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Intervention
TV-14 Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series “Intervention” profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis or estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each episode ends with a surprise intervention that is staged by the family and friends of the addict, and which is conducted by one of four specialists: Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan, Rod Espudo and Donna Chavous. Exclusive updated interviews with past subjects from the series first ten seasons are available on AETV.com/intervention.
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First Air Date: 03/06/2005
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Season 1 Binge Time 6hrs 27mins
Number of Seasons 19
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S14E2 Dana
Mike thought he’d realized his dream of having a happy, loving family with his wife and two sons. But a few years ago everything changed when he lost his brother to cancer and his sister to suicide. This triggered a tragic downward spiral. Mike’s nightly habit of having a few beers quickly turned into raging alcoholism. After his son broke up a physical fight between his parents, Mike agreed to give up drinking. Unfortunately, he replaced alcohol with heroin. If he doesn’t get help, his family says they will cut off ties to him forever. At 14, Lauren was forced to become caretaker to her ill father. By 18, she was a mother herself. Seven years and three kids later, Lauren’s father died and she turned to pills to cope. By the time she realized she was hooked, Lauren had lost her kids. Now Lauren’s drug abuse has escalated. Her mother, sisters and two teenaged children are rallying to make one last effort to get her into treatment. First Air Date: 06/01/2013