As a Philadelphia Interventionist, James Reidy is board certified to help people with drug and alcohol addiction. He has been in active recovery for 12 years and six months to date. Because of his experience in his own drug and alcohol abuse, Jim has helped hundreds of families throughout the country. If fact, Jim has over 300 successful interventions.
Intervention365 is a nationwide drug and alcohol intervention company that provides families with resources all across the country. Philadelphia intervention is just one of the services we offer, ensuring that residents are provided with the best options for themselves and their loved ones. Even with larger metro areas such as Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, the surrounding areas, unfortunately, have limited resources for effective alcohol and drug addiction help.
Because we provide Philadelphia intervention frequently, we are able to help you and your loved one not only with intervention but also with the appropriate treatment center for your loved one’s specific needs. Philadelphia intervention requires a counselor coming to your location and meeting with you and the rest of the family prior to meeting with your loved one needing addiction help. The addict or alcoholic is not part of the first day of the intervention because of the necessary preparation required to help ensure a successful outcome. When preparing during the family day, it is extremely important that all family members agree on what needs to change and what enabling behaviors need to stop to ensure a successful Philadelphia intervention.
One of the more difficult parts of preparing for Philadelphia intervention is that oftentimes, not all of the family is located in Philadelphia, requiring key family members to travel in to assist in the intervention. It is important that as many family members as possible be part of the intervention because this is just as much for the family as it is for your loved one suffering from alcohol or drug addiction.
TV’s ‘Intervention’ is set in Philadelphia. Does it sensationalize the city’s opioid crisis?
When the trailer for the new season of the reality show Intervention dropped last month — promising a series focused entirely on the opioid crisis in Philadelphia — reaction from the city’s harm-reduction community was swift.
“Don’t really know where to start with what a dumpster fire this is,” Jillian Bauer-Reese, an assistant professor at Temple University who teaches a journalism class on covering addiction, wrote on Twitter.
A&E Reality Show
The long-running reality show, whose 20th season premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. on A&E, long has courted controversy. The show follows people in active addiction through their daily lives, then stages an Philadelphia intervention with family members, stirring charges that it sensationalizes the lowest moments of a person’s life for TV ratings.
The latest trailer starts with a woman crying and calling herself a “junkie.” Scenes of people nodding out, overdosing, and injecting heroin in Kensington are set to dramatic music, interspersed with more uplifting moments from the titular interventions.
In recent years, the show’s format has changed. It used to focus each episode on a different person with an addiction such as alcohol, gambling, opioids, or methamphetamine. This season is set in Kensington, the center of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, and features nine people in addiction throughout the six episodes.
A similarly formatted season, on opioid use in Atlanta, aired last year.
“We’re looking for where the crisis is hitting the most,” said Ken Seeley, an interventionist on the show, who is in recovery from methamphetamine use. “The reason I’ve stayed with Intervention is that this is as real as it gets. The producers are just there documenting the truth. To see how devastating Kensington is is going to be an eye opener for the rest of the country.”
Actually, plenty of other national TV shows and reporters have descended on Kensington. Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz’s visit to a Kensington heroin encampment in 2017 still draws intense criticism from community members. He showed people injecting drugs and promised to help them. The encampment was cleared months later, scattering its occupants around the community.
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