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Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 9 Sneak Peek: Reunited

Family weekend at the Pasadena Recovery Center is always one of the most emotional times spent at rehab, and this week, emotions run high with all the patients on Rehab With Dr. Drew. While most of the patients are excited to see their families, Drewbee is more withdrawn than ever and continues to threaten to leave. But will he actually run away, or can his parents and sister talk him out of it? Find out Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Pic Of The Day: Jenn Gimenez Rocks A Housewives Red Carpet

Jennifer Gimenez On The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Red Carpet

Jennifer Gimenez is one busy woman. Not only does she put in time on Rehab With Dr. Drew, but she’s also going to be featured on the third season of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills on Bravo, which stars her real-life BFF Brandi Glanville. In this shot from last week’s red carpet premiere event for the Housewives, Jennifer stunned in a gorgeous black gown. For more photos from the event, click here.
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Dr. John Sharp Talks Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 8: The Family System

Dr. John Sharp Rehab With Dr. Drew

Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that happened in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to Dr. John Sharp, who appeared last season on Celebrity Rehab and was this season’s Associate Medical Director, Psychiatrist on Call, and Director of Aftercare for the program. Dr. Sharp worked closely with the patients to make sure they remained stable and successful throughout the recovery process.

It was clear that a lot of people were affected by Ashleigh’s seizure this week and how serious it was, but I wanted to discuss Drewbee because it seems like of all the patients, he was actually unaffected and started to turn on the treatment process, he seemed very numb to everything from that point on.

Numb to everything, her situation, the reality of his situation, absolutely. Ashleigh’s seizure was really, really scary for everybody, it’s something you know could happen in recovery, but nonetheless, addicts don’t often give it its proper regard until they actually see it, and there’s really nothing scarier than seeing a seizure. After she received treatment and was cared for and was brought back to the facility, she wasn’t even as affected as everyone else who had to actually see what she was going through. That became a focal point for the group in recognizing the seriousness and the risks involved with their substance use and abuse. The exception to that was probably Drewbee. Read more…

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Jennifer Gimenez On Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 8: The Disease Should Scare You

Jennifer Gimenez Rehab With Dr. Drew

Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that went down in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to our friend Jennifer Gimenez, the resident technician at the facility who had battled demons on her own, and we got into Drewbee’s constantly changing decisions, and the effect of family on the patients.

I can’t imagine how freaked out everyone must have been to witness Ashleigh’s seizure, that’s a frightening thing to witness.

It is. There’s a part of you that feels so powerless as it’s happening, and medically when we started this season, Dr. Drew has evaluated all the patients and when he evaluated Ashleigh, he was like “She’s going to have a seizure within two weeks.” So thankfully we were prepared, but you never know when it’s going to hit, and there she is at the dog park and boom, it happened. I’m really glad Bob and Shelly were there, I mean, someone is always around the group, but she was in really good hands and they knew how to calm the situation, it was so intense for everyone. When they came back and they all are talking about what happened, I think it’s really good that they were communicative and able to express what they feel, and it was Michael who said “That was so scary, I was so scared,” and I said “Good, the disease should scare you once you start getting sober.” It’s a good, healthy scare, due to the fact that Ashleigh is okay. It was an eye-opener for them to see what drugs and alcohol do and what the consequences are. Read more…

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Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 8: Ashleigh’s Scare

The patients on Rehab With Dr. Drew have already seen a lot of trauma thus far, but when Ashleigh has a seizure in front of all of them, the grim reality of withdrawal hits them all hard. Watch the sneak peek from this week’s episode and see how everyone deals with her health scare, and tune in to the show when it airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Dr. John Sharp Talks Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 7: Opposing Feelings

Rehab WIth Dr. Drew

Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that happened in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to Dr. John Sharp, who appeared last season on Celebrity Rehab and was this season’s Associate Medical Director, Psychiatrist on Call, and Director of Aftercare for the program. Dr. Sharp worked closely with the patients to make sure they remained stable and successful throughout the recovery process. Read more…

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Jennifer Gimenez On Episode 7 Of Rehab With Dr. Drew: Loaded Souls

Jennifer Gimenez Rehab With Dr. Drew

Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that went down in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to our friend Jennifer Gimenez, the resident technician at the facility who had battled demons on her own, and she offered up her insight and some behind-the-scenes details for this episode, ranging from Eric running away and his emotional reunion with his mother, to Deanna‘s obsession with Tupac.

So in the aftermath of the gang showdown, once everyone returned to the facility, it was still pretty much just mayhem. What was going on with you that whole time that Eric was running and you were trying to prevent Deanna from walking out?

It was more important for me to stay with the group than leave and go looking for Eric, because you can’t leave the group alone. It was more important for me to talk Deanna out of leaving, and at one point I started crying and she looked at me like “Are you crying for me?” and I nodded and she was like “Oh! I think I’ll stay then!” They don’t show that, but I think she realized that people there were caring about her. The good thing was that they were all talking about what happened — even if it wasn’t the kindest words, but they were talking it out and starting to communicate what washappening because it was such a traumatic experience. While Eric was running, thankfully there were cameras that at least knew where he was. It was so traumatic, and a lot of people are asking me “How did you feel?” or “Why didn’t you have any protection?” and I really was in survival mode at that point, my mission was just to care for them. It wasn’t me trying to figure out anything about me until the night was done. Read more…

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Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 7 Sneak Peek: The Runaway

With Eric taking off and running away from the facility and Jenn left all alone with the rest of the patients to calm them down, it’s mayhem on this week’s Rehab With Dr. Drew. Not only has Eric bolted, but Deanna has packed her bags and is ready to run, too. Watch our sneak peek from Sunday night’s episode to see if the group can pull it together, or if they have to deal with the loss of one or more of their peers. Rehab With Dr. Drew airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Dr. Sharp Discusses Episode 6 Of Rehab With Dr. Drew: Managing The Chaos

Rehab With Dr. Drew
Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that happened in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to Dr. John Sharp, who appeared last season on Celebrity Rehab and was this season’s Associate Medical Director, Psychiatrist on Call, and Director of Aftercare for the program. Dr. Sharp worked closely with the patients to make sure they remained stable and successful throughout the recovery process. Read more…

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Jennifer Gimenez On Episode 6 Of Rehab With Dr. Drew: “Never, Ever, Ever Walk Down A Dark Alley”

Rehab With Dr. Drew
Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that went down in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to our friend Jennifer Gimenez, the resident technician at the facility who had battled demons on her own, and she offered up her insight and some behind-the-scenes details for this episode, which involved a scary episode involving two runaway cast members who find themselves in the middle of gang territory. Though everything ended safely, Jenn gave us the real story of how the situation spun out of control and the entire group was put in danger.

Tell me the story of what really happened between the guys who approached you, Eric and Drewbee.

We were at the AA meeting and within three minutes, Eric and Drew decided to go outside and smoke a cigarette, and within moments, they left. I was running around the streets of north Pasadena looking for them, which is not a very good neighborhood, and there are some gang houses around there, it’s just not a safe neighborhood. So the guys decide to take a walk and I’m running down the street in an unsafe place, and I find them in a dark alley. I ran up and, you know, that whole confrontation between the three of us lasted longer than what you guys see, and I told them “You’re lucky nothing happened to you guys.” They were like “Chill out, enough already!” and I was like “No, you don’t get to leave the group and you didn’t even let me know! What if something happened?” and boom, this car comes around. Read more…