Rehab Review: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity Rehab Reunion

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“I was reminded again how incredibly brave and open those guys were. They just throw themselves into stuff,” Dr. Drew told me a few days after the taping Celebrity Rehab reunion late last month. Not that I needed reminding. I hung around backstage that day from early afternoon through the five-hour (!) finale shoot, and witnessed a group of people to whom sharing themselves comes as easy as breathing. Just try to get them to hold back!

I can think of no better person who illustrates the act of putting oneself out there than Mary Ellen/Carey.

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“I’m happy with the experience I had in the porn industry. It’s definitely unique. It’s a weird industry…I could never win (the AVN Award for) Performer of the Year, which is the girl who does the most dirty movies of the year. I never did anal, I never swallowed, I never did two guys at once. People in porn think I’m lame because I don’t do that stuff, but I feel better about myself not having done it. I save anal for personal life!”

Mary told me all of this (and much more) within minutes of meeting, as if by showing off those newly enhanced breasts (she got them done in November, due to sagging, she says) didn’t do a good enough job of putting herself out there. I love this woman, and I have since way before Celebrity Rehab was even a concept. I saw her as a feature dancer in a South Jersey strip club in 2006. I reminded Mary of that performance, and she proceeded to introduce me to everyone else for the rest of the day with some variation of, “This is Rich, and he saw me dance at this dingy strip club in New Jersey a few years ago.” That is not just the best, but the only way to be introduced by a former porn-star-turned-gubernatorial-candidate, let me tell ya.

Mary (as well as Jamie, who arrived a bit later) took me under her wing that day and I hung out with her the most. This is going to sound trite and maybe entitled but being around her felt so…normal. I don’t know if it’s just that she’s exactly how you’d expect from seeing her on TV or if it’s just that you can’t help but be familiar with a woman who announces her attitude toward anal sex as an alternate way of saying hello or what, but Mary’s charms are never less than fascinating.

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(Jamie Foxxworth arrives and gets to Sidekickin’ it with Mary. Texting habits die hard.)

Brigitte Nielsen exuded an openness similar to Mary’s — she told me that her husband was her “bodyguard” from substances and in the next breath informed me that “he’s great in bed!” (Brigitte, by the way, says she hasn’t had a drink since July 20, 2007 and she quit smoking on September 4, 2007.) Her openness, in fact, can be best described as habitual: “They told me that I couldn’t go to rehab on TV, and I said, ‘Oh yes I can.’ If they’ve seen me drunk, if they’ve seen me foolish, then they can see me trying to get better and get help. There’s nothing wrong with that. I know it’s very controversial, but like Dr. Drew said, this experience is like walking on the moon. Let’s see how it’s gonna go.”

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Chyna, whose reservation characterized her on the show (and was as palpable in person), wasn’t so eager to dive in. “I felt like I was going to be judged,” she told me. “I wanted to hide away while the show was airing. I was nervous until I started noticing that what had bothered me for years, the negativity, the judging, the vicious attacks on the Internet…the public doesn’t feel that way. It’s been exactly the opposite. I walk down the street and people are genuinely concerned. They’re rooting for everyone. And it’s helped! There’s really good hoo-rah out there. It makes a really big difference. I know it’s hard for people to understand that, but it really does affect you.”

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It hasn’t been so breezy for Ricco Rodriguez. He says he’s faced a lot of scrutiny over the story that he shared about getting into a car accident and trying to deflect the blame by moving his wife’s body behind the wheel. He thought she was dead. She wasn’t. It’s interesting that Chyna feels the way she did, while her entire reason for being in rehab throughout the show’s run was somewhat mysterious, while Ricco shared something major and has been scorned.

“You have people on the blogs. I’m not on them, but [wife] Carmen reads some of it and gets hurt,” he told me in his dressing room. Ricco, I should add here, gave me undivided attention and was more thoughtful than you’d ever expect from a UFC Heavyweight Champ. Gentle giant! “People have passed judgment on some of the stories that I’ve told, but that’s what you do in rehab: you talk about some of the crazy things that you’ve been through. You talk about the fact that you’ve made some bad mistakes and you hope they’ll never happen again. I’m with someone who forgives me and stands by me and then the blame gets shifted on her: why would a woman be with someone like that? People don’t understand that that’s why I love her so much more. She’s someone who understands and sympathizes and gives me the opportunity to improve as a person. For that part, I can’t thank her enough. People don’t understand the full concept of the story. One thing that I can say about my accident is that it happened years ago. It’s not as bad as it sounded and I totally fessed up to it. No one got into trouble because I was honest. People really don’t understand that there’s more to the story than what you see on TV. You have to give a little bit of room.”

