The WORST episodes of Intervention
Every episode of Intervention ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Intervention!
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 - In-Depth: Hillbilly Heroin
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/11/2011
Scioto County, Ohio, is on the DEA list of top 10 places for prescription pill trafficking. The county has seen a 360 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses, with nine of every ten of those deaths attributable to prescription painkillers. Dealers gets their pills from "pill mills," cash-only clinics that dispense prescription painkillers in mass quantities. We show how prescription drugs, especially "Hillbilly Heroin," the street name for Oxycodone, are devastating the region, and take viewers inside the pill mills with undercover cameras to expose the deadly business.
#2 - Michael & Randi
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/10/2005
Michael has a serious rage problem. He has a history of violent behavior and has been known to punch holes into the walls of his father's house. Randi is a bulimic and a crystal meth addict. She is in denial of her condition and cannot deal with the fact that she was sexually abused as a kid.
#3 - Lauren
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/17/2006
Lauren seemed to be on exactly the right track in life. In high school she was a cheerleader, a dancer, a swimmer and a fabulous student. After graduating college, she became a high school health and gym teacher and was highly admired by the students. All of this was a smokescreen however for her fast growing problem - her addiction to heroin. This three year problem has cost Lauren her job and her apartment. She has resorted to living with her mother and is plagued by mood swings. Her family feels that their only hope for Lauren lies in an intervention.
#4 - Emily
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/3/2007
Emily is an excessive dieter. At 26, she has already had a difficult life battling depression with low self-esteem and negative thoughts. Emily was a date-rape victim in college and used dieting as a means of controlling her emotions. However, she now weighs less than 90 pounds and is on a slippery path that could easily end in death. Emily's family is hoping an intervention will save her.
#5 - Marie
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/14/2008
Marie struggled with poverty and has had 3 marriages end in divorce. She still managed to become successful, becoming a matchmaker and socialite, appearing on TV and other talk shows. Her next husband is an addict and an alcoholic and Marie soon had the same problem - alcohol. Marie's family is racing to hold this intervention in hope that she will change her ways.
#6 - Intervention In-Depth: Meth Mountain
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/18/2008
A disturbing look into one small town in northern Alabama where many are struggling with addiction to methamphetamines and other drugs. People offer their stories including Chuck, a father who may lose custody of his children; Boo, who has become aged horribly due to long-time drug use; Shanta, who used the drug while pregnant. Dr. Holley explains her interest in helping the entire town rid the addiction. A special, first-of-its-kind episode of Intervention you can't miss.
#7 - Sandy
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/16/2009
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?
#8 - Sharon
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/23/2009
Sharon, 51, has several difficulties that have her family worried. She compulsively shops to take her mind off things. She has had several plastic surgery procedures due to feeling her appearance is inadequate. And she physically abuses her body because of a negative view of herself. Sharon is also acting impulsively, feeling urges to act out and harm people and things. Sharon's family are hoping for a proper diagnosis and treatment before she harms herself or anyone else.
#9 - Sebastian and Marcel
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/17/2009
Sebastian and Marcel are brothers, ages 21 and 20, who were soccer stars at a young age. Sebastian was cool and rebellious, he hung out with older teammates and started doing marijuana, cocaine and meth. Meanwhile, Marcel started using cocaine, Xanax and OxyContin, and would also sell drugs. Their older brother is mad, their mom feels betrayed, and their father is ready to give up his wife, oldest son and his own life in order to save them.
#10 - Intervention In-Depth: Addiction in Uniform
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/14/2009
This special looks at the gut-wrenching but hopeful stories of three Iraq veterans and their struggles with addiction caused by combat stress. Leia's flashbacks to the terrifying things she saw in Iraq caused her to drink until she connected with a support group of fellow veterans. Paul saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war and turned to alcohol and cocaine when he returned home, but a detox program is helping him to cope and move on. And after Matt was discharged, he had vivid nightmares about being shot or burning, and he started drinking to calm himself down.
#11 - In-Depth: Pregnant & Addicted
Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/4/2011
We go to the Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas, Tex., to follow the gripping stories of four women who are struggling with both addiction and motherhood.
#12 - In-Depth: Heroin Highway
Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/18/2011
Heroin abuse in Chicago, especially along a specific area of the Eisenhower Expressway, is examined by focusing on the stories of four people struggling with addiction. Learn how “Heroin Highway” came to be and how people like Kesha, who is newly sober, are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives wrecked by heroin. You will also meet Josh, a man checking into detox yet again to fight his addition, and Matt, who hopes to stay clean while waiting for a bed in a halfway house.
#13 - One Man Rehab
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/28/2009
Follow this country's leading "sober companions" as they do whatever it takes to keep high-risk addicts struggling with relapse, from falling back into addiction. Most addicts can get clean in treatment, but what happens when they try to live on their own? Viewers will watch as Donna, a sober companion and former meth addict works one on one with Tara, a beautiful young mother who is desperate to stay off meth long enough to see her daughter again after a solid year apart. Mike's client is a teenager who has been staying with "friends" in a known gang house. Once a quiet kid, his behavior has gotten increasingly erratic and violent and his mother suspects is getting into harder drugs. It is Mike's job to get this kid out of harm's way.
