DJ AM travels to his hometown of Philadelphia to meet the family of Amy, a 23-yr-old heroin addict who has been stealing from her loved ones to pay for her drugs.
It brings me to tears to see these young people ruin their lives and the lives of their family. I understand just how Amy' brother feels. I have a family member who's into drugs too. And it's the WORST thing ever! It's been so long, and I know, if compared to these episodes of 'Gone Too Far', her story is nothing much. But I still feel it's sad and unhealthy to live this way. I'm only 16 and I've seen this kinda stuff. It kills me to see people do this. Nobody should EVER, EVER try it. You not only hurt your precious self, you kill others! This is straight from my heart. I pray everyday that God would put some sense in my relative's head and to think of her life. It's not easy to change overnight, but I know there's HOPE. I trust God!
I hope he has a positive out come and it's not about rating.
thinks that he doing something good!! :)
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Gone too Far has been a WONDERFUL show! I am a recovering addict who will have 14 years clean on New Year's Eve. I loved the realness of this show and how honest and open this show is. It breaks my heart to hear what happened to DJ AM but that unfortunately is the reality of addiction. Even with 13 1/2 years clean I still have days that are hard. There are still days that I think about using. But for me it isn't about the act of getting high, it's about not wanting to FEEL my feelings at that time. But I've learned how to play out that tape and get through whatever is going on. My advise to newcomers is....DO MEETINGS, GET A SPONSOR, AND WORK THE STEPS!! I can't stress this enough. Even with almost 14 years clean I still do at least 6 meetings a week and work my steps with my sponsor and have the honor of sponsoring other recovering addicts. I didn't have a life while I was out in my addiction and today I have a wonderful life. I was a hardcore, under the bridge, shooting dope addict and if I can get clean so can YOU. RECOVERY ROCKS!!! thank you DJ AM for all you have done to help others. R.I.P. you will be missed.
drugs are not evil. some of the drugs that killed him were legal and prescribed and have saved the lives of depressed individuals. people create destructive patterns with drugs which wreak havoc on their lives. but the underlying problems are rarely about the drug. DJ Am probably never addressed them.
totally. it's bizarre. read my comment, above. the messages this show is sending about recovery are totally wack.
most rehabs are way way worse than that. trust me. it's kind of messed up actually since few can afford to go to even the worst. she was lucky.
Adam's death had a profound effect on me since I have a son who has been addicted to cocaine for years. My son is now in a program and has been off drugs for 3 years. The fact that Adam relapsed after 11 years, scared me to death! I know an addict lives on the edge all the time now. I cried and cried, for Adam. I am so sorry for him and his family.
DJ AM I never really heard of you until I heard of your death. I never seen any of your shows until now. You were an angel to these people! R.I.P.!!
This show is extremly touching and i am happy that these episodes were released. obviously doing this show was therapy for him and gave him the opportunity to help others. to be completly honest although he himself passed away from an overdose he obviously wanted to help as many people as he could and THIS SHOW WAS A GOOD DEED THAT HAS NOT ONLY TOUCHED PEOPLE WITH DRUG ADDICTIONS BUT ALSO ME, AND I DONT EVEN USE DRUGS. DJ AM HAS RENFORCED THE LESSON OF ME TO NEVER USE DRUGS AND I AM 28 YEARS OLD. PEOPLE ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM. THANK YOU DJ AM. REST IN PEACE.
Adam did a great thing helping these people that were in the same situation that he was once in. Even though in the end his own addictions are what killed him. I'm sure that if anybody would've ask him if he thought thathe could relapse i'm sure he would've said yes. Lets face it, nobody is perfect and he was no acception. We shuldn't hte on him for his mistakes, we should be thankfull that he had the chance to help even just one person. RIP ADAM
its cool that Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein decided to help out people like Amy with drug addictions. what i dont get is why he insults the people by calling them drug fiends and putting them down when AM ended up dying from a drug overdose? no offense AM RIP
watching this makes me happy and sad at the same time......congrats amy, so proud of you! thanks AM for inspiration and caring so much! RIP brother
Amy is interviewed about DJ AM after his death. See the video here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/444926/gone-too-far-interview-with-amy.jhtml#id=1623634
What happened to the brother at the end? He was missing from the reunion.
I'm so proud of you Amy. When i looked at your show I cry-ed your amazing. I have someone very close who has mothered me for 24 years and is an addict. I cry everyday asking God why???? You is an remodel to me. YOu are just 23 years of age, and was able to get out of it and is trying to do your best to never go back to that I want to CONGRAT you an that. You are a strong women who have a life to go fourth with. You never give up,you are successful. I'm proud of you girl . RIP DJ am for the support and heart that you put in to help these people life's. You negative people need to get a life. He is a great man who cares about life's which I wish he was still hear to help the rest that is still struggling with addiction.
Good show. I'm glad that they show the people during rehab. Most shows skip that step and just show them at the end better. Maybe more people will see it's not as bad as they think in rehab and will be more willing to give it a try.
I hope that this show reaches the people who need it the most. Besides people suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and addiction, I hope one of you reading this who simply cannot see how addiction is a disease will research it a bit further. It's a very difficult concept to grasp; most people only focus on the anger they feel towards addicts because of what those addicts do to other people in the throes of addiction. Take the time to learn about the root causes, and may it bring you compassion in the face of any anger you feel.
RIP DJ AM. Thank you MTV.
did they ever air this on tv?