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(Right before this picture, Mary teased Ricco for the amount of makeup he was wearing, and he explained that it was because of the two black eyes he was rocking underneath. If there’s any way to butch up pancake foundation, surely it’s that.)

I, frankly, expected Jamie to be at least difficult and unfriendly, just judging her overall tone on the show and her attitude toward Shelley. I told Jamie that, too, because I couldn’t have been more wrong — she was just as warm and down-to-earth as Mary was. And like Ricco, she said that she was frustrated by being scrutinized as a result of the show. In her case, it wasn’t so much because of any past indiscretions, but for the very reason she was attending rehab: people just don’t take marijuana addiction seriously.

“That pissed me off,” Jamie said as we walked with Mary to the lunch tent. “Addiction is addiction. If you can’t stop something that you normally abuse, it’s a problem and needs to be cut out of your life. I got a lot of messages like, ‘You could just stop!’ But obviously I can’t. It’s like anything. Gambling, cigarettes, anything. It just made me kind of upset.”

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Again, the juxtaposition continues: it seemed like those who didn’t receive (or, at least, weren’t focused on) criticism from the outside as a result of the show became their own naysayers. Mary told me that her MySpace comments have expanded from being mainly from “guys saying that they jerk off to me” to now “girls telling me that they look up to me.” Replacing sadism with masochism, she had plenty of criticism reserved for herself:

“I kind of gave up on wearing makeup and I gained a lot of weight in rehab. I’m not used to eating three meals a day. A lot of times there’s not a lot to do but sit around and eat. And my skin broke out. I’m watching it, like, ‘Wow, my looks are falling apart as the episodes progress.’”

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Brigitte’s ready for drastic measures as a result of seeing herself on Rehab. “I never, ever watched anything I did,” she said. “Never in my life. I was too worried about what I was going to see. But I watched this and I really enjoyed it. I’m just really upset about how old and how scary I look. I think I look 90. So now that I don’t smoke, I can’t wait to be pulled. I’m gonna do everything. Everything possible! But I want to do a beautiful job. I want to take a picture of me from 15, 20 years ago and work toward that. We’re gonna do it one way or another. I want all kids of lips! I’m going to do everything, but in the most natural way possible.” Reconstructing Brigitte sounds like a reality show — don’t be surprised if it actually becomes one. Oh, and as a kicker, Gitte added: “And maybe once I’ve done all that, I might want to have another kid.” Taketh away, giveth, taketh away, giveth. The cycle is endless.

Of course, there were some people who didn’t have the luxury of sharing their thoughts on themselves or anything, for that matter. Daniel Baldwin was scheduled to appear but backed out just before the shoot. Jessica Sierra did not attend because a judge rules that she is not allowed to be within 100 feet of a camera or a microphone. Dr. Drew isn’t pleased about that.

“Jessica is amazing. It was a major loss that she couldn’t be at the reunion,” he told me later. “She was a beacon in that group. She’s obviously a firecracker, but for me she was a go-to person in the group. That’s why I was so pissed off that the judge was so rough on her. He treated her like a bad patient. She isn’t a bad patient, she’s just a sick person.”

Mary, who bonded with Jessica the most closely (the two of them and Jamie dubbed themselves the “Mary J’s”) explained just how big of a firecracker Jessica can be. “I had a bad experience with sober living because Jessica and I got into a fight, we were roommates there. She attacked me, she tried to choke me. I packed up my stuff and left, a week into it. ”

They’ve since reconciled and Mary visits her in rehab. Mary told me stuff about Jessica’s current frame of mind that I’m sure would sadden Dr. Drew if he’s not already aware: “She’s really excited that her porno’s up to No. 1. She needed money really bad, so she told the guy that she’d do it.”

It doesn’t seem to be in Mary’s disposition to take a self-righteous stand and dissuade her friend from repeating the mistakes that led her to rehab in the first place (as much as we maybe wish that she would). Ricco and Brigitte, on the other hand, weren’t shy about holding up their accomplishments against those of the rest of the group (Ricco and Brigitte, after all, are the only two thus far who say they are completely sober). “Look at Jessica’s situation, look at Daniel Baldwin, look at Mary, look at Joanie,” said Ricco. “What is their outcome? For me, I said, I’m going to be sober, I’m going to change my life. And that’s what I did.”

