August 23, 2012

‘Rehab with Dr. Drew’ returns to VH1 to help young adults

VH1 and Dr. Drew Pinsky are back together for a sixth installment of “Rehab with Dr. Drew,” premiering Sunday, Sept., 16 at 8 p.m. ET. individuals straight out of the VH1 adultster demographic, Dr. Drew faces eight of his most challenging patients to date all with addictions ranging from heroin to prescription pills to alcohol.

According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 23.1 million Americans who were 12 or older needed treatment for drug and alcohol abuse that year, while only 2.6 million received treatment in a specialty facility. 

In the sixth installment of the ‘Rehab’ franchise, Dr. Drew once again takes viewers behind the closed doors of the rehabilitation process.  Dr. Drew aids his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety.  A raw and unflinching look at the many faces of addiction, show attempts to show us that rehab is not a glamorous spa vacation as often portrayed in the media, but a profound life changing process that offers hope for a better life.

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t limit itself to celebrities but reaches across all economic, social and racial boundaries with lasting and profound effects of not only of the patients but also their families, friends and co-workers,” says Dr. Drew. “Rehabilitation and sobriety on the other hand are an arduous lifelong journey.”

Returning for a sixth season to assist Dr. Drew are counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Sprague.  Also returning this season is Dr. John R. Sharp, M.D.  Dr. Sharp is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Gimenez will also be back as a resident technician. Jennifer was previously seen on season 5 of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober House” as the house manager.

For additional information about “Rehab with Dr. Drew,” click here to visit the official VH1 “Rehab with Dr. Drew” site. 

Image courtesy of VH1.

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