The BEST Episodes of Intervention
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 8, 2020
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 - 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?
#2 - After Treatment
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.
#3 - Greg
Season 7 - Episode 3 - 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.
#4 - Sandra
Season 4 - Episode 14 - 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?
#5 - In-Depth: Prescription Addiction
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 2008
Medicine cabinets are fuller than ever today. In one port town on Florida's west coast, pharmaceutical drug abuse and its often fatal consequences are sharply on the rise, particularly among teenagers and other young people. This year, deaths from pharmaceutical drug overdoses in the area are on pace to exceed accidental deaths from car accidents. Legal drugs account for three times as many overdoses as illegal drugs - an alarming finding. Pain clinics prescribe opioids like aspirin. Meet several people whose lives have been taken over by abuse of deadly and addictive drugs, all of which are perfectly legal. We'll also meet a group of community members and experts who are taking to the streets and airwaves in the hopes of stopping this silent epidemic once and for all.
#6 - 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?
#7 - 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.
#8 - Allison
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 11, 2008
Trauma from childhood caused Allison to quit her aspirations of becoming a doctor halfway through her pre-medical program at college. Allison's parents also got divorced and she started to inhale a compressed gas used as a computer dust remover. The mixture of chemicals is potentially fatal with every use, however, Allison uses up to 10 cans per day. Can Jeff turn Allison's life around?
#9 - Chad
Season 4 - Episode 12 - 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
#10 - Dan
Season 4 - Episode 13 - 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.
#11 - Tom
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 21, 2008
Tom grew up in a gangster lifestyle in a rough Boston neighborhood. By the time he was 20, he was working as a fireman but dealing drugs and getting into trouble by night. Tom has a family and four children but has now lost them all due to the pending drug charges after being caught. Can his family save him from losing everything?
#12 - Sandy
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 16, 2009
Married with children and with a well established home, Sandy is struggling with her own addiction. She abuses prescription pain medication and mixes it with alcohol. Her family constantly keeps watch to monitor her diabetes and addictions. She's been in the hospital several times for complications to her illness. Can her family help her realize she has so much to live for?
#13 - Amy W.
Season 7 - Episode 6 - 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?
#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 - Intervention In-Depth: Synthetic Marijuana
Season 15 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 22, 2016
The DEA has called it a “poison”, the NYPD police commissioner called it “weaponized”, and until a few years ago, it was available over the counter and was the second most abused drug among high school students after pot. What is this mystery drug that has parents, law enforcement and medical experts on high alert? The drug is Spice, also known as synthetic marijuana, K2, Moon Rocks and Black Mamba. We take an unflinching look at a drug that is wreaking havoc in communities across the country.
#16 - Cristy
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 20, 2006
Cristy had a bright career in front of her as a clothing designer until she got hooked on crystal meth and alcohol at age 13. She gets her money for drugs by stripping in a local bar. Her family has been trying to help for a very long time. Cristy's dad has seen her deteriorate right up to this lowest point. She is on the verge of a psychotic state and has already been diagnosed with a psychological disorder.
#17 - 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.
#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 - Angelina
Season 5 - Episode 11 - 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.
#20 - In-Depth: Heroin Hits Home
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 24, 2008
Donnie Wahlberg narrates a special report on heroin addiction among the residents of the Boston suburbs.
#21 - 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.
#22 - The Heroin Hub: Chapter 4
Season 20 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 27, 2019
#23 - 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.
#24 - The Heroin Hub: Chapter 3
Season 20 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 20, 2019
#25 - 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.