The BEST Episodes of Intervention
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Intervention profiles people who are losing the battle with their addictions, and whose friends and families feel the only remaining option is to hold an intervention. Each documentary follows the lives of these addicts, taking an unflinching look at the impact of their addictions on their everyday lives, all the while the addicts are unaware that an intervention is being planned. Each airing ends with the friends, family and a professional interventionist urging the addict to get treatment. If the individual should choose treatment, the addict immediately enters a widely respected treatment facility.
#1 - Intervention After-Treatment Special
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 8, 2008
An episode of Intervention where former addicts come together for a candid discussion on what has changed since their time on the show. Have they gotten their lives back on tract? How are their relationships? Those participating include Sylvia (Season 2. Ep#32), Michelle (Season 2, Ep#17), Hubert (Season 3, Ep#41), Dillon (Season 3, Ep#40), and Coley (Season 3, Ep#46). Also interviewed the regular interventionists: Jeff, Candy, and Ken. The special is hosted by Chris Lawford.
#2 - Greg
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 7, 2009
Greg once owned a thriving business and was a devoted husband and father. But after a back injury left him disabled, he lost his business, started gambling, and became dependent on pain medication. He also became obsessed with Internet sweepstakes scams, and he has bankrupted his family in a relentless pursuit of big winnings. Having lost everything, Greg's family just wants their proud father back.
#3 - Charles
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 7, 2008
Dealing with a rough childhood and dark past, Charles became a motocross rider as a passion. With counseling and care from his grandparents, he still deviated and started to use various drugs, like cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin. He still uses heroin and has added alcohol and pushed his family away. Many of Charles' family have gathered for this important intervention.
#4 - Nicole
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 22, 2008
After being molested as a child, Nicole developed an unusual eating disorder--she was unable to swallow. By age 16, she weighed just 68 pounds, and doctors inserted a feeding tube into her stomach. The tube was supposed to be temporary, but 16 years later, Nicole still relies on the tube and can't swallow any food or liquids. She also abuses prescription drugs and neglects her two daughters. Her husband plans to divorce her if she continues to neglect their children.
#5 - Megan and Maryanne
Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 21, 2011
Once happy-go-lucky, Megan, 25, is now a volatile drug addict who scares her family with her unchecked anger. A child of neglect, Megan is now enabled and financed by her guilt-ridden mother. She spends her days drinking and smoking crack. How will Megan react when confronted by her family in an intervention they believe is needed to save her life?
#6 - Christine & Kelly
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 5, 2005
Cristine is a 29-year-old wife and mother. While she loves her family, she can't live without her beer. Cristine drinks at least 18 beers a day, starting at 7am, sneaking out during work and not stopping until she passes out at night. Her husband's scared for their son and her mother's terrified that Cristine is killing herself. They are staging an Intervention in hopes that Cristine will get help. Kelly is an anorexic who is down to 93 pounds. And now her young daughter Disa is following in her footsteps, often picking at food and sometimes refusing to eat all together. Kelly's friends are seeking help not just to save Kelly, but her daughter as well.
#7 - Andrea & Ricky
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2007
Andrea is a nurse and also a crack addict. She knows the effects of the drug and the consequences, yet she continues to put her life at risk. Her family is very worried about her and hopes that an intervention can get her back on the right track. Ricky was a well-rounded student with good marks and great athletic abilities. He has served the country as a police officer and by being part of the military. His addiction to heroin has tainted his accomplishments and needs an intervention to change his life.
#8 - Dan
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2008
Dan is married and has a family - everything seems fine on the surface. He is an avid water sport enthusiast in Hawaii with his own business. However, Dan turns to alcohol to numb the violence and abuse from his teen years. Dan's family is holding an intervention in order for him to find better ways of dealing with this pain from the past.
#9 - Sandra
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2008
Painkillers, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and sleeping pills are a very dangerous combination. Sandra's children have left, her husband and friends ration her pills drastically. They don't know what else to do, since the addiction is much too out of control. Will she choose her family over her addiction?
#10 - Derek
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 4, 2008
He was once a championship bodybuilder and successful property owner. But when he turned 30, Derek felt he was over the hill and became severely depressed. He started drinking to cope with the pressures of marriage and the responsibilities of getting older. His beautiful wife left, and now Derek’s days are all the same–he sits in his dark basement, smoking and drinking and bemoaning the loss of his wife. He narrowly survived one suicide attempt and his family is worried he’ll try again. An intervention is their last hope.
#11 - Nathan
Season 21 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 10, 2020
Nathan was a promising young athlete until a painful injury left him with an addiction to prescription opioids; his family is afraid that he will meet an unfortunate end if there isn't an intervention.
