A young Russian-Jewish immigrant and former cello prodigy turns to PCP to escape feelings of disappointment and failure.
A woman who slipped back into a life of crack cocaine and heroin abuse sells her body to support her habits; family members fear she will lose more than just the custody of her son.
A student's decision to stay in a local high school with his friends instead of attending a school for gifted teens leads to a life of partying and an addiction to heroin and fentanyl.
A high-school student falls in with the wrong crowd, begins to struggle, and graduates to a life controlled by crystal meth and opioids.
The shocking death of a sister, the diagnosis of a progressive and debilitating disease, and an unexpected divorce sends a once-vivacious fitness model and bodybuilder down a path of meth-fueled binges.
A successful businessman who underwent back surgery develops a life-threatening addiction to pain pills and hand sanitizer.
A woman lives a dream life as an assistant to rap icon Snoop Dogg until the brutal murder of her fiance sends her spiraling into heroin addiction.
A bright college student with dreams of becoming a journalist is abducted and brutally assaulted, causing her to become dependent on a dangerous mix of drugs to mask the trauma.
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Two sisters unite in an attempt to save the life of their younger brother, who has followed his mother's destructive path of drug abuse.
A successful house flipper from a prominent real estate family loses everything in the 2009 housing market collapse; two severe construction accidents lead to an addiction to painkillers and meth.
A woman's alcoholism leads to her developing a brain disorder, which lands her in the hospital with temporary paralysis and a feeding tube.
A woman turns to opioids to erase the pain of her grandmother's death; after getting control of her addiction, she descends back into drug use to cope with an abusive relationship.
A transgender woman becomes increasingly violent when drunk, leading her family to fear for both her safety and their own.
A promising young boxer and wrestler who hoped to compete in the Olympics and was also a gifted pre-med student develops an addiction to pain pills, which soon leads to heroin abuse.
A car accident left Kevin addicted to prescription opiates, costing him his job, house and retirement savings while forcing him to steal and sell groceries.
A woman whose alcohol addiction spiraled out of control to include a large mix of drugs and huffing hits rock bottom following her divorce.
Crystal meth derails a talented musician's promising career, plunging him into a life of crime, prostitution and addiction.
A woman becomes addicted to prescription pain pills after the birth of her first child, and later winds up addicted to heroin and at risk of losing her second marriage.
A wealthy entrepreneur loses everything to a crack addiction, reducing her life to a never-ending cycle of prostitution and begging.
A once-successful mortgage broker who descended into a spiral of heroin and meth addiction after losing custody of her two children supports her habit by webcam stripping and prostitution.
A young mother battling a lifelong eating disorder finds her struggles compounded by an addiction to drugs and sex.
Synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice, K2, Moon Rocks and Black Mamba, wreaks havoc in communities across the country.
The powerful, highly addictive street drug called flakka causes its users to exhibit extreme, often public, acts of erratic behavior and symptoms of dementia and psychosis.
A college student coping with survivor's guilt succumbs to reckless alcohol abuse.
A bullied youth turns to drugs for a chance to fit in and later loses everything, including his wife, his daughters and his sanity.
After following her partner to the big city, a young woman is swallowed up by the world of designer drugs, and she is now reduced to huffing cans of computer duster in the aisles of her local hardware store.
A woman's heroin and meth abuse divides a family unit that has been crumbling due to rape, drugs and divorce.
A woman born in Montana's Blackfeet Nation begins using two drugs readily available on her reservation following the tragic death of her boyfriend.
The owner of a funeral home turns to alcohol to cope with the trauma he experienced recovering the bodies of victims in the Oklahoma City bombing.
A woman with a bright future becomes addicted to heroin after she reconnects with her biological father.
An investigation into the nation's growing heroin epidemic focuses on the wealthy suburbs of St. Louis, where the scourge of drug addiction affects the least expected.
A paranormal expert risks joining the entities he speaks to due to his habitual consumption of vodka and easy access to opiates.
A woman, once a top contender to become a naval officer, works as a professional sugar baby to keep a supply of drugs flowing.
A promising baseball player whose career ended due to injury abuses pain pills and heroin, while his insecure younger brother follows an equally destructive path.
