Does anyone else think Intervention is a hilarious show?

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In summary, interventions are a common theme in reality shows like American Idol and Intervention. However, it's questionable whether they actually work or just further alienate the person struggling with addiction. The intervention process often helps the family and friends feel like they are doing something to help, but ultimately it is up to the addict to seek help and overcome their addiction. Personal experiences with loved ones struggling with addiction show the harsh reality of the impact of drug use.
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It's like a behind the scenes look at American Idol. Those people who show up, do a terrible audition, and get yelled at by Simon are probably tweakers. These shows need to be linked together somehow.

I won't link directly to any videos for potential legal reasons, but here's the search on youtube. Pick anyone you want
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=intervention&search_type=
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Do interventions actually work? From the looks of it, all this would do is alienate the person even more, and further drive them to pursue drugs. Am I wrong to assume this?
 
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I only saw one episode of the show, but the guy they did the intervention on decided to go into treatment. They let him smoke heroin all the way to the airport, over and over and over. I suppose it showed how bad an addiction can get, but I didn't like them showing it or even agreeing to let him do it.
 
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IMO, interventions help the family more than the addict.

There's nothing worse than watching a loved one spiral into the abyss of addiction...such a helpless feeling. So doing an intervention gives the family / friends a feeling that they're at least doing something.

But in the end, only the addict can help the addict.

BTW, one of my brothers is a meth addict. It sucks.
 
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Seeing as a I have a cousin who had just gotten straight from using meth, then got a job crabbing, used some meth on the boat, and came back to land with a hole in his lung, later to be diagnosed with advanceds AIDS, I don't know whether they do or not.
 

1. Is it ethical to find a show about addiction entertaining?

While some may argue that it is insensitive to find humor in a serious issue like addiction, it is important to remember that the show primarily focuses on the intervention process and the road to recovery for the individuals featured. The comedic elements often come from the family and friends of the person struggling with addiction, providing a sense of relief and hope in an otherwise difficult situation.

2. Why do people enjoy watching others struggle with addiction?

There are a variety of reasons why people may find shows like Intervention entertaining. Some may find it relatable if they or a loved one have struggled with addiction, while others may appreciate the raw emotions and vulnerability displayed by the participants. Additionally, the show often highlights the power of love and support in overcoming addiction, which can be uplifting for viewers.

3. Does it glorify addiction or make light of a serious issue?

The show does not glamorize or trivialize addiction. Instead, it sheds light on the harsh realities of substance abuse and the devastating impact it can have on individuals and their loved ones. The goal of the show is to raise awareness and provide a platform for those struggling with addiction to seek help.

4. How does the show handle sensitive subjects like addiction and mental health?

The show takes a respectful and sensitive approach when addressing addiction and mental health. The producers work closely with mental health professionals and addiction specialists to ensure that the participants receive appropriate care and support throughout the process. Additionally, the show includes resources and information for viewers who may be struggling with similar issues.

5. Are the interventions on the show real or staged?

The interventions on the show are real and unscripted. The families and friends of the participants are genuinely concerned for their well-being and have reached out to the show for help. The interventions are carefully planned and led by trained professionals, but the reactions and outcomes are authentic.

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