Warren Boyd: Extreme Interventionist: The Man Behind “The Cleaner”

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NEW YORK, NY – August 3, 2009 – A former addict, Warren Boyd, now more than 18 years sober, dedicates his life to helping addicts into recovery utilizing very unconventional methods. His personal journey inspired the A&E drama series “The Cleaner,” starring Benjamin Bratt as an uncommon hero who takes a by any means necessary approach to save others from addiction. Now, for the first time ever, Boyd opens up and allows cameras to delve inside his very real, highly secretive world of extreme intervention and hands on treatment in “Extreme Interventionist: The Man Behind The Cleaner.” The one-hour documentary special, narrated by Meredith Vieira, premieres on Tuesday, August 11 at 11 PM ET/PT on A&E.

The one-hour documentary special looks at Boyd’s battle with addiction, his recovery and subsequent dedication as counselor and extreme interventionist to numerous clients ranging from high-profile names to perfect strangers. The special details how he manages a handful of sober living facilities, safe houses, and a team of highly skilled private investigators who also act as compassionate counselors helping addicts build a sense of purpose and engage in adrenaline inducing activities to replace the high of drugs. Viewers will also meet some of his former clients who are now in recovery including actor Ashley Hamilton whose struggle with a heroin addiction led him to more than 30 rehab programs until Boyd helped him get sober in 2004. And, we’ll see Boyd at work as co-executive producer on “The Cleaner,” where he directly inspires Benjamin Bratt’s character and day-to-day brings his experience to add credible, real world grittiness and authenticity to the series.

“Extreme Interventionist: The Man Behind The Cleaner” is produced by Peacock Productions for A&E. Knute Walker and Elizabeth Fischer are executive producers for Peacock Productions. Executive Producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Colleen Conway.

Liz is a wife and mother of three from the Nashville area who likes being able to discuss her favorite TV shows with adults sometimes. She is addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse novels and was a huge fan of the HBO series based on the books, True Blood. Her other favorite shows include Chuck, Grimm, Pretty Little Liars, Blindspot, Heroes Reborn, The Goldbergs, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, just to name a few. Contact her at


  1. Billie

    August 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I have search for this Wavelinks Treatment Facility cant find it in the yellow pages or a website to find Warren Boyd for an intervention. Is there a website or phone number to reach him.

  2. Pamela

    August 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I also was looking for a webpage or a way to reach Warren Boyed I know someone who needs him to help him before it is to late.

    • Charles Turner

      August 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      I work directly for Mr. Boyd. If you would like to contact us, please email us at We will contact you regarding help we can offer for your individual situation. Thank you.

      • Cailin

        September 3, 2009 at 8:05 pm

        I am doing my hero project on him and cannot find any info. Please Help!

        • Rueben

          September 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm

          Caitlin: It looks like someone who works for Mr. Boyd posted earlier with this email address: Please contact Mr. Charles Turner and I’m sure he can help you out.

  3. Carol

    September 7, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I have heard that address is no good?

  4. Shirley

    January 3, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Mr. Charles Turner- If The Above Web Site Address IS NO GOOD, as I have read on numerous occasion’s- Then WHY? Post It? There are MANY People looking for HELP From MR. Warren Boyd As Well As Expecting SOME- ANY- Kind, of Response FROM YOU Regarding Their Situation! I Find It Frustrating That I, (or Other’s), Seek Out Information TO Contact WARREN And YOURSELF, For HELP, And Are Left ‘OutHere’ HOPE-ing, SomeOne Will ATTEMPT To HELP Or Possibly EVEN RESPOND- To OUR INDIVIDUAL Situation! Again, QUITE FRUSTRATING!! And, In So Saying This: How Is It An Individual Can Find Hope And Or Faith In Becoming Sober…. When NO ONE REALLY Care’s? THEY Only Say OR Portray That THEY Care, BUT, In ACTUALITY Do NOT! Quite UN-fortunite AND SADdening! QUITE!!

  5. Shirley

    January 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Please, Let ME Retract MY Statement Posted On Jan. 3rd 2010. Mr. Charles Turner I Apoligize For Not Giving YoU Time To Respond To MY Letter’S! I Wrote Them Around The Holiday’s, Which I’M Sure YoU Were Busy With Family. I’M SORRY! Mr. Turner Has Posted A Valid E-Mail & Not ONLY Has Mr. Turner Responded To MY E-Mail’s, HE Is Also Going To HELP ME! Therefore, AnyOne Seeking Help RE: The Above E-Mail Address…. I Can Say It’s Correct & Valid!!! THANK YOU, Mr. Charles Turner & Again I’M SORRY, For MY Lack Of Patience!