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Dr. Drew Has No Plans To Continue VH1's Celebrity Rehab!

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Celebrity Rehab has had its fair share of drama throughout its run on VH1.

With a grand total of five deaths — Mindy McCready, Jeff Conoway, Rodney King, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar — and their repercussions, it seems Dr. Drew doesn’t want to deal with it any longer.

The TV Doctor said:

“I don’t have any plans to do it anymore… I am tired of taking all the heat, it is just ridiculous.”

He added:

“It’s very stressful and very intense for me. And to have people questioning my motives and taking aim at me because people get sick and die, because they have a life threatening disease, then I have to take blame for that? Rodney King has a heart attack and I have to take blame for that? That’s really what is happening these days.”

As for the process of treating addiction, Dr. Drew explained:

“Treating addiction is treating addiction and we had a program that was second to none. We could handily anything — the sickest patients we would take. And we were good. We did it for 20 years. That’s enough.”

Well, he sure does sound pretty confident in his decision. On to the next, VH1??

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]

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10 comments to “Dr. Drew Has No Plans To Continue VH1's Celebrity Rehab!”

  1. 1

    What an EXTREMELY EVIL MONSTER; spreading that TOXIC 12-Step religious AA/NA cult POISON….

    Dr. Drew IS IN DENIAL!

  2. SARAH says – reply to this


    It's 6 deaths. Jani Lane, the sad singer of warrant was on there and he died as well.

  3. 3

    This sort of stuff happens without cameras. These people are sick. You can't blame him or any doctor who tries to help. It's rediculous.

  4. 4

    Does anybody really keeps watching that channel and Mtv?…. theres nothing about music in either of them anymore. Both offer trash shows.

  5. 5

    "I am tired of taking all the heat…" After 5 related deaths, I imagine you are. Anyone who has dealt with an addicted friend or family member knows how difficult it is for an addict to give up their lifestyle. Many more fail than succeed. I'm sure Dr. Drew knows that. But still he took the gig and the money. Not feeling sorry for him.

  6. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: dreamboat – True, my brother died of heart failure brought on by overuse of crystal meth.
    On the other hand my cousin got off both drugs and alcohol with AA, so it works sometimes.
    Just thankful to not have those problems. Probably drink a bit more than I should but I do it at home and harm no one.

  7. rain says – reply to this


    Perez why don't you give Howard Stern credit for this since you picked it all off from his interview

  8. 8

    Dr. Death

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    He can try to guide/coach/steer/illuminate, but he can't keep the crack pipe out of their hands when they leave. They have to want to change. Bad rap. How many successes do these types of professionals have? None are completely successful, particularly if a person is hellbent on destruction.

  10. DNT says – reply to this


    Death happens. I have been in recovery for quite a while and personally have known more people who lost their lives than I even care to count at this point. Getting sober is easy. Staying sober is hard. And if people aren't willing to take direction then there is not a damn thing Dr. Drew or anybody else could have done to help them. Rodney died of a heart attack so why Drew is getting heat for that is beyond me. Jeff Conaway, Mike Starr, and Joey Kovar were some the most severe cases even by addict standards. Addiction is complicated to treat. Doctors aren't sober wand wielding mind-readers. You have to use the tools you given and ask for help if you need it. Ultimately we are each responsible for our own recovery. You can't force sobriety on the unwilling.