I’m very pleased that MTV has opted to air Gone Too Far, the intervention/recovery series DJ AM filmed with them prior to his relapse and subsequent overdose. I never really doubted that they’d air it — there’s way too much money to be made — but they are doing so with the support of Adam’s family. “It is our hope through airing this show that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others,” the family said in a statement earlier this month. “The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m really, really glad that people will get to see Adam for who he was — someone very aware of the perils and powers of addiction and someone who dedicated his life to his own recovery and to the recovery of others. I hope this show will help people get clean and sober and help people stay clean and sober, because that’s what Adam was about.
MTV has a trailer you can watch here. The show premieres October 12. (Side note: I think the voiceover is Mandy Moore.)