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. Add to my shows


season 5

 
Sharon 05x16
23.03.2009
 
Sandy 05x15
17.03.2009
 
Nik and Tiffany 05x14
03.03.2009
 
In-Depth: Compulsive Gambling 05x13
24.02.2009
 
Chris 05x12
17.02.2009
 
Angelina 05x11
10.02.2009
 
Lana 05x10
03.02.2009
 
Anthony 05x09
27.01.2009
 
Casie 05x08
20.01.2009
 
Follow Up: Tressa & Josh 05x07
13.01.2009
 
John C 05x06
06.01.2009
 
Brittany 05x05
30.12.2008
 
Nicole 05x04
23.12.2008
 
Janet 05x03
16.12.2008
 
In-Depth: Prescription Addiction 05x02
21.10.2008
 
Derek 05x01
05.08.2008

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