From a media release:
CBC’s documentary Channel announced today, the latest season of the compelling docu-series Intervention Canada will premiere on Monday, July 25 at 9 p.m. ET. This [10×1] series takes viewers deep inside the life of an addict, and provides a glimpse of their reality and the gut wrenching toll it takes on family and friends. CBC has exclusive rights to air the first five episodes, which will air on Mondays, from July 25 to August 22. The airdates of the final five episodes are still to be confirmed.
This season on Intervention Canada, addicts and their families from coast-to-coast-to-coast bravely share their stories and shine a light on the issue of addiction. Episodes touch on a variety of dependencies including alcohol, crystal meth, cocaine, fentanyl, and eating disorders. In addition to seeing life through the eyes of the addict, each episode has the family meet with certified Interventionists Andrew Galloway and Maureen Brine to help them through the process of an intervention, where the addict must choose whether or not to accept professional help with their addiction.
Intervention Canada, now in its first season on documentary Channel, is a one-hour docu-series that takes the viewer inside the roller coaster of addiction. From a Winnipeg family determined to rescue their talented musician son from a deadly crystal meth addiction, to a Hamilton family’s struggle to save their daughter from the grips of an addiction to computer keyboard duster, the series provides an uncompromising glimpse at the horrifying reality of the life of an addict, as well as the incredible toll their addiction takes on their family and friends. With the help of returning Interventionists Andrew Galloway and Maureen Brine, each episode culminates in a dramatic intervention where the subject must make a life-and-death decision –- continue their descent to rock bottom alone, or accept the offer of a clear path to recovery in one of Canada’s top addiction treatment facilities.
Intervention Canada is produced by Open Door Co. and Insight Productions, in association with CBC’s documentary Channel. Executive Producers are Tom Powers for Open Door Co. and John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions. Insight’s John Murray serves as Supervising Producer. The Series Producer is Thomas Chenoweth. Bruce Cowley is CBC documentary Channel’s Senior Director and Commissioning Editor, Sue Baker is the Manager, Business Rights and Content Management.
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