SEASON(S): 1 (5 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, March 2011) From the Emmy Award-winning producers of A&E's critically acclaimed "Intervention" comes the new original real-life series, "Relapse." The five-episode, one-hour series, premiering Monday, April 4 at 9PM ET/PT, follows Gwen Casella, Doug Caine, Patty Powers and Seth Jaffe, four of the country's leading sober coaches, as they work to save the lives of addicts who have hit rock bottom. More than 50% of addicts who get sober will relapse, and addicts who continue to do so generally need one-on-one help. Sober coaches are former addicts who have found their way back to clean living. They dedicate their lives to giving individualized attention to those who can't break their destructive habits. The coaches are often a last resort for addicts who have tried other methods to get sober but have failed. In each episode of "Relapse" the coaches, over the course of a week, 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. For the first time ever, viewers ride along with the sober coaches as they jump into the lives of their clients, forming a bond that is the heart of every episode, and make them face their demons head on.