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Mackenzie Phillips Sober Coach on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

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Mackenzie Phillips Celebrity Rehab

The Insider recently reported that actress Mackenzie Phillips will be making an appearance on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew as the third season’s “Sober Coach.”  Past Sober Coaches of Celebrity Rehab have included actors such as Gary Busey.

According to TMZ, Mackenzie Phillips entered rehab for the tenth time in September of 2008 after being busted for cocaine.  Further, most of the related cocaine charges have been dropped; upon completion of a drug diversion program, the remainder will be dropped as well.

TMZ also noted that those close to Mackenzie Phillips believe, “Mackenzie has done a complete 18,” adding that Phillips herself says, “the arrest saved her life.”  Fans of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew will have to keep an eye out as there is currently no set air date for the episodes that feature Mackenzie.

A&E Obsessed TV Series Premiere

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Obsessed TV Series

On Memorial Day (May 25th, 2009), A & E will premiere the latest installment of their “Original Non-Fiction TV Series,” called “Obsessed.” Similar to their hit TV show “Intervention,” A&E Obsessed will also portray a very realistic (uncut), documentary-style TV Series that deals with treatment. The difference is that instead of dealing with addiction, “Obsessed” deals with the mental health condition, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

As part of an eleven episode TV Series, A & E Obsessed will air weekly at 10pm ET/PT. Each TV Show will be an hour long and focus on a different person living with anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Hoarding and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

For those unfamiliar with OCD, the DSM says it is “characterized by obsessions (which cause marked anxiety or distress) and/or compulsions (which neutralize anxiety).” Often, a symptom of people living with OCD is uncontrollable rituals of repetition such as, hand washing, door locking, counting, and cleaning often. If the ritual is not performed, it only results in further anxiety.

Jeremy Mayfield Refuses Rehab

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Jeremy Mayfield Rehab

Jeremy Mayfield is back in the news again. This time, Mayfield is claiming that NASCAR never officially informed him of the drug he tested positive for, which resulted in an indefinite suspension. However, NASCAR is disputing Mayfield’s claim, saying they informed him three times since results were confirmed. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said: “All NASCAR members who violate the policy, including Jeremy, are notified of the substance that caused the failure.”

To date, Jeremy Mayfield is denying ever having used illegal substances, under NASCAR’s standard. Further, Mayfield is insisting that his positive result, for the substance in question, was the result of Claritin D.

Still, NASCAR officials have made it clear that lifting Mayfield’s suspension would be contingent upon completing a required rehab program. Basically, NASCAR sets up the program, according specific needs required to overcome the specific drug, and the NASCAR member must voluntarily finish the rehab program to be considered for reinstatement. Jeremy Mayfield still refuses, saying: ‘I’m not going to rehabilitation,” adding, “Why would I?”

Marshal University Football Players Plead Guilty to Possession of Marijuana

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Huntingtonnews.net recently reported that two starters of the Marshall University football team entered guilty pleas to possession of Marijuana charges this last Monday May 11th.  The two Marshall University football players implicated are Darius Marshall and DeQuan Starling.  The judge that oversaw the cases, Magistrate Darrell Black, sentenced both players to six months of unsupervised probation.  Under current state law, both players will be able to remove any record of the cases upon completion of probation.

Originally, the two players were busted by police while smoking marijuana in a curbside parked car.  The nature of the crime would have warranted that the incident be treated as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, but as admitted by both players, they “dodged a bullet.” However, the Marshall University football players weren’t as lucky on the filed as both were suspended indefinitely from playing.  Before the incident, tailback Darius Marshall was considered an NFL prospect, leading the team last year in rushing with 1,117 yards and five touchdowns, but it will be unclear as tohow severely the situation will affect him until he comes up for the draft.  Here at DanJ09, we wish the two football players the best and hope they are able to get help and return to the game soon.

Dennis Rodman Jumping Back Into Rehab

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Dennis Rodman Rehab

After being recently released from the Reality TV show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” it seems that Dennis Rodman is heading back to drug rehab once again.  According to eonline.com, Rodman will be entering into a treatment center for recovery.  However, this isn’t a first for the former NBA star.  Rodman has fought addiction for years and been through various in-patient rehab facilities during the process.  This time, reportedly, Rodman will be seeing an addiction counselor regularly as part of an outpatient program.

