Crack Cocaine and Bath Salts Addiction: A review of the episode

The goal of an intervention is to encourage a substance abuser to seek help with his or her drug problem.


This episode from the TV series “Intervention” unveils devastating stories of two individuals who tragically fall prey to the claws of drug addiction. Alissa is 19 years old and she is addicted to shooting bath salts. She injects bath salts up to 20 times a day. Alissa suffers from a disturbed relationship with her step father, being molested in childhood and a boyfriend who helps her prostitute.

Terry has been addicted to crack cocaine since two years. His son explains he uses crack cocaine for up to 36 hours straight. In the last two years, Terry has spent up to $300.000 on drugs. His family is going through a major financial crisis. Terry’s past includes being placed in more than ten orphanages, sexual abuse and working for the mafia. In order to get his father’s attention, Terry’s son started using cocaine with him but instead they ended up feeding off of each other’s addictions.

With the help of the interventionists, both the families of Terry and Alissa persuade them to get the help they need. Alissa completed treatment but relapsed one week later on xanax and meth. She also continues to use marijuana. Chris has been sober since 2012. Terry relapsed but returned to treatment one month later. He has been sober since November 2012.

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Clinical psychologist Halima Noon has reviewed this video.
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Alissa's Intervention

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