Friday, July 18, 2008
Steven Adler, formerly of Guns N' Roses who just got done filming Celebrity Rehab and was supposed to be in the spin off show Sober Living was arrested last night for allegedly being in the possession of narcotics and being under the influence of drugs. In addition to the above charges he also had a warrant out for his arrest on other charges.
I know rehab is a hit and miss thing and that most people do relapse, but I'm wondering if this Celebrity Rehab thing is a good idea. It just doesn't seem like the show has really helped anyone and all it is doing is giving people who really need help the idea that rehab doesn't work. Sure, rehab doesn't always work but to put that squarely in the face of people who need it hardly seems like the best advertisement for getting people into rehab.
I think another problem is that the celebrities who volunteer to be on the show are not exactly A list celebrities and therefore have really bottomed out because of drugs. These are people who already had multiple chances and were not able to kick drugs or else they would have probably regained something of their career and not been at a point where they would need to go on the show to try and salvage their career.
The only people this shows seems to be helping are the producers and Dr. Drew.