The late deejay's family has released a statement explaining their reasons for wanting the footage to air as Adam intended it. It reads:
"After careful consideration we have decided to air the show. Adam felt strongly that by doing this series he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober. Adam was fully aware that if it were not for his own sobriety he never would have achieved the level of success and happiness he had found. Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam's life. It is our hope through airing this show that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others. The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help."
Sean Clarkin, Executive VP of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, says that DJ AM's story can be beneficial for recovering addicts struggling to kick the drug habit. "Recovery can be extremely difficult and requires constant attention. But it's important to know that it is, in fact, possible to present examples of people who are recognizing the need for treatment and beginning that journey."
"Gone Too Far" will air October 12 on MTV.
Adam died of a drug combination OD on August 28.