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Recap The view: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dr. Drew

It was a special edition of The View today with an entire show about women and addiction -- and Kate Gosselin was our guest co-host.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, the host of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Sex Rehab, and Sober House, gave viewers some information on why women get addicted and hide it more than men do. Dr. Drew spoke about trying to stop teen addiction to painkillers by making it harder for them to get their hands on their parents’ medications. Dr. Drew’s brought a "Prescription Locker" for everyone in our audience.

Actress Mackenzie Phillips and country star Mindy McCready were here to share their struggles, which they're dealing with through rehabilitation. The two women took us through a typical day at rehab -- and told us how their pasts played a role in their first developing an addiction. We also welcomed Jennifer Ketcham, who appeared on Dr. Drew’s Sex Rehab. Jennifer told our viewers about being a porn star for over 10 years, which led her to seek treatment for sex addiction. Dr. Drew told viewers what happens once you enter rehab.

Sober House's Jennifer Gimenez joined to discuss how she handles being the house manager -- even when the times get really tough. Jennifer was an actress and model who became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Now that she is clean and sober -- and the mom of the entire house -- the co-hosts were curious as to if she fears she will ever relapse.

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