When asked about how she felt about attending the reunion before the taping, Brigitte very much lived up to the informal nickname Dr. Drew has given her: “No-Bulls*** Brigitte.” “I think it’s a pain in the ass! It’s exhausting. I’m glad to see everyone, but being here all day…And because I know people are going to say they’re sober and they’re not. I’ve seen them on TMZ and I know they’re not going to be honest.”

Perhaps she underestimated her fellow patients. Those who weren’t completely open at least weren’t liars. Mum was the word from Seth, who’s the only cast member that attended that I didn’t even at least informally interview. While mild in temperament and otherwise completely pleasant, he seemed withdrawn before the show and I figured that since everyone else was so tangible, I could let him have his space.

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Later, of course, while on stage, we’d come to find out that Seth had relapsed just days before the reunion taping. Dr. Drew said that Seth’s standoffish vibe could be attributed wholly to that. “Seth is normally not like that,” Dr. Drew said. “He had just come off a binge. He was ashamed. He was scared he was going to get ambushed, he was so afraid to be honest. Addicts feels so bad about themselves that they expect people to shame them and demean them and he was so elated when everyone came around and supported him.”

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And then there’s Jeff.

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I’d seen him hobbling around backstage, often with his notorious girlfriend Vikki in tow, but I didn’t really jump at talking to him, because I had no idea what kind of state he’d be in or if he’d even have anything to share. Stupid me: of course he wanted to talk. The guy’s a performer! He loves talking, especially about himself. This I found out when I finally approached him as he was outside smoking a cigarette. He was nice, although his icy blue eyes with pupils so small that they’d make pinpricks jealous, were unnerving. It was like looking into the eyes of an eagle.

Our conversation was…bizarre. I’m including it in transcript form in an attempt to doing it justice:

Me: What’d you think of the show?

Jeff: I thought it was a great show. When we were shooting it, I said, ‘This show’s gonna be huge.’ I’ve been in the business for 50 years, well, 48. I think we had a big hit.

Me: Well, you pretty much stole the show.

Jeff: I don’t like to say things like that, but I wouldn’t disagree. We went through it. Everybody gave 100 percent of themselves and I think it really shows.

Me: Is it painful to see what kind of state you were in?

Jeff: When I breakdown and cry [on the show], I end up crying watching me cry. I go through that moment again and I’m kind of a sensitive guy.

Me: You went to some very deep places emotionally.

Jeff: If you’re gonna do it, do it. Don’t beat around the bush. I was there to do a job and whatever rehab came out of it was a perk. It was an add-on. I’m an actor. Hire me and I do my thing. As an actor, there’s a myriad of choices you make, so I would choose the one that would be the best for the show and do that. So, in a way it was acting, but it was real.

Me: So how are you doing now?

Jeff: I’m doing OK. My back is still a real issue. They want me off the pain meds, but it’s like, are you going to take the pain for me? I’m fused between L1 and T10, so more than half of my back is fused. Four operations in three months. People say I’ve lost weight, but I say, You’d lose weight, too, if you had that many operations.

Obviously, the most problematic bit of information from this exchange is the suggestion that Jeff was acting. And I include that information here not to undermine the work of anyone (including the network that pays my bills), but because this was suspected all along by Jeff’s fellow patients. Plus, in his current, off-the-wagon state, I’m not sure that Jeff is an authority on even his own behavior (at the very least, admitting this so openly seems like a high thing to do, right?). I asked Dr. Drew about it later, and here’s how he explained it:

“My sense of that was, the difference between acting and reality for Jeff can be very fluid. He either doesn’t know whether he’s acting or not, and when he feels bad about something he just chalks it up to acting. That’s OK with me. I don’t care.”

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Drew’s comment got me thinking. I bet he’s right. It’s totally plausible that Jeff’s divide between entertaining and existing is in flux, because the divide between entertaining and existing is in flux, period. Reality TV, YouTube, TMZ and online social networking all have contributed to the weird, simultaneous inflammation and reduction of what it means to be famous. I once made a comment to Dr. Drew as to why it makes sense to film famous people in the process of rehabilitation: if you live in public; it’s only natural to heal in public. He brushed that off as philosophical, but the more time I spent with these people, the more I became convinced that I was onto something. These people put themselves out there on and for this show precisely because putting themselves out there is what they know how to do. Or maybe it’s just that, like anything that feels good, sharing yourself becomes addictive. And I say this not to downplay anyone’s bravery, which I do feel is vast and admirable. But the whole ordeal, the whole Celebrity Rehab phenomenon, finally made me wonder if maybe that old adage that states that “all the world’s a stage” is no longer true. Maybe in 2008, all the world’s a group therapy session.

