’ school activities as well as after school sports. But in 2015, her abuse of prescription pills after an injury led to an opioid and heroin addiction. Within 2 years, this incredible mom has truly fallen from grace. Her family
John and Tom are brothers who spent their formative years working with their parents and grandparents in a successful business. While they appeared to be a close knit, hard-working family, a dark family history of drug abuse entrapped the brothers. Their mother realizes that without help, all could be lost.
Morgan is married, has a one-year-old daughter, and is addicted to the only drug she ever tried – heroin. Without an intervention, the once picture-perfect child may now be in danger of leaving her own child motherless.
Brett was an only child when his alcoholic father abandoned him. Raised by his mother in her parents’ home, Brett was on his way to success despite their struggles. But when his mom moved them into a new home with her violent boyfriend, Brett’s addiction spiraled.
Today’s the day! A new episode, but not a new season. It looks like there will be 3 new episodes to close out season 19 (the last episode in the season was almost a year ago) and apparently they’re on a theme – Addicted Moms, Young and Addicted, and Family
Hey fans, looks like Intervention is coming back on April 30th! Yay! Here’s a link to the trailer. Looks like they’ll be regular ol US episodes given that the Interventionists that make an appearance in the trailer are Ken and Donna. One interesting thing – the description says “On April
A bit of sad news to share. Rocky Lockridge died today from complications suffered after a stroke. He had been in hospice care in the days prior to his passing. His son’s statement: “It is with great pain but a whole heart that I tell you family and friends that
Ok the math isn’t perfect here because many addicts are in multiple categories, but I think it’s interesting that there are 24 addiction categories that have been shown on Intervention but alcoholism is represented in 28% of the episodes. Also interesting: Only 2 people have been addicted to cocaine (not
Now that I’ve completed my spreadsheet repository of basic information about each episode, I’m starting a new section for statistics about the show. If you have any suggestions let me know. Here’s the first one (US eps only): (Click for larger)
Hey if you haven’t been paying attention to the comments here, a friend of Intervention has a YouTube channel with a TON of Intervention episodes, including several that aren’t available anywhere else. Get on over there! https://www.youtube.com/user/Ramoin/videos THANK YOU RAMOIN!
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
Sam and Brad’s families have known each other since Sam and Brad were kids. Brad’s sister was Sam’s best friend growing up, and Brad’s father coached Sam’s softball team. Although Sam and Brad always had a crush on each other, it wasn’t until they were adults that they finally connected.
On the surface, Jackie had it all: a large tight knit family, a devoted husband, two beautiful sons, and a nursing career. But unbeknownst to anyone, Jackie found herself stuck in a loveless marriage. For 15 years she put on the happy face, but gradually began to drink and before
Abbie was a young mom with dreams of going to college for photography. But she was hiding a dark secret from her family. Her boyfriend, and father of her daughter, had become physically and mentally abusive.
At the age of 22, Shiann has already faced a lifetime of pain. The shocking death of her sister, a diagnosis of A.S., a progressive and debilitating disease, and an unexpected divorce, sent this once vivacious fitness model and bodybuilder down a path of meth-fueled binges. With no help in
Adorable and fearless, Jade had an ideal childhood, two loving parents and a passion for horses that led her to competitive show jumping. Jade’s world came crashing down around her when, at 10, her father’s increasing depression led to her parents’ divorce and her father’s attempted suicide.
There was some debate in the comments about this topic so I thought I’d do a poll. As we all know, long term treatment can be prohibitively expensive for many people and Intervention offers free treatment to the addicts and often extends it to the people close to them. A
Hello Interventionites! Interventionarians? Apparently Intervention will be returning on June 5th with a new regular-format season. I haven’t been able to track down the promo or any official info from A&E online but it’s been reported that ads were run on the channel. Those ads are notoriously unreliable, A&E changes
At the age of 16, Holley witnessed her mother cheating on the father she adored. The strain between mother and daughter never eased and Holley, now 28, acted out through raging alcohol and cocaine abuse.
I’m finishing up on entering all the data I need in order to start crunching numbers and finding statistics and patterns, which I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I want to verify who ended up not going to treatment at all and I thought you might be
Ok folks, we made it to the final round. Thanks to everyone who voted in all the previous rounds. Now it’s time to pick from the Top 2 vote-getters from each poll. So, who would you most like to see in a followup episode (or at least a legacy Skype
The 18th season of Intervention was an interesting departure for the show. Instead of focusing on a single family and intervention, the crew followed a small group of addicts and their families from one community spanning over 6 episodes. There were still frustrated families, tragic endings, and hopeful futures just
It’s the almost the last poll, yay! Once significant results are in we’ll do a FINAL one that takes the top vote-getters from each poll to get the ultimate winner. Previous Polls: PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5
Ok so they don’t do whole followup episodes anymore unfortunately, but they do the Skype “Legacy” updates. So let’s say we have a say in who Intervention reaches out to next. Who do you most hope to see on a future Legacy segment? This will be done in several parts
Happy 2018! Just a couple of quick things… You may have noticed that there’s a delay in your browser when you try to access this site. Sorry about that. It’s because I’m under DDOS attack for some reason and so I have to route traffic through a service called Cloudflare