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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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19 Bingers
Season 1 Binge Time 6hrs 27mins
Number of Seasons 19
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S8E8 Vinnie
John is a flight attendant who loves his job, but his lifestyle is fueling his alcoholism. When he was a boy, John’s parents focused their attention on his “profoundly retarded” brother. His mother blamed herself for the disability and turned her anger towards John. Now John’s alcoholism leaves him prone to blackouts. Meanwhile, growing up with an abusive mother, Dionicio turned to crime and drugs as a teen. He became a father, but couldn’t handle the pressure of providing for a family. Now he spends his time panhandling and shooting heroin. First Air Date: 01/18/2010