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After the rigors of addiction treatment, the day to day struggle to remain sober gets the celebrity treatment in VH1's Sober House. The reality program follows the star patients from Celebrity Rehab during 30 days of group living in a Hollywood hilltop mansion, while under the guidance of Jennifer Gimenez, a house manager who has conquered her own addiction, and drug counselor Bob Forrest, who also participated in their treatment regimen during Celebrity Rehab. The show underscores the reality that the real work of sobriety involves staying clean every hour and every day.

During the first season, Sober House followed comedian Andy Dick, porn star Marey Carey, musicians Steve Adler and Seth Binzer, as well as other graduates of Drew Pinky's treatment as they struggle to develop the necessary life skills to function without drugs and alcohol. The residents must also make plans for a sober future, such as changing careers and avoiding people and places that will tempt them to relapse. The Sober House staff gives the residents tasks such as working ordinary jobs, hosting a dinner party and continuing therapy sessions to help them adjust to a new lifestyle. Many of the recovering addicts do fall back into drinking, drugging or risky behavior, which gives Sober House many dramatic and gritty moments to demonstrate the severity of alcohol and drug addiction.

During the second season, Sober House expanded to include celebrities from both the third season of Celebrity Rehab and Sex Rehab. NBA star Dennis Rodman, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, former couple Heidi Fleiss, best known as the Hollywood Madam, and actor Tom Sizemore. The former romantic relationship between Fleiss and Sizemore ended in an assault and battery conviction for Sizemore, and remains an ongoing conflict at the Sober House during their 30-day stay. House Manager Gimenez must also contend with the violent and rebellious behavior of Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche and the relapsing Mike Starr.

Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House offers a weekly follow-up on the difficult, daily struggle to remain sober after a severe addiction to drugs, alcohol or risky behavior. Each 60-minute episode shows that even Hollywood fame and opportunity do not ease the difficulty of sobriety.

Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House is a Reality, Drama series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on January 15, 2009. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House on demand at Amazon, iTunes online.

2 Seasons, 17 Episodes
January 15, 2009
Reality, Drama
6.7/10
Cast: Shifty Shellshock, Amber Smith, Mary Carey, Andy Dick, Rodney King
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Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House Full Episode Guide

  • The residents move out.

  • The residents make plans for when they leave the House.

  • Jennifer lectures the group about the slovenly state of the house and the apathy of the residents.

  • Jenny's obsessive enthusiasm drives everyone crazy during an outing.

  • The residents deal with the consequences of being out late and missing curfew the previous night.

  • House manager, Jennifer, refuses to give Mike Starr more medication. He reacts violently and is forced to leave the house for the night. Kari Ann returns to the house but is rejected by the housemates.

  • Kari Ann Peniche gets evicted from the house after she takes her frustration out on a camera operator.

  • The residents arrive to the house for sober living and then Dr. Drew gives them his expectations.

  • The final week at the house has arrived, but even after thirty days of sober living, addiction proves to be a challenging demon to contain for some cast members.

  • Day 18 at the Sober House finds all the residence awaiting Seth's return from the PRC after suffering a three-day drug and alcohol relapse.

  • Seth is now listed as officially missing after failing to return from a night out with a few of the house residents.

  • Jennifer Gimenez takes the residents rappelling off waterfalls, but her good intentions crumble when Jenny's obsessive enthusiasm drives everyone crazy, especially Kendra.

  • It's now been several days since Steven's relapse and his treatment has ended.

  • Night two of Sober House and Steven is already caught shooting up heroine again and is given a choice of heading back to Las Encinas or to jail.

  • Day 2 of the free living finds the new members shook up over Steven Adler's needles and heroine being carried in and having a dispute with Jenn, head of the house.

  • It's Day 1 at Sober House. As Dr. Drew's patients start to arrive at their new sober living house in the Hollywood Hills, a few of them worry about their ability to make it through all 30 days sober.

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