Intervention

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Monday 4 January, 9.30pm

Audrey, 24, was popular and artistic. Now, she is a heroin addict living on the streets. She has been an addict for 5 years and her family feels like the next time they will see her is going to be in a coffin. Her family plans an intervention to save her, if they can. Howard, 39, is a driving instructor to celebrities, the CIA, and the FBI, but he drinks when he can’t get high from driving fast. Now, Howard’s doctor has told him his liver is failing, and unless he stops drinking, he will die.

Documentary Channel – Mondays from 5 October, 9.30pm

A powerful and gripping series in which people confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. INTERVENTION profiles people whose dependence on drugs, alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones. INTERVENTION takes you on the subjects’ personal journeys and ends with a surprise intervention that is staged by the family and friends of the alcohol or drug addict, with the help of a trained professional.

EP1 – ALYSON: Alyson, was a former White House intern with a full academic scholarship to a prestigious university. She was a 4.0 student before her dalliance with drugs caused her to drop out of college. Her addiction morphed into a penchant for pills, opiates and her sick father’s morphine, which she steals from his safe. Alyson says she can’t sleep. She is a night owl and prefers to be up all night and sleep during the day when she can sleep. She takes several prescription drugs to get her to sleep and to wake her up. Alyson fights with her parents on a daily basis. She has no relationship with her sister Cara, with whom she was once very close. Her sister doesn’t trust her, respect her, or want to see her and is resentful because Alyson’s drug use is consuming the family. Her drug use is risking her life and that of her dying father. This family is in serious crisis and feel an intervention is their only hope for Alyson.