Intervention is an American television reality show dealing with the struggles faced by many different kinds of addicts. Each episode follows one or two participants, each of whom has a substance dependence or other mentally and/or physically damaging problem. The subjects believe they are being filmed for a documentary on their problem, but their situations are actually being documented in anticipation of an intervention by family and/or friends. During the intervention, each participant is given an ultimatum: go into rehabilitation immediately, or risk losing contact, income, or other privileges from the loved ones who instigated the intervention. Often, other tactics are used to persuade the addicted person into treatment, which vary depending on the situation; some of these include threats to invoke outstanding arrest warrants, applying for custody of the addict's children, foreclosing on the addict's property, and break-up of marriages or other relationships. The producers usually follow up months later to monitor the addicted person's progress and film it for "follow-up" episodes of the series or for shorter "web updates" available on the show's website.
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Lauren has known plenty of success in her life.
Growing up, she was a cheerleader, a dancer, a swimmer
and a great student. After college, she became a high
school health and phys-ed teacher, and the students
loved her. But amid all the accomplishments, Lauren
was hiding a growing problem: an addiction to heroin.
In the past three years, Lauren has lost her job and
her apartment. She's living with her mother and her
moods swing constantly between volatile and depressed.
Her family's only hope is an Intervention.
Laurie & Jessie 02x19
Mike & James 02x14
Tammi & Daniel 02x13
Follow Up: Antwahn & Rachel 02x12
Gina & Andrea 02x10
Annie & Amy 02x08
Antwahn & Billy 02x07
Follow Up: Briooks, Aubrey & Christine 02x06
Salina & Troy 02x04
Heidi & Michelle 02x03
Adam & Michael 02x02
Howard & Aubrey 02x01