Addicts who Relapse will be focus of new A&E series from Intervention producers
A&E has ordered another series focusing on addicts: Relapse, which focuses on coaches who work with addicts to help them through relapses. It’s produced by Intervention’s producers but isn’t a spin-off, though it certainly is thematically related to that show and to Hoarders, which also focuses on mentally ill people getting help.
In its announcement, the network said that “[e]ach episode of ‘Relapse’ follows two sober coaches over the course of a week as they work one-on-one with addicts to get them through painful withdrawal symptoms, face personal challenges and reconnect with family and friends who have lost hope”; those coaches “coaches are often a last resort for addicts who have tried other methods to get sober but have failed.”
The show will debut in the second quarter of this year.