Part 2: Gives you background on Allison and shows how great she was doing before. You know, playing the flute in fancy black dresses pearls. Also: enter sugar daddy!Part 3: Allison's sister absconds with her cans, mom brings pizza.Part 4: The intervention with the Queen Baby goes poorly.Part 5: Allison chooses plush rehab, presumably on A&E's dime.
Addiction Intervention Resources, Inc. prefers this kind of publicity about their business, interventions, as opposed to the fictionalized kind:
"I vividly remember the negative affect [sic.] the widely watched HBO-TV show The Soprano’s had on our business several years ago. During the episode entitled “The Strong, Silent Type,” a drug intervention is held for the heroin-addicted character Christopher. The intervention goes badly and ends with the intervention participants beating each other. Many families who watched that show believed this was the way a typical intervention ended. As a result of that, phone calls into our call centers virtually stopped for weeks." --Robert M. Poznanovich, CEO.For realz-realz?! People thought this?! Nice. So perhaps real-life interventions don't typically go down that poorly, but they do end poorly, and that honest portrayal (suspense!) is what I like. It gets me line, hook and sinker. Does that make me a bad person?