Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew premiered on VH1. Celebrity rehab has been in the headlines alot lately. Britney Spears went to rehab a few times before checking in to a facility. Lohan spent pretty much all of 2007 in rehab. She stayed at three facilities last year.
The show is supposed to help the celebrities with treatment for their various drug and substance abuse problems. But one must ask at what point is it helping to film the celebs abusing drugs? Seth “Shifty” Binzer, the lead singer from Crazytown who wrote and sang the smash hits “Butterfly” and “Starry Eyed Surprise,” is shown in the opening scenes of the show talking to the camera saying "This is why I'm gonna probably die" and smoking on a crack pipe.
Actor Jeff Conaway who starred on Taxi and with John Travolta in 'Grease' is also shown snorting various drugs. Jeff stuggles to talk, he has lost motor function in his legs and checks in for rehab the following morning slumped over in his car clutching a bottle of Dom Perignon. Dr. Drew asks him. "What did you do to yourself last night?" Jeff replys. "Some cocaine...some Jack Daniels." Dr. Drew takes his blood pressure and calmly responds. "When did the alcohol and the cocaine kick in so big? Jeff's answer to his question. "Well, it was after everybody accused me of being a drug addict, I said...Well you know what... I might as well do it." Huh? These people have serious addiction problems and should get help without the cameras around them. Ex-American Idol Contestant Jessica Sierra is one of the celebrity rehab participants who has received coverage for her drug problems and recent arrest. Watching people going through addiction withdrawals, vomiting and consuming copious amounts of drugs and alcohol should not be considered, "must see tv". Also appearing on the show are Jessica Sierra, Brigitte Nielsen, Wrestler Chyna, Daniel Baldwin, Porn Star Mary Carey and Family Matters childstar Jaimee Foxworth. Watch the premiere episode. Learn more about celebrity rehab in the official press release.
UPDATE : DListed Mary Carey clip.
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