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Austin Recovery partners with A&E's 'Intervention'

January 9, 2012
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Austin Recovery has once again teamed up with the Emmy Award-winning "Intervention" program to save an addict's life. The episode, featuring Austin Recovery, airs Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, on the A&E Network at 9 p.m. CST.

"Intervention" profiles people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol has brought them to a point of personal crisis or estranged them from their friends and loved ones. Each episode features a surprise intervention staged by family and friends of the addict. The series has conducted 214 interventions since its premiere in March 2005; 162 individuals are currently sober.

In next week's episode, "Intervention" will feature Austin Recovery's 21-year-old client "Dallas," a charming, intelligent, quick-witted young woman devoted to her parents and siblings who loses herself in drug use at a young age, leaving her life in shambles.

Bouncing around between motels, friends' houses and family members' homes, Dallas was doing anything to support herself and her habit. Her family, struggling with addiction issues of their own, lost almost all hope after Dallas' several failed treatment attempts. Recognizing her downward spiral, they made the difficult decision to intervene, hoping to reignite the potential they once saw in her.

"Dallas is a strong individual who learned early on how to take care of herself - a personality trait that helped her survive but simultaneously robbed her of some of the carefree innocence children are supposed to enjoy," said Jonathan Ross, CEO of Austin Recovery. "At Austin Recovery we offer the opportunity for addicts to get their lives back on track."

Austin Recovery treats many people like Dallas, serving approximately 2,400 clients each year through 30- and 90-day residential treatment programs, as well as medical detox, outpatient treatment and Family House, a program that allows women to bring two children under the age of six with them to treatment.

"With the new year here, many people will make resolutions to change their lives for the better and we want to make sure we reach those individuals and families affected by addiction," said Ross. "Our hope is that they can watch Dallas' story unfold and realize that there are resources to support them in freeing themselves of addiction."