Being saddled with a crippling drug addiction or dependency is one of the most tragic things that can happen to a person. In some cases, the struggles faced by an addicts family and friends are nearly as terrible. Intervention is one of cable’s most captivating documentary series that dives deep into the lives of those living with addiction.
Each episode showcases an addict and the people in their lives who are begging them to change. After a grisly peek at their lives, these addicts are confronted in a real-life intervention, where they are given an ultimatum: go into rehab or risk losing contact, income, and other privileges. Every episode is as captivating as prestige drama and hits home for anyone whose ever known someone struggling with addiction.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Intervention.
What is Intervention?
Intervention is exactly what the title of the says it is. Friends and family of someone dealing with addiction along with interventionists stage an intervention after offering viewers a grisly peek at their lives. Critics such as The Boston Globe’s Mathew Gilbert have called the show exploitive.
- Launched: March 2004
- Channel: A&E
- Genre: Documentary
- Starring: Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan
- Seasons: 20
What the critics are saying
- “And yet “The Intervention” feels confident and accomplished: The cast immediately seems to bond as a group, with each playing a distinctive, recognizable character. And as the camera becomes a discreet ninth guest, you quickly find that you care about these people.” –Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
- “Tears are shed. Laughs are had. Some jokes land better than others. The script wobbles between heavy-handed and touching, but the result is a pleasantly nostalgic throwback that’s saved from its copy-cat tendencies by charismatic actors.” -Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Tonight
Where to stream Intervention
There are a number of ways to get access to A&E and stream Intervention and other A&E shows live.
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