A talented cook quickly becomes a drug courier and an addict after a close family friend introduces her to oxycodone.
Husband-and-wife heroin addicts need help, but their situation is complicated by the presence of additional addicts in the family.
A successful businesswoman who spiraled into binge drinking loses her multimillion-dollar fortune, her marriage, and a healthy relationship with her children.
A former honors student who hoped to study journalism in college instead turns to drugs and suffers a psychotic break after a smooth talker charms his way into her mother's life and gambles away the family home.
A musically gifted and intelligent woman numbs the pain of sexual abuse by self-medicating with alcohol and opiates.
Justin got hooked on prescription opiates after he was run over by a truck; after his mother's death, Kayne turned to drugs to cope, which eventually cost him his marriage and the custody of his children.
A promising, young boxer turns to drugs after losing an important fight and ends up living on the streets.
A former rock 'n' roll groupie turns tricks to support her $1,700-a-week addiction to painkillers; a man turns to heroin to escape the memories of teenage traumas.
A man from a family of professional baseball players seeks comfort in alcohol and meth, and soon finds himself dumpster diving and sleeping on the streets.
A woman becomes addicted to heroin after her husband is murdered; a man's meth addiction causes him to lose his job, marriage and family.
A man who lost custody of his young son huffs 10 cans of computer duster a day; a woman struggles with adult life after being repeatedly molested by a relative at the age of 11.
After surviving leukemia and a dangerous bone marrow transplant, a man becomes addicted to painkillers.
A singer/songwriter's addiction to alcohol and synthetic marijuana leads to erratic behavior and angry outbursts.
Worried family members attempt to prevent a meth addict from suffering the same fate as her late sister-in-law; another meth addict loses her home and custody of her children.
A once-outdoing child is scarred by family upheaval and a sexual assault, leading her to become a party girl and full-blown heroin addict.
A once-promising artist and songwriter turns to alcohol and meth to help him cope with a series of personal tragedies.
A man who uses cocaine and heroin shares a troubling addiction history with his formerly incarcerated father.
Life unravels for a former 12-year-old soccer prodigy who is later sexually assaulted, becomes addicted to heroin and engages in prostitution.
A family man's happy life takes a dark turn after he turns to alcohol to cope with the tragic deaths of two siblings; a woman who was forced to care for her father at a young age becomes a drug addict.
A man begins to spiral into addiction after his surrogate father figure is killed in a car accident.
A father blames himself for the state of his son, a junkie who hustles and steals to earn enough money for his next fix.
A woman turns to heroin to escape the influence of her domineering mother and the memories of a sexual assault; parents plead for help as their image-conscious daughter starves herself to death.
A young man's dreams of becoming a professional BMX racer hit the skids when he turns to drugs to cope with the trauma of his mother's suicide.
A 32-year-old woman who lost her children turns to drugs to numb the pain, despite the desperate pleas of her family.
A 29-year-old woman who squats in an abandoned Chicago house copes with her past by injecting heroin.
A young man who dreamed of a career in the military binges and purges up to 12 times a day.
A 32-year-old man with a gregarious personality suffers blackouts and seizures due to his alcohol addiction.
A 21-year-old woman refuses to admit she has a problem, while her grandmother seeks treatment for her own addiction.
A businessman stands to lose his career and family due to a crack addiction; a troubled 19-year-old masks her inner pain by abusing bath salts.
A spunky, 64-year-old gardening grandmother alienates her family members with gin-soaked fits of anger.
A 23-year-old man with a knack for business uses his talents to procure heroin across the Mexican border.
A 27-year-old mother of three turns to pills and meth in an attempt to forget the individual who destroyed her childhood.
A 24-year-old who turned to drugs after she was sexually abused as a teenager faces prison time if she can't clean up her act.
A man sacrifices his family relationships to chase a meth and painkiller addiction.
A loud and spunky alcoholic suffers liver damage and drives away members of her family.
A 25-year-old's alcohol addiction spirals out of control as he and his fiancee await the birth of their first child.
Addictions to crack and alcohol plague a pair of 41-year-old twin sisters.
