A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The featured celebrities are iffy role models at best, but the show has a strong message about the importance and value of living a clean-and-sober lifestyle. It also emphasizes the need for patients to make positive choices that will support their recovery. Most of the patients take their sobriety seriously, but not all are willing to abide by the house rules. The cast isn't particularly diverse.
Violence & Scariness
Some yelling and arguing between celebs. Some patients get high and become belligerent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, though patients are banned from having sex while in residence. One patient is an adult film star.
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Audible language includes words like "damn" and "hell." Frequent curse words ("s--t," "f--k") are bleeped out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking/drug content is raw and sometimes grapic. Visible consumption of drugs (crack, marijuana, heroin, prescription medication, and more) and alcohol. Frequent conversations about how best to ingest substances, especially during early episodes. Relapsed patients are occasionally shown visibly drunk or high or getting sick from using substances. Drug paraphernalia -- including syringes -- is also visible. Many of the celebs are shown smoking cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this spin-off of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew follows stars who've already gone through 21 days of rehab and are now facing the next phase in their recovery process by living in a group home. Like its predecessor, the show focuses on the consequences of substance abuse and stresses the value of living a clean-and-sober lifestyle -- but it accomplishes that by highlighting some of the celebs' destructive behavior prior, during, and after rehab (especially during early episodes) and includes frequent consumption of and discussion about drugs and alcohol. It could be considered a cautionary tale for older teens, but it's very mature and really isn't meant for kids.
Is It Any Good?
This voyeuristic series offers an inside look at the different phases of addiction treatment, as well as the various challenges that addicts face on a daily basis in order to live a substance-free lifestyle. Although there are some strong personalities and over-the-top behavior (usually the result of a patient's relapse), the drama really centers on each celebrity's struggles and successes with the recovery process.
Overall, this show could potentially serve as a warning to teens who are -- or have ever been -- tempted to follow the destructive paths of these public figures. But the strong content -- including footage of packets of heroin, syringes, and celebs using and getting sick from drugs and alcohol (most of which is more prominent during the first few episodes) -- isn't meant for kids, with the possible exception of older teens who can understand the context in which all of this damaging behavior is taking place.
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