Intervention is an American documentary television series that premiered on March 6, 2005, on A&E. It follows one/two participant(s), who are dependent or are addicted, documented in anticipation of an intervention by family and/or friends. During the intervention, each participant is given an ultimatum: go into rehabilitation immediately, or risk losing contact, income, or other privileges from the loved ones who instigated the intervention. The producers usually follow up a while later to monitor the addicted person's progress and film it for "follow-up" episodes of the series or for shorter "web updates" available on the show's website.
Creator : Sam Mettler, Rob Sharenow
Director : Peter Logreco, Sarah Skibitzke, Sudi Khosropur
Writer : Sam Mettler, Dan Partland, Jeff Grogan
Genre : Documentary, Health, Reality