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  • Premiered: 
    March 6, 2005
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Medical
  • Tags: addiction

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Plot Synopsis

This one-hour reality series turns the camera on people confronting their darkest demons and seeking a route to redemption. From compulsive gamblers to shopaholics, from alcoholics to young people estranged from their families, episodes feature real people in crisis as friends and family, who have staged a surprise intervention, confront their destructive behavior. The series has conducted more than 262 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005. Stories in the 13th season of INTERVENTION included: Elena, a grandmother addicted to meth; Susie and Miriam, 41-year-old twins addicted to drugs and alcohol; Terry, a businessman and father with an $80,000 a year crack addiction; Cher, whose alcohol addiction has led to severe liver damage; and Nick, a 23-year-old willing to cross the Mexican border to get his next fix. INTERVENTION returned on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E, with five new episodes, announced at the time as the series' final installments. More than one year after the Season 14 finale on A&E, LMN resurrected INTERVENTION, premiering the show's fourteenth season on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, showing back-to-back new episodes with Jeff VanVonderen and Candy Finnigan returning for the new season.

For its fifteenth season, INTERVENTION switched back to its original cable channel, A&E, which aired the Season 14 premiere on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, immediately following a new one-hour special, "I Was There." Original interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Ken Seeley and Donna Chavous return to present them with the life-changing opportunity of an intervention and rehab. The season opener featured smart and outgoing Katie, who traveled the world as an elite Irish dancer until she was derailed into a life of partying and drugs. Katie is now a shell of her former self. She lives with her boyfriend who deals drugs and supplies her with a weekly $2,000 fix. Katie puts everything in jeopardy when she attempts to shut down the intervention. INTERVENTION returned with new episodes on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following a four-hour marathon (6-10pm) of encore episodes. In the summer premiere, "Matthew / Olivia," Matthew lost custody of his son and went from part-time user to full-blown addict, huffing ten cans of computer duster a day when a drug test came back positive. Olivia was repeatedly molested by a relative at age 11. Successive traumas into adulthood have led her to mask her emotional pain by injecting a dangerous combination of heroin and meth.

Season 16 of INTERVENTION premiered on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E, with original interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Ken Seeley, Donna Chavous and former series subject and INTERVENTION success story Sylvia Parsons returning to present these individuals with a life-changing opportunity of intervention and rehab. Each addict must confront their darkest demons in order to begin their journey to recovery in the hopes that they can turn their lives around before it's too late. This season features Kacy, a multimillionaire turned penniless alcoholic; Sierra, a young woman caught in a full blown meth-induced psychosis; brothers Daniel and Robert who are both on a downward spiral of codependent heroin addiction; and Kaeleen who numbs the pain of her childhood sexual abuse with opiates and alcohol, among many more stories.

A&E premiered the seventeenth season of INTERVENTION on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The season opener focuses on Katherine C., a bright college student with dreams of becoming a journalist until she was abducted and brutally assaulted. Katherine swiftly spiraled, becoming dependent on a dangerous mix of drugs to mask the trauma. Her parents have already purchased a burial plot for her and are certain that it's only a matter of time before they bury their only child.

After a 10-month break, INTERVENTION returned with new Season 19 episodes on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on A&E, beginning with the mid-season premiere, "Addicted Moms." As a fully committed mom, Sandra was involved in her kids' school activities as well as after school sports. But in 2015, her abuse of prescription pills after an injury led to an opioid and heroin addiction. Within 2 years, this incredible mom has truly fallen from grace. Her family is desperate to get their loving mother back before it's too late. After leaving an abusive marriage, Mallory turned to drugs to cope with the fallout. At 29, she became withdrawn, lost interest in her kids, and turned to meth and heroin to erase her haunting past. Her family is heartbroken, her kids have watched their mom slowly disappear and worry that they may lose her for good.

A&E premiered INTERVENTION: HEROIN HUB, the twentieth season of INTERVENTION, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, which combats the ever-growing drug epidemic in various cities and neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Over the course of six consecutive episodes, viewers will follow the stories of addicts as they work to overcome their opioid addictions as well as one of the most dramatic recoveries in one of the largest drug hubs on the East Coast. The team of expert interventionists will work with city officials, first responders and the families, offering a way out before it is too late. According to the CDC, every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. This season, INTERVENTION focuses on the journey of those plagued by their opioid addictions and their families who are left to pick up the pieces in what is dubbed Philadelphia's "Heroin Hub" and the surrounding communities. Interventionists Ken Seeley, Donna Chavous, Heather Hayes, Michael Gonzales and Jim Reidy face the biggest challenge of their careers as they attempt to help nine victims of addiction, who are in dire need of support, get clean and gain control over their lives.

Season 21 of INTERVENTION premiered on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E. In the season opener, "Melanie," Melanie was just 8 months old when her dad committed suicide. Her mother's subsequent trauma went untreated, and she struggled raising her three kids. Melanie, the youngest, suffered the most. She began acting out and getting in trouble to gain attention. When she was nine, she was diagnosed and medicated for ADHD. Then, at 14, Melanie was introduced to crack cocaine by an older boyfriend. She was instantly hooked and ended up in rehab at 15. Melanie got clean and turned things around, going back to school and becoming a Personal Support Worker -- a vocation that she loved. At 19, shortly after a breakup, Melanie found out she was pregnant and her ex-boyfriend wanted no part of being a father. She loved her son and was a good mother but, four months after giving birth, she became depressed and starting using crack cocaine again. Now, five years later, Melanie is saddled with a severe addiction. Without an intervention, Melanie will lose custody of her son, or worse, lose her life.
On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, A&E premiered "Natasha," the Season 21 finale of INTERVENTION. When Natasha's parents divorced, her mother, Linda, soon remarried. Alcohol and drug-fueled parties were the norm and it wasn't long before Natasha was partying with those who were supposed to take care of her. To many of Natasha's friends, it was not a surprise that she began using harder drugs like crystal meth and heroin. Now a full-blow addict, Natasha, 22, has a chance to start her life over. But will Linda be able to convince Natasha to say yes to help when she's never been able to say no to her daughter?


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by GRB Entertainment