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Dr. Drew

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Wednesday's line-up: Wet houses, plus Mario Lopez

When left untreated, alcoholism, like any disease, can kill. So when people can't put down the bottle, there are places where they can go to basically drink themselves to death. There are four of these so-called "wet houses" in the state of Minnesota where chronic alcoholics are allowed to drink.

The largest and oldest, St. Anthony's, operates out of the idea of ‘harm reduction’, according to its director - when they’re housed, they always find that people drink less, their health improves, they get one on one case management, and it’s humane.

Wet house attendees will join us and CNN's Chris Welch will also join us ... he has been given intimate access to the people who reside at these treatment centers/hospices for alcoholics.

Plus, Mario Lopez talks about his new book "Extra Lean: The Fat-Burning Plan That Changes the Way You Eat For Life."

Catch it all Wednesday night on HLN at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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