#14 - Aaron & Andrea
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/20/2009
As a boy, Aaron Brink was subjected to his parents' divorce and custody battle. He lived with his father while his 2 brothers lived with their mother. Aaron began rebelling in his teens, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs and spending time in juvenile prison. In his 20s he began a successful career as a mixed martial arts fighter and also worked as a porn star. He was introduced to crystal meth through the porn industry and addiction quickly took over his life. His wife and family are at their wit's end and hope Aaron will accept treatment to save his life. Andrea, a 29 year old mother of two from Milwaukee, grew up in a household strained by divorce and her father's alcoholism. Andrea married at 19 and had 2 children and seemed well on her way to happiness and stability, but turned to drink after her father died of the disease and is quickly following in her father's footsteps to an early grave. Andrea's mother, estranged husband and 2 children hope Andrea will accept treatment and return to being the wife and mother she was before she started drinking.
#15 - Antwahn & Billy
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/12/2006
Antwahn and Billy are two men who are about to fall off the edge. Antwahn played basketball professionally for Los Angeles Clippers and in Europe for over a decade, but then a knee injury cut his career short. He began to binge on crack-cocaine and ended up homeless on skid row. Billy is your stereotypical drug user, he searches for any type of fix for his desperate need of drugs, and professes a love for the needle. He's a chronic heroin user, he steals his mother's Xanax and her Avon income, and shoots up cocaine intravenously. It's time for an Intervention for these two men.
#16 - Follow-Up: Sara, Matt, Gabe & Alyson
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/21/2005
This emotional documentary series helps all types of people face their fears and hopefully cure them of their addictions. This special will allow us to see what happened to everyone after his or her intervention. In addition, letting us see if their intervention was successful or not.
#17 - Nikki
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2009
When she was young, Nikki's mother and grandmother worked hard to give her a good life. Nikki excelled in school, but she was devastated when her grandmother died. She began hanging out with a rebellious crowd, skipping school, and using crack. Nikki eventually had two daughters, but has remained addicted to drugs. Her daughters desperately want to have a relationship with Nikki, and know that an intervention is their only hope of saving their mother's life.
#18 - Michael & Brooks
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/24/2005
A school athlete is addicted to pills and beer after emotional pain. A former wrestling star has turned into a drug addict after a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Even in a wheelchair, he has no problem getting high.
#19 - Follow-Up: Cristine, Brooks, Ian & Audrey
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/22/2006
This follow-up episode showed life after the intervention for Brooks, Audrey and Cristine. Cristine's life used to be all about alcohol. She would drink at breakfast, on the train to work, and all day long afterwards. Her drinking was destroying her love life, as well as the rest of her families. Cristine is now clean, and has kept that way since her intervention. Brooks was addicted to all drugs ever since he was paralyzed in a ATV accident. Him and his brother Ian would rent hotels and do drugs together. Both got interventions, and both went to treatment. Since their interventions, both were tested positive for pot. Audrey was addicted to heroin. She used to be a star athlete, but after she came out to her parents that she was a lesbian, she has been hooked on the drug. Since her intervention, she has been clean, and back to playing the sports she once loved.
#20 - Kim
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/2007
Anorexia and bulimia affect millions of people worldwide. Kim, who is 34 years old, is one of them, with a life that has tragically fallen apart. In school, she was extroverted, successful, and popular. However, her insecurities about her looks soon took over her life enticing her to engage in binging and purging. Kim’s husband divorced her and she has lost her job. She had no choice but to move back in with her parents with a promise to get her life back together. Kim’s stepfather has seen this promise go by for years. He has never seen Kim as her normal self and is frustrated that her promise has not been met, even with all the help they have given. They do not get along well and the tension fuels Kim to abstain from food for days at a time. Kim’s parents, especially her mother, have been mentally anguished because of the burden of the disease. Kim’s mother, a nurse at the local hospital, pleads with Kim to get help and get her life back together and so that the whole family can return to normal.
#21 - Ashley
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/8/2007
Ashley, 20, is a user of various drugs and regularly runs away from her problems at home. She has done it countless times, whenever she wants to escape from something she doesn't want to do. She dislikes her family's strict religious views and values and has since drawn away from them to live by her own rules. But can she survive alone and without her family's support? The family comes together to try and change Ashley's strayful ways with an intervention.
#22 - Kristine
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/15/2010
Kristine has major health problems like a blood clot in her brain and recently news of leukemia, yet alcohol is a daily part of her life. With the heavy burden of medical problems, Kristine feels hopeless and figures drinking will simply ease the process of death. Can an intervention work in this case? If the disease is terminal, is an intervention even the answer?
#23 - Follow-Up: Allison & Gabe
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/21/2009
Gabe and Allison return to tell their stories after they both faced interventions and treatment. Gabe used heroin to deal with the deep emotional scars caused by his adoption. Will Gabe ever be able to accept his family's love and support? Meanwhile, Allison, who was addicted to inhalants, visits home for the first time to try to make amends to the people she hurt.
#24 - Zeinah
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/2012
Once a successful, outstanding student, Zeinah turned to drugs to deal with the drama-filled divorce between her Christian mother and Muslim father. After her husband overdosed, her drug use increased, and she lost custody of her daughter. Can Zeinah's family forget their grudges and religious differences to come together and save her from her prescription pill death spiral?
#25 - Brad
Season 13 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/3/2015
Brad, 50, lives in a converted tractor-trailer and sells scrap metal for cash. He is also severely addicted to crack. Growing up in a rural town in New Brunswick, Brad was extremely skilled with his hands, and ended up constructing the home he lived in with his ex-wife. After moving to Ontario and starting a family, his life took a dangerous turn. Brad was badly electrocuted on a routine job cutting down a tree. The injury was life changing, and Brad lost everything. Defeated, he turned to crack cocaine. Brad has been smoking crack for the past 20 years and his daughter, now 26 and starting a life of her own, is fighting to get him back. Interventionist: Andrew Galloway