For Dr. Drew’s part, he said he was mostly happy about the way everything wrapped up. “There are things from an outcome standpoint that I wish had been different. I wish that Jeff had agreed to go into the hospital. I know I’ll get him eventually. I wish Jamie had made a firmer commitment to M.A. But every one of them showed me what I believe to be true: a) they were transformed by the experience and b) they’re all in the process. But as far as the experience went, it couldn’t have been better.”

I couldn’t find anyone involved who disagreed.

Click through the shots below for some rehearsal shots. Pay attention to the ones of Jeff nodding off. They’re special.

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  1. Janet says:

    I Loved The Show It Was Awesome.I Can’t Wait For Season 2.I Love Dr.Drew!

  2. Donna says:

    I have never before changed my opinion of someone as drastically (like 360 degrees) as I’ve changed my opinion of Brigitte N. after watching this show. I have so much admiration for her now, that it’s hard to express. Six months ago my only thought was that she was a tacky, vulgar loser, a past-hope alcoholic, and basically a joke, who would probably die soon in an embarrassing way (which is my own fear for myself.). I realize now that it was the addiction talking, not her, and I now consider her a lady, a champion, very brave, articulate, humble, generous and honest, very classy, not at all fake, and someone I’d like to know, someone who could actually help me with my own struggle with alcohol. Her transformation gives me hope. She might consider this as a new avocation, helping others to start over. She has a true, calm sympathy for those who struggle around her, and never seemed to need to “act” for the camera. And I also think she looks beautiful now, really beautiful, when a year ago she looked like an old hag. She needs no plastic “work”, I think she needs just to stay sober and use her personal gift and great heart to help others who still struggle, and I pray that she will. She is an inspiration to me in my struggle for recovery, and I hope that knowing this helps her to stay sober, a lifelong challenge.

  3. AmeyB says:

    Chrisann,
    Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla,,,if you are going to post at lest make it somewhat interesting..haha or you will bore us to death as usual. Are you sure your Robert is not Dannielle? haha

  4. DAVE7007 says:

    DONNA,
    WHAT THE HELL???….DANNIELLE OR CHRISANN HELP ,ME WITH DONNA….SET HER STRAIGHT.;..THANKS…..LOL….LMAO…

  5. DAVE7007 says:

    JANET AND DONNA ….TWO DUMBASSES…WHO NEED TO READ MY FTIGGING LESSONS….THIS IS A FRIGGING TV SHOW DUMBASSES….NOT REAL…LMAO…THESE ARE PHONY TV SHRINKS…GEEEEEZZZZZZZ…..WHEN I READ THIEE FRIGGING POSTS FROM THESE DUMBASS ABUSER LOSERS, I AM REALLY STARTING TO BELIEVE WHEN HAVE BECOME A LAND OF DUMBASSES…AND WE ARE GETTING DUMBER…..DONNA AND JANET ARE GOOD EXAMPLES…LOL….LMAO….

  6. DAVE7007 says:

    JANET AND DONNA ….TWO DUMBASSES…WHO NEED TO READ MY FTIGGING LESSONS….THIS IS A FRIGGING TV SHOW DUMBASSES….NOT REAL…LMAO…THESE ARE PHONY TV SHRINKS…GEEEEEZZZZZZZ…..WHEN I READ THIEE FRIGGING POSTS FROM THESE DUMBASS ABUSER LOSERS, I AM REALLY STARTING TO BELIEVE WHEN HAVE BECOME A LAND OF DUMBASSES…AND WE ARE GETTING DUMBER…..DONNA AND JANET ARE GOOD EXAMPLES…LOL….LMAO….

  7. dannielle says:

    DAVE7007 WHAT CAN I TELL YOU. MAYBE YOU SHOULD START YOUR LESSONS OVER FOR THESE NEWBEEZ. IV’E LEARNED SO MUCH FROM YOU I CAN’T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. I’M SURE AMEYB SHOULD REREAD YOUR LESSONS ALSO. I DON’T THINK SHE UNDERSTANDS WHATS GOING ON IN HER LIFE. SHE NEEDS SOME HELP. CAN YOU GIVE HER SOME COUNSELING DAVE7007 PLEASE I’M SURE SHE WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL.

    DONNA,
    READ DAVE7007′S LESSONS YOU WILL LEARN THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ADDICTION. COME ON PEOPLE ARN’T YOU READING OUR LESSONS.

