Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Emily's Intervention

Sometimes my earlier posts get me thinking. Now, I don't want to give the impression that eating disorders are something that I think of often, but I just happened to be watching the documentary series on A&E called Intervention.

Have you seen it? It's fascinating. Somehow they manage to get into the lives of families suffering from addiction, whether it be alcohol, drugs, or in Emily's case, anorexia, all within the span of an hour. And even before that hour is up, the show stages an intervention to help the addict seek treatment. It's a series that actually does some good in the devastated lives of normal human beings. What an idea.

If you watch the full episode, you can see learn her story: how she was drugged at a college party and gang raped, how she wasted away to less than 90 lbs, and how her family, with all its dysfunctionalities, somehow managed to come together to help her.

1 comment:

Tbone said...

I have watched this show (not this episode) but honestly, I always feel as if I'm intruding on something intensely personal and always change the channel.

I agree that this show can do some good, especially for those open minded about their addictions but for me it's just too prying.

Imagine that from a reality show nut.