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.
Dr Drew Pinsky helps drug addicted celebrities get treatment. Exploitation! At least that's the complaints from most of the critics. Sure somewhere along the line, somebody has to make some money. But I'm not going to be so cynical. As for the other criticism that these are B-list or lower celebs, I think those people missed the point.
The journey these people go thru is fascinating and eye opening. Dr Drew is not as critical of these people as maybe I would want to be, but I think these aren't in-depth investigations as much as personal recovery. In that sense, digging up old wounds may be counter productive. I really get invested in these people's lives. Sometimes, I do feel the celebs are a little self serving. Dr Drew may treat some with kid gloves. But overall, it's a compelling watch.
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