Season 5 Episode 16

Intervention In-Depth: Prescription Addiction

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2008 on A&E
Episode Discussion (1)
Jan 16, 2017
I am very grateful for this show. The interventionist are no nonsense, professional and sincere people. My son Jeremie, died on 11/10/14. He was 37 years old. He had been taking pain pills and a xanax combination. His father and I divorced and I had moved out 10 years prior. So, when I did see my son he was on his best behavior. My ex-husband traveled all of the time, but was an extreme enabler. He was paying the mortgage on my son's home, and all of the utilities. He thought he was doing this because of our grandson. I knew something was off, but he never seemed high or slurry when I went to see him. We had a birthday party for him in October when he turned 37. He was concerned about a back surgery he was going to have two weeks after his birthday. I guess the doctor prescribed pain pills, not knowing Jeremie was already taking pain pills w/xanax. So, November 10, 2014, he fell asleep and never woke up again. I will never forget the day, the phone call, the numbness. However, no one has the power to save another human being. This show which is so incredible, sends addicts to rehab. They then learn the tools to live life on life's terms. So, the seed is planted in rehab. What they choose to do after rehab is totally on them. What a wonderful bunch of people who are dedicating their lives as interventionist on this show. I can't think of a more stressful job. Godspeed, strength and comfort to all of you. Thank you for this very much needed television show!
Mary K. Nafemoreless