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'America's Next Top Model' Star

Family Begs Dr. Drew ...

Please Save Her!

7/21/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Family members of "America's Next Top Model" finalist Renee Alway are deeply concerned the model's in too deep with drugs -- now they want to recruit the big guns to help, like Dr. Drew or Oprah.

TMZ broke the story ... Renee was arrested last month for attempted burglary -- after cops say she was hiding out in a Palm Springs home that wasn't hers. They also say she had a gun and charged her with possession of narcotics.

We spoke to Renee's sister who tells us ... Renee has a serious drug problem and can no longer take care of herself. She says she's homeless and the night she was arrested she was in "survival mode."

Renee's mother tells us ... the model's substance abuse has gotten so bad, they had to cut her off. "We stopped giving her money, which was feeding her drug problem."

Now the family just wants to see Renee get better, and say they need the best of the best to make that happen. Her sister says, "I am trying to find her some professional help. I would like to get her help from Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil or even Oprah."

Renee is currently behind bars at a correctional facility in Banning.


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1.

moxie    

Man, what a shame. Hope she gets some help, stat.

403 days ago
2.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Don't help her! We're enjoying watching this train wreck. Let her continue to be a lesson to all model wannabes.

403 days ago
3.

janet    

Drew had 5 paitents overdose and die. Why do you think they pulled that stupid show of his.

403 days ago
4.

Hurley    

To Parents:

There ARE doctors and rehabs that are NOT on TV. Perhaps you have one or two in you area,

Sincerely,


Hot Farts

403 days ago
5.

Ronald RayGun    

We all know how Dr. Drew "saves" people!

403 days ago
6.

JMP    

Uhm... Dr. Dree and Oprah are ENTERTAINERS. Please get some REAL help if you are serious about it!

403 days ago
7.

amerksfan    

Do they realize dr drew has killed 5 of 8 celebrities on his celebrity rehab show
Well his lack of care or knowledge has caused them to overdose or commit suicide
Dr Drew is a quack and if you want him to "care" for your family member you are admitting you want that family member dead
5 out of 8 have died that isnt good

403 days ago
8.

NobodySpecial    

For the love of cake, please STOP going to "Dr." Drew. The guy is a celebrity idiot and rarely helps anyone. Get a real doctor who has actually saved people lives who doesn't appear in front of the camera every other day. Real doctors can help this girl and the whole world doesn't need to know the details.

403 days ago
9.

bb    

Anyone else think she looks a lot like Anna Nicole Smith (the skinny trimspaaaa baby!!! era version)?

403 days ago
10.

Meanie    

She looks like a meth whore. WHO CARES.

403 days ago
11.

Calico    

Forget Phil or Oprah - she needs a pro interventionist like Seth Rogge or Jeff Van Vonderen. Media hype won't save this kid, a good rehab and 12-step program can.

403 days ago
12.

Jamey Hunter    

Where's Tyra Banks in all of this? I saw a program on tv with past ANTM contestants and they all said there was an after care when the taping ended. They were simply sent away to deal with it.

Also, where is Renee's child?

I honestly don't think this situation needs to be dragged in front of a television. She's a drug addict-pure and simple. Apparently a criminal as well.

403 days ago
13.

david 183    

Addiction is a horrible thing.

403 days ago
14.

Khali    

She needs Ibogaine treatment in Mexico, that's the only way to save her. Dr Martin Polanco specializes in it. Family, GET HER HELP NOW!!!! Before its too late!!!!

403 days ago
15.

Quinn    

Family begs Dr. Drew?! - biatch please. - I'm going to start the black van company. wherein we steal addicts via a blacked out black van. Literally just grab their asses off the street and then chain them in the basement until they are detoxed. Then 12 month in patient rehab. then off to a sober house that isn't a crack den. addiction is horrible but Dr. Drew ain't the answer.

403 days ago
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