Dr Drew Pinsky, our favourite TV doc has copped to his own past history of drug use.
Dr Drew, who is well known for helping countless people and celebrities get sober, made the admission during Thursday night's episode of his Dr Drew show, that he had previously used marijuana and cocaine, when he was discussing the Duggar scandal and the issue of 'perfectionism'.
“I did drugs and alcohol when I was 22, 23 years old. I think I went around denying it when my kids were younger. There’s a very strict parenting rule I have which is ‘you do not tell anybody what you did in your adolescence/young adulthood unless you want your kids to do the same. My kids just graduated from college so I can talk about anything right now. I did drugs—cocaine, alcohol, pot.
When I saw people unable to stop…’Oh my God, this is something very different than what I experienced.
Dr Drew worked as a chemical dependency director at Las Encinas hospital in Pasadena before starting Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew in 2008. The show aired for six seasons and gave us a real insight into the struggles of addiction.
There have been rumors about Pinsky's past (a former colleague is threatening a tell all book), which he hasn't addressed until now—clearly because he had young children he was trying to set a good example to—an absolutely understandable decision.
"I am not perfect. I was a screw ball just like everybody else.”