DJ AM's MTV Drug Documentary Gets Air Date
The documentary series created by DJ AM -- who died at the age of 36 in August of an accidental drug overdose -- will air on MTV next week.
With the consent and support of his family, the network will run Gone Too Far, the one-hour, eight-episode series beginning on Monday Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. EST.
The series, which was developed and hosted by DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein), chronicles young addicts who are offered a chance at recovery.
"After careful consideration we have decided to air the show," the late DJ's family said in a statement. "Adam felt strongly that by doing this series he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober. Adam was fully aware that if it were not for his own sobriety he never would have achieved the level of success and happiness he had found. Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam's life. 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 decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help."
Each episode features DJ AM -- who had been sober for 11 years after a long battle with drug addiction -- meeting with the addicts, friends and families to explore their willingness to change.
"His mission was to help as many people as he could and this series was a way for him to help on a bigger level," MTV said in a statement about Gone Too Far. "Through interviews and self-shot video from the addicts and their families, the severity of their addiction and its impact is exposed. Adam often uncovers and reveals new information that even those closest to the addicts are unaware. Along the road to recovery, Adam made the time to see how their rehabilitation was progressing, providing a raw and honest look at their new sobriety."