Apparently finding Z-List celebrities to exploit is too hard for VH1 to do so now they have decided to just exploit regular people (:: Serious Stare ::).
That’s where Rehab With Dr. Drew comes in.
VH1 is once again partnering with Dr. Drew Pinsky to lead a group of addicts through the difficult process of getting clean and sober. The new season of “Rehab with Dr. Drew” (Tentative title) will not feature celebrities with substance abuse issues, but instead follow the real-life experiences of young adults who are struggling with addiction as they undergo the same detoxification and treatment plan at The Pasadena Recovery Center as utilized in “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” “Rehab with Dr. Drew” is set to premiere in the summer of 2012 on VH1 with eight one-hour episodes.
You know what? They can’t even keep so called celebrities alive and sober with this show. What the hell makes them think regular people will fare any better? This shit is just exploitative. You’re taking people with drug problems who don’t know how to handle being in front of a camera, pay them money and deprive them of family contact. Because they get to be on TV they’re going to be exposed to a new environment that is even more rife with drugs, alcohol and temptation. Terrible.