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.

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