Monica Jones has been getting a lot of air time in the media about not being a trafficking victim - while certainly being shown as a "prostitute". Note she's a person of color.
When we heard Heidi Fleiss was being filmed on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew - we tried for weeks to speak to him about Sex Workers Anonymous AND about the fact recovery for us did NOT work the same way as taught in textbooks which writes about male addiction recovery. I say that because Bill Wilson founded AA. Jimmy Kinnon founded NA. Roy K. founded SA. So these groups were founded by men and based on their recovery. Textbooks write about research done mostly on males. So what works for females who have been sexually abused and then worked in the sex industry, possibly trafficked, is NOT what's included in those textbooks.
So if you line up every single episode of "Intervention" you will see every single episode fails with sex workers because the "typical" approach does not work on us. Dr. Drew's staff repeatedly refused to speak to us. His staff has refused to put us on his show.
Now I don't mean ME = I mean Sex Workers Anonymous. We have a chapter of SWA in Los Angeles and I mean WE. If you'd like to hear from some of our members in their words www.leavingtheliferadio.com Our program is 30 years old, we've got news clips up at www.hightechmadam.com with other quotes from members, and it's perfectly logical to assume if you have someone like Heidi or Mary Carey in your program then you should be able to refer them to the program. Yet Dr. Drew has REFUSED to even speak to us despite the fact we have an international program, and our hotline has answered 500,000 calls to Polaris' 100,000 calls to date.
So WHO DOES Dr. Drew speak to: