Do Reality Shows Exploit Addicts?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell 10/18/12

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says shows like Jersey Shore glamorize the "fatal disease" of addiction.

Reader's Question: Is the portrayal of alcohol abuse on reality shows like Jersey Shore helpful, in that it puts the subject in the public eye? Or is it just exploitation?

[Jane is now exclusively answering your questions about addiction, recovery and the like. Send your questions to [email protected].]

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author. She is the founder of JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle. You can find Jane on Linkedin or follow her on Twitter.

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