Both my son and I love the show Intervention and watch it religiously! In addition to being educational I feel it does a really good deed for many people who because of finances would not otherwise have access to sufficient treatment to overcome their addiction in the long-term. Just a week or two or even a month of detox isn't really sufficient to get addicts out of the woods and safely back to productive and happy, healthy lives. There is not only the physiological aspect of the disease that must be considered but the psychological, which can be every bit as challenging to overcome, and takes time. Interestingly the famous TV show was instrumental in making the 90 day treatment model widely accepted by addiction professionals as "best practice". This may well influence insurance companies to extend what they'll allow. Intervention provides 90 days of treatment (at the very minimum) to their participants, and they work hard to match the facility to the needs of the individual. The show's facility liaison, Jennifer Sneider has relationships with about 100 top-of-the-line treatment centers that cost anywhere from $50,000 - $120,000 for a 90 day admission. The addict (and sometimes family members also) get treatment entirely free of charge for being on the show. The day before the intervention takes place families are worked with and trained for 6-8 hours in how to deal with the identified patient so that the intervention and treatment will have the best chance of success. Their Family Systems approach garners a 71% success rate! What's even more impressive is that Intervention doesn't cherry pick its cases for the easiest, but rather chooses from the most challenging and seemingly intractable ones; some of whom have tried many other forms of treatment without success, and whose families have been all but decimated by their loved-one's addiction. In addition to the stellar attention both patient and family receives while the show is filming and while in the facility, staff follows up with participants on a regular basis. I wish this had been available when my son, and his heroin addicted father needed it. To apply for the show fill out and submit this form.