There have been many patients on this show who would have been much better served from a higher level of care than a 28 day treatment program which most of the patients spend half of detoxing (ere go not getting treatment). So you got these people with very serious drug problems getting, maybe, 2 weeks of treatment or in some cases less. That's ridiculous and shameful.
Then you have people on this show who should have really been in specialized treatment programs for dual diagnosis people.
And then you have Steven Adler who really needed to be a in serious and longer term treatment program which dealt with brain injured individuals. He wasn't. He obviously struggles at staying sober. This was not an ok choice for him. And maybe no treatment will ever work with him because maybe he doesn't want to get clean. But he shouldn't be given sham treatment because of that.
The discharge planning from what I've seen for the most part sucks as well on this show. Everyone is given the exact same discharge plan which is go to Dr. Drew's halfway house. If counselor's really did that. If they really discharged everyone after 28 days with the same referral to go to the halfway house... they would be losing their licenses at some point. That's bad treatment.