Did Dr. Drew Lie About His Drug Use?

Posted: March 12th, 2010 | Filed under: cocaine, drugs | 6 Comments »

Dr. Drew PinskyDr. Drew Pinsky frequently enjoyed cocaine while working at the LA radio station, KROQ, in the early 1980s. This was asserted by two of his former KROQ co-workers earlier this year in this article, “Dr. Drew’s Drug Shocker!”. This allegation is not shocking because at the time cocaine use was commonplace in the LA entertainment industry.

It is also unsurprising that Pinksy would have been like the vast majority of cocaine users who enjoy it for a period and then stop using it. No addiction. No dreaded consequences. Responsible users include our last two presidents, but unlike our last two presidents Pinsky may have lied about his usage.

On the January 12, 2009 Howard Stern Show this interchange occurred:

Howard Stern: Were you ever a user of drugs?

Drew Pinsky: No.

Howard Stern: Never? Never tried pot? Nothing?

Drew Pinsky: Thank god it’s not in me. It doesn’t seem like anyway. I’m thinking – not good.

Robin Quivers: Do you feel you can’t really relate because you don’t have any experience?

Drew Pinsky: No. I can. In fact people in recovery always tell me that it is weird how much I understand it. They don’t understand how a non-recovery person has such a deep appreciation of this condition. I don’t know. It’s like the right side of my brain is overdeveloped and I can just tune into that.

Dr. Drew has not addressed the KROQ allegation. The fact that the most celebrated addiction doctor in America may have lied about his cocaine use will pass unnoticed. Dishonesty has always been an approved strategy in the war on drugs.

Prior Post on Dr. Drew Pinsky: Dr. Drew Is Wrong


1. “Dr. Drew’s Drug Shocker!” LifeandStyleMag.com, 13 Jan. 2010. LINK
2. Gary Dell’Abate, The Howard Stern Show, Sirius XM Radio, 12 Jan. 2009.

6 Comments on “Did Dr. Drew Lie About His Drug Use?”

  1. 1 The MorMusic Radio Pod said at 2:17 pm on August 15th, 2011:

    Check out this episode of The MorMusic Radio Pod featuring a call-in interview with Dr. Drew’s former friend & colleague, and creator of KROQ’s Loveline show Jim “POORMAN” Trenton. Poorman speaks about Dr. Drew’s betrayal and stealing his Loveline show and doing cocaine with Dr. Drew. CHECK IT OUT… http://www.skidrow.la/?p=553

  2. 2 Farley Malorrus said at 6:36 am on June 2nd, 2015:

    I was part of Loveline, close friend of Poorman and Witness to the many lines of Top quality cocaine from KROQ Cocaine groupies passed around on the famous “Mirror.” I don’t recall Dr. Drew ever passing up a few snorts.
    I felt he was hypocritcal about his Drug use witness by tons of people in the studio weekly. I feel his career is hypocritical and that he wasn’t even a Doctor yet (Intern/med student) When doing loveline initially. He stabbed his best friend Jim Trenton (Poor man) in the back not backing Jim’s suspension, and stations stealing his idea for LOVELINE, which I was there at the inception. Sad that Dr. Drew got so much fame and publicity from a Jim “Poor man” Trenton concept, Loveline, was his best friend, and betrayed his friendship by putting fame ahead of friendship. Just so you know. I didn’t do the Cocaine, but I watched many do it at the station from 1983 to 1992. Farley Malorrus. No offense Drew, but you are a liar. To Howard Stern. Drew Lied.

  3. 3 Farley Malorrus said at 6:41 am on June 2nd, 2015:

    “Loveline” was the idea, concept, and complete property of Jim Trenton, devised online one night when we were doing an “Astrology Open Line.” Dr. Drew had nothing to do with the inception and ownership of the show. Swedish Egil, myself, and many others were involved as “Love Doctors,” by request of Poor Man and Dr. Drew (The liar) squeezed himself into the show, subsequently got me shoved out as a love doctor (Me being the top Astrological Metaphysical Astrologer perhaps on the planet), stole the concept from Poor Man, and used Cocaine on air, in studio in front of tons of witnesses, as KROQ Had Cocaine Groupies, food Groupies, Sex Groupies (Dr. Drew married I believe a KROQ Bikini Girl introduced him by his ‘best friend’ Poor Man. I’m tired of hearing people say that poor man should “move on” from this, and get over it, when Dr. Drews entire career is based on manipulation and Lies. Just wanted to let you all know the truth. I was there. I saw it all the time. I didn’t use, but most all in the studio did, including said “Med Student” who lied about being a doctor. He’s perhaps the biggest BS Artist I have ever met. Much love to the genius and creator of “Loveline,” Jim Poor man Trenton.

  4. 4 Farley Malorrus said at 6:46 am on June 2nd, 2015:

    The worst part was walking into the bathroom and seeing the good Doctor doing Cocaine in the Bathroom at the KROQ XMAS Parties coked out of his brain. Celebrity Rehab? YOU kidding me? Give me a freaking break. This guy is a liar, a phony, and stole the greatest talk show in the history of Radio, Loveline, from the most honest man I ever met, (Did nearly 1000 shifts with him in 12 years) Jim “Poor Man” Trenton. Jim helped shaped my career and the career of many punk rock and other bands, plus personalites. He deserves the credit and ownership of the Loveline concept which started out as a joke and ended up being a Massive hit, helping 1000’s and stolen by those that took it from the Poor man. I’m publishing my thoughts here so the truth be known and confirmed of this lie and hypocrisy. Jim Trenton, one of the men who made KROQ the #1 Radio STation in the World in the 80’s and the inventor 100% of Loveline. No one elses’ idea and I was there when he came up with it. my website is http://www.radioastrology.com if you wish to know whom I am. Peace and love to all. “The truth is out there, and the Truth shall set you free.” Great blow sir.

  5. 5 Poorman said at 1:25 pm on June 8th, 2015:

    Latest Details, witnesses today on The Poorman Radio Show @KCAA1050AM 2-3 PM pst


  6. 6 Drew Pinsky said at 1:40 am on June 12th, 2015:

    Let’s say for shits and giggles, that a family goes on TV to promote “Christian Values”. While they are making 19 babies and millions of dollars, they talk about how superior their life is because their “lord” has blessed them. All the while they are hiding a very HORRIFIC truth! 4 of their daughters were MOLESTED by their OWN son AND THEY KNEW about it!!!!!!!!!!! OK, granted there was one more innocent girl, that wasn’t related, but who cares right???? They are on TV doing GOOD THINGS!!!!
    Enter Dr. Drew. He is this ‘amazing’ addiction specialist who knows everything about addicition but denies his own drug abuse-and LIES about it. Thats what makes this relevant. Oh, and he thanks “god it’s not in me.” The “celebrities” whom he treated on TV were just “extras” in this facade.
    That is what bugs me the most. It’s not that he “stole” loveline from Jim Poorman Trenton. It is way more. Jim BOB and Michelle Duggar=Dr. Drew.