Celebrity Rehab’s Rehab SHUT –
August 4, 2018 – State health regulators are moving to revoke the license of a well-known Pasadena drug rehabilitation center made famous by the reality television show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” The Department of Health Care Services temporarily suspended the Pasadena Recovery Center’s license in June after investigating the death of a client and a series of other violations. The agency now is seeking a permanent revocation to protect the clients of the program, according to records filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings. PRC is now operating as a sober living facility, which does not require a license from the state … The Raymond Avenue facility served as the setting for Dr. Drew Pinksy’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” on VH1 from 2008 to 2012. For five seasons, the show featured an assortment of celebrities seeking help with their addictions. Pinsky, an addiction specialist, hosted and oversaw the celebrities’ treatment. Participants over the years included professional wrestler and bodybuilder Joanie “Chyna” Laurer; former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler; Rodney King; actor Tom Sizemore; and former NBA star Dennis Rodman. In a 2013 interview, Pinsky said he stopped doing the show because he was tired of getting blamed when a celebrity from the program died, according to Today. “It’s sad that we’re not doing more shows because people did get help,” Pinsky said at the time. “A lot of people are sober because of ‘Celebrity Rehab’ who wouldn’t have been sober without it.” At least five of the celebrity patients died after leaving the show, though not all of the deaths were attributed to their addictions.