VH1’s Celeb Rehab with Dr. Drew has had a drama filled week. The group has entered the grind of rehab and is starting to get bored. You can see my other recaps for previous episodes: 1-3, 4, 5, 6.
Episode 7: Family Weekend
Dennis Has a Brain Scan
It shows the alcohol damage and frontal lobe distortion that is making Dennis unable to express himself. This also puts him at risk for alcohol educed Alzheimer’s if he doesn’t stop soon. Dennis plays it off cool, but you can tell this really has him thinking.
RODZILLA ADMITS TO BEING AN ALCOHOLIC
In morning meditation he admits to being an alcoholic with his arms raised in victory, “RODZILLA alcoholic!” The group cheers and everyone is happy for him.
Family Weekend is where the family comes and they all get to talk about how you addiction has affected them. This is done in the open with the other addicts and families.
Mike Starr is powered by sadness
He still hasn’t got over the death of Alice and Chains lead singer Layne Stanley. He feels completely guilty for the death of his best friends and band mate. He isn’t aware, but on friends and family day they are also bringing Layne Stanley’s mother whom Mike hasn’t spoken to since her son’s death in 2002. Mrs. Stanley gives a speech that threw shame and fear in all directions. She talks about how it could happen to you and you will never recover from the pain, your families will always think they could have done more and should have done more. It was heart wrenching to hear her talk. Even Dr. Drew looked a little meek after the speech. When they broke up to talk to Dr. Drew Layne Stanley’s mother asked Mike if she saw her son die. He hadn’t, but had saw him the day before. He said he was sick and not feeling well, but not to all 911. Mike was high on pills and said he would come back to check on him. He passed out and when he woke up 17 hours later his best friend was dead. His mother said that Layne should have called 911 and that it wasn’t Mikes fault.
Kari Ann Penchie’s Brothers Don’t Trust Her
They no longer trust her because of her addiction and this makes her very sad. Smart kids because you should not trust meth addicts.
Dennis Rodman’s Wife Wants a Divorce
During friends and family day Rodman’s current wife reveals that she wants a divorce and that’s the only way she can be happy. He’s had an awful day from learning he has brain damage to admitting he’s an alcoholic to his wife wanting a divorce. That’s rough poor Rodman.
Heidi Sees Her Bird and Goes A.W.O.L.
They bring one of her birds and that’s all she wants to do. Then they are supposed to have a dinner for the friends and family that they make all the arrangements for. Turning a garage into a beautiful dining hall. Heidi isn’t helping and when pressed she runs off with her bird and says she isn’t coming back because she’s clean and just wants to go home. The dinner is a success without her and to the singing of Mindy McCready they are presented a clip show of their lives to make the super super sad.