As the treatment process begins, all of the patients are experiencing intense physical withdrawal symptoms. The three remaining patients arrive and later, Dr. Drew's staff must call 911.
withdrawal can lead to death, its like ppl get used to taking drugs and their bodies need it to live....it can cause seizures and ultimately death...
Wow. ***SOME PSEUDO SPOILERS AHEAD***000a000aHaving caught the later episodes before watching this one, I'm sorry to see that Dr. Drew had such low expectations of Jasmen (explicitly of Jasmen). Jasmen "not ready" for treatment? She seemed to make so much progress later in addition to being so honest (at times grating), but pretty loving towards her peers. Even taking extra steps towards her own sobriety that others had not yet taken. His debrief with Jasmen here, was a shame to see. This forthrightness with addiction - this transparency with the lists of drugs one is taking, which we saw from the others and not so much Jasmen seems to be a clear cultural disconnect that Drew was not understanding . There is a payoff for addicts to shock, at times, people with their long lists of experimentation/addiction. That does NOT make them easier to treat. Oftentimes, that actually can be a precursor to a more difficult recovery due to the fact that the forthrightness is a bit of a manipulation. No "realized" shame, but a bit of false pride that is a temporary payoff/high. i did not see Jasmen as the type to feed off of the shock in the same way as the others, She seemed to use laughter to disassociate herself from her addiction in an effort to hide some shame. Jasmen's addiction was not the most dramatic in the house by any means. Why place the low expectation upon her head? If she had known of Drew's low expectations of her, I don't think she would have done as well.000a000aDr. Drew seems to have the same kind of Dr. Phil problem. They both seem to baby the skinny blondes (or vixens). Erika is not a nice person.... she's obnoxious, yet Dr. Drew ignores her antagonism and feeds into her narcissism which really should be addressed as it seems to go hand in hand with her addiction and the expectations she has of her boyfriend (his drug use story seems to be a rouse. It seems like she just wants to have him pay her more attention and be with her, at home, at all times). That's it.
What are you talking about lady?
no, that's how he always is in the morning dude000a
Did it seem like Bob's speech was Maybe a little slow and slurred on today's episode? Not accusing just concerned.
****Warning: Contains Thought Provoking Comment/But its Real*** For one to "Spend they're Spirit" ..on/for drugs and a good time..makes my heart hurt. These folks are going to seriously need to get in tune with they're spiritual walk. They're going to Have to, its imperative. And really the only way to truly defeat those demons latched onto they're life ready to destroy them now & later. Jesus loves without limit, and will fill voids...reach out to him.. you have nothing to lose.
There is a friend that is now clean/sober and helping others...to take on that challenge and get thru it shows how strong she is...not to mention how strong she found out she was. The only negative I heard from her is the facility ****'d her that withdraw does not/can not lead to death. How this all came up was when I ask her how they handle the extreme cases, told they provide them with a bed, food and counsenling but NO regimen for medical detox, tylenol maybe. I asked about the medical team, only a nurse was there to do vital signs. All this is ok for the "basics" but when someone goes into to respitory failure, cardiac arrest...seizures...pressure on internal organs from ascites...then what??? Altho, a "Drug Free" enviroment goes with the "theme" of things, physically, withdraw is very dangerous and NEEDS medical attention NOW...if not immediately. I am glad to see Dr Drews clinic does provide medication to reduce the threats as mentioned above. (cont'd story...in the last 6 monthes 3 people have died at this facilty related to extreme withdraw and are now inder investigation)
Where is episode 1
I totally agree, Shelly. I was born and raised in Orange County CA, and drugs were always all around me. I am happy to say that I have never even touched drugs in my entire life. I do have many friends that have fallen victim to abuse though. It is truly sad to see, and I am glad that this season, they are focusing on the average citizen, rather than the celebrities we see in the tabloids.
its eye opening to me how high functioning these addicts apear to be. how many addicts are there around us every day?
im amazed to see how high functioning these addicts are. it makes me see that there are many addicts out there we dont see.
YES! I am first to comment on this one too!!