Intervention profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behaviour has brought them to the brink of destruction and has devastated their family and friends. In this Emmy Award-winning series, addicts from every walk of life confront their darkest demons and are presented a route to redemption. From compulsive gamblers to shopaholics to drug addicts. Intervention profiles people whose dependencies or compulsive behaviours have brought them to a point of personal crisis. Each episode culminates with an intervention in which the addicts are confronted by family, friends and a professional interventionist and given a choice to go and get treatment and get help or face exile and isolation from those who love them most.