Celebrities who have gone to rehab
Addiction is an equal opportunity disease: it affects people across economic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender lines. That being said, addiction can affect famous people at the same rate it affects common folk. There are many, many celebrities who have gone to rehab in order to overcome their substance addictions as well as to treat other, co-occurring conditions, also called dual diagnosis.
There are several celebrities who have or are currently struggling with addiction that we all know about: Lindsay Lohan, Heath Ledger, Cory Monteith to name a few. It is almost extra tragic when someone’s painful struggle with addiction is so public. Below are some celebrities who have gone to rehab that you may not have known about.
Although it’s pretty well known that Drew Barrymore struggled with addiction, it is noteworthy to mention that her addiction to drugs and alcohol started at such an early age (9 years old) and that she attended rehab by the age of 13.
Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady)
The actress who played Marcia on the Brady Bunch struggled with both a drug addiction and bulimia, all the while filming the popular 1970s family sitcom. She attended rehab for celebrities where she received counseling and is successfully recovering.
You may well remember a very public arrest for shoplifting but did you know that Winona Ryder admits that she was on painkillers at the time. After her arrest, she attended rehab, which she successfully completed.
Haley Joel Osment
The actor best known for his movie The Sixth Sense completed rehab for drugs and alcohol after driving drunk and crashing his car, all while being underage.
A highly successful actor, Samuel L. Jackson completed rehab back in 1991 for cocaine and alcohol and went on to become one of Hollywood’s major movie stars.
Another famous and well-liked celebrity, Ben Affleck has confessed that alcohol had become a problem for him and successfully completed rehab for his alcoholism.
Although it is clear by now that Michal Jackson had a problem with drugs, an addiction to which he eventually lost his life, it is not widely known that he attended drug rehab back in 1993.
Though it’s still not clear what she was addicted to, the actress made headlines in 2008 when she checked into a rehab for celebrities for her substance abuse issues.
The actor reportedly checked into a rehab for celebrities in February 2012 for an issue with painkillers after injuring himself in a surfing accident.
The actress checked into a rehab for celebrities in 2008 in order to come to terms with her “personal demons.”
Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, has admitted that alcohol became a big problem for him. He attended rehab for celebrities and has been clean and sober for several years.
Eric Dane, from Grey’s Anatomy and Marley & Me, voluntarily checked himself into rehab in July 2011 for an addiction to painkillers.
Jaime Lee Curtis
The celebrated actress wrote in 2009, “My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life.” She was reportedly addicted to painkillers for five years before going into a rehab for celebrities.