Susan S22, E1: Susan grew up in a devoutly Mormon household. As an adult, she suffered a back injury and was prescribed OxyContin. Not only did the medication ease her back pain, it also numbed the memories of her turbulent family upbringing and a recent breakup. She became addicted, and when her doctor stopped prescribing them, she turned to heroin. After losing custody of her young son, Susan's addiction escalated. Fired from her job, penniless and living out of her car, Susan had no choice but to return home to the same family she had worked so hard to leave behind. And since she's been back, her usage has only gotten worse.
Millions of Americans struggle with addiction. Most need help to stop. From compulsive gamblers to shopaholics to drug addicts, Intervention® profiles people whose dependencies or compulsive behaviors have brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Season Six of this powerful, gripping and award-winning documentary series opens with Gabe, a 23-year-old who as a young boy was abandoned by his mother in India. Despite a happy upbringing with his adoptive family – a loving Christian couple from Oregon and their five biological children – Gabe secretly felt like an outsider. In high school, he began resenting his religious upbringing and in his depression began to rebel, turning to marijuana, cocaine and eventually heroin. His family fears his addictions will lead to his death. Watch in this season of Intervention what Gabe and other addicts choose to do when confronted by family, friends and a professional interventionist: will they decide to go to treatment and get help or face exile and isolation from those who love them most?