The most listened to doctor in America, Dr. Drew is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show 'Loveline' where he has been taking calls from listeners since 1983. Many people do not know that Dr. Drew is an internist who is board certified in addiction medicine, sill runs a private practice, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.
Dr. Drew and Vh1 teamed up for the first reality TV series to depict the process of overcoming addiction. 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' was critically acclaimed by the addiction community for pulling back the veil of secrecy about what goes on in rehabilitation programs. 'Sober House With Dr. Drew', which chronicles the sober living process, began airing in January 2009, and in the Fall of 2009 a new series exploring treatment of those dealing with serious sex addictions, 'Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew' premiered. "Sober House With Dr. Drew" is now beginning its second season chronicling the struggles of a new group of celebrities struggling with addiction.
Jenn Gimenez is a model and actress. She has appeared in music videos for Tupac Shakur, Babyface and Mick Jagger as well on the big-screen in films such as "Blow", "Vanilla Sky," and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." She has made television appearances on "The Bold and The Beautiful" and "Karen Sisco." As a recovering addict herself, Gimenez continues her role as the House Manager on the second season of Vh1's "Sober House."
Dennis Rodman is retired from the NBA where he won five championships, led the league in rebounds for a record 7 consecutive years, and was twice voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Known as one of the original "Bad Boys" of the league, he also developed an outlandish persona of multi-colored hair, dozens of tattoos and earrings and garnered the nickname, "The Worm." As his
career wound down, however, he soon became more famous for his wild behavior--affairs with Madonna, a drunken marriage to Carmen Electra that was annulled after 10 days, and out-of-control parties that often ended with the arrival of the police. In 2008, he was arrested for a domestic violence charge. He is a binge drinker who feels he has his alcohol abuse "under control". Dennis was court ordered to go to Rehab, and after completing treatment in the third season of Celebrity Rehab, Dennis continues his recovery in Sober House.
Known as the 'Hollywood Madam', in 1997 Heidi was convicted in connection with her prostitution ring with charges including procuring and tax evasion. Her ring reportedly had numerous famous and wealthy clients. She was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion, (the pandering charges were dropped), but served just 21. Her original three-year sentence prompted wide outrage at her harsh punishment, while her customers had not been punished. Since getting out of prison Heidi has moved to Nevada where she lives in the desert with dozens of exotic birds. Dr. Drew treated Heidi for a severe addiction to methamphetamines in Celebrity Rehab 3, and now Heidi continues her journey toward sobriety in Sober House.
Adult Entertainer Jennifer grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her late teens, she adopted the identity of Penny Flame and became one of the most financially successful porn and web-cam actors in the world. She is bisexual, freelances as a dominatrix, and masturbates up to 12 times a day. Lately, she feels that she has been carrying porn into her personal life and is incapable of feeling anything for anyone she has sex with. She is terrified of ending up alone. Jenny renounced pornography while in treatment with Dr. Drew on Sex Rehab, and now she continues her struggle for sexual sobriety in Sober House.
Kari Ann Peniche held the Miss Oregon Teen USA and the Miss United States Teen USA titles. When nude photos of Kari Ann appeared in Playboy, she was stripped of her United States title. Kari Ann became a patient on VH1's Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew when word of her addiction and her sexual abuse as a minor was publicized. She was removed from the show early because of her erratic behavior. Soon afterwards it was learned that her bad behavior was caused by her drug addiction to crystal meth, which Dr. Drew felt should be addressed immediately. Had they been aware of this from the beginning, Dr. Drew would have had her tackle her drug addiction before tackling her sex addiction. After successfully completing Celebrity Rehab, Kari Ann now continues her journey at the Sober House.
Model/Dancer Kendra moved to Southern California in her early 20's and quickly became a superstar in adult films. She's been a darling of the tabloids and linked to Hollywood's rich and famous, using this notoriety to get out of porn and into feature dancing, but at the same time she fell into heavy alcohol use. Kendra left porn altogether eight years ago and married Rockstar Supernova front-man Lukas Rossi. She now manages his career and runs an animal rescue. Kendra has previously cheated on every man she's ever dated, and wants to break that cycle before she ruins her marriage, the most important thing in her life. After being treated by Dr. Drew for sex addiction in Sex Rehab, where it was discovered she also had an alcohol abuse problem, Kendra is now continuing her quest for sobriety in Sober House.
Seth Binzer, better known as "Shifty," is a recording artist who co-founded the musical group Crazy Town in 1995. The group's single "Butterfly" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001. In 2004 he collaborated with DJ Paul Oakenfield on the top 10 single "Starry Eyed Surprise." Seth was treated by Dr. Drew on the first season of Celebrity Rehab, then again in the second season, and he continued on in the first season of Sober House. Each time Dr. Drew has treated Seth he has relapsed, and once again he's reached out to Dr. Drew for help.
Tom is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in war films such Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down. He has long battled drug addiction and was convicted in 2003 of assault and battery against his girlfriend, the former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss, but the charges were later overturned. Sizemore has been in and out of jail and drug treatment centers repeatedly. Dr. Drew treated Tom for his drug addiction in Celebrity Rehab 3, and now Tom continues his fight for sobriety in Sober House.