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  • INTERVENTION profiles people who are losing their battle with their addictions, and whose friends and families feel the only remaining option is to hold an intervention. Each documentary follows the lives of these addicts, taking an unflinching look at the impact of their addictions on their everyday lives, all the while the addicts are unaware that an intervention is being planned. Each airing ends with the friends, family and a professional interventionist urging the addict to get treatment. If the individual should choose treatment, the addict immediately enters a widely respected treatment facility. Awards and Nominations Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) - Outstanding Reality Program (Nominated) Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) - Outstanding Reality Program (Won)moreless

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  • S 14 : Ep 14

    Justin; Kanye

    Aired 8/30/15

  • S 14 : Ep 13

    Carrie E.

    Aired 8/23/15

  • S 14 : Ep 12

    Erin; Joshua

    Aired 8/16/15

  • S 14 : Ep 11

    David S.

    Aired 8/9/15

  • S 14 : Ep 9

    Matthew; Olivia

    Aired 7/26/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeff VanVonderen


  • Candy Finnigan


  • Ken Seeley


  • Tara Fields


  • Charles J. Weingarten

    Therapists (Southern California)

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  • Quotes (6)

    • Alyson: "We're gonna go score some Coke!!!!"

    • Alyson: "I already said I needed help"

    • Tamela (cuts herself, punches her mirror, bloddy-ing her knuckles):This is who you are?... (continues crying, and screaming)

    • Jerrie (after choosing drugs over her boyfriend): I'm a worthless peice of shit... (cries)

    • Jerrie: In the end, it always comes down to 'give me my pills, or else'.

    • Sebastian: "Where's Marcel?? Where's Marcel?? Where's my brother??"

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    Notes (82)

    • "What a good boy" by Barenaked Ladies is the Theme song for Intervention.

    • Treatment Centers and Updates Gabe is sent to Chicago's Algamus Recovery Center for 3 weeks. He ended his treatment early, against all advice. Jeff tries to offer him a second chance. Gabe declined to further treatment and has had a few relapses. These cost him an average $5,000 each. Vanessa was sent to a Los Angeles treatment center where she did 1 month of treatment. She claimed it was not helpful.

    • Tamela went through a successful therapy, and as of April 3 (original airdate), she hasnt cut herself in over 200 days. Yay Tamela!!

    • After four months in counseling, Jerrie was asked to leave after being found with drugs in her posession.

    • Treatment Centers and Updates Travis was sent to Cirque Lodge and has been sober since September 2006. Matt was sent to Pacific Hills. After staying there, he joined the Navy. He casually drinks but does not do anymore drugs.

    • Travis is a singer from the musical group Days Of The New.

    • Treatment Centers and Outcomes: Jeff is the interventionist for Peter and sends him to the Anasazi Foundation in Mesa, Arizona. He completed 42 days of treatment and has learned to communicate better with his family. He still plays video games. Candy is the interventionist for Renee. She sends her to the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. Two months later, she is doing well, has been doing treatment for about a year. In August 2006, she began to binge and purge again and no longer went to treatment at follow-up.

    • Candy Finnigan is the interventionist in this episode. She sends Tina to the Oasis Treatment Center in Anaheim, California. She spent 44 days there and later divorced her husband. Tina felt it was 10 times worse when she went back and after expelling some of her aner, she stayed sober and went back to the treatment center. She currently takes pills for kidney stones but does not abuse them.

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    Trivia (23)

    • Jeff's second offer is flatly refused in this episode. First second offer. Update: Gabe is still gambling away any loose change he can find. He reportedly stills lies to his parents and may go on welfare.

    • Although the episode summary from A&E states that Salina cuts herself and is addicted to shopping, these issues are never mentioned during the episode.

    • This is the first episode where the family has had a previous intervention.

    • Probably the most violent or protesting intervention. Cristy's father manages to get through to her though, and his reasoning is the only way she later agrees to treatment.

    • This is the first episode in the series where a child under 18 attended the actual intervention.

    • This is the first episode where someone close to the subject dies: Lauren's friend Dea. The episode was dedicated to her.

    • This is the second time the producers have given a second chance to the participant.

    • In this episode, the local police department for the small town is the major force behind Dillon's agreement for treatment. After one of the officers explains to Dillon that he could go to jail for things "seen and dismissed" and pleads him to go, Dillon does agree. Jeff thanks both of the officers for their pivotal position they played in the Intervention that day.

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  • Fan Reviews (68)

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    By ChristineGill1970, Jan 15, 2016

  • Inspirational show

    By Sullivan6, Dec 23, 2015

  • sister & brother addicts seeking intervention.

    By angelinacristo, Aug 04, 2015

  • Help my son please

    By fgalanti, Jul 15, 2015