May 23, 2013 5:23 PM EDT
A&E has canceled Intervention after 13 seasons, the network announced Thursday. The docuseries, which goes inside real interventions, will a… Read more
People with addictions are confronted by family, friends and an interventionist. The debut set a ratings record for A&E.
Premiered: March 6, 2005
Mike thought he'd realized his dream of having a happy, loving family with his wife and two sons. But a few years ago everything changed when he lost his brother to cancer and his sister to suicide. This triggered a tragic downward spiral. Mike's nightly habit of having a few beers quickly turned into raging alcoholism.
As the show celebrates its 10th anniversary, the cast and crew of the Emmy -award winning offers a behind-the-scenes perspective.
As the show celebrates its 10th anniversary, the cast and crew of the Emmy - award winning offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on what it takes to get drug addicts and their families the help they so desperately need. For the first time ever, they share the highest highs and lowest lows of dealing with addiction firsthand.
While still a child, Zach's father was incarcerated, and Zach and his sister were adopted by their loving grandparents. When Zach's father was released from jail he moved in with the grandparents, hoping for a fresh start. It didn't take long for his father to fall off the wagon, and in fact, it was Zach's father who first introduced Zach to heroin. Using, but still functional, Zach met his girlfriend Whitney, and two years ago, she had their son. Today Zach's cocaine and heroin addiction is out of control. Whitney has turned to Intervention for help. Theresa swore she wouldn't end up like her mother who was a raging alcoholic. However, years later after several failed relationships and children, Theresa finds herself drinking uncontrollably--to the point that even cirrhosis of the liver isn't enough to make her stop. Her daughter says she's at rock bottom, close to death, and her family knows that an intervention is their last hope.