Thursday, 8.30pm, Bio. ‘‘ My best friend is heroin,’’ Brittany says, and so her friends and family unite to save her with an ‘‘ intervention’’. This is is as gruesome as it is grubby, with Brittany describing her 30 months of life as a heroin addict and her family talking about what the drug is doing to them as she uses six times a day. And guess what! It is all due to her parents’ divorce, her mother’s previous prescription drug misuse and alleged sexual abuse by a neighbour. Of course she has no explanation of how her sister managed to avoid addiction (although her mother does drugs). So where does the $US500 a day come from and how do Brittany’s family and boyfriend tolerate her irrational rages and abuse of trust and love? (Another good question is where are the cops?) The answer is her family finally can’t — which is when Rod Espudo intervenes, escorting Brittany to the Betty Ford Centre. This is moral poverty porn, casting an unforgiving light on a dysfunctional family’s failings and the choice Brittany must make, between heroin and help. Does it work? Watch it and find out for yourself.