For many years the reality show Intervention on A&E drew millions of people to watch as family members and intervention counselors worked to convince people to enter into treatment for substance abuse problems. It was considered a groundbreaking show by many respects, and despite any criticism, it has helped many people regain sobriety as well as increase awareness for addiction and mental health issues.
The show is finishing out its final five episodes in June and July on Thursday nights, capping a run of 13 seasons. The show won an Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Series in 2009, and has won a PRISM award five times.
The network states that the series has conducted 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, and that 156 individuals are currently sober. This is definitely something that the producers should be proud of.
As long as there are people trying to cope with substance abuse and mental health issues, there will always be a need for some outside assistance. If you’re seeking help for a loved one, contact an intervention specialist today.