Dr Oz: Dr Drew Pinsky On Death Of Mindy McCready & Addiction Stigma


Dr Oz: Dr Drew Pinsky Responsible For Death Of Mindy McCready?

Dr. Oz talked with Dr. Drew Pinksy of Celebrity Rehab about the recent controversy surrounding the television show after the death of Mindy McCready. Mindy appeared on Celebrity Rehab four years ago to begin her battle with addiction, but then committed suicide a few short weeks ago.

Dr Drew Pinsky: ‘Mindy McCready Died Of Stigma’

Dr. Drew Pinsky of Celebrity Rehab told Dr. Oz that the death of Mindy McCready is absolutely devastating. He said it had been about four years since he had seen Mindy as a patient on the reality television show, but they stayed in touch. Dr. Pinksy told Dr. Oz he recently learned she was struggling so he convinced her to check into a psychiatric hospital, but soon after checking out Mindy committed suicide. Dr. Pinksy believes this is due to the stigma attached to addiction, which is exactly what he hoped to eliminate by doing a show like Celebrity Rehab.


  1. Gram says

    Being someone that suffers from depression, I wish people would realize that when someone is in such a dark place that they are suicida,l that they probably don’t even know what they are doing when they act out suicidally. I know I don’t. until it is hind sight, if you make it out it scares the bejeezers out of you. Stigma, in that state is deadly. If you are on the edge, it will push you over. I think papparazzi should be held accountable for their part in these deaths. A person cannot control their brain chemicals. The Papparazzi “Can” control their camera’s…..PS depression happens to non drug users too.

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