    AMEYB,
    SORRY I LEFT YOU HANGING OVER THE WEEKEND I HAD SOME FAMILY THINGS TO ATTEND TO. BUT I’M BACK NOW SO WE CAN TALK. I WAS WONDERING HAVE YOU AND ROBERT HOOKED UP YET. YOU SURE WOULD MAKE A GREAT COUPLE. SEEMS HE NEEDS YOU AS BAD AS YOU NEED HIM. CAN’T YOU FIND ANYTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT BESIDES MY LOVE LIFE. I’M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE ON HERE. DOES TALKING ABOUT ME MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD? I THINK YOUR ADDICTED TO THIS BLOG IT IS ADDICTIVE YA KNOW. LOOK AT DAVE7007 HE HAS TO LONG ON THIS BLOG OR HE GOES THROUGH WITHDRAWLS. I DON’T WANT YOU TO END UP LIKE HIM. SO BECAREFUL .

  8. AmeyB says:

    Dannielle,
    bla bla bla bla, you are almost as bad and boring as your husband, you know Chrisann, almost, haha, and at least I donot take this site seriously like you. I am on here to enjoy myself and entertainment. Not trying to hook up with anyone like you and Chrisann diid.

  9. DANNIELLE says:

    AMEYB,
    YOU R THE ONE TAKING THIS SO SERIOSLY. I’M ENJOYING MYSELF. FIND ANOTHER PERSON TO TALK TO AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

  10. DANNIELLE says:

    happy tuesday everyone

  11. Robert says:

    Janet and Donna are star struck..and stupid, have to agree with Dave7007 on that. And Amey you are funny and right about the two lesbians,,they talk to much., haha

  12. Then real stuff guy says:

    The first patient for Celeb rehab 2 is… Dr Drew Pinsky. And number 2 is that insufferable gilligan-like rehab-ist guy who feeds, yep feeds on rehab…

  13. Jimmnu says:

    If this is a disease, then there has to be a better answer. And TV ain’t it.

    This is all about bucks, not treatment.

    Pinsky does it for fame, at your expense.

    I wouldnt’ trust these odious clowns with my… we’ll anything.

  14. DANNIELLE says:

    HEY DAVE7007 DID YOU GIVE UP ON US?

  15. dannielle says:

    ROBERT,
    HAVN’T YOU AND AMEYB GOT TOGETHER YET. YOU CAN MEET SOME INTERSTING PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG. OH YA DR. DREW IS MY FRIEND ON MYSPACE. HE HAS SOME REALLY COOL PICTURES ON HIS SPACE. I’LL KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET SO I DON’T TALK TO MUCH. HA HA HA HA

  16. DANNIELLE says:

    good morning eveyone. how’s life mine is just great.

  17. DANNIELLE says:

    WHERE IS EVERYONE AT? HAS DAVE7007 RAN EVERYONE OFF FOR GOOD?

  18. dannielle says:

    GOOD MORNING ALL IT’S THURSDAY APRIL 17TH. WHERE IS ALL MY LITTLE FRIENDS AT? DAVE7007 DON’T YOU HAVE A LESSON FOR US OR HAVE YOU GIVIN UP?

  19. noitall says:

    TV rehab is a cheap fix. Dr. Drew scares me. Haven’t we all met him? Face it Dr. Drew does this for fame and cash. He’s a celebrity-wannabe…. It’s a ego-thing. And thats of a lot bigger then any addiction.

    He’s willing to share his space along with Brett Michaels, Tequilla and Fava flav. Need I say more. And I love his pictures posted on this website, have you ever seen a more uncomfortable individual, his body language screams that he wants to get away from these…. well you know.

  20. dannielle says:

    NOITALL,
    ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE SAME DR. DREW THAT I KNOW? DON’T YOU THINK THAT THE CELEBS ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY TO? SO WHAT IF HE MAKES SOME MONEY, WE ALL WORK IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER DON’T WE? I BELIEVE IN DR. DREW I THINK HE DID A GREAT JOB WITH THOSE ADDICTS.( OH YA SORRY DAVE7007 THERES NO SUCH THING AS ADDICTION, RIGHT?)

