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25 Seasons | 283 Episodes, 220 Unlocked

Episode 14 Follow-Up Special
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Follow-Up Special

Aired on Aug 21, 2005

This emotionally gripping documentary series helps people confront their darkest demons and hopefully find a route to redemption. This “”follow-up”” episode will allow for a much deeper investigation of life after the intervention, as we revisit some subjects several weeks later to see if their intervention was successful.

Episode 13 Michael / Brooks
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Michael / Brooks

Aired on Jul 24, 2005

A former top high school athlete gets hooked on pills and beer after suffering an emotionally devastating incident. And a mother fears for the life of her son, a former wrestling star who turned to drugs after an accident left him wheelchair-bound.

Episode 11 Rachel and Tommy
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Rachel and Tommy

Aired on Jun 26, 2005

Friends and family gather to save two addicts. Rachel, once a beautiful child in an upper-middle class family who has turned to heroin and prostitution, and Tommy, who quit his executive job and sold his Lexus, retirement plan and million dollar con.

Episode 10 Kelly / Mark
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Kelly / Mark

Aired on Jun 12, 2005

Family and friends decide that an intervention is their only hope of saving two men: Kelly, a man with a 160 IQ who lives on the streets and survives on beer and other people’s spare change, and Mark, who’s so addicted to painkillers that he’s had a morphine pump surgically implanted in his abdomen.

Episode 9 Cristine and Kelly
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Cristine and Kelly

Aired on Jun 05, 2005
Family and friends stage interventions to halt the self-destructive behavior of Cristine and Kelly. Cristine is a wife and mother who drinks at least 18 beers a day. Kelly is an anorexic who weighs 93 pounds and whose young daughter is following in her footsteps, often picking at her food or refusing to eat altogether. Her friends are seeking help not just to save Kelly, but her daughter as well.
Episode 8 Tina
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Aired on May 08, 2005

Tina spends her days gambling while stoned on prescription pills. With her marriage, health and finances in crisis her husband attempts to get her life back on track before it’s too late.

Episode 7 Peter and Renee
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Peter and Renee

Aired on May 01, 2005
Peter is so addicted to video games that he identifies himself as the characters in the games he plays and refers to other characters as people he hangs out with. And Renee's eating disorder has become so dangerous that it is threatening her health, marriage, finances, and even the custody of her two small children.
Episode 6 Travis and Matt
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Travis and Matt

Aired on Apr 17, 2005

Travis, a meth addict, and Matt, a crack addict, are both on the verge of losing everything. Learn how Matt, an over-achiever in high school couldn’t stop using after graduation because he became addicted to cocaine.

Episode 5 Sara
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Aired on Apr 03, 2005

At 24, Sara had everything she ever wanted in her sleepy Minnesota town. When it all ended abruptly in divorce, the young woman turned to crystal meth, and her parents believe her only hope is an intervention.

Episode 4 Alissa / Brian
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Alissa / Brian

Aired on Mar 27, 2005

Parents and friends intervene to save Alissa, a compulsive gambler who has lost more than $30,000 on 25-cent slots. Meanwhile her boyfriend juggles three jobs just to make ends meet for them. Then we meet Brian, whose crystal meth habit feeds his sex addiction and sends him trolling the streets for new partners every day.

 3 Tamela and Jerrie
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Tamela and Jerrie

Aired on Mar 20, 2005

Friends try to help Tamela, 24, who was molested as a child and now cuts herself with razorblades. And, a family calls in interventionist Jeff VanVonderen to help Jerrie, 29, who is addicted to Vicodin. She has been forging physician signatures on prescriptions and scouring the waterfront for drug dealers.

 2 Gabe
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Aired on Mar 13, 2005

Gabe had a promising future. He reached college during his teens and taught chemistry at UCLA. He tried to become an entertainer, but was crushed when that dream failed. He turned to gambling for solace and was quickly addicted.

Episode 1 Alyson
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Aired on Mar 06, 2005

Alyson, a three-time White House intern and an award-winning student, met a boy in college who initiated her into drugs. She is addicted to morphine and crack and has returned to live with her parents. Alyson now steals painkillers from her dying father and works at alienating her mother and sister.

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