#12 - Sonia & Julia
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 2006
An interesting case of twins, with hard working immigrant parents, wasting away from anorexia. It appears a "competitive" spirit fuels the sisters to strive in burning more calories and taking in less food. Their family is extremely worried and hope that an intervention can help save them both.
#13 - Courtney
Season 21 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2020
When she was a teenager, Courtney's moodiness turned to rebellion and she began to experiment with drugs; now, she no longer cares about her health or safety.
#14 - The Heroin Hub: Chapter 2
Season 20 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 13, 2019
Interventionist Donna Chavous must re-think Janine's intervention now that she's in jail. Interventionist Jim Reidy meets with Nicole's family and learns how she ended up on the streets. 38-year-old heroin addict Bill finances his addiction by selling clean needles to other addicts. The city of Philadelphia organizes a mass eviction in Kensington to remove addicts from the neighborhood.
#15 - Amy W.
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 28, 2009
Amy grew up feeling unloved and unable to meet her parents' high expectations. She was also molested by a neighbor when she was eight, but never told anyone in her family. She began to self-mutilate and restrict her diet, and by 17, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Now, Amy eats only 500 calories a day, drinks up to two bottles of vodka a night, and regularly self-mutilates. Amy's family is ready to give up on her, but they still don't know about Amy's sexual abuse. Only Amy's friend, Jessica, knows the truth, but will she have the courage to tell Amy's family before it's too late?
#16 - Betsy
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 13, 2006
Betsy went through a devastating time when her marriage fell apart. She began drinking heavily to help the pain. Her family is trying to help her with no results. They finally give her an ultimatum. She either quits drinking or she will lose all of their support and she would be on her own.
#17 - Chad
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 16, 2008
Chad, 34, has had many privileges, such as being a professional cyclist and training with athletes like Lance Armstrong. However, Chad's deviant behavior and his turn to drugs like crack caused his cycling career and reputation to be questioned. His family are holding an intervention in hoping Chad's "rock bottom" won't end up being his own death
#18 - Phillip
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 25, 2008
Phillip, 44, is an established singer and writer but has had an unstable childhood full of pain. He numbs that pain with alcohol but has lost his career and his family. Can he break this cycle of recklessness and restore his lost relationships, especially the one with his daughter?
#19 - Mike & Jenny
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 1, 2008
Once a police officer until injured, Mike now 67, used to catch addicts and drug dealers. Now, Mike's OCD signs are emerging, with his obsessions about germs forcing him to wash his hands over 40 times a day. The obsessions of germs is so bad, that Mike starves thinking his food is spoiled. Jenny, 32, was treated for endometriosis which crushed her dreams of having a family. She turned to prescription drugs but her addiction escalated to heroin and methamphetamines. Jenny has overdosed several times already. Can her family stop enabling her drug use and get her the help she needs?
#20 - Angelina
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 9, 2009
When Angelina was eight, her family grew apart over an argument about money. Her mother turned to prescription drugs and cocaine to deal with the stress. After graduating from high school, Angelina became her younger brother's legal guardian, but she was overwhelmed by the job of taking care of her brother and addict mother. Angelina became addicted to OxyContin and spent her trust fund of $350,000 on the drug. Then Angelina turned to cheaper drugs and heroin to support her habit.
#21 - Sarah
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 4, 2010
Raped when she was 14 and feeling abandoned by her family, Sarah turned to drugs, even becoming a stripper to support her drug habit. She's prohibited by the courts from seeing her three-year-old son, and now lives with a man who is more than twice her age and manages a massage parlor. Can an intervention save her from her self-destructive lifestyle?
#22 - Ryan
Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
Ryan, 25, is a sweet, sensitive man whose alcohol addiction is spiraling out of control as he and his fiance are expecting their first child in a matter of months.
#23 - Sean
Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 28, 2013
A gregarious man with an intense personality, 32 year-old Sean's alcohol addiction is causing him to blackout and suffer seizures, which have his wife and family on edge.
#24 - The Heroin Hub: Chapter 4
Season 20 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 27, 2019
After Bill's arrest, Interventionist Michael Gonzales strategizes with his family on ways to intervene once he's released from jail. Alana's mother suspects that Alana may have relapsed and kicks her out of her home. Janine is released from jail and must decide if she's ready to get clean. Bill's family intervenes on him outside the courthouse the moment he is released from jail.
#25 - Chelan
Season 21 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 3, 2020
Chelan was a devoted wife and mother until the breakup of her marriage sent her spiraling into the world of prescription opioid abuse; three years later, Chelan is homeless, works as a prostitute and is no longer allowed to see her three little boys.