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This reality television show features all different types of addictions (drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, etc) and real people living with them on a day to day basis. Each show features one or two different types of addicts, follows them around to view their lifestyle and how it affects those around them. At the end, an interventionist is brought in and family and friends tell the addict why they want them to get help. Written by rclaune

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As of January of 2015, 17 addicts who have appeared on the show have died. Most of the deaths are either directly or indirectly related to their addiction, like overdoses or health issues as a result of their substance abuse. Exceptions include Chris Brady (s6e10), Dillon Brewer (s3e6), and John Tyrell (s4e57) who all committed suicide and Nik Buckmaster (s5e83) who died due to surgery complications. See more »

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17-year-old Girl: [injects herself with methamphetamine] I'm sorry, Grandpa.
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Spoofed in This Ain't Intervention XXX (2009) See more »

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Great Show
26 January 2006 | by (Rochester, ny) – See all my reviews

I am not the reality show kind of chick...or at least I wasn't. This show is the best. The people know their are taping a documentary about their addictions but don't know about the intervention. Its actually kind of scary to know that people actually go through different addictions and see how it affects them mentally and physically. I always cry (happy tears) when the intervention comes and they end up going to get help.

They always do follow ups as well letting us know how the treatment went and if they are still doing good. Very inspirational and it shows that even the "strongest" can be even stronger getting help and overcoming their addictions! I love this show!


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