This reality television show features all different types of addictions (drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, etc) and real people living with them on a day to day basis. Each show features ... See full summary »
Aided by a team of the nation's foremost sexual addiction experts, Dr. Drew will guide eight new patients from the worlds of entertainment and sports through one of the most intensive, real-life detox and treatment programs in the world.
The topic of drug addiction has been discussed on so many levels as of late; from talk shows, movies, TV, radio, and of course the internet. You name it. True, some of the facts and opinions being said on such facts tend to sometimes lead to no easy answers, but when the process of being physically involved in saving the person's life from their doom is portrayed so poorly on a show such as this, it leads me to wonder if the addicts can be reformed, in this case, celebrities. Or is it that the so-called doctor is actually doing his job and not trying to cash in on the fad. I beg to differ because I don't think this show is addressing the issues that these addicts are facing in a professional matter. Drug addiction is NOT meant to be televised for entertainment. It's to help those who are truly struggling against a debilitating disease. Like it or not, drug addiction is in fact A DISEASE. Those that try to sugarcoat is being in denial and arrogant. The callousness of the shows staff and it's ringleader of this circus from hell couldn't be more clear. In that respect alone, these celebrities deserve each other. I can recall another well-known show that is nothing more than pure exhibition, but that's another topic for another time.
What I really felt is that no matter how adamant the host seems to be at trying to help these poor, lost souls, the pain truth is that none of them want to be helped. They just want fame and attention; albeit in a dark and absurd manner which goes as far as to say to something of the effect of "bringing a loaded gun to school". When your a celebrity, you are loved and adorned all throughout the world and people like to see that. But the life of a celebrity is a double-edged sword because the last thing people want is to see them fall. That is the sad reality we live in and it's having a negative effect on children and teens, some of which, aspire to be just like them. If these people are willing to rid themselves of their inner turmoil, then by all accounts they should seek out private and professional help, NOT let themselves be paraded like a bunch of jackasses on live television. In the case of Lindsay Lohan, personally, I don't think she wants to be helped. The recent news of her sentence being shortened to a mere 3 weeks is nothing more than a slap on the wrist. This same arrogance, this same blatant disregard for not only for his/her safety, but for the public, is definitive proof that America's drug culture is being ignored by politics and media. This show does nothing for them, nor does it cover any ground relating to this national crisis. It is pure exhibitionism. And that's the sad truth.
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