- 1 Ryan
Ryan and his family are one of those families that look perfect. Stick them under a microscope however and you will find that beneath the posh home in northern California, Ryan's sucess as a drummer, beneath this, Ryan is secretly an OxyContin addict. He injects it up to 15 times per day and his mood swing are far less than tolerable. His family hopes an intervention will save him.
Air Date: 2007-03-16
- 2 Jacob
Another family has been torn by addiction. Jacob's mother has been a drug user and a dealer in the past. Yet, she puts her past behind her and pleads for her son to stop his current destructive state of using alcohol and prescription drugs. She knows if he continues to stay addicted, death is the only outcome. Jacob is a violent drunk and endangers others in his binge drinking episodes by driving while intoxicated. He has been to the ER more than a few times and recently had to be resuscitated from a no pulse state because of an overdose on alcohol in combination with pills. Jacob is extremely persistent in his actions and behaviors, and is severely addicted to alcohol. Can his mother and family turn his life around with an intervention?
Air Date: 2007-03-30
- 3 Kim
Anorexia and bulimia affect millions of people worldwide. Kim, who is 34 years old, is one of them, with a life that has tragically fallen apart. In school, she was extroverted, successful, and popular. However, her insecurities about her looks soon took over her life enticing her to engage in binging and purging. Kim’s husband divorced her and she has lost her job. She had no choice but to move back in with her parents with a promise to get her life back together. Kim’s stepfather has seen this promise go by for years. He has never seen Kim as her normal self and is frustrated that her promise has not been met, even with all the help they have given. They do not get along well and the tension fuels Kim to abstain from food for days at a time. Kim’s parents, especially her mother, have been mentally anguished because of the burden of the disease. Kim’s mother, a nurse at the local hospital, pleads with Kim to get help and get her life back together and so that the whole family can return to normal.
Air Date: 2007-04-06
- 4 Anthony
Anthony is part of a large loving family that has experienced a lot of pain. His sister overdosed on heroin and died as a result. The shock of her death has left the whole family in pieces. Anthony had been casually smoking lighter drugs at the time, but then switched to cocaine to numb the pain. He is also heavily addicted to injecting methadone, an opioid substance like morphine and heroin. He switches between the two all day and night. His father allows him to work at one of his pizzerias but does not pay him much of the time for fear that he will use the money for drugs. When he does pay him, Anthony usually always goes against his father’s wishes. Anthony’s father is desperate for him to get help and hates to see his son hooked on hard drugs. Anthony’s mother is still recovering from her daughter’s death and the anguish over Anthony’s drug use has had severe mental and physical effects on her. Many other family members, including his other siblings, uncles, and cousins have agreed to participate in this intervention in hopes that Anthony will change his destructive and deadly ways
Air Date: 2007-04-06
- 5 Trent
Trent, 33, has a severe addiction to heroin, an opioid substance like morphine. He comes from a family of violence and abuse and his parents are divorced. Trent has been addicted to various drugs for over 22 years and has tried treatment over a dozen times. Trent has lost everything: over 70 pounds, his home, his job, and all of his money to this recent addiction. He has hepatitis C and is malnourished. He steals to buy drugs in the city every morning and injects heroin up to 10 times a day. His girlfriend of many years has stood by him and takes care of him by offering her home on some cold nights. She has pushed him to go to treatment but this time the heroin addiction is just too strong. Trent doesn't believe it will do any good this time. Trent still loves his girlfriend and wants to be with her and is extremely frustrated that his addiction has taken this much toll on his life. He wants to get help very badly, but the addiction runs his life now. Can his friends and distant mother turn his life around and make him the excellent chef he once was?
Air Date: 2007-04-20
- 6 Dillon
Dillon injects methamphetamine, or "meth", a psychostimulant hard drug. After his parents split up in a bitter divorce, he rejects his mother, Tammy, and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father. Tammy protests this and pleads Dillon to get help before the drugs cause more erratic and destructive behavior. Dillon somehow finds out that he is on the show and threatens to leave town if the family tries anything. He orders the directors to stop filming and kicks them out of his father’s trailer. Tammy and Interventionist Jeff VanVonderen have to quickly set the intervention in place. They gather the family members together to make their statements. They also call upon the local police department for help because they think Dillon is going to be exceptionally violent about the whole situation.
