When I saw the topic was addiction I decided to watch and okay, it was about Daniel Baldwin. But after watching the entire hour I just have to comment...
As a mother of a 23 year old addict who was just sentenced to imprisonment, it really upsets me that Daniel Baldwin is on television whining about how he was "humiliated" because he had to be subjected to people watching him go to the bathroom or showering. He hasn't begun to experience humiliation! If the judge would've sentenced to him to more jail time, WITH THE GENERAL POPULATION AND NO PERKS FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS, he would find humiliation! And he would learn how to be humble real quick.
Why doesn't Primetime go inside a REAL rehab center and profile a REAL person? That would've been MUCH more informative. Daniel Baldwin isn't at rehab...he's on vacation! Where do I sign up? $50,000/month and he colors pictures about his childhood and does native american chanting...oh, and let's not forget that he also has fallen in love with his "chef".
He also said he doesn't know what to do with all the money he makes...so he spends it on drugs? How about funding more rehab centers? Addiction research? Re-entry programs for prison inmates?
Sorry Daniel, I really don't have anything against you personally, but get real! You're nowhere near in recovery. Lose the arrogance and the need to let everyone know how special you are. You're no different than every other suffering addict except for your paycheck!
And just one comment on being a mom of an addict....Not even one year ago I remember telling my friends that I would just lay down and die if my son EVER went to prison. In fact, it has been the BEST thing that has happened to him. He is clean and sober, healthy and relatively safe, as prisons go I guess. He is the person his family knows and loves. Can he stay clean and sober upon release? I don't know. But today I have my son back and I am happy that he is alive. He is looking at his time as an opportunity to turn his life and has begun to rebuild relationships that he had destroyed while using. For my son, anyway, prison has given him a another opportunity at living.
Thanks for listening.