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May 07 2008

The ‘Real World’ Helps Roommate Get Treatment For Addiction

I know the “Real World” is just a TV show on MTV in it’s 20th season, but they actually care about the people in the house. I know, it is a lame reality TV show, but I like watching other people do stupid things and become an instant celebrity. This season, one of the roommates, Joey has a drinking problem that he can not snake. He tried staying sober from drugs (cocaine) and alcohol for 4 months, but when he moved into the house, everything fell apart on him. He started drinking again and turned back into the “monster” he was during his drinking days. For awhile it was your normal drinking at the bars, but then it got worse. He asked the other roommates not to let him drink anymore, but he always found a way to get his hands on it. Each morning he would claim that he wasn’t going to drink again, but every time he went out, it was just “one more drink”.

Finally he snapped after drinking until 9am and flipped out on everyone in the house making them scared to be anywhere near him. I was watching it and I thought he was going to actually hit the girls in the house. Finally he called the producers of the “Real World” wanting to go home and they talked to him about his options. They explained that they would find him a 30 day rehab center to detox and sort out all of his addictions and then he could move back into the house after. He liked the idea and agreed to do it.

It is good that he is getting help because it was getting bad. It is also nice that the “Real World” is helping him through this troubling time, even though it is helping their ratings. Sorry, that is a big part of why they did it. They also don’t want bad press if something bad happened to someone on the show.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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  1. Michael Martin

    Joey was fortunate that he admitted he needed help and Bunim-Murray Productions provided him a similar rehab treatment as done on VH1’s Reality Rehab with Dr Drew.

    He is appreciative and I posted more about this on the MM Agency Blog.

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