Each 60-minute episode of Hoarders is a fascinating look inside the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis. Whether they’re facing eviction, the loss of their children, jail time, or divorce, these compulsive hoarders are desperately in need of help. In fly-on-the-wall style, A&E is there to document the drama as experts work to put each on the road to recovery. But cleaning is just the first step, and healing is not guaranteed. For some, throwing away even the tiniest possession — a sponge, a button, an empty box — is so painful that they won’t be able to complete the cleaning process . . . no matter the consequences. For others, professional help and an organizer’s guidance give them the strength to recover. At the end of each episode, find out who has been able to keep their hoarding behavior at bay and who, despite help, is still lost inside this painful disease.