A 31-year-old woman who dreamed of being a teacher wallows in alcohol and crack addiction, while her family fights over her father's chronic enabling.
A 21-year-old addict suffers two overdoses in as many weeks; a cocaine and fentanyl addict loses his career and family.
A formerly generous family man wallows in meth and alcohol addiction as a means of escaping his troubling past.
A woman with an eating disorder and a drinking problem has trouble coping with her feuding parents and alcoholic mother.
A 63-year-old woman continues her daily intravenous meth addiction despite the pleas of her children and grandchildren.
An alcoholic woman battles tremors from her severe addiction as she tries to overcome a painful family betrayal.
A former model drinks copious amounts of vodka to escape the pain of a cruel and neglectful family; a former cello prodigy is plagued by feelings of failure.
A physically abusive father and an enabling mother lead a young woman down the path to ruin.
A once-popular disc jockey needs to face the music and address his serious drinking problem.
The family of a "junkie princess" tries to convince her to accept treatment for heroin addiction.
A woman who spends her son's child-support money on alcohol stands to lose her family and her life.
Family pressures and career tension cause a former child actor to become a drug addict; a meth and alcohol addict rots away in her parents' basement.
A family must overcome its religious differences to save a troubled woman from her deadly addiction to prescription pills.
A neglected child becomes a troubled adult; a rapper would rather do drugs than drop rhymes.
A former soccer mom collects scrap metal and sells prescription drugs to fund her crack addiction.
A woman who lives in an extravagant mansion contends with alcohol addiction and a boyfriend who believes that locking her in a bedroom will prevent her from drinking.
A homeless man turns to prostitution to pay for his addiction to crystal meth.
A mother's suicide attempt leads a woman to heroin addiction and a life on the streets.
A woman addicted to meth and painkillers needs help before she loses her sanity.
The murder of a woman's son sent her spiraling into a meth addiction.
A college graduate drinks 30 cans of beer daily.
A mother of two relives her party days through drugs.
A food addiction transforms into alcoholism after gastric bypass surgery; dad with a meth habit.
A former cheerleader is addicted to crystal meth.
College plans are derailed by drugs; an addict faces jail time.
A woman with four children is consumed by her alcoholism.
A man violates his religion with alcohol; a woman turns to prostitution to support her drug habit.
A mother of three resorts to prostitution to feed her crack addiction.
A man with a promising baseball career turns to drinking and gambling to counter the pressure.
A couple shares a heroin habit.
A woman's addiction puts her goal to be a police officer at risk.
A man uses drugs with his two sons.
A meth addict that was a former beauty queen faces losing her daughter.
A family tragedy causes a woman to drink as her family mourns.
A volatile drug addict scares her family with unchecked rage; after losing two children, a mother turns to alcohol to cope with the loss.
An inventor turns to drugs and alcohol.
A woman steals and deals drugs to support her IV heroin habit.
A man snorts drugs and flies into terrifying, violent rages.
A 22-year-old woman struggles with a crack and oxycodone addiction, making her unable to raise her young son.
Former heroin addict shares a dangerous methadone addiction.
A woman uses her looks to score meth, making her marriage and family suffer.
Woman who wants to be a man uses heroin; an alcoholic expects his first child.
Once a football player with a promising future, Darick hit hard times and turned to drugs.
A drug addict in the streets needs help and an intervention from her dad.
A man is addicted to Xanax and heroin; an alcoholic feels eclipsed by his policeman brother.
A flight attendant's alcoholism is fueled by his career; a man with a troubled past uses heroin.
Tormented as a child and viewed as a failure by his father, Joe turned to getting high as a way out at an early age.
The music-industry party scene turns a successful professional dancer into a crack addict and derelict mother.
Amber is depressed, drinks heavily and purges regularly.
A young drug addict manipulates his father and causes hardship for his family.
Miriam, a reverend, was sexually abused as a child and turned to drugs at a young age.
Adam was a top skier and a Marine, but after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder he started to abuse alcohol.
A woman who was exposed to violence and abuse in her youth now drinks with her 20-year-old son.
A traumatic childhood event and later health problems trap a man in a cycle of substance abuse.
A mechanic turns to drugs and alcohol following the drug-related deaths of his brother and sister.
