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Staff: Co-Founder Bob Forrest

Bob Forrest has been working in the recovery field for over 10 years. He is a featured member of the treatment team on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew and on its spinoff Sober House. In 2010 he launched Hollywood Counseling Services.

Bob was the lead singer in critically acclaimed L.A. alternative rock bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief and continues to make music. There is currently a documentary film being made about him entitled "Bob And The Monster". Bob likes dogs and the desert.


Co-Founder: Shelly Sprague
Shelly Sprague, perhaps best known as the no-nonsense resident technician on VH1's Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, or occasional chemical dependency expert for KCBS News, is herself a recovering addict. Her life in sobriety is defined by her dedication to helping others avoid or escape the same plight. On and off-screen, she wins the respect of her patients by her sincerity and candor... read more about Shelly...




I have been blessed to have worked closely with Shelly and Bob. In my opinion they are two of the most singularly talented professionals working in the field of addiction treatment. Their ability to reach the addict who may be closed off to everyone in their lives and motivation change saves lives.
- Drew Pinsky MD