Drug abusers in MTV's target demo will soon have a new place to turn beyond A&E's "Intervention": an MTV show hosted by recovering addict Adam Goldstein -- a k a DJ AM --called "Gone Too Far" that will feature interventions and follow the subjects into rehab and beyond.
Goldstein, a Philly native who claims, among other things, to have been the world's only fat cocaine addict, at one point weighing more than 300 pounds, is slim and sober now, but describes his condition as having "an allergic reaction to drugs and alcohol -- I break out in handcuffs."
Besides addiction, Goldstein's reportedly survived, along with Blink-182's Travis Barker, a September 2008 crash of a Learjet that killed four people. Other survival stories, not touched on in Wednesday's press conference at the Television Critics Association's summer meetings, reportedly include gastric bypass surgery and a high-profile engagement to Nicole Richie. But during the years he was using, he admits, "I would personally have run from a camera" from a show like "Gone Too Far."
"These people were all volunteers," he added.