It’s official: Dwight will be on Celebrity Rehab. The show is a go and Doc boarded a plane last nite heading to the Pasadena Recovery Center where he will be under the care of Dr Drew for an undetermined amount of time.
If you’re a fan of the show (BMF never misses an episode) you’re familiar with “Sober House”‘the spinoff series where Celebrities get continuing care by living together in a Sober House.
Doc is already committed to do both shows.
Although Dwight has battled cocaine and alcohol in the past he’s attending Celebrity Rehab to address an addiction to Ambien.
If you recall that minor accident in NJ last summer with his son in the car, the issue was that Dwight was under the influence of Ambien.
I’ve never taken the stuff but it seems to be a fairly potent drug. Just the sort of drug that an addict who battles depression can quickly get addicted to.
I spoke to and texted with Doc while he was on his way and he’s looking forward to the process. But he’s also, understandably, apprehensive about doing the show.
I really hope this experience will help him address the cause of what is hopefully his last dalliance with addiction. Depression is the root issue so Dr Drew needs to get deep enough into Doc’s head to make a difference.
BMF can truthfully say, Dwight Gooden is the greatest guy. Humble, intelligent, compassionate and incredibly passionate about teaching kids baseball.
He has a lot to offer this world, not to mention Met fans, my wish is that he can realize his destiny.
Good luck Doc - we’re pulling for ya’!