11-29-2006, 12:41 PM #261
Intervention is about making choices.
Both Gabe and Vanessa chose wrong.
Gabe should have never dropped out of a PHD program. After all, he works now as a Medical Writer. Just because he decided to "Rap" his chemistry lessons does not promise a career in entertainment. Talk about a gamble passing on a PHD Program to try to be an entertainer. He came full circle the wrong way. We all makes mistakes but, we should be able to rebound from them. Gabe made perhaps one of the biggest mistakes I can recall.
I was shocked that Gabe would lie to his parents stating he had no money when in reality there was a secret bank account he withdrew $2000. A $10,000 relapse? Gabe is not like other gamblers because he is too young for his age. He might be on medication as he was considerably toned down after almost completing treatment. I can understand parents helping their child with treatment and rehab but not paying back their debts without being reimbursed. How could Gabe ever give the shirt off his back for offspring when he was thousands of dollars in debt? There was no shirt. His shirt was probably placed as a bet at a casino.
Vanessa left a cast spot on ER without other employment. She passed on income for no income. For the vast majority of people, we must all work having no income is reason enough to have panic attacks.
Between the two Vanessa should be able to make a come back. Vanessa is independent, experienced, and mature. Both Gabe and Vanessa both have a problem with how they spend money. Vanessa seems to realize the problem and outcome. Gabe only seems to care about the end result of being in debt. The act of spending really does not seem to phase Gabe. Gabe uses the excuse that by gambling a debt can be eliminated or money to be made if there is no debt to begin with. I agree that money spent in gambling can generate as much or more revenue in the end. The possibility of financial gain does exist as opposed to buying a sweater for example. Gabe relies on the law of averages how many times did he expect a face card to appear next? Gambling at casinos or playing the lottery has the possibility of one of the three outcomes financial gain, breaking even, or loss but no promise. Gable was dealt an exceptional hand in life that was played out wrong. That in itself is very sad.
02-05-2007, 10:04 AM #262
I only catch this show once in awhile, it's on too late for me But last night was really good. Lauren, a heroin addict and former teacher. She was really hard-headed but eventually agreed to go to rehab. Her best friend who would get high with her ended up dying from an overdose. I really hope it's a wake-up call for her, she looked really good after 3 months in rehab.
02-05-2007, 10:48 AM #263
She did! She was like a completely different person, not the out-of-control animal she seemed when she was using. She had so much promise early on in her life I was amazed she had gotten addicted. Glad to see her on the right path at the end, and I'm very glad she hadn't come back home as her boyfriend was relapsing, from the sounds of it, and he might have led her back down the path. It was very sad about her friend -- I do think that was a harsh wake-up call.
Originally Posted by karna68;2229884;
03-06-2007, 06:20 PM #264
Missed the end
Did anyone see the end of the Intervention show with Tamela (the self mutilator)? My TiVo ended just before they did the follow up. Did she have a good recovery or did she relapse? Did she stay with her boyfriend? Thanks.
03-07-2007, 10:53 PM #265
Originally Posted by rhudson;2267686;
If I remember right (I didn't see the latest show, but did see it a month or so ago) She is doing well, hasn't cut herself since treatment. She broke up with her boyfriend, but is dating someone else.
Did anyone see the one with Anne- the anorexic/bulimic ballet dancer? I was just shaking my head at that girl! She had tried treatment a few times, relapsed, broke up with her boyfriend, married an old friend and got pregnant. She has some issues, I guess.
03-17-2007, 11:51 PM #266
This show seems to have been around for awhile but I've only recently found out about it. Did it have its start on HBO?
Does anyone know how Ryan the Oxycotin addict is doing - AFTER he left treatment?
I felt really bad for this kid.
Last edited by Jexter; 03-17-2007 at 11:59 PM.
03-18-2007, 12:45 AM #267
Just Forting Around
I don't have any follow-up info on Ryan, and missed the show last night, but I'm pretty sure it has always been on A&E. I've seen a lot of these, and what I like about the program is that there isn't always a happy ending. I like the fact that they don't show just the success stories, and they are quite frank about showing relapses. I think Intervention should be required viewing for kids maybe even as young as middle school. There is nothing glamorous about the life of an addict.
06-03-2007, 01:20 AM #268
Re: Intervention (A&E)
The Laney Episode.
Tragedy. Clearly this woman has no concept of love because it was not offered to her from the beginning and right through her whole life. It's no wonder to me that she finally chose to live alone and escape with the bottle. The mother is accountable, IMO. Something she failed to wholeheartedly admit.
06-03-2007, 02:51 PM #269
Re: Intervention (A&E)
Very sad episode. I was shocked to see the life Laney had led before turning to the bottle. A young multi-millionaire with her husband, worldwide traveling, living the good life. How tragic that she threw it all away. She didn't even remember taking the pills and thought someone else had tried to drug her! One of these times, she'll succeed in killing herself. Very, very sad.
Originally Posted by Tribal Speak;2428477;
06-04-2007, 01:06 AM #270
Re: Intervention (A&E)
darn! A new episode and I missed it! I thought there was a new season starting, but all of the episodes that I've been recording have been repeats that I've already seen! Can someone please tell me when the actual new episodes air so I can record them? I've recorded everything from the 9:00 Friday night shows, to the late night, 3 & 4 AM shows and I can't seem to find the new ones! G R R R R R R
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