The second season of the Celebrity Rehab spin-off Sober House is set to premiere on VH1 on Thursday, March 11 at 10/9c. Read about it in the press release below, and check out the cast, which combines patients from Celebrity Rehab and Sex Rehab.
Addicts enter rehab as an emergency measure geared at saving their lives. But what happens after the twenty-one days of intensive, in-patient treatment are complete? Sober House with Dr. Drew chronicles the all-important transitional period beyond the safety of rehab when the real work begins and patients initiate their move back into society. World-renowned addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky facilitates the continued path to healing for several of his most challenging patients in eight new episodes of Sober House with Dr. Drew. The new season is set to premiere on Thursday, March 11 at 10pm.
A sober living house is an interim step on the path to sobriety where addicts can live in a supervised and sober environment with structure and rules, i.e. mandatory curfews, chores and therapeutic meetings. In this show, celebrity addicts, most of whom have spent the better part of their lives in the throws of addiction, will learn how to essentially start their lives over from the ground up. In many cases, successfully maintaining sobriety requires patients to alter everything about their previous lives when they were actively addicted to alcohol and other drugs. This could include changing jobs, eliminating friends and even abandoning loved ones who are deemed toxic to their sobriety.
Dr. Drew and his staff will keep a watchful eye over all that goes on at the Sober House. Throughout the course of the experience, patients will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Drew in both one-on-one and group counseling sessions in an effort to understand and solidify their sobriety.
In the end, we will witness the real life struggles of these celebrity patients whose sobriety hangs by a thread as they experience the pressures of daily life outside of rehab. Dr. Drew and his team will strive to give the patients the tools they need to maintain sobriety when they leave the house and return to the public eye of their celebrity lives.
If you’ve been watching, you should be familiar with the celebs below, and what they’ve done with their lives, but just in case you aren’t, we’ve included their bios, as well.
Jennifer Gimenez (Sober House)
Jenn Gimenez is a model and actress. She has appeared in music videos for Tupac Shakur, Babyface and Mick Jagger as well on the big-screen in films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. She has made television appearances on The Bold and The Beautiful and Karen Sisco. As a recovering addict herself, Gimenez continues her role as the House Manager on the second season of VH1′s Sober House.
Dennis Rodman (Celebrity Rehab 3)
Dennis Rodman is retired from the NBA where he won five championships, led the league in rebounds for a record 7 consecutive years, and was twice voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Known as one of the original “Bad Boys” of the league, he also developed an outlandish persona of multi-colored hair, dozens of tattoos and earrings and garnered the nickname, “The Worm.” As his career wound down, however, he soon became more famous for his wild behavior—affairs with Madonna, a drunken marriage to Carmen Electra that was annulled after 10 days, and out-of-control parties that often ended with the arrival of the police. In 2008, he was arrested for a domestic violence charge. He is a binge drinker who feels he has his alcohol abuse “under control”. Dennis was court ordered to go to rehab, and after completing treatment in the third season of Celebrity Rehab, Dennis continues his recovery in Sober House.
Heidi Fleiss (Celebrity Rehab 3)
Known as the “Hollywood Madam,” in 1997 Heidi was convicted in connection with her prostitution ring with charges including procuring and tax evasion. Her ring reportedly had numerous famous and wealthy clients. She was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion (the pandering charges were dropped), but served just 21. Her original three-year sentence prompted wide outrage at her harsh punishment, while her customers had not been punished. Since getting out of prison Heidi has moved to Nevada where she lives in the desert with dozens of exotic birds. Dr. Drew treated Heidi for a severe addiction to methamphetamines in Celebrity Rehab 3, and now Heidi continues her journey toward sobriety in Sober House.
Jennie Ketcham (Sex Rehab)
Adult Entertainer Jennifer grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her late teens, she adopted the identity of Penny Flame and became one of the most financially successful porn and web-cam actors in the world. Jenny renounced pornography while in treatment with Dr. Drew on Sex Rehab, and now she continues her struggle for sexual sobriety in Sober House.
Kari Ann Peniche (Sex Rehab, Celebrity Rehab 3)
Kari Ann Peniche held the Miss Oregon Teen USA and the Miss United States Teen USA titles. When nude photos of Kari Ann appeared in Playboy, she was stripped of her United States title. Kari Ann became a patient on VH1′s Sex Rehab, but was removed from the show early because of her erratic behavior. Soon afterwards it was learned that her bad behavior was caused by her drug ?addiction to crystal meth, which Dr. Drew felt should be addressed immediately. Had they been aware of this from the beginning, Dr. Drew would have had her tackle her drug addiction before tackling her sex addiction. After successfully completing Celebrity Rehab, Kari Ann now continues her journey at the Sober House.
Kendra Jade Rossi (Sex Rehab)
Model/dancer Kendra moved to Southern California in her early 20′s and quickly became a superstar in adult films. She’s been a darling of the tabloids and linked to Hollywood’s rich and famous, using this notoriety to get out of porn and into feature dancing, but at the same time she fell into heavy alcohol use. Kendra left porn altogether eight years ago and married musician Lukas Rossi. She now manages his career and runs an animal rescue. After being treated by Dr. Drew for sex addiction in Sex Rehab, where it was discovered she also had an alcohol abuse problem, Kendra is now continuing her quest for sobriety in Sober House.
Mike Starr (Celebrity Rehab 3)
Mike Starr was the original bassist for the popular 90′s rock band Alice in Chains from 1987 to 1993, when he was asked to leave the band by the other members. Mike’s problems with drug abuse took a dark turn and from that year on he has faced a mounting variety of drug possession, DUI and property-destruction charges. A veteran of 30 stints in drug rehabilitation facilities, Mike’s drugs of choice include heroin, methadone, crystal meth, cocaine and pot. He was treated by Dr. Drew on Celebrity Rehab 3 and continues is journey on Sober House.
Seth Binzer (Celebrity Rehab, Celebrity Rehab 2, Sober House)
Seth Binzer, better known as “Shifty,” is a recording artist who co-founded the musical group Crazy Town in 1995. The group’s single “Butterfly” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001. In 2004 he collaborated with DJ Paul Oakenfield on the top 10 single “Starry Eyed Surprise.” Seth was treated by Dr. Drew on the first season of Celebrity Rehab, then again in the second season, and he continued on in the first season of Sober House. Each time Dr. Drew has treated Seth he has relapsed, and once again he’s reached out to Dr. Drew for help.
Tom Sizemore (Celebrity Rehab 3)
Tom is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in war films such Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down. He has long battled drug addiction and was convicted in 2003 of assault and battery against his girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss, but the charges were later overturned. Sizemore has been in and out of jail and drug treatment centers repeatedly. Dr. Drew treated Tom for his drug addiction in Celebrity Rehab 3, and now Tom continues his fight for sobriety in Sober House.
Sober House premieres Thursday, March 11 at 10/9c on VH1.