Man what a powderkeg this bunch of people are. If you don't watch the show, I actually recommend this show.
If you haven't seen the show, I'm listing a few spoilers, so read with caution.
It's a reality show that depicts what happens when celebrities are overcome by addiction.
The bottom falls out for them as readily as it does for poor street addicts. For some, the fall is harder and steeper. An example: Tom Sizemore. He pulled down $5 million a picture and wound up homeless. For a while, he and Heidi Fleiss lived the high life: spacious mansion in L.A., A-list parties, lavish clothes and jewellery. And drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. Heidi got addicted to Crystal Meth. Tom Sizemore; you name it. Coke, heroin, crank, booze, pot and acid. I think he did ecstacy as well. He rattled them off in such a quick succession. He came into the treatment centre with a horrifyingly spacy, high as a kite girlfriend. She uses with him. The relationship will never work with this girl unless she goes into treatment herself.
When Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss were together, he split her head open during a drug induced rage. She has the misshapen face of someone who has been beaten too much. She now lives alone, isolated, with 20 large parrots.
Mackenzie Phillips is on the show. She admits that her father and her had an drug-induced incestuous relationship that she deeply regrets now. It's terrible what drugs will do to a person. How the monkey on the back can strangle a person with its tail. She blames herself way too much. A father should not be showing his daughter how to shoot up and take advantage of her sexually while passed out. She says it turned consensual, but she was never sober when it was going on. It's just not the same.
I watch how people with millions and millions of dollars get reduced to street people level because of their drug use. One by one, losing their trappings of wealth. The car, the jewels, lastly the house. Then becoming homeless, begging for drugs. Crashing from friends' to friends' house, as Tom Sizemore has been doing. The bottom is an equal opportunity space. Ask Claus van Damme.
One person who just showed up this episode is a person I just can't stand. A former Miss Teen winner who got addicted to crack. Her name is Kari-Ann and she's a brat. You can't just blame it on the drugs. This girl has no manners at all. No please and thank yous. Throwing stuff and people. Being combative and hurling insults. She had some horrible things happen to her. But that doesn't excuse throwing water in the face of a staff member who tried to help her.
When she demanded a particular brand of smokes from the staff, she was such a bitch about it that I thought Dennis Rodman was going to get up and smack her. Mackenzie just stared at her in disbelief. She finally got the brand she asked for, but she did not say thank you. She called the staff stupid.
Celebrity Rehab pumps up the drama to be sure, but it's instructional drama. Anybody who has had a jones for drugs or knows someone who joneses should watch this show.