    WHERE ARE ALL MY PEOPLE AT THESE DAYS AMEYB DID YOU GIVE UP LIKE DAVE7007 DID, AND ROBERT DID YOU FINALLY FIND LOVE IN YOUR LIFE? JUST WONDERING WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE. HAVE A GREAT DAY

  21. chrisann says:

    Dave 7007 Gosh your so right…. what the heck Donna – do some more of what ever it is your taking… dam wake up girl…… You either want to be straight or you dont….. Grow up…your looking for the wrong attention like amey is… .. Your so lost.. and confused.. this isnt the Dr.Philp sight…
    Dave7007…. … Anyways how have you been ????/ All ok>?????? Miss talking to you… … gosh get those lessons to these idots… they need all the help they can get….

  22. chrisann says:

    Dave….. Donna and Amey are lost soles on here….. if they were able to read your lessons they would.. but they are so lonely and lost all they want to do is talk about how bad they have it…. lets get out the freakin violin… and play some tunes for them….

    read the lessons.. might do you some good!

    GET OFF WHAT EVER IT IS YOUR ON…. AND WAKE UP…. THAT SIMPLE…. CRYING DOESNT DO YOU ANY GOOD… .. YOU DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT… JUST CRY ON HERE… WE DONT WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE… GET A FREAKIN LIFE YOU IDOTS.. STOP CRYING…. BO HOO…… GROW UP! GO TALK TO DR. PHILP….. HE WILL TELL YOU HOW IT IS…. CUT AND DRY…

  23. chrisann says:

    grow the heck up.. and stop your freakin crying….. enough already!

    Dave how ya been?

  24. dannielle says:

    CHRISANN,
    I DON’T THINK ANYONE WANTS TO TALK TO US ANYMORE. WHATS WRONG WITH EVERBODY LIFE TO HARD FOR YOU? YOU TELL UM CHRISANN. AND O WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FRIEND DAVE7007. WHERE R U AT DAVE 7007. WE MISS TALKING TO YOU. THESE PEOPLE NEED YOU.

  25. dannielle says:

    GOOD SAT. HOW IS EVERYONE TODAY? I HAVE ALOT GOING ON. SOFTBALL PRACTICE AND THEN WERE GOING TO SEE OUR PASTERS WIFE IN A CHIOR, IT WILL BE NICE. WELL HAVE A GREAT DAY.

  26. LAPrince says:

    The concept of this show is GREAT! I truly hope it helps people with their recovery. What ever you think about what works and doesn’t work is a matter of opinion. What is important is that people TRY!
    If they are successful or not, doesn’t matter if you just keep trying and don’t give up. If watching this helps “ONE” person decide to get sober, it is working.
    As far as it being REAL? This is HOLLYWOOD! The town I grew up in! Take the GOOD out of the message. The truth would only make you cry!

  27. AmeyB says:

    Chrisann and Dannielle the two lesbians on here who will bore you to death..they will make you want to do drugs..haha…bla bla bla bla bla bla bla…..

  28. dannielle says:

    AMEYB,
    NICE TO SEE YOU STILL CARE ABOUT US. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN. DID YOU HOOK UP WITH ROBERT YET? I THINK YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR ANGER. SEEMS YOU JUST CAN’T GET OVER THE PAST AND THAT CAN BE A VERY BIG PROBLEM FOR YOU. I CARE SO YOU SHOULD TRY TO GET DAVE7007 TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE ADVICE. HE’S A REAL COUNSELOR YA KNOW. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY NOW YA HEAR

  29. dannielle says:

    GOOD MORNING HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND? I HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. DAVE7007 WHERE YA AT BEEN MISSING YOU. I NEED TO LAUGH YOU HAVE TO PUT UP YOUR LESSON FOR THE WEEK OR THESE PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE LOST. HAVE A GREAT DAY PEOPLE

  30. DAVE7007 says:

    I AM HERE DUMBASSES….WORKING ON A LESSON…WAS BUSY SPANKING A NAUGHTY LADY….LOL…BUT I AM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….LOL

  31. dannielle says:

    GOOD MORNING DAVE7007 I HAVE BEEN MISSING YOU. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE REALLY NEED A LESSON. WHO WERE YOU SPANKING? I KNOW IT WAS AMEYB WASN’T IT? SHE’S BEEN A BAD GIRL WHILE YOU WERE GONE SHE NEEDED A SPANKING. WAITING FOR OUR NEXT LESSON GET ON WITH IT WOULD YOU. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE GONNA HAVE ANOTHER CHECK UP ON THE CELEBS FROM THIS BLOG? HAVE A GOOD DAY DAVE7007

  32. DAVE7007 says:

    DANNIELLE…
    YOU ARE RIGHT THEY NEED ME….LOL…I AM HERE…WAS OUT OF TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS…BUT BACK NOW!!!!!!!………LOL

  33. DANNIELLE says:

    welcome back dave7007 wheres our lesson at i’m anxious to read it. alot of people need to read it to. where did you go on vac.? did you have a good time? well have a good day.

