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EXCLUSIVE! Listen Up, 'American Idol' Finalists! Dr. Drew Tells You How To Stay Out Of Rehab!

Mon, May 31, 2010 12:00pm EDT by 3 Comments
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

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Dr. Drew Pinsky says that sometimes finalists get depressed after the high of the American Idol finale. Here are his preventative tips for going down a dark path!

Lee DeWyze, Casey James and Crystal Bowersox, it’s going to be tough adjusting to your new lives as famous recording artists post-American Idol — but Celebrity Rehab‘s Dr. Drew Pinsky reveals how YOU can resist temptations and avoid ending up on his show like former contestants Jessica Sierra and Nikki McKibbin.

“We’ve treated a number of the Idol contestants and the one thing they all tell me is that the let-down after the final performance is so profound, they get depressed,” the 51-year-old specialist said on the American Idol finale red carpet May 26, advising, “That’s the thing to watch for — keep your balance…and enjoy the moment.”

Watch our video to also hear what the most popular doctor in Hollywood has to say to SCRAM-bracelet wearing starlet Lindsay Lohan (get back to treatment!) and recently hospitalized (for a reported overdose) country singer Mindy McCready!

–Kirstin Benson, reporting by Laura Schreffler

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