Long post but I'm so disappointed with this show!
I agree 100% with everything you've said. In a real sober living, it is a much more regulated environment, and the people comply because often they are there because they have no choice. Its be in sober living, or be on the street, and you're often in there with all sorts of people at various stages in recovery. My friend is in a sober living place right now and its always interesting to hear her stories. Her home is much more calm than the VH1 Sober Living place appears to be. They have a rule that everyone has to leave the house at 10AM, and they have to go work, or to the library, or to go to something with their day. They have chores that have to be done, mandatory meetings to attend, and no one is allowed to sleep in past 9AM. If a person can't follow the rules, then they are kicked out.Originally Posted by Pickle_Juice;3369215;
I agree. Rodney and Andy are likely to be the only successes coming out of this show. They really want it and I have high hopes for both of them.Originally Posted by ibot2much;3371809;
I'm not sure that she did remain sober. It was never spelled out, but in last night's episode, I thought that she drank at Swingfest because her 'manager' ordered a vodka and Red Bull for her and told her it was virgin. That was beyond disgusting to me.Originally Posted by ibot2much;3371809;
I too have a MAJOR issue with Jen as house manager. She is so, so inappropriate:Originally Posted by ibot2much;3371809;
1) Every episode we see her kissing various residents, and saying 'I love you.'
2) She's supposed to be an authority figure, not their buddy. She shouldn't even be doing paintball with them.
3) In a previous episode when Seth finds some crack in his pocket and gives it to Jen, and then she's sitting there with the crack in her hand saying, 'wow its right there, i could just cut it up, no one will know, because you're running this thing.' That was appalling and spoke volumes about her being way too new to recovery to be in her position.
4) Then in last night's episode, when Steven is suspected of getting high and she gives him a pee test. Then Jen proceeded to go over the results WITH 2 OTHER PATIENTS. That was a huge violation of all sorts of ethics and professionalism. Drug results are supposed to be reviewed by a nurse and kept confidential.
5) The way she dresses is so unprofessional. Every episode, she's wearing skin-tight clothing, showing cleavage, wearing booty shorts. And she tolerates the same in the residents. Most sober living places have rules about that sort of thing, because it is very common for traditional addicts to also be sex addicts.