How can you do them "almost 24 hours a day". For how long can that continuously go on?
The music is very serious, yet somehow it makes me laugh a bit.
She talks a little like Annie Hardy from Giant Drag.
Why doesn't her family smack take some control?
Must keep watching, it's getting better and better.
I don't even have my sound on and this is freaking me out.
She needs a hobby.
TEN CANS A DAY!? That stuff isn't cheap...who is funding this?
Are those blisters from the extreme cold that occurs? Gross.
1 and 4: Your questions will be answered by the end of the episode, and you will be upset.
@4 - She's got a "Sugar Daddy" that gives her money. She goes to the computer store EVERY DAY to get cans. My cheap ass could only keep thinking that she should be buying those cans in bulk at Costco. Seriously. It was the WORST. INTERVENTION. EVER.
There's too much sadness in that show for me to watch. Maybe when I hate myself (even more, I mean.)
these people seem like absurdly wealthy people who are so disconnected from reality that they are just completely retarded
"It's the po po?"
Seriously though I hope she can make it back.
That mom is pissing me off. She says it's hard to bear, but doesn't seem to do anything. She says they REPEATEDLY told her they were molested and she just thought "Oh, it's not true. And it was." Terrible woman.
oh my god, how did i know they were going to be from boston? i think they are going to need to make an intervention show for people addicted to watching intervention.
I've only recently discovered this show, but out of the handful of episodes I've seen (mostly newer ones, I believe), this one blows them all away.
bah! bleh! what the hell is this?!
I knew someone who died huffing freon. we were both 16. It sucked.
every time I hear the duster noise I get a chill up my back
Amid all the horrors, it must be noted that Allison's little sister is a miracle of sanity and well-adjustedness.
Uh... I didn't know you could get high inhaling dusters. But... I know it now.
Who pays that girl's rent? Who gives her money to buy all those cans of that crap? Who got her a lawyer when she caused that four-car collision?
"I didn't listen to them the FIRST FEW TIMES THEY TOLD ME" they were molested?
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!
Call me callous, but I don't think you're worth much to society either way if you're dumb enough to suck on computer cleaner.
that was really sad. she seems to be in a lot of emotional pain. i hope somehow they help alleviate her suffering.
Sad my dick, her family is subsidizing this and going "OHMIGOD WHY WHY WHY WHY"
Starving bloated kids in Africa and we waste time on pieces of shit like this.
I also watched this when it aired and it haunts me too! What I want to know is, what do the addicts think the camera crews are for? They're always surprised by the intervention, so I wonder what they tell them they're being filed for.
@23 good point.
I'm on episode 3 now. These are the stupidest people. The intervention guy is like, "How do we get rid of the sugar daddy?". And they say "We will go to his wife if he doesn't leave her alone." They never thought of that before?
i didn't attempt to justify or validate her actions. i was merely stating that suffering is difficult to witness in any capacity.
that doesn't mean anyone's elses pain is lessened.
This definitely makes me feel what can only be described as "ambivalence".
Yes, this young woman's story is sad, and given her circumstances, one does feel a certain degree of sympathy for her. But her mother seems particularly clueless, and the fact she and the rest of the family would be willing to put themselves through this IN PUBLIC just seems so - exhibitionistic.
On the other hand, the whole notion of this being "reality" - when there are cameras literally everywhere, including following her to the store while she stocks up for her next doses, is just so - exploitive is the only word that comes to mind. And, of course, it's all being done, not so much to HELP this poor, crippled creature, but is intended solely to hook the rest of us into watching, so that, hopefully, we'll stick around long enough to be shilled some products by the advertisers just seems especially, heinous.
But, I guess I'm just enough of a cynic to see things that way.
And I just hope that the makers of Clean Safe Dust Remover (tm) (yeah, that little piece of tape sure makes it hard to identify the product, for sure) at least aren't crass enough to advertise any of THEIR products on this show.
Best crazy eyes ever! This has to be the biggest train wreck yet on this show. I was horrified and curios. Mostly horrified but just to be safe I'm not going to shop at Office Depot for a couple of weeks.
