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posted by Matthew Hreha in Health

How healthy is 'Celebrity Rehab'?

February 18, 2013

The former country singer Mindy McCready died Sunday from an apparent suicide in her home in Arkansas.

Online Athens reports that she had been struggling with substance abuse and problems with the custody of her children for the past couple years.

An article from Billboard discusses Dr. Drew Pinksy's view on the matter. Pinksy treated McCready on VH1's show "Celebrity Rehab," which he hosts. 

Of the six seasons and 41 celebrities on the show, McCready is the fifth former cast member who has passed away. Others include Rodney King, Mike Starr from Alice in Chains, actor Jeff Conaway and Joey Kovar from "The Real World."

 

Do you think "Celebrity Rehab" is a good idea for the recovery of these people in need?

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