Every week, captivated viewers tune into Intervention on A&E. The Emmy® Award winning show chronicles the struggle of drug addicts, alcoholics, and people with eating disorders and other compulsive behavior. Intervention airs profiles of people at a time of personal crisis. The show tells addicts that they are filming a documentary on addiction, before ultimately surprising them with an intervention and a trip to rehab.
The producers of Intervention thoroughly research the rehabilitation centers that they feature on the show. They work with rehabs around the country and addiction experts to choose the best fit for the people they’re attempting to help. Careful consideration goes into choosing the rehabs featured on Intervention and that play a huge role in the shows’ high success rate. Of the 161 addicts that have appeared on A&E’s Intervention in the past five years, 130 are sober today. That’s a 71% success rate, which is unheard of in the addiction treatment industry.
The show operates on the premise that alcoholic and drug addicts, by themselves, do not have the resources to continue drinking or drugging. Once the show collides with families to stop enabling the addict or alcoholic to drink or drug, they have no choice but to enter treatment. When the addict or alcoholic enters treatment at one of the rehabs featured on Intervention, they have come to the realization that they can no longer go back to the way they were living.
In most cases, the rehabs featured on Intervention are not just recommended to the addict or alcoholic. The family of the addict or alcoholic is also offered treatment. This is probably a big contributing factor to the show’s success because the families address their unhealthy behavior as well. Usually, the rehabs featured on Intervention that offer family treatment do so locally on an outpatient basis. However, if a family member has their own addiction or emotional issue, Intervention will offer them inpatient treatment as well.
The rehabs featured on Intervention offer addicts and alcoholics a ninety-day inpatient treatment program. This contributes to the success of the addict or alcoholic as well. The average stay in inpatient treatment is thirty days. This is usually the maximum length of stay that will be covered by health insurance. However, ninety days of addiction treatment has been shown to result in the best long-term outcomes.
Another practice that adds to the success of addicts and alcoholics featured on the show is the fact that the rehabs featured on Intervention are located far away from where the addict or alcoholic currently lives. Although the rehabs featured on Intervention are primarily located in South Florida and Southern California, the show makes sure it sends East Cost addicts and alcoholics to the West Coast and vice versa. This practice makes it harder for the addict or alcoholic to leave treatment early, and it also gets them away from the people, places, and situations associated with their addictions.
Palm Partners has been featured on Intervention on A&E numerous times. Watch Palm Partners on Intervention. If you or someone you know needs help in their recovery from addiction we can help. Please give us a call us at (877) 711-HOPE (4673) or visit us online at www.palmpartners.com.