Amy and her family immigrated to Canada to escape the violence of South Africa; Amy has become anorexic and bulimic.
Ashley started using heroin when her grandfather passed away; her family fears that she will overdose and die.
A former boxer fights homelessness and crack addiction for his life.
A talented cellist and aspiring music producer risks his future by abusing and selling prescription drugs.
A woman who may have leukemia believes that addressing her alcoholism is pointless because the disease is bound to kill her anyway.
Marquel seems to have the perfect life, but her family thinks she is an exercise addict, bulimic and alcoholic.
The use of chemical inhalants to get high and the problems it causes.
The family of a Grammy-nominated musician fears he is drinking himself to death intentionally.
A crack addict being sheltered by his mother needs an intervention.
A woman has a promising career, marries a doctor and becomes a proud mother, but she is haunted by childhood traumas that led to alcoholism.
After being raped at age 14 and left feeling abandoned by her family, a woman develops a self-destructive lifestyle that includes working as a stripper to support her drug habit.
Amy's family worries about her self-mutilation, limited diet, bipolar disorder and drinking, but they aren't aware that she was sexually molested by a neighbor when she was 8.
Rob's promising career as a singer/songwriter gets derailed by his abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Parents plan an intervention for their daughter Jennifer, who turned to drugs and alcohol to cope after suffering a brain injury and kidney damage in a car accident that was soon followed by another family tragedy.
After a back injury leaves Greg disabled, he loses his business, starts gambling, becomes dependent on pain medication and bankrupts his family, who just want their once-proud father back.
Linda comes down with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by joint dislocations, and starts taking fentanyl, a painkiller that is 100 times stronger than morphine.
A mixed martial arts champion's new career in adult films leads to a crystal meth habit that eventually destroys both of his livelihoods.
Following law enforcement officers in Northern California's Humboldt County as they go house to house looking for illegal marijuana growers and fly over forests to spot hidden pot patches.
"Sober companions" help high-risk addicts who are trying to live on their own while struggling against having a relapse; a former meth addict works with a young mother; Mike tries to help a teenage boy stay out of harm's way.
Updates on two subjects featured previously to see how they are doing now.
Three Iraq veterans who struggle with addictions caused by combat stress.
Left with an abusive, alcoholic father while she was growing up, Marci later begins drinking and using drugs, then her marriage fails and she loses custody of her children.
A 53-year-old woman uses her cooking and charm to manipulate her family into letting her drink as much as she wants.
Sebastian and his brother Marcel became soccer celebrities at a young age; Sebastian started doing marijuana, cocaine and meth; Marcel got strung out on cocaine, Xanax and OxyContin.
A tattoo artist's addiction to heroin threatens to derail his career and prevents him from spending time with his daughter.
Chad gets a chance to join a race team in Italy; Brooke's parents visit her to see how much progress she's made.
A woman spends her days hiding behind closed curtains self-medicating with up to 40 Percocet at a time.
A mixed martial arts champion with a drug addiction; a woman whose drinking has spiraled out of control since her father passed away.
A 43-year-old alcoholic's family has tried an intervention once before but a relapse has cost him his wife and a promising career in real estate.
A woman's drug addiction has prevented her from having a relationship with her two daughters.
Jason's drug addiction escalates after he is named as one of the people who bullied Columbine High School shooters.
A gifted boxer chose drugs over his career.
Identical twins Sonia and Julia suffer from anorexia.
Forty-year-old Jeff's drinking problem has forced his wife and son to move out.
Gabe was abandoned on the streets of Calcutta when he was 3 and was eventually adopted by a couple from America; feeling like an outsider he started to rebel during high school and began to use marijuana, cocaine and, eventually, heroin.
A former MMA champion and adult film star, Aaron has turned to crystal meth.
A 51-year-old grandmother exhibits some dangerous compulsions.
A woman relies on her daughters to monitor her diabetes and drinking.
Nik was the director of a multimillion-dollar casino chain until he became addicted to painkillers after a debilitating back injury; Tiffany has been hospitalized multiple times for alcohol-related injuries and has attempted suicide.
