Dear friends, the time has come: “Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House” is coming to an end…for this season anyway. You know there are enough train wrecks out there to fully compliment at least another five seasons.
What will happen to former “American Idol” runner-up to the runner-up Nikki McKibbin? Will Mary Carey forget everything my beloved silver fox Dr. Drew has taught her and return to a life of porn movies and pills? And what about former Guns and Roses drummer Steven Adler? Since moving into the “Sober House” he has had two relapses and was even arrested for possession of heroine. Will he be able to make it in the real world without the help of the Pasadena Recovery Center staff? He couldn’t even pee in a cup without someone’s help, so I am going to guess probably not.
I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Drew recently while he was promoting his many shows and his upcoming book: “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America” (which is due in stores March 17).
I asked the doc if he ever worries about what motivates some celebrities to sign-up to have their battles with addiction filmed. He responded:
“We are always concerned with what motivates a patient to seek treatment. I have found that if you pay them to show-up and pay them to stay-in, they stay longer and increase their chance of getting better.”
I guess Andy Dick was harder-up for work than I thought.
You can read more of my interview with Dr. Drew here at Hollywood Dame.
Catch the season finale of “Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House” Thursday March 12 at 10 PM ET/PT.