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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New show on A&E television: Relapse

Nick's heroin addiction (1991)Image via Wikipedia
AETV has recently introduced their newest addiction/reality show “Relapse”. RELAPSE is the new docu-reality series on A&E that follows sober coaches as they work to save the lives of addicts who have relapsed on drugs and alcohol. “Sober coaching” is a last resort for addicts who have tried other methods to get sober and have failed. South Carolina also has a vast number of resources for addiction as well. If you are currently suffering from addiction and live in Orangeburg, South Carolina, please see: The William J. McCord Center for help today. For more information about the specific services offered, or to make a referral or schedule an individual appointment, please call (803) 534-2328.
If you would like to participate in the new show “Relapse” you can do so by filling out this form at the official AETV site. This form may be filled out by either a loved one or the addict themselves. Please fill out as many fields as possible, as it will aid the producers of the show in selecting candidates.
Meet the coaches involved with the show “Relapse”.

SoberChampion.com
Doug Caine was a good kid - he went to school, got decent grades and made friends. He played music, made some recordings and toured nationwide. But Doug continually befriended the wrong people, entered the wrong environments, ended up shooting heroin; living a toxic lifestyle. Read more here

During her last time in prison, she was sent to a drug program called "Forever Free," where she met a counselor (her eskimo) who would profoundly impact her life. For the first time, says Gwen, she thought maybe there was a different way to live. She was 27 when she got clean and sober in 1997. Her daughter, who was three at the time, is now 17. Read more here.


pattypowersnyc.com
In 1972, 12-year-old Patty Powers was an Honor Student on psychedelics. By 15 she had dropped out of high-school and began working at a prestigious hair salon. In no time she had her own apartment, a brand new car, and had traveled alone to Europe where, in London, she discovered punk rock. It was 1977. The consequences of drugs were minor in comparison with the lifestyle she was living. Read more here.



thesobercoach.com
Seth Jaffe grew up in Queens, New York in a working class neighborhood. As a youth Seth was attracted to the kids who broke the rules, didn't listen to their teachers, cut classes and basically lived an antisocial life. This antisocial road that Seth took led him to drugs at an early age. Seth's early years were filled with heroin addiction, criminality, and incarceration. He has broken both arms and legs, and has been shot over a drug deal gone bad, as a result of his addiction. Read more here.



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