My favorite episodes of Intervention are the follow-up ones, in which they track what’s happened with the addicts in the months and years after treatment. Some have stayed clean, others are off-the-rails disasters. I always guess wrong.
Here on the site, I rarely do follow-ups. In fact, once an entry gets pushed off the front page, it’s pretty much dead to me. But it’s not dead to certain readers, who keep comment threads alive long after I’ve forgotten it.
So this week, I’ll be revisiting some recent and not-so-recent posts to look at what’s happened further down the scroll. In some cases, the discussion has veered far away from the original topic, which is why I’m bumping them back to the front page.
One housekeeping note: You’ll notice I’m closing comments on some posts, or simply never turning them on. Certain articles just seem to catch the crazy folks, and after five years I’ve gotten better at anticipating when that’s going to happen.