  34. DAVE7007 says:

    WENT TO NY FOR A FEWS DAY….HAD A GOOD TIME…HAD TO RELEASE SOME TENSION…..LOL

  35. AmeyB says:

    Dannielle,
    Bla Bla Bla Bla…Dave Dannille is such a phoney…hey why do yo care where he went, ..thiink she is coming on to you…but don’s she have a husband? her husband name is Chrisanne…haha…bla bla bla…

  36. Robert says:

    Amey,
    I have to agree with you, Dannielle needs to worry about her husband Chrisanns needs….

  37. DANNIELLE says:

    DON’T YOU TWO HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT BESIDES CHRISANN AND I. MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE ASKING DAVE7007 MORE QUESTIONS SEEMS TO ME YOU BOTH NEED SOME LESSONS. I CAN ASK DAVE7007 ANYTHING I WANT TO. DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT ME I HAVE PLENTY OF LOVED ONES DOING THAT ALREADY.
    DAVE7008 GET ON WITH THE LESSON THESE TWO ARE SO MESSED UP THEY CAN’T SPEAK STRAIGHT.

  38. dannielle says:

    AMEY, YOU CAN KISS MY @&^

  39. DANNIELLE says:

    good morning happy saturday everyone

  40. AmeyB says:

    Dannielle,
    This is what I hear from your posts…bla bloa bla bla bla..haha…you have some serious issues as you are always on here talking about your phoney addiction…bla bla..

  41. AmeyB says:

    Have a hunch that Dannielle, lives in her grandmas basement and is to at o get up the stairs…just a hunch but think it is true…hahaha….bla bla bla bla….

  42. dannielle says:

    AMEYB,
    YOU SUCK GET A LIFE OR ARE YOU REALLY DAVE7007. YOU THINK YOUR SO CUTE DON’T YOU. I DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME. SEEMS YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO DO YOURSELF, SO WHY DON’T YOU GET A LIFE. IF THE ADDICTION THAT I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING ISN’T REAL THAN NEITHER R U. HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT

  43. gaylee bird says:

    i’ve watched quite q few of your shows. can not continue watching them. they make me really sick at the amjor drama that these only know in their pathetic lives. i’ve had a really bad drug addiction, and you know something? i quit all on my own cold turkey. this bs they protrey on this show is so meaningless to me. oh boohoo. my life sucks, have all this money and i just can’t keep it together. here’s a sence of reality. grow thw F*@& up. don’t feel sorry for those that aren’t able to help themselves. i’m a nobody and i did it. i was truely killing myself before i snapped out of my poor me world and got a grip. here’s a little advise wake up and smell the damn cat box. i’m poor and have nothing in life, but at the same time i have more then you rich people. i have a great deal of love for myself and the peopl who love me back. in that note, i’m richier then you’ll ever be. i’ve have a living life i wish to continue on with.

  44. sunmiss says:

    Really Dave 7007?? have you resulted to talking to your female side on here now??? honestly I find it more pathetic that you keep talking on here, now at firlst it was kinda irritating, now it is just a sad sad thing! Do you realize that you do the same “all caps” with every person you impersinate? I am just wondering if you know or your just plain stupid! well Nice to know you are still on here playing with yourself cause no one will talk to you anymore or play with you.. Its just a good thing that you are realizing that you have multipal personality. Choose a better name than Danielle.

  45. amazed says:

    I don’t know what is harder to believe. The fact that people actually watch this train wreck of a show or the fact that these celebs thought it was a good idea to sign up for it! Dr. Drew, it saddens me to know that a Doctor who has promised to “do no harm” would sign up for what can only be called a tragic circus. The only possible objective is money and ratings, no matter how many “concerned” faces you make while on camera. You can not honestly say that someone so terribly ravaged by drinking or drug use could sign on for this nonsense with a clear head ( witness Jeff Conaway) and a full understanding of how they were going to be exploited. Rehab is a wonderful thing, and those who are willing to admit they have a problem and seek help should be cheered.
    But this was not rehab, this was a money grab at the expense of Hollywood’s weakest and bleakest stars. How a medical Professional could take part in this mess and still be able to look at themselves in the mirror is beyond me.