Nonetheless, eonline.com is now reporting that midst rehab talk, Rodman has yet to commit.  According to the online publication, “last week family and friends of Rodman…unsuccessfully reached out to the star, who refused to admit himself to an inpatient facility.”  The E channel also reported, during their news program E! News, that Rodman’s rep told them friends and family, “tried an intervention, but unfortunately Dennis refused to go,” adding, “We all know how amazing he is when sober, and we hope he gets there soon.”  Rodman’s rep told eonline.com that Rodman has yet to enter the program because he is hoping to attend “The Celebrity Apprentice” reunion show.

Dennis Rodman played in the NBA from 1986–2000.  He was drafted in the second round (27) from Southeastern Oklahoma State by the Detroit Pistons.  Over the years, Rodman played for: the Detroit Pistons (1986–1993); the San Antonio Spurs (1993–1995); the Chicago Bulls (1995-1998); the Los Angeles Lakers (1999); and finished his career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2000.  Dennis Rodman’s career stats include a total of 6,683 Points, an astounding 11, 954 Rebounds and 1,600 Assists.  His career highlights include: five NBA Championship appearances (1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998); two NBA All-Star appearances (1990, 1992); two consecutive NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1990 and 1991; and six consecutive NBA Rebounding Champion awards (1992–1998).  We wish him the best and hope he gets help soon to make a successful recovery.

DMX to Appear on New Season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew? Maybe Not…

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DMX Celebrity Rehab

Over the weekend, rumors began to sprout wildly about the internet that rapper DMX had been the first celebrity to voluntarily sign up for the upcoming, third season of VH1’s hit addiction recovery series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. However, those claims have since been denied by DMX’s publicist, Pam Pinnock, who responded to any such allegations of appearances on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show by saying: “Several media outlets have reported that my client Earl Simmons, aka DMX has signed on to appear in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab reality show. These reports are false and Mr. Simmons has not agreed to appear in any reality show. Mr. Simmons is currently serving a 90 day jail sentence at Tent City Jail in Arizona.”

So, despite the hundreds of internet news sources that leaped blindly to conclusions, let’s recap the valuable lesson learned with some DMX lyrics, “Stop drop shut ’em down open up shop.” Enough Said. No, seriously, we all hope that while DMX completes his 90-day jail sentence for drug possession, amongst other things, he is able to get real help. We’d much rather see him being successful as a rapper, than doing time in the Arizona State Prison System. Besides, maybe he’ll be able to reach out to youths through his lyrics and convey the gravity and consequences of drug addiction. Still, it seems that DMX has a long way to go, as reports trickle in of his refusal to cooperate on work duties and medical treatment, as well as a charge (while doing time) of aggravated assault for throwing a lunch tray at a C.O. All recovering addicts know the course is a long fought process, and we wish DMX the best.

Jimmy Smith Arrested for Crack, Cocaine, and Marijuana Possession

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Earlier this week, ex-receiver, Jimmy Smith, who played 10 seasons on the Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested in Florida after he was pulled over for excessively-tinted windows and found in possession of Crack, Cocaine, and Marijuana. Additionally, Smith was charged with knowingly operating a vehicle with a suspended, canceled or revoked license.

Throughout the span of his career, Jimmy Smith was selected five times to the pro bowl. His stats include 862 receptions, more than 12,000 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. Nonetheless, the recent drug-related problem wasn’t the first of its kind for Smith. In 2003, Smith was suspended four games for having violated the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and subsequently spent time in a rehab treatment center.

However, just last year, Smith faced DUI charges after cops pulled him over for being intoxicated and found traces of marijuana during the traffic-stop investigation. Yesterday morning, Smith appeared before a Duval County judge. He is currently out on an $11,500 bond and awaiting further court appearances for the pending charges of Crack Cocaine and Marijuana possession.

Written by Daniel

April 24, 2009 at 5:00 am