DJ AM Talked of Sobriety, Crack Fears
He hoped MTV reality program would help other addicts
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 31, 2009 3:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – DJ AM boasted of his 11 years of "sobriety"—freed from crack cocaine, his "drug of choice"—on an interview aired on MTV shortly before he was found dead last week of an apparent overdose. But Adam Goldstein also discussed nearly falling off the wagon as he participated in his MTV reality program on drug addiction called Gone Too Far, reports the New York Post.

He purchased a crack pipe on the program to show how easy it was to do, but found himself suddenly "sweaty" and "freaking out" with desire for the drug. He said he made the program to help other drug addicts recover. A crack pipe and a nearly empty bag of crack were found next to Goldstein's body last week, according to sources. Toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death are expected to take several weeks.