'Rehab With Dr. Drew' New Non-Celebrity Addiction Treatment Series
Dr. Drew: New Non-Celebrity Rehab Show on VH1
Dr. Drew Pinksy, not content to sit around and do nothing, is taking his brand of addiction treatment to a new VH1 series, RadarOnline.com reports.
While Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab has been shut down on the music video network (do they still play videos?), the good doctor has found a new way to help folks battling addiction.
Only this time, it's not a new crop of celebrities with problems -- it's real folks.
But wait... doesn't this sound strangely familiar? Intervention, anyone?
Dr. Drew is no doubt hoping to bring his celeb doctor status to the new rehab series, called (appropriately) Rehab With Dr. Drew.
His focus will be on young adults who need to clean up and, yes, they will go through the same treatment as their celeb counterparts, at The Pasadena Recovery Center rehab facility.
So, it looks like it will essentially be the same show, but without the celebrities.
Dr. Drew released the following statement: "I am so excited to once again have the opportunity to educate viewers about the deadly disease of addiction. More than 85 million Americans are affected by addiction, whether they've faced the disease themselves or have supported family members or friends through a substance abuse issue."
He adds, "The stigma and shame associated with drug and alcohol addiction prevents many from getting the help that they need. It is my sincere hope that this show will encourage people who are struggling to seek the help. Treatment works and there is hope and recovery is possible."
For all the ripping people do on Dr. Drew, you have to give him credit for helping people struggling with addiction and shining a light on addictions in general.
You can check out Rehab With Dr. Drew when it premieres this summer on VH-1.
Will you be watching?