After thirteen seasons, spanning more than eight years, A&E's Emmy Award-winning series "Intervention" returns for its final five episodes.
Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series "Intervention" brings attention to the enormous social, economic and environmental cost of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and compulsive behavior. Each episode follows addicts through their daily life and the devastation their dependency has brought to their family and friends. Upon reaching the brink, their loved ones stage a surprise intervention conducted by one of four specialists. In the end, they are pushed to get the help they so desperately need with the hope of turning their lives around before it's too late.
The series has conducted 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 156 individuals are currently sober.
Addiction specialists, and fan favorites, Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan and Donna Chavous each return for the series' final chapter, along with Ken Seeley who comes back for one of the most difficult and dramatic episodes in the series' history.
Inspired by the incredible response from viewers, individuals and families in recovery to "Intervention," A&E Network along with leading federal agencies and non-profit organizations launched The Recovery Project. The multi-year, multi-platform initiative was designed to help raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is possible.
A&E continues to co-host, along with the Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA), and leading MSOs such as Time Warner Cable, Cox and Comcast, Intervention Town Hall meetings in cities across the country. The Town Hall meetings offer opportunities for parents, teens, addicts, government officials, health professionals, substance abuse prevention experts and educators to develop a better understanding about the root causes and consequences of addiction.
"Intervention" is produced by GRB Entertainment for A&E Network. Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton and Dan Partland are executive producers. Sam Mettler is executive consultant. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Holcman.
If you are struggling with an addiction, and need help call 1-800-662-HELP.
The theme song of Intervention is "Five Steps" from the album "Speaking of the Davenports" by the band The Davenports. For more information visit their web site.
INTERVENTION TOWN HALL MEETINGS
A&E continues its grassroots movement in support of treatment and recovery with a series of live Intervention Town Hall Meetings across the country. Co-hosted with the local cable affiliate in each community, these public forums about addiction offer an opportunity for A&E Interventionists, local officials and treatment providers to address local issues and promote resources.