Watch a Preview of DJ AM's Drug Documentary

Entertainment Oct. 12, 2009 AT 4:13PM

In a trailer for the late DJ AM's drug documentary, Gone Too Far, the star -- who died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 36 in August -- comes face to face with the very demons he spent his adult life struggling to avoid.

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MTV's series of eight one-hour episodes premieres Monday night at 10 p.m. EST., and in a preview clip (watch above), a voiceover states that DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) "gave eight addicts the one chance they needed to change their lives."

DJ AM -- who had been sober for 11 years after a long battle with drug addiction -- is seen hugging the young drug addicts, sitting in on family interventions and encouraging them treatment.

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"It's not too late," he is shown telling one addict. "I promise you, there is hope."

After "careful consideration", Goldstein's family agreed to air the series in the hope 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."

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"Adam felt strongly that by doing this series he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober," his family said in a statement. "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."

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