VIDEO: MTV Releases DJ AM Documentary Footage About Addiction

Oct. 9 2009, Published 6:24 a.m. ET

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In touching footage released from MTV, DJ AM previews his documentary series about addiction, Gone Too Far.

The one hour, seven-episode series is being shown with the consent and support of AM's family following the DJ's tragic death in August.

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The show, which was hosted and created by Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, chronicles the struggles of young addicts from the age of 20 to 25 as they are in the grip of addiction and offered a chance at recovery.

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Each episode shows Goldstein meeting with the addicts and their friends and families. He explores the addicts’ willingness to change. As a result of his own well documented lifelong struggle with drugs, his mission was to help as many people as possible overcome their addictions and this series was seen as his way to help on a bigger level.

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Regarding their difficult  decision about  whether to air the show, Goldstein's family tells MTV: ""After careful consideration we have decided to air the show. 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.

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"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.

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"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."

The series premieres on MTV on Monday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT

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