‘Celebrity Rehab’ alum Tawny Kitaen: Mindy McCready’s death ‘is not Dr. Drew’s fault’

Tawny Kitaen appeared on season two of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” On Tuesday night, she used Twitter as a platform to defend Dr. Drew from widespread accusations that he shares responsibility¬†for the apparent suicide death of country singer and season three “Celebrity Rehab” patient Mindy McCready.

Kitaen, who has struggled with substance abuse for years, also took the opportunity to share her opinion that drug addiction and alcoholism are not diseases.

  • Rob M

    shes right! dr drew is not at fault. its personal accountability! she chose to do drugs, she chose to drink, and she chose to take the cowards way out. so sick of everything being everybody else’s fault but the dumbass who did the deed

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      And unfortunately I have seen a lot of us conservatives even blaming Dr. Drew, blaming someone else for one’s personal choices is something liberals do.

      • aegean1

        Don’t know that I’d blame him, but if I needed help, I think I’d do a little more shopping around..

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Not necessarily defending him, but I would be willing to bet that most rehab therapists have lost just as many patients as he has or more. People in rehab are there for a reason and once they leave it is up to them to take responsibility, it is out of the doctor’s hands at that point.

          • Raye09

            People forget that shows like “celebrity rehab” are last ditch efforts for drug addicts. Usually they go there because they have exhausted all of their other options and are usually too broke to go to a different rehab program(from my understanding they are paid to be on the show). This is not Dr. Drews fault in any way shape or form. Mindy chose this path to go down and while it is sad we cannot blame others for our actions.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            And another thing people are not mentioning is that the father of her child died just the month before, but that is kind of getting buried behind the Dr. Drew blame.

  • DDay

    When you can say no to something, it is not a disease. You choose the put drugs and alcohol in your body.

  • ZoriahShepard

    “Personal responsibility” has become a no-no in recent times. No one can be blamed for their actions. It’s always someone else’s fault. We are indeed destroying ourselves from within.

  • NorCalPatriot

    Truth be told, there were some conflicts of interest between Alcoholics Anonymous and the American Medical Association when the AMA declared alcoholism a “disease”.

    IMNSHO, alcoholism is a symptom of other mental/emotional conditions.
    Drug addiction can be the same OR the addict can lack the condition and become physically addicted to the drug,

  • el_polacko

    this suicide certainly cannot be blamed on a tv show nor its host but, just for the record, exactly what kind of ‘doctor’ is this drew character anyway ? when he had his sex advice show, i heard him tell people completely ridiculous things that had no basis in medicine or psychology. he’s a tv/radio personality first of all and a whatever-kind-of-doctor second.

  • Maxx

    Lesson to responsibility-shifting, finger-pointing liberals. When a woman who made her mark in life by sprawling over a Jaguar makes more sense than you nitwits, who have this perverse obsession with blaming everything bad on everyone else, well….time for your wake up call.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Well said.

    • Secede

      Don’t forget she used to be OJ’s beyotch as well….

  • WisconsinPatriot

    I absolutely agree. Drugs and drinking are choices. So is suicide. Very sad, but ultimately no one but Mindy ended her life.

    • Red Fred

      Agreed, but a lot of people acted to make her circumstances unbearable. They won. For now.

  • Renny

    The woman had two children, one a baby, to live for. She was mentally ill. Dr. Drew is the fault of those who watch him, but not this.