Intervention: Battling HEAVY Drinking Addiction That Strains Dan’s Relationship With His Kids | A&E

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Dan works to overcome his heavy drinking in order to improve his relationship with his kids, in this clip from Season 22, Episode 12.


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"Intervention" profiles people whose addictions or other compulsive behaviors have brought them to a point of personal crisis, and the friends and family members who come together to help them.

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“Gosh Golly” … Wow. This seems like the most sensitive, unaggressive, pacifist alcoholic ever!! Holy cow, I’ve seen some aggressive, abusive and belligerent addicts, and this one has the biggest heart I’ve seen. So so so happy for him and his family!!

Author — @jamieoverbey4396


I don't think I've ever seen a super polite, and happy alcoholic before. "Gosh Golly" got me every time, the pain that guy must of been in, yet he still maintained a little bit of his decency.

Author — @glenjolivette7460


He may have drank like his father but he succeeded in clearly being a much kinder and gentler person. That's truly amazing, he really loves those kids

Author — @TheZackary1996


Kudos to the mum for raising a son strong enough to save his own dad. What a great family, all of them ❤️

Author — @lesliej4346


Wow that intervention trainer is something special. The way he communicated with Dan showed he is the absolute right person for the job. I'm so glad that Dan turned his life around.

Author — @Jason-jk3tn


Holy GOD he looks like a different person. I can't stop smiling. I love it an I hope his kids who stuck by him are happy. They've got their father back.

Author — @Blaiyan


I see this in addicts raised by narcissists. The image of the parent is paramount to the foundation of their identity and typically they feel responsible for easing emotional upsets, perceived or real. The desire to escape is intense. With the loss of his parent its likely he lost a functional part of his shakey identity. Some use gaming as a method and others turn to substance abuse. One thing is true, coping without therapy doesn't help. Seek help.

Author — @michellem4248


I can’t believe he spent a decade alone, just drinking away the reality of losing his wife and 3 children. So much growing, heartbreak, and change happens in 10 years. He missed so much.

Author — @jennymeyers2775


As a recovering alcoholic stories like this help keep me sober. Well done Dan!!

Author — @markbattle1958


It’s so cool seeing other peoples addiction stories as an addict. It gives me hope

Author — @zyzyx4157


Most unexpected ending in any piece of media I've ever seen! The visual transformation alone is astounding. I had no hope for him but he proved me wrong and I couldn't be happier for him and his family.

Author — @jwardbass4452


this episode was so gutwrenching. his whole family was so done with his addiction but clearly loved him more than anything. i really hope he stays sober - they're an amazing family.

Author — @synthwavegoodbye


I became an alcoholic at 19. I thought that as an underage (for drinking) female, there was no way that I could be an alcoholic. Fast forward to 2019 when I was 21 and I was shaking by 6PM even if I drank in the morning. I’m now 24 and no longer dependent on alcohol.

Author — @AveryWeinstein


Not only a role model to his family, but also a role model to recovering addicts. There is hope! Keep up the good work!

Author — @farrie82


Dan's children are all so goodlooking. I'm so happy he went to a recovery program

Author — @lynnehuff9659


His kids are gorgeous and it is heartbreaking to see their trauma. His ex has had to deal with so much. Hope they’re doing ok. He looks great! Good job with your healing journey, Dan.

Author — @river8760


Kudos to Dan Jr. for lifting up his dad. I am sure it was very difficult taking care of his father. This was difficult for all of the children.

Author — @shyninstar83


I have been drinking a fifth of vodka at least every day and especially since losing my job from the pandemic. I'm a military veteran and times have been tough I have a two-year-old daughter and a girlfriend and I have been so messed up health-wise. Lately I've been tapering down and focusing more on my health. I don't puke all morning like I used to. I'm really praying that I can make it and finally get free from alcohol.

Author — @NicCageForPresident2024


I feel obligated to write this comment for anyone who has had an alcoholic parent or is an alcoholic parent themselves. For as long as I can remember my Dad was an alcoholic. He was still a great Dad, never physically hurt me or my siblings, and I had many great memories with him. Being the oldest child, I feel as though I was able to see my Dad at his best, before he was so deep into alcoholism that we couldn’t bring our problems to him. But in 2017-19 he became worse than he had ever been. I honestly don’t know how he was able to keep his job, as he would be visually impaired by 11am almost every day. My siblings began losing respect for him, and started treating him as if he was a child almost 24-7, with them being children themselves. When my mom gave him the ultimatum of either leaving her and us, or entering rehab, I honestly had no clue which option he would take. Fortunately, the next morning, he made the decision to go to rehab. After 3-5 months of not seeing or hardly even hearing from him, he returned, and the person that came back was amazing. The person he had become was as if all my best memories of him had been embodied into a whole. Within 3-4 months of my Dad returning from rehab, my sister unfortunately passed away in a car accident, and my family was devastated. Fortunately, my dad had been able to regain the respect of my sister, and had formed a bond with her greater than any one point in her life. My Dad is still sober to this day, and is one of, if not the greatest and most loving person I know. I say this all to show that people struggling with alcoholism are never beyond the point of saving, and that if you are in a similar situation, encourage your parent, or yourself, to make the decision to become sober, because deep down the person you are, or know is still there, and can change

Author — @gassyprius6514


I absolutely hate alcohol! It ruins so many lives. Praying for this man and his family .

Author — @cowboyj3677