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‘Celebrity Rehab’ alum Tawny Kitaen: Mindy McCready’s death ‘is not Dr. Drew’s fault’

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Tawny Kitaen appeared on season two of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” On Tuesday night, she used Twitter as a platform to defend Dr. Drew from widespread accusations that he shares responsibility for the apparent suicide death of country singer and season three “Celebrity Rehab” patient Mindy McCready.

Kitaen, who has struggled with substance abuse for years, also took the opportunity to share her opinion that drug addiction and alcoholism are not diseases.

I’m very sad for Mindy&her family, but that is not Dr Drews fault. It’s a choice2take drugs. That’s how I feel, I know it’s like taking ie

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

Politics and religion, It’s the same about whether alcohol&drugs is a disease. My poor mother died of 2nd hand lung smoke THAT’S a Disease

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

So please don’t insult me by telling me that drugs and alcohol is a disease my mother didn’t have a choice. If she did she would’ve chose

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

To live. But she had a disease cancer, cancer is not a choice. If you want you can quit lung cancer.

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

It’s insulting2people that lose love ones2real diseases. Get mad at me I don’t care I do care that Mindy is no longer here, & mental illness

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

Is something we all need to let people deal with without other people slamming them for it. But don’t insult my

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

family, my mother & millions of others who Have lost family members to cancer by calling drugs&alcohol disease. Just1person’s opinion, mine.

— Tawny Kitaen (@Tawny_Kitaen) February 20, 2013

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