"Intervention" is an American television reality show dealing with the struggles faced by many different kinds of addicts. Each episode follows one or two participants, each of whom has a substance dependence or other mentally and/or physically damaging problem. The subjects believe they are being filmed for a documentary on their problem, but their situations are actually being documented in anticipation of an intervention by family and/or friends. During the intervention, each participant is given an ultimatum: go into rehabilitation immediately, or risk losing contact, income, or other privileges from the loved ones who instigated the intervention. Often, other tactics are used to persuade the addicted person into treatment, which vary depending on the situation; some of these include threats to invoke outstanding arrest warrants, applying for custody of the addict's children, foreclosing on the addict's property, and break-up of marriages or other relationships. The producers usually follow up months later to monitor the addicted person's progress and film it for "follow-up" episodes of the series or for shorter "web updates" available on the show's website.

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Episode 15x20; Aug 28, 2016

After following her partner to the big city, a young woman is swallowed up by the world of designer drugs, and she is now reduced to huffing cans of computer duster in the aisles of her local hardware store.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
15x20: SarahAug 28, 2016
15x19: RyanAug 21, 2016
15x18: MeganAug 14, 2016
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