Inside the compulsion of a gambling addiction and a look at the shame and the fear that keeps it hidden.
34-year-old Chris has used drinking to cope with his problems, he is abusive to his partner and he has trouble keeping a job.
Angelina turned to drugs after becoming overwhelmed with the job of taking care of her mother and younger brother.
Lana grew up in a family with 11 children and started drinking at the age of 7; at 18 she started getting involved in dangerous relationships and using drugs.
A rough childhood and the loss of a younger brother lead a man to a life of drinking and drug use.
A small-town hairstylist has a $500-a-week meth habit.
Revisiting Tressa and Josh to see how they are doing since their interventions.
A man with type one diabetes who refuses to check his blood sugar and eats whatever he wants.
A desperate family on the verge of bankruptcy sets up an intervention for their daughter.
A woman suffers from an eating disorder, is addicted to prescription drugs and neglects her two children.
A mother of four has begun to drink heavily and passes out frequently, threatens suicide and puts herself in life-threatening situations.
Drug abuse among high school students in and around Brockton, Massachusetts.
A port town on Florida's west coast has seen a rise in deaths from pharmaceutical drug overdoses, particularly among teenagers and other young people.
Alcohol abuse has cost Ed and Bettina their children, possessions and now their health.
Kristen works as a prostitute, shoots heroin and cocaine and has hepatitis C; blaming herself for her daughter's lifestyle, Kristen's mother hopes to help her see her 25th birthday.
Three of the show's interventionists and five former addicts are featured guests on this episode filmed in front of a studio audience.
A 67-year-old retired police sergeant has obsessive-compulsive disorder; a hairstylist, 32 has endometriosis.
A 44-year-old singer and songwriter with an addiction to alcohol.
A doctor is on a mission to clean up a community in Northern Alabama known as "Meth Mountain" because many of its residents are hooked on methamphetamine.
A former pre-med student began inhaling a chemical to deal with a childhood trauma and her parents' divorce.
A former championship bodybuilder and property owner who turned to alcohol as a means to cope with the pressures of marriage and getting older.
A medical science student suffers from bulimia and an addiction to alcohol.
An intervention is planned for Tom, whose previous gangster lifestyle caused him to lose everything, including his family's respect.
Trying to save her from alcoholism, Marie's family plans an intervention.
Charles' sister Lindsey reunites with her family in a desperate effort to help her brother, a talented motocross rider.
Sandra's addiction to prescription pills leads her family to try an intervention.
Dan, 40, is married with a beautiful daughter and works as a first mate for a snorkeling and whale-watching boat company on a stunning Hawaiian Island, but Dan is also an alcoholic.
Chad, once a professional cyclist, is faced by his family to stop his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Lawrence, formerly a successful business owner, faces an addiction to alcohol.
A young soldier uses alcohol and marijuana to quell the endless nightmares and flashbacks of his time in Iraq.
John, formerly a clean-cut track star, uses drugs and alcohol to try to cope with a career-ending injury.
An Olympic track-and-field hopeful faces a family intervention for using crystal meth every day.
A young man, after a childhood full of domestic violence, turns to the drug DXM for comfort; a food addict's mother and two brothers hope an intervention will be the wake-up call he needs.
Despite having been raised in a strict Southern Baptist family, Jason turns to drugs and alcohol to cope with his issues.
An elite gymnast becomes addicted to narcotics after she learns she has Still's disease.
A follow-up with opiate-addicted drummer Ryan and alcoholic Hubert after their interventions.
Fabian, 37, was once a successful entertainment entrepreneur but is now an addict; Dawn, 49, is homeless and experiences meth psychosis.
Loved ones confront Emily in an effort to get her to stop starving herself.
Jill begins abusing alcohol after her boyfriend betrays her.
A family wants to save a 49-year-old alcoholic.
A family wants to help both a bulimic woman and her daughter, who has a drinking problem and a heroin addiction.
A timber-cutter is addicted to crystal meth.
Leslie has had countless arrests and DUI's, so her husband is hoping to find help for the mother of his children.
A former nurse has a crack addiction; an ex-Marine is addicted to heroin.
A young woman, considered the "wild child," is a chronic runaway and drug addict.
