Recovering Addicts Take Next Step on VH1’s Sober House
VH1’s Sober House is the next step for many of the celebrities who successfully completed the requirements of Dr. Drew’s course of treatment. They were offered the opportunity to further solidify their sobriety as they begin to rebuild their lives outside of the controlled environment of the withdrawal and detox facility, while living in what is referred to as a sober house. The house has employment and curfew rules that are enforced by a House Mother, Jennifer Gimenez. Jennifer, a recovering addict herself, has maintained sobriety for 3 years. She must keep a careful watch on her new roommates and provide them with strength and guidance so that they may make better decisions in life. Dr. Drew will also be available for individual and group therapy sessions. They certainly have their work ahead of them as already Stephen Adler, drummer for Gun’s and Roses, has been caught using heroin and was eventually arrested. Each member of the house reacted to this development with their own thoughts and reactions as seen on Sober House.