Relapse

Season 1
 (126)
6.4201113+
RELAPSE is the new docu-reality series on A&E that follows sober coaches as they work to save the lives of addicts who have relapsed on drugs and alcohol. "Sober coaching" is a last resort for addicts who have tried other methods to get sober and have failed.
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Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. David / Brooke
    April 4 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    David is a firefighter whose alcoholism has escalated into violent behavior. His wife won't allow their two children to come near him, and he's been suspended from the fire department. Brooke was a civil engineering student with a 3.9 GPA before her meth addiction and partying lifestyle forced her to drop out of college.
  2. 2. Adam / Keri
    April 11 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adam is a crack addict who's abandoned his family to feed his habit. Can a sober coach help him get straight before his fiancee and three children leave him? Meanwhile, Keri is an opiate addict and prostitute who lives off her "sugar daddy." She's failed time and again to get clean, so her family has turned to a sober coach to help her detox and escape the "sugar daddy" who refuses to let her go.
  3. 3. Brandon
    April 18 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A former hockey player and honor student, Brandon is now a heroin addict who's failed three times at inpatient treatment. To put an end to the madness, his family has contacted a sober coach who has only one week to break Brandon of his addiction and drug-dependent relationship with his girlfriend, and get them both the help they need.
  4. 4. Kelly / Johnny
    April 25 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kelly has always gotten by on her good looks and charm--until now. She faces a year in jail if she doesn't stop doing meth, and she's already lost custody of her daughter. After several failed attempts at rehab, a sober coach is her one last chance to get back on track. Meanwhile, Johnny, a handsome American-Indian, lives on a beautiful estate and parties at the best restaurants.
  5. 5. Courtney / Wes
    May 2 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Courtney, once a competitive ice skater, is now a homeless drug addict who kept doing drugs even after an overdose nearly killed her. A sober coach has only one week to help her get clean. Wes, the son of an award-winning director, grew up in L.A. surrounded by the glamour of the entertainment industry.

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Season year
2011
Network
A&E Television Networks
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4.2 out of 5 stars

126 global ratings

  1. 63% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
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B. ReeseReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
One and done
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I purchased one episode to see what I thought. I won't be purchasing any more. The best way I can describe this is that a "sober coach" comes and tells the person who has a long history of addiction that they need help. Results may vary. Maybe it was the episode I watched, but there actually seemed to be a complacency about everyone involved. Even with its imperfections, the A&E Show Intervention has more bite, more of a feeling that those coming to help are empowered and ready. On this show it seemed to boil down more to "what to change?, want help?". I could actually understand why the people with the addiction issue seems unclear on what the process was that was supposed to be happening because I was too.
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kate pollackReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Seth the Sober Coach Makes This Series
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Some episodes were better than others. Overall, this show is largely forgettable with one outstanding exception: Seth the Sober Coach. I saw him for the first time on the regular "Intervention" series and was blown away by his ability to extract the truth from people and get right to the core of the issue at hand. I also love how he takes abusive parents to task. He is inspiring and needs his own show. Other than Seth, I wasn't a huge fant of this show.
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MissiReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gripping and Poignant
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I love shows like this whereby someone is really in trouble and has a chance to help save themselves. Of course some take the opportunity and others don't, but at least they have a chance. All of the sober coaches are awesome - makes me want to be one. Poignant depictions about how drugs and alcohol can really ruin the lives of so many. Yet, where there is life there's hope!
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RexReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
IV drug use
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Good premise. But imitating IV drug can bring on a relapse!
TGReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still watching them all
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But I've watched a couple. If you like Intervention, you'll like this show. I'd describe this show as a much moodier Intervention, a little more fast paced but still set at the heart of the hope and despair of addiction. I love the coaches in the show as well, they're all passionate and likeable. You really find yourself rooting for the people featured by the end of the show, thus why I say a moodier (perhaps even more emotional?) Intervention. I love this show so far- perhaps even more than Intervention.
7 people found this helpful
Rachel RadhaReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very real, for anyone in recovery or interested in ...
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Very real , for anyone in recovery or interested in people trying to recover from addiction, The show depicts real people struggling to get and stay sober through a sober coach.
Mary Ellen Heath CastelloReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn't Really Match the Title
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These shows aren't really so much about people who had problems with relapse, or even the signs and symptoms of relapse (which I was looking for), but instead, they are more about people who struggle with really wanting to become sober, who repeatedly go through treatment and fail. Not very encouraging, but good barometer of the difficulty of going through treatment and succeeding.
3 people found this helpful
TomHunter1968Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great series for those struggling with addiction to any substance
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Great series for those struggling with addiction to any substance, from alcohol to hard drugs. I hand-picked the episodes I felt most relevant, rather than buying the whole season. I was an alcoholic years ago, and sometimes seeing other go through the repercussions of relapsing is enough to remind you that you dont want to head down that road again...
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