Celebrities who have gone to rehab

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.

Drew Barrymore

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.

Winona Ryder

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.

Sam Jackson

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.

Ben Affleck

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.

Michael Jackson

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.

Eva Mendes

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.

Gerard Butler

The actor reportedly checked into a rehab for celebrities in February 2012 for an issue with painkillers after injuring himself in a surfing accident.

Kirsten Dunst

The actress checked into a rehab for celebrities in 2008 in order to come to terms with her “personal demons.”

Daniel Radcliffe

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

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.

 

 

 

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Resort Style Rehabilitation

What is Resort Style Rehab

What is Resort Style Rehab?

Resort style rehab refers to drug rehabilitation facilities that resemble luxury resorts. They are a destination for relaxation and recreation while getting the necessary treatment and care for drug and alcohol addictions. Resort style rehabs provide amenities and accommodations such five-star dining, plush penthouse suites, entertainment, sports, and outings to local area tourism such as beaches and shopping districts.

Relaxation

First and foremost, the mission of resort style rehabs is to provide comfort and relaxation. Besides physically “getting away from it all,” you get to relax in a comfortable setting with access to services and amenities that promote peace of mind and tranquility. For example, resort style rehabs provide such ancient practices as acupuncture, massage therapy, and aromatherapy. Luxury rehabs also offer spa experiences as part and parcel of your stay. Basically, anything that promotes serenity and relaxation while beginning a new and healthy lifestyle can be found at a resort style rehabilitation center.

Accommodations

Resort style rehabs provide luxurious living quarters like those you would expect to find at any up-scale resort. The residences are private, penthouse style condominiums with all of the amenities of home: comfortable lounging furniture, personal entertainment systems such as state-of-the-art flat screen televisions, lavishly comfortable beds, secluded patios, and private kitchen and dining areas. And, of course, your own private bath.

Alternative and Holistic Methods of Therapy

Another aspