From A & E's website:
The show will showcase interventions that deal with people who suffer from drug problems to eating disorders and even "groupie/stalker obsession". It could be interesting to see the process of confronting people with their problems and trying to make them see that they need help, even though it does seem a bit exploitive. But what good reality show isn't exploitive on some level?
INTERVENTION is a documentary TV series. Each show spends several days profiling someone struggling with addiction and culminates in a professional intervention, led by an experienced interventionist. The family and friends of the person battling the addiction are intimately involved in the intervention. At the end of the intervention, if the person with the addiction chooses to go to treatment, they will enter a top-notch treatment facility free of charge.
Our goal is to get help for people who are suffering while informing and educating our audience about the day to day realities of living with addiction.