Intervention is Cancelled, Never to Intervene Again

The show known as the classier and more realistic version of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew has been cancelled by A&E before the start of its 13th season, executives announced Thursday. This would probably be an inappropriate time to make a joke about addicts of the show trying to figure out where to get their fix now,… » 5/23/13 4:45pm 5/23/13 4:45pm

If Liza Minnelli Had Been Part of a LiLo Intervention, Maybe Things…

For a few months in college, there was this dark period in my life when I was uncontrollably obsessed with Intervention. I would diligently watch at least two episodes a night, and like clockwork, hold back tears when someone's grandma with a Liza Minnelli haircut read her handwritten letter from her Strawberry… » 4/10/13 12:55pm 4/10/13 12:55pm

Bath Salts Seem Like the Least Fun Drug in the World

Last night's episode of Intervention revolved around a 23-year-old man named Skyler who, for the past seven months, has been addicted to bath salts—the legal, over-the-counter substance laced with the amphetamine mephedrone that gives a high similar to coke or meth. However, bath salts, which is a relatively new » 2/21/12 12:00pm 2/21/12 12:00pm

Where Do You Draw The Line Between Alcoholism And Partying?

Last night's Intervention featured a 24-year-old woman named Brittney, whose family believes she's an alcoholic. But whether or not she actually had a problem was murky, at least as far as her portrayal on the show was concerned. It was mentioned that she drinks every day, but that she binge drinks three times a… » 8/16/11 2:20pm 8/16/11 2:20pm

Toddlers & Tiaras Meets Intervention

In a sort of conflation of reality television concepts, last night's episode of Intervention may have provided a peek into what the future could hold for some of those career kiddie pageant contestants we see on Toddlers & Tiaras. Tiffany began competing in pageants when she was 9 months old, and continued to do so… » 3/15/11 11:30am 3/15/11 11:30am

Intervention: When Your Family Blames You For Your Rape, Wishes You'd…

On last night's episode, Amy—a twentysomething anorexic/self-mutilator/alcoholic—was having difficulty dealing with her family. They're "fed up" with her "attention seeking"—her sister thinks Amy's date rape was her own fault, and her father secretly wishes she'd kill herself. » 12/29/09 12:00pm 12/29/09 12:00pm