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    Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew Addicted to Crack

    In recent months, the VH1 viewing population has become very well acquainted with highly acclaimed “Celebrity Rehab” psychiatrist, Dr. Drew Pinsky.

    For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, “Celebrity Rehab” is a reality show documenting the lives of eight former celebrities battling addiction with drugs and alcohol. The show takes place at the Pasadena Recovery Center in southern California, where celebrities seek guidance and support from Dr. Drew while trying to overcome their addictions. After 10 dramatic and heart wrenching episodes, the formerly addicted celebrities are given the gift of sobriety after graduating from Dr. Drew’s rehabilitation program.

    New information, however, has been leaked from several sources close to the celebrity doctor who are now saying that Dr. Drew is a fraud who used his role in the “Celebrity Rehab” series to cover up his own alcohol and drug addiction. A close family member wanting to remain anonymous, said that Dr. Drew has been a closet alcoholic and habitual crack cocaine user since 1995 when the doctor co-hosted the MTV advice show, “Loveline,” with Adam Carolla. Several “Celebrity Rehab” actors, including a few stage workers, have also confirmed rumors about the doctor’s drug habit. Seth Binzer, lead singer of the band Crazy Town, recently told reporters about times when he and Dr. Drew would use on the set.

    “We would get high before filming all the time. We would go into his dressing room because no one would ever suspect a doctor of smoking crack,” Binzer said. “Sometimes we would get so high that he would tell me to hide in my room because he didn’t want the producers to be suspicious.”

    Brigitte Nielsen, a former actress and “Celebrity Rehab” cast member, has admitted to drinking with Dr. Drew a few times during the show. Nielsen admitted to drinking with the doctor, but claims that she only did it because he threatened her career. According to Nielsen, Pinsky also told her that if she told anyone about his drinking he would fail her out of the program and have her committed to a psychiatric ward under the pretense of being a compulsive liar.

    Adam Carolla, the former co-host of “Loveline,” recently admitted to drinking on the set occasionally with Dr. Drew but said that it was never his idea. Carolla told reporters that Pinsky would sometimes drink a fifth of Jack Daniels by himself before the show and would threaten to tell producers that he [Carolla] was the one with the drinking problem if he refused to take shots with him on commercial breaks.

    Producers for both “Loveline” and “Celebrity Rehab” are refusing to comment on the doctor’s drug use. VH1 released a statement earlier this week pertaining to the rumors which states; “We [VH1] have never witnessed or heard about drug use on the set of ‘Celebrity Rehab.'”

    Dr. Drew’s publicist also issued a statement on the same day. “Dr. Drew Pinsky has never used crack cocaine nor does he have a problem with alcoholic substances. Dr. Pinsky is a professional and is saddened that people he truly loves and admires would betray him with these deceitful rumors,” the statement said.

    Pinsky has agreed to VH1’s request to take a drug test which will be administered later this week.

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