Dr. Drew Pinsky is an addiction medicine specialist whose VH1 television shows – “Rehab with Dr. Drew,” “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew,” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” – were all filmed at the Pasadena Recovery Center. Many of the staff seen on Dr. Drew’s shows are employees of the Pasadena Recovery Center including Bob Forrest, Shelly Sprague, Will Smith, Lamonica Garrett and PRC CEO Mike Bloom.
The following are quotes by Dr. Drew about PRC employees:
- “Bob [Forrest] is the most talented chemical dependency counselor I’ve ever seen. Simple. Period.”
- “Shelly [Sprague] is a critical member of our treatment team”
- “Because Shelly [Sprague] is herself a recovering addict, she knows addict bullshit and exactly how to address it.”
- “[Shelly Sprague] did an amazing job with [Seth Binzer] and he’s here and alive because of you, frankly. And that’s the truth. You took the punches and I appreciate it.”
In the photo above, Dr. Drew and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (along with Rita Hadjimanoukian of the Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonnovich), are honored at the Pasadena Recovery Center with a commendation from the County of Los Angeles.
Note: Dr. Drew is not directly affiliated with Pasadena Recovery Center.