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Dr. Drew Pinsky says he's done with 'Celebrity Rehab'

If VH1 does another edition of "Celebrity Rehab," it will do so without Dr. Drew Pinsky.In an interview on the Zach Sang and the Gang radio show, Pinsky says he doesn't "have any plans to do that again," largely because of the stress of the job."I'm tired of taking all the heat -- it's just ridiculous," Pinsky says (the full interview is here; "Celebrity Rehab" talk starts about eight minutes in). "These are burdensome patients that I follow for long periods of time -- we're still kind of treating the rehab patients form last year. We treat them for a good six, nine months. ... These are really sick people. That's why they die."Five patients who have appeared on "Celebrity Rehab" have subsequently died, most recently country singer Mindy McCready earlier this year. Pinsky said at the time that he was no longer treating McCready."I'm tired. ... It's very stressful, it's very intense for me,"... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/dr-drew-pinsky-says-hes-done-with-celebrity-rehab.html

VH1 admits non-famous people into 'Rehab with Dr. Drew'

After five seasons of "Celebrity Rehab," VH1 will open the treatment center doors to people who aren't famous.The cable network has ordered eight episodes of what it's now calling "Rehab with Dr. Drew" to premiere in the summer. The show will follow a group of young adults as they enter the Pasadena Recovery Center to go through treatment for addiction."I'm so excited to once again have the opportunity to educate viewers about the deadly disease of addiction," Dr. Drew Pinsky says. "It is my sincere hope that this show will encourage people who are struggling to seek the help."VH1 says "Celebrity Rehab" led "many viewers" to contact the network in search of help, so it wanted to reach out to some of those people. "We feel this expanded format will hold up a mirror to our core audience and hopefully give them some new insight to this disease that touches almost everyone -- whether they... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/vh1-admits-non-famous-people-into-rehab-with-dr-drew.html

'Celebrity Rehab': Bob Discovers Steven Adler Lied About His Sobriety (VIDEO)

Sex, drugs and rock and roll is an expression almost as old as rock music. For Steven Adler these things may be too interconnected for him to successfully tour with his band and find sobriety, as we saw on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). When Dr. Drew's Head Counselor, Bob Forrest, stopped in to check on Adler, he was disappointed to find the former Guns N' Roses drummer was still smoking marijuana, and apparently on a daily basis. To emphasis the severity of Adler's addiction, Forrest asked, "Why couldn't you just not smoke pot for a day? That's what I want to point out to you. You knew I was coming here." //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/12/steven-adler-lied-about-sobriety-celebrity-rehab-video/

Michael Lohan's Last Words to the Old Michael on 'Celebrity Rehab' Finale (VIDEO)

It was time to be discharged back into the regular world on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET On VH1). It's a bittersweet day for the patients as they get the excitement of being able to take back the reigns of their lives coupled with the terror of having to take back the reigns of their lives. It was when they were in charge of themselves that they got into the trouble that led them to Dr. Drew and his team in the first place. So as an exercise, they talked to the person they were before entering rehab, hopefully saying goodbye to him or her forever. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/22/michael-lohans-last-words-celebrity-rehab-finale-video/

Steven Adler Learns About Mike Starr's Death on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Steven Adler and the other patients on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1) got a sobering reminder about how dangerous addiction can be. It was an especially difficult moment for Adler, though, because of the close personal relationship he had with former 'Celebrity Rehab' patient Mike Starr. Dr. Drew and the staff learned that Starr had died of a drug overdose shortly after getting prescription pain medication. Shelly Sprague broke the news to Adler, who immediately knew what had taken his friend's life. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/15/steven-adler-learns-mike-starr-dead-celebrity-rehab-video/

Michael Lohan Flips Out on Kate Major, Threatens to Leave 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Patients on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sundays, 10PM on VH1) tend to have more than their fair share of rocky relationships. That's especially true of Michael Lohan, who had an explosive blow-up with his ex-fiance Kate Major, who he and Dr. Drew have been trying to convince to enter treatment. The incident started when Lohan appeared in a tabloid report kissing Kim Granatell, better known as Kim G from 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey.' That sent Major, who was on her way to the Pasadena Recovery Center for visiting day, into a fit, which soon escalated into a phone shouting match. Lohan worked himself into a rage while denying that he kissed Kim G., and threatened to leave rehab as he was being told he needed to calm down because of his heart. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/08/michael-lohan-flips-out-celebrity-rehab-video/

Amy Fisher's Husband Threatens Jeremy Jackson After a Bad Joke About Her Past on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

"Family Day" is supposed to be a day of happiness, support and celebration of progress in sobriety on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1). But things quickly spiraled out of control when Jeremy Jackson's sister made a joke in very poor taste. Jackson has become good friends with Amy Fisher in rehab, but his sister didn't make the connection when she first met Fisher, "because you didn't introduce yourself as 'Buttafuoco face shooter'." Now, that's a very harsh thing to say to someone. She has no way of knowing how Fisher is emotionally about what she did, though the fact that she's in rehab says quite a lot about how she's coping with something . //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/01/amy-fisher-husband-jeremy-jackson-celebrity-rehab-video/

Michael Lohan Threatens to Leave 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Michael Lohan's days on 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM ET on VH1) may be numbered. Of course, we'll have to wait until next week to find out if he truly walks off the show, and out of rehab, but how did it get to this? Lohan was looking forward to seeing his ex-fiancée when family came to visit, but the staff members at the facility were concerned because they're pretty certain that she's an addict right now. Thus, seeing Lohan could set his own recovery back. As such, they said that if she came she would also have to sign up for treatment. When Lohan found out about this, he didn't take it well at all. He stormed around, ranting and raving to everyone about the rules and who has to follow them. //www.aoltv.com/2011/07/25/michael-lohan-threatens-to-leave-celebrity-rehab-video/

Steven Adler Storms Out on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Steven Adler walked out the door after a tense discussion with Dr. Drew and Amy Fisher on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' (Sun., 9PM on VH1). Claiming that Fisher's dishonesty and unwillingness to share with the group was holding everyone back, the former Guns N' Roses drummer charged Fisher with living in denial. "What's wrong with denial?" Drew asked. //www.aoltv.com/2011/07/18/steven-adler-storms-out-on-celebrity-rehab-video/

Busy Dr. Drew Puts 'Celebrity Rehab' on Indefinite Hiatus

Dr.   Drew   Pinsky is going to take a long time off from helping troubled stars. It has been reported that " Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew " will go on indefinite hiatus after the current fifth season is wrapped up.   "The decision was made to put the show on hiatus because Dr. Drew Pinsky is just too busy to continue to do the show," a source connected to the show told   Radar Online . The addiction medicine specialist indeed has a bunch of other shows to keep him busy, including "Dr. Drew Show", "Loveline", "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew", "Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House" and upcoming "Life Changers".   Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00042038.html