The Orchard will be featured in an episode of Intervention Canada, airing in August and September 2016. For more details, see CBC’s Documentary channel (Season 3, Episode 4).
Intervention Canada is a five-part documentary series that takes the viewer deep inside the roller coaster of addiction.
From a Winnipeg family determined to rescue their talented musician son from a deadly crystal meth addiction to a Hamilton family’s struggle to save their daughter from the grips of an addiction to computer keyboard duster, the series provides an unflinching glimpse at the horrifying reality of the life of an addict, as well as the gut-wrenching toll their addiction takes on their family and friends. With the help of returning interventionists Andrew Galloway and Maureen Brine, each episode culminates in a dramatic intervention where the subject must make a life-and-death decision –- continue their descent to rock bottom alone, or accept the offer of a clear path to recovery in one of Canada’s top addiction treatment facilities.
Episode 4 – Sarah (Monday, Aug 15 at 9pm ET, repeats Saturday, Aug 20)
Twenty-two year-old Sarah is a beautiful and intelligent young woman. From the outside, it seems like she has everything going for her: a loving family, a committed boyfriend, and a college education. But five years ago, a trip to Japan changed her life forever when she found herself at the epicentre of a horrifying earthquake and tsunami in which thousands died. Plagued by survivor’s guilt and intense media exposure, Sarah hit the bottle to numb the pain. Now, her drinking habit has climbed to 40 ounces of vodka a day, and her family is terrified that Sarah won’t make it long enough to get help.