I agree. Any show like this has the potential of being sensationalist, but I think it also teaches a lot of good information. I also recommend "Escaping Evil" on the biography channel. Its a show about people who have lived in a cult or under cult-like situations. Since a lot of what they experience overlaps with what it is like to be in an abusive situations, I think it can be good for rooting out the lie that it is the victim's fault.
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Like a spent gladiator
crawling in the colosseum dust
who can count on his remaining limbs
all the people he can trust.
Like the one who stands behind him
cheering him on
Estatic when he stands defiant,
wild with abandon when he's gone

just stay alive.
do whatever you need to.
you are worth it.