Posts tagged "intervention"

8 Reality TV Stars With Drug Problems

We were totally shocked when we saw former "America's Next Top Model" contest Jael Strauss -- who'd appeared on Cycle 8 of the series -- would be appearing on a "Dr. Phil" episode devoted to her drug abuse. Since appearing on the series six years ago, Jael's life has taken a severely downward slide. She's bee…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

Your “Call Me Maybe” Addiction Has Affected My Life Negatively In The Following Ways…

Jared's "Call Me Maybe" addiction has affected the lives of his loved ones negatively in the following ways: He embarrasses them by going into restaurants with pennies and dimes and asking waitresses for kisses, he rips his own jeans to show skin and then steals money to buy new jeans. This spoof of A&E's "Intervention"…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 9, 2012

Intervention: Cinderella Is A Sex Addict

Cinderella, she's got a problem -- a sex addiction problem. You wouldn't think it, with all the crinoline and lace she's always wearing, but the girl's got it bad. And it's time that the rest of her fairytale friends did something about it -- so they've staged an intervention. But ... it's not going so…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 16, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Allison, The Computer Duster Huffer, From “Intervention”

You've seen one meth head, you've seen 'em all. Ditto for cokeheads, dope fiends, and alcoholics. That's why A&E's "Intervention" can get a little stale. Thankfully, there are occasionally people like Allison on the show to remind us, "Wait, you can get addicted to that?" Allison appeared a few seasons ago, but she's kind of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2011

On “Intervention,” A Young Woman Snorts Drugs With A Tampon Tube

I used to watch A&E's addiction series, "Intervention," religiously. After a while, though, I couldn't take it anymore. I appreciate the struggles of addiction, but the stories are so often so heartbreaking. Watching people in the throes of intense addiction is agonizing. Every once in a while, though, I tune in again. Thi…
By: Susannah Breslin / April 14, 2010

Girl Talk: How “Intervention” Helped Me To Forgive

I was really young and naïve when I met Christian* at a nightclub. By “young,” I mean 18 and by “naïve,” I mean an inexperienced dater who thought men would only like me for my intelligence. “Isn’t she beautiful?” Christian asked some other club goers in line. I looked behind me to see where the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2010

Is It Becoming More Acceptable to Talk About Drug Abuse?

For as long as I can remember, drugs have mystified me. It started with the movie “Mask” starring Eric Stoltz as a 16-year old boy with a major facial deformity and Cher as his cokehead, biker chic mother. In my 7-year-old mind I attributed Eric Stoltz’s facial deformity to Cher’s use of cocaine during her…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 12, 2009

Fred Armisen Is Addicted To “Intervention”

Like us, "Saturday Night Live" comedian Fred Armisen is addicted to "Intervention." His dependency on the A&E show is so bad he watches 21 episodes a day and it's negatively affecting his relationships with his fiancée (Elisabeth Moss, you know, from "Mad Men"), agent, and friends. His loved ones knew an intervention was their last…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2009

Are You Obsessed With A&E’s “Obsessed”?

First, there was "Intervention," A&E's harrowing documentary series that takes an unblinking look at the lives of addicts. From naked, screaming meth heads to killing-themselves-slowly alcoholic fathers, the show is equal parts terrifying, riveting, and compelling. While the characters change -- pill-popping shrink, homeless crackhead, Listerine-swilling mom -- the story is always the…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 5, 2009

OCD On VH1

We’re all a little bit crazy. I know I am. After battling a bout of depression in my teens, going through therapy in my 20s, and ultimately becoming a happy, more well-adjusted person, I decided to get my masters in psychology. Why? Because people are endlessly fascinating and complex. So I get a little too…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2009

“Intervention”: Nicole Is NOT Walking On Sunshine

Some people are addicted to heroin. Others have a constant craving for sex. My vice? A&E's "Intervention." I watched the episode about Allison, who huffed computer duster, like, 10 times ("It's like I'm walking on sunshine!" she crowed while sucking on the stuff). But last night's episode redefined "out of your mind." Nicole has a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2008

Crave: Big Buddha Tyler Tote

You wouldn’t think an episode of A&E’s Intervention would be the place to get style inspiration, but then, there's never been an Allison. The subject of the show’s recent “huffing” episode carried a seriously awesome bag, and we’ve found it! The tote comes in red, gunmetal, black, and camel. So now you too…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2008