A 36-year-old woman needs to escape alcoholism.
A teenager becomes addicted to heroin and loses her job at the family business; a man who protected his siblings from his parents' violent outbursts now needs help 40 years later.
Trent, a four-star chef who has served U.S. presidents and Hollywood stars, is addicted to heroin.
Dillon, 20, lives with his father in a dilapidated trailer, where the young man injects methamphetamine every day.
A difficult childhood led Anthony to cocaine and methadone abuse.
By day, Jacob, 25, is a banker. But most nights, Jacob is drinking, driving and often engaged in barroom brawls. He recently overdosed on alcohol and prescription drugs.
A 34-year-old makeup artist needs help as she goes through a divorce and moves back home with her mother and stepfather.
Ryan, once a talented drummer who was awarded a music scholarship to the state university, is addicted to opiates.
An accomplished woman has an addiction to heroin.
Bulimia has trapped Jessie in a cycle of despair; Laurie, a psychotherapist and mother of three, has an addiction to pain killers and alcohol.
Sylvia, a frail, vulnerable alcoholic, needs an intervention to get her life back together.
An alcohol and crystal-meth addict earns money as a stripper.
A family gives an ultimatum to a woman who started drinking when her marriage collapsed.
An intervention is the last chance for an accomplished producer and talented musician with a crack addiction.
Mike has a life-threatening dependency on speedballing; James turns to methamphetamines to cope with his mother's illness.
An alcoholic and a methamphetamine addict need interventions.
Antwahn and Rachel tell how they have been doing since their interventions.
Family and friends plan an intervention for an alcohol and crack addict.
A family confronts a woman losing her battle with drugs and compulsive gambling; a mother struggles to kick her addiction to drugs and alcohol.
A third-generation addict is the last member of his family unable to kick his habit.
A man tries to help his fiancee with her eating disorder; a woman tries to help her drug-addicted daughter.
After a career-ending knee injury while playing professional basketball, Antwahn faces an addiction to crack; Billy, an intravenous heroin and prescription sleep-aid user, also uses cocaine and anti-anxiety medication.
Alcoholic Christine, heroin addict Audrey and cocaine addict brothers Brooks and Ian are revisited to see if their interventions were successful.
The family of a heroin-addicted alcoholic reaches out to her after she loses custody of her 5-year-old daughter.
A woman has severe bulimia and a shopping addiction; a man is addicted to crystal meth.
A woman finds herself addicted to plastic surgery and compulsive shopping; a woman admits to trading sex for drugs.
Adam panhandles to support his heroin addiction; Michael's family fears his violent rage.
A man's liver is failing, unless he stops drinking, he will die; the disapproval a woman felt when she came out about her sexuality led her to the streets and heroin.
A teenager battles drug addiction.
Revisits to subjects several weeks later reveal the successes or failures of their interventions.
A former high-school athlete gets hooked on pills and alcohol; a young man with a disability turns to drugs out of depression and anger.
A violent young man develops addictions to crack and alcohol; abused as a child, a woman struggles with bulimia and crystal meth.
A family attempts to help a woman addicted to heroin; friends and family confront a man addicted to cocaine.
A family attempts to help a woman addicted to heroin; friends and family confront a man addicted to cocaine.
A couple's son disappears on a binge; a prescription-drug addict steals painkillers from his wife, who is dying of cancer.
A 29-year-old wife and mother loves her family, but can't live without beer and drinks at least 18 brews a day; an anorexic is down to 93 pounds.
A housewife becomes addicted to gambling and prescription drugs.
A young woman suffers from the eating disorder bulimia; a man becomes a video game addict.
A crystal-meth addict nearly dies of an overdose; a couple intervene in their son's crack addiction.
A Minnesota woman has lost everything, including custody of her daughter, and exists in an endless cycle of drugs, stealing and lying.
A young obsessive-compulsive woman is addicted to gambling; a young man is addicted to crystal methamphetamine and sex.
A hydrocodone addict forges doctors' signatures; a young woman cuts to cope with the emotional pain of being molested.
A gambler loses more than half a million dollars; an actress is a compulsive shopper.
A three-time White House intern meets a guy who initiates her into drugs.