Air Date: 2007-04-13
- 7 Jessica & Hubert
Jessica is a 21 year old from a close family that is being torn apart from her heroin addiction. Heroin is from the same addictive family as called opiates and also includes morphine, codeine, and opium. Coming together for this intervention is showing to be increasingly difficult. Hubert is 50 and struggles with a difficult past full of painful memories. Alcohol has helped him cope in the wrong ways and it is his siblings who come to help him try to turn the past 6 months of hard addiction into a road to recovery.
Air Date: 2007-04-27
- 8 Laney
Laney is an alcoholic who has lost everything she had dreamed for. She has already been to the Emergency Room numerous times and once to the ICU. Her body is heavily damaged from years of abuse. Desparate for attention from her divorced husband whom she still has feeling for, her days are full of binge drinking for hours at a time. Laney's family is upset that it has gotten this far. Laney has also openly mentioned suicidal thoughts as well pushing the family for an intervention as soon as possible. Can Laney get help before it's too late?
Air Date: 2007-06-01
- 9 Ashley
Ashley, 20, is a user of various drugs and regularly runs away from her problems at home. She has done it countless times, whenever she wants to escape from something she doesn't want to do. She dislikes her family's strict religious views and values and has since drawn away from them to live by her own rules. But can she survive alone and without her family's support? The family comes together to try and change Ashley's strayful ways with an intervention.
Air Date: 2007-06-08
- 10 Andrea & Ricky
Andrea is a nurse and also a crack addict. She knows the effects of the drug and the consequences, yet she continues to put her life at risk. Her family is very worried about her and hopes that an intervention can get her back on the right track. Ricky was a well-rounded student with good marks and great athletic abilities. He has served the country as a police officer and by being part of the military. His addiction to heroin has tainted his accomplishments and needs an intervention to change his life.
Air Date: 2007-06-15
- 11 Leslie
Leslie is a mother of three kids and a prominent member of the community. She volunteers her time at her children's school and at the local church. However, she's hiding a dark and raging addiction to alcohol that threatens the family's stability. After many encounters with the law because of her addiction, can Leslie finally choose her family over alcohol with the help of an intervention?
Air Date: 2007-06-22
- 12 Coley
Coley has a good life with his wife and family as well as a good job in the forestry industry. Yet, Coley has an addiction to crystal meth and snorts the substance on a daily basis. This makes his job much more endangering than it really should be. Coley's life, filled with the things he loves most, is falling apart, and the only solution the family sees is sending him to treatment.
Air Date: 2007-08-10
- 13 Caylee
Caylee, 23, is bulimic and has an addiction to heroin. She has dropped down to 80 lbs, which is dangerously low. Caylee's mother, Christy, has been a major influence for her addictive behavior. Christy has had a terrible past and has hidden bulimia from her family since she was much younger, over 30 years ago. Christy taught Caylee how to watch her weight and together they now suffer from this very dangerous eating disorder. The family wants to help both of them, but they need to have Christy present at the intervention to first confront Caylee. Then, the family plans to confront Christy, with treatment options for both of them.
Air Date: 2007-08-17
- 14 Pam
Pam is an alcoholic with a terrible past full of failed marriages and abuse. She uses drinking to cope with her past and to try to move forward in her life. Cirrhosis, the degradation of the liver due specifically to alcohol, has already claimed one member of her family. Her family does not want Pam to be the second victim and urge her through an Intervention to agree to treatment.
Air Date: 2007-08-24
- 15 Jill
Jill was a successful beautiful person but was betrayed by a boyfriend who distributed copies of a tape that depicted them having sex. Now, Jill is depressed and hurt, using a substance to numb her pain. Jill is becoming addicted to alcohol and fast. Her family wants to have an intervention in the hopes of preventing any further damage.
Air Date: 2007-09-07