2018 12 16 19 00
Mike & James
Mike is a chiropractor from Modesto, California who loves adrenaline rush sports like snowboarding, jet ski riding and other forms of living "the high life"...which also includes a hardcore addiction to smoking heroin and cocaine together, a combination known as a "speedball". Now Mike has lost his wife, kids, apartment, car and tens of thousands of dollars to his drug addiction. James was an outstanding student and ROTC drill sergeant until his mother suffered a serious cardiovascular illness and he was forced to step up and be the man of the household while his father cared for his ailing mother; James cracked under the pressure and turned to meth to allow him to escape from his increasingly grim real life. Now James is an unemployed tweaker who got two girlfriends pregnant within weeks of one another and the pressures to be a father to his children drive him even further into a crystal meth haze as well as forcing his mother to pay child support for him.
2018 12 16 20 00
Tim is an up and coming music producer who becomes addicted to crack cocaine. His girlfriend Madyson is lead singer in Tim's band and is just starting to break through in the local music scene, but Tim's crack abuse is threatening to derail her career. Interventionist Candy Finnigan has to persuade Madyson that the only way to help Tim is to force him to go to rehab.
2018 12 16 21 00
Cristy is a severe methamphetamine addict/alcoholic. She was once a fun-loving and outgoing child, but now her addiction has changed her into a person her family does not even recognize. Due to her addiction, Cristy lost her job and abandoned her career aspirations and she now finances her drug and alcohol use by working as a stripper. She has ruined her father's rental property and has such violent tendencies that many of her relatives fear her. Despite an outstanding warrant for her arrest on DUI charges, Cristy insists she'd rather go to jail than go through rehab.
2018 12 16 22 00
A high-functioning 49-year-old, affluent, former interior designer and onetime actress. From North Carolina, Sylvia Parsons is twice-divorced and a habitual drunk driver. She lost her thriving business and custody of her four children, as her alcoholism worsened. Sylvia prefers mini-bar-sized bottles of vodka Ð which she calls "red tops" Ð that she hides in her purse and around the house. A lifelong perfectionist and overachiever who fears being alone, Sylvia's addiction is fueled by unresolved rage at her first husband, her mother and herself. Both Sylvia and her adult relatives are desperately trying to cope, but unsure of how.
2018 12 23 19 00
Laurie and Jessie
Jessie is a sorority girl enrolled at Oregon State University who dreams of being a pediatrician. Jessie was a bright and sociable child who excelled in school and was in a gifted program. However, throughout childhood she experienced severe anxiety, panic attacks and night terrors. She learned that binging on sugary foods would lead to a rush of endorphins that calmed her anxiety. Concerned about gaining weight, she began purging after her binges, and developed bulimia. Because of her eating disorder, Jessie has been forced to drop out of school. Her parents have to lock their food cabinets and refrigerator when she comes over to visit them, and Jessie has turned to stripping to make enough money to pay for her food addiction. Laurie was a well-respected prison death row psychologist until her affair with a co-worker became public knowledge. A stressful divorce, followed by injuries, illness and accidents led to her becoming addicted to tranquilizers and opiate painkillers; now Laurie has lost everything, including her children. Laurie almost seems oblivious to having lost custody of her children to her own parents, and refuses to give up her pills or seek any kind of help.
2018 12 23 20 00
Lauren is a former Physical Education teacher who is now a major heroin addict. She lives at home with her mother and holds her family hostage, almost literally, with her volatile temper. Her best friend DŽa has become her addiction partner and each woman fuels the others addictive tendencies. And to top everything off, her boyfriend Mike, a former cocaine addict, recently relapsed and was kicked out of his home the day before the intervention, giving Lauren yet another reason to refuse to change her behavior.
2018 12 23 21 00
Ryan abuses OxyContin and other opiates. Ryan's mother was previously married to a cocaine addict; when that marriage ended, she married a man who became an alcoholic. Ryan has been through rehab in the past but always failed. His stepfather's drinking makes any attempt at gaining help for Ryan even more difficult because Ryan calls out the hypocrisy. Interventionist Ken Seeley tries to make sense of the tangled family dynamics to get everyone on board to help Ryan succeed this time. At the end of the episode, Ryan agrees to go to treatment, but is kicked out of one rehab center and runs away from the second episode.
2018 12 23 22 00
Jacob is an alcoholic whose mother was a major drug dealer when he was a young man. Jacob, normally a calm and friendly guy, has a darker side that comes out when he drinks; he has been thrown out of multiple bars for fighting, including fighting with bouncers. Now living with his mother (who has recently returned after serving two years for drug dealing), Jacob and his mom are constantly butting heads, driving Jacob even further into the bottle. Jeff VanVonderen has to cut through the complicated tangle of multiple familial addictions and dysfunctional relationships to get Jacob to agree to accept help.
2018 12 30 19 00
Kim is anorexic and bulimic, and also cuts herself. Kim's biological father was physically and emotionally abusive to the family, and Kim's early childhood was very traumatic. As a result, Kim suffered from severe separation anxiety, and clung to her mother for comfort. Kim's mother was overwhelmed with Kim's emotional demands and felt like her children needed a father figure, so she remarried when Kim was still a young child. Kim's relationships with her family and friends are strainedÑher mother enables her behavior, her stepfather openly disdains her "neediness" andÊattention-seekingÊbehavior, she has lost her husband and her home. Kim's anxiety and eating disorder are destroying her, the negativity is now threatening to destroy everyone around her as well.
2018 12 30 20 00
The youngest son in a gregarious Italian-American family in New Jersey, Anthony should have been following in his half-brothers' footsteps to open his own pizza parlor...but instead followed his heroin-abusing half-sisters' addictive lead, ending up with a serious addiction problem. Though he successfully completed rehab to get his heroin addiction under control, he still felt an overwhelming desire to inject something into his system, leading to an ever-worsening addiction to shooting cocaine. Anthony has robbed his brothers' businesses, stolen from his parents and committed a number of serious criminal offenses, all in the name of obtaining drugs.