October 23, 2008 08:00 AM by Joe Reality
Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew is returning for a second season on VH1. The series features Dr. Drew Pinsky working with celebrity patients undergoing treatment at a center in the Los Angeles area.
The series is set to run for eight one-hour episodes. Celebrity patients during the second season include Jeff Conaway, Sean Stewart, Amber Smith, Rodney King, Nikki McKibbon, Steven Adler and Tawny Kitaen. Gary Busey, who has actually been sober for thirteen years from his cocaine addiction, will also be taking part in the journey so that he can share his own experiences on the recovery process.
In Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, the patients will undergo an intensive twenty-one day program. The patients will spend time in group, one-on-one, and non-traditional therapy. The non-traditional therapies will include things like art and music.
In addition to Dr. Drew, drug counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Sprague will be returning to work with the patients. Some additional prominent physicians will also be a part of the second season, and they will work to give the patients supplementary one-on-one care. Another change for the second season is that the patients’ families will be more involved than ever in the recovery process.
“Over the course of the first season we were inundated with positive feedback about the series from our viewers and those in the rehab community. Dr Drew is a powerful, positive force for those seeking recovery and I am quite simply amazed not only by the quality of his medical care, but for how much Drew and his team truly care about the people they are treating,” said Jeff Olde, who is Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production at VH1. “This series is a deeply transformative emotional experience in front of the cameras and behind the scenes for everyone involved and I believe it resonates with the viewers because the stakes are so high and the journey is so very human.”
Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew 2 premieres on Thursday, October 23 at 10 PM on VH1.
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