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Intervention, Season 7TV-14Closed Captioning

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Millions of Americans struggle with addiction. Most need help to stop. From compulsive gamblers to shopaholics to drug addicts, Intervention profiles people whose dependencies or compulsive behaviors have brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Season 7 of this Emmy Award-winning documentary series opens with the story of Linda, who while building a glamorous lifestyle as an extra in Hollywood came down with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by joint dislocations. Linda started taking Fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than morphine. As her painkiller addiction worsens, Linda begins blaming everything from electricity, to colors, and even specific people for her pain. Despite her wild claims, Linda’s mother clings to the belief that Linda’s pain is real and sends her son to be Linda’s caretaker. Watch in this season of Intervention what Linda and other addicts choose to do when confronted by family, friends, and a professional interventionist: will they decide to go to treatment and get help or face exile and isolation from those who love them most?

Customer Reviews

Raw Reality

It's unbelievably sad how much sadness is out there in families faced with these challenges. I can't imagine loving someone and feeling so helpless to help them. I wonder where they find the strength to go on. Thank you for bringing such raw reality to the outside world, it's not a perfect world and we have to be exposed to it to understand peoples weaknesses.

This show is amazingly Honest and Accurate in the impact of addiction on Friends and Family......

This show highlights the addiction problems that are suffered by both Addicts and the friends/family who love and care for them. Addiction, and it's impact, is so misunderstood, and stigmatized, in the United States. The portrayal of what "addiction" is, and the impact it has on both the Addict, as well as the families and friends of the Addict is portrayed (painfully) accurately in this series. Addiction does not descriminate by age, ethnicity, financial status, upbringing, family status, etc.

Addiction is seen by many as a "moral" choice, or a sign of weakness of the part of the addict (AND, that is solely the problem and responsibility of the Addict to get "better".)

This program shows clearly the important role friends and family play in both the continuing addiction (relapses, enabling behaviors, etc.), and, the recovery process. An addict cannot get healthy until the people around him/her are healthy. Intervention shows the important role that friends and family play in motivating an addict to become sober, and supporting throughout a lifetime of "recovery"... The program clearly shows that it is not only the Addict that must go through a Recovery... Friends/Family must make an effort and be willing to make changes in the way they interact with the Addict (learning about "co-dependence" and "enabliing"), by reaching out and getting help for themselves through counseling and support groups such as AlAnon, Families Anonymous, etc... it shows that there is hope for the mental and physical health of both the addict and those that care for/about him.

This is difficult to put into words. and I hope it makes sense... After years of watching the program, I found my son is an addict, and has been in treatment for over two years. We have both had to go through an education and recovery process, which was not easy. I am happy to say that as of today, my son has been sober for 1 year and two months, achieved one day at a time. We have both made major changes in our behavior, and the way we interact with each other -- ALL key to both his AND my own "recovery."

shocked

i had never seen an episode of intervention. but someone mentioned to me i should see the episode titled "Robby" a former member of the R&B group city high. i was shocked to see how real the show is and also what an intervention actually is.
this show is gripping. i have recommended this show to everyone i know and we all feel the same about it.