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Has MTV Gone Too Far?


07/30/2009
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(MTV) In the grip of addiction, where do you draw the line between a person who can be rehabilitated and one who is beyond help? "Gone Too Far" an MTV one-hour series developed and hosted by Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, produced by Ish Entertainment and Gigantic! Productions explores this question. Premiering Monday, October 5 at 10pm ET/PT, the eight-episode series will document young adults between the ages of 18-25 as they struggle with substance abuse and the devastating addictions that threaten to destroy them and the people who love them most.

One of the most sought-after DJs in the world, DJ AM is uniquely qualified to help young addicts as he too has suffered from multiple addictions, weight problems and depression. DJ AM is mostly known for spinning at Hollywood events and clubs around the world, as well as for his miraculous survival after a deadly plane crash in 2008. However, he is also a long-time recovering drug addict who privately battled an addiction to crack cocaine for six years. DJ AM now seeks to help other young addicts get off their deadly paths and onto the road to recovery.

The intense and eye-opening series features real addicts in crisis whose families are desperate to get them the help they need. Each episode will feature DJ AM meeting with the addicts, friends and families to explore their willingness to change. Through interviews and self-shot video from the addicts and families, the severity of the addiction and its crushing impact is exposed. In unexpected twists, DJ AM often uncovers and reveals new information that even those closest to the addicts are unaware.

Finally, in an intervention led by a certified addiction specialist, DJ AM brings everyone together to offer the addict the once-in-a-lifetime chance for a drug-free life. If they decide to accept his help, they are immediately escorted to some of the best rehab facilities in the country. Along the road to recovery, DJ AM makes time to see how their rehabilitation is progressing, providing a raw and honest look at their new sobriety. No addict's story is the same and every path to becoming sober is different. Only time will tell if they ever come back from having gone too far.

"Substance abuse is an issue that our audience consistently struggles with and through his own battle with addiction, DJ AM knows first-hand the innate chaos drug dependency can inflict on addicts and their loved ones," said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming for MTV. "He's an inspiration and amazing proof that it's never too late to reverse the devastation. That type of positivity is something inherent to our viewers today and we're not just documenting the journey to recovery, but also trying to change the lives of those we follow."

"I struggled for years as a drug addict and was fortunate to get help when I asked for it. I have managed to live a clean and sober life, something that takes work and something that I pride myself on. 'Gone Too Far' is my platform to help people, like I was helped by giving back in a way," said Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. "The MTV audience was the

perfect place for me to do this, as they are in the homes of so many who struggle and who may not know how to find the help they need. As much as I pray that each of the people that I've helped in each episode stay sober and get clean, I wanted the MTV audience to know that addiction is not something to take lightly. We wanted to show how real it gets and what can happen if you don't get help."

Viewers seeking additional information and resources on substance abuse and addiction issues can log on to SubstanceAbuse.MTV.com. Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein is one of the world's biggest DJs. His name is synonymous with what's happening in both music and pop culture in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas & Miami as today's most in demand DJ as well as a fixture in the night life scene. In April 2009, DJ AM took up residency at RAIN in Las Vegas on Friday nights. His schedule has him traveling the world over to play special engagements in clubs, private parties and corporate events. Most recently, DJAM has partnered with Travis Barker (Blink 182) to perform a live DJing/drumming set, something that has never been done before. For years, he has been in demand by everyone in the music business and his work has appeared on albums for Madonna and Will Smith, just to name a few. Additionally, the film industry seeks him out as well and DJ AM's will star as himself in "Iron Man 2." Please visit www.djam.com for more info.



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