MTV To Air DJ AM’s Addiction Series

During the months leading up to his own drug-caused death, DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, was filming a series for MTV about drug addiction.

But questions pertaining to whether the program would ever air began circulating last week after New York City’s medical examiner reported Goldstein’s body was riddled with traces of drugs both legal and illegal, including cocaine, OxyContin and Hydrocodone (Vicodin), as well as antianxiety pharmaceuticals Xanax and Ativan.

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DJ AM, left and Travis Barker backstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Award.

Goldstein’s body was discovered at his New York City apartment by friends August 28. The medical examiner ruled the death was caused by an accidental overdose.

Now MTV is saying Goldstein’s series – “Gone To Far” – will air as planned beginning Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Descriptions of the series indicate Goldstein may have been seeking answers to his own drug problems as well as trying to help others overcome their addictions. Each episode is reported to include Goldstein meeting with addicts along with their friends and families to talk about their readiness to get off drugs.

According to MTV, while conducting research for the series Goldstein often discovered new information about the show’s featured addicts that wasn’t even known by their closest friends or family members. Furthermore, Goldstein didn’t just stop with interviews, but made it a point to check up on their rehabilitation progress.

Goldstein’s family expressed approval of MTV airing the series by issuing the following statement:

“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. 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. The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief it will inspire others to seek help.”

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