I can't believe they did that, those cats looked totally happy. Fucking dicks man, some 46 year old married guy was getting it on with a 20 something for a great deal and her family had to ruin the whole thing. She went blond at the end and ended up looking more ugly, lame.
Walking on Sunshine remixes abound!
That is so sad her parents are trying to get her straight, she has alot of demons and wants to feel numb.
She was so damn funny!!! I know I'm an ass but I can't help laughing. I saw this episode a few weeks ago because the promos on A&E were he-larry-ous! Huffing is not even a decent high. It only lasts for 30 seconds. She will relapse because she is back with the "sugar daddy". I can't wait until the follow-up show.
I haven't finished watching, but does anyone else think borderline personality disorder? Does she ever get diagnosed with it?
33: Nope. (Intervention usually sticks to just the substance-abuse problems.)
Alison-the-huffer has dethroned Christy-the-tweaker as my favorite Intervention victim. In the men's division, no favorite. I really hated Ryan-the-oxy-shooter (spam filter prevent actual name). What a smug-ass little whiner. Hubert-the-drunk was sweet and even more so when he did the proverbial "turned his life around" gig. There's one girl junkie (Andrea? can't remember) who does the best projectile vomit into a trash can after shooting up - atta girl!
Thank you for posting this...I missed the last 5 minutes of the episode!
Right now, I'm waiting for them to replay the in-depth Meth special they played on Monday...
@23, "they tell them they're being filed for" a documentary about addiction.
I thought the cop without the mustache was hot, the other one was a bit too cop parody for me.
I don't really have words to describe how I felt about this particular Intervention episode, except maybe "what the fuck?" and "Really? Jesus h. Christ!" Allison has definitely de-throned Christy as worst train wreck for me.
As far as fucked up guys on the show, I thought the cough syrup guy was way out there, he's my pick for worst train wreck.
She said "hurray" because she was going to buy what she knows is bad for her? WELL GIRL hurray for you too and I'll place some plastic flowers on your grave when you bless the human family with your death.
Pop Tart: Yeah, the DXM guy is the most amazing of the male subjects. I especially like when he sees something yummy on the grass, sticks his finger in it TWICE and tastes it TWICE, then realizes it's poop.
It took two tastes.
The other tweaker I liked was Ashleigh, who was yet another very young woman who lived off the drugs and dough of an older man. So kids, listen up: Don't do hardcore drugs unless you want to be suckin' some peepaw dick.
Mouthwash drunk, she was hard to watch. Cradled up and crying when they took her precious "ba ba" of generic Listerine away.
@37 agreed on DXM-man. I just saw that episode OnDemand piggypacked with 500-pound guy.
Felt bad for her at the start but by the end she just seemed like a JAP. Feel bad that she was molested and that her dad took off but she's 25 or so and still crying "I want my daddy", christ he aint comin back. You grew up wealthy, got a good education, take that shit out your mouth, eat something and stop cutting yourself and you'll feel a helluva lot better.
1) Great couch!
2) Two porn-star mustaches in that last clip, cop and Allison.
When the Love Family lived on Queen Anne, for a while they reportedly used toluene as a sacrament. They called it "tell-you-all".
Also, little sister: rowr.
So when will Dusterfest be coming to town?
How can this not be a spoof? 3 minutes and a couple interviews in, I had to check the comments to see whether it was real.
I can't watch the rest of this. It's too scary for me. I am the younger sister in a situation close enough to make me worry...molested as kids, just once, the perpetrator went to jail, parents divorced that year,...and decades later, I am the much better adjusted of the two of us, I have friends, finished college, have a job. My sister, thank god, isn't addicted to anything harder than caffeine, crappy romance novels and aspartame, but her behavior is consistently self-destructive and her life hasn't moved anywhere in seven years...people are always struck by the contrast between us...
soooo... I am freaked out by this and I sympathize with her and her family. BUT. didn't anyone else think that Allison was hilarious? she was so over the top I had a hard time believing it was real.
I think it would be fun to do an intervention character costume party.
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