  46. Dr Deb says:

    As a REAL doctor, a nonaddict, and an actual physician who knows the difference between addiction (a psychiatric disorder in which the person seeks higher amounts of their “favored” drug to attain a “feeling” which results in a worsening of their life condition as exhibited by poor decision-making and/or poor physical outcome to the body) and narcotic dependance (when there is a need for medication to decrease or eliminate abnormal painful sensations which–if left untreated–cause a great disability in the person but when treated allows the person to return to a normal state of function without causing abnormal mental functioning and the level of medication needed is generally stable with little need for increase unless the cause of the pain increases.) A sudden decrease of the substances will cause a physical withdrawal in either case. An addict will see a deterioration of his/her life as the substance is consumed. One who is dependant due to a legitimate condition will see an improvement as the debilitating symptoms are removed.

    There is a very real condition called “pseudoaddiction” which is actually a condition that affects the physician. The patient legitiately needs the medication to treat the pain and is in a constant state of feeling “almost better” and continually asks the doctor for 1-2 more doses per day or for the “next higher strength”‘ or the medication because the pain is not “quite controlled”. In this case, It is the doctor who is preventing the patient from being completely treated, just as much as if he/she only partially treated an infection. It is NOT the patient who is at fault but the doctor. If the doctor would increase the medication level to what the patient says he/she feels would work, >90% of the time, it would. Sure. Sometimes the dr is going to get burned/fooled on this (maybe 10%), but should they disbelieve 90% of the patients at the get go because of the 10% who are crooked (at this level of suspicion)?

    Doctors who ONLY treat addicts err way too far on the “don’t give ‘em the benefit of the doubt” side while pain docs may give too much “benefit of the doubt.” Those poorly educated in either just avoid the issue all together.

    Dr Drew is an excellent doctor. He won me over with one statement and it was with regard to Jeff. Paraphrasing, he made the statement that Jeff was particularly difficult to treat because of his legitimate back pain PLUS his true addiction issues. There is an excellent physician for him to consult with in his area of the country, Dr Stephen Stahl, a neuropsychopharmacologist, who gives professional conferences all over the country multiple times a year. He would be one who knows how to work with patients who have “burned out receptors”, which is what happens in such patients. I can’t imagine Dr Drew doesn’t know him or know of him, but if he doesn’t, he should make such contact as the two of them could partner on a certain level. I’d be happy for Dr Drew to contact me and give permission to the webmaster to allow that connection to be made.

    However for those of you who know so much more than we doctors and believe all Dr Drew was doing was “totally bogus” and “just for the money and ratings,” you’ll never get it. You have too much fun yelling at each other about “facts” which are not.

    Dr Deb

  47. amazed says:

    Well, it sounds as though there is another “Doctor” looking for her own show. I do not question the knowledge Dr.Drew has on addiction and recovery ( althought he may be a little rusty having spent over the last decade giving love advice over the radio) but I do question his morals both as a Doctor and as a person for taking part in such a disgusting program. Do I think these celebs need help? For the most part yes. Some of them are very sick. The others seem to be looking for one last chance at the spotlight and for whatever reason decided this was the way to go. Do I think they will benefit from treatment? No doubt. But do I think they should be exploited and have every dirty detail made available for the viewing public. No way. Again I state that someone as deeply affected by substance abuse as Jeff Conaway could not have made the choice to appear on this program with a clear head. Dr. Drew and the creators of this show very obviously appealed to not only the addict in him, but the out of work actor as well.
    There is nothing to “get” here Dr.Deb, except the vaulable lesson that apparently anyone can be bought, or sold as the case may be. But I will watch out for your show with interst. Perhaps they will need expert advice on stubbed toes next year on “Dances with the Stars!”

  48. dannielle says:

    this is not dave7007 i am my own person thank you. i hope dr. drew does another show.

  49. Beth says:

    I was in rehab four times over the space of three and a half years. Now I am 59 years old and have 23 years clean and sober. This show is a real life depiction of rehab as I remember it.

    Re: the last episode I saw – Daniel Baldwin just used the wet shirt contest as an excuse to leave the program. I commend those that hung in there and continued to work on themselves, help each other and by staying the course sincerley wanting to help others watching the show.

    Drumheller, AB, Canada

  50. R Nelles says:

    I loved the show, I wish Jeff would get well and dump that girlfriend , I can’t stand her. Brigette is so beautiful I hope she is doing well/ When I was young there wasn’t this drug thing , but I have grandkids and greatgrand kids so it is a learning experience for me to see what can happen. Take care and look forward to the next season.

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