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, Donna Chavous, and Seth Jaffe.
The series has conducted 211 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, 161 individuals are currently sober.
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 Productions 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 Brad Holcman and Laurie Sharpe.
If you are struggling with an addiction, and need help call 1-800-662-HELP.
A&E's Intervention, twice nominated and 2009 Emmy winning for Outstanding Reality Series, and five time winner of PRISM, Intervention shows us addicts struggling with dependence on destructive and abusive substances and how their family and friends, with the help of specialists, attempt to intervene. Get Intervention DVDs and witness these poignant profiles, of which out of 211 interventions, 161 individuals are now sober from past addictions. What an amazing success rate, and possible inspiration tool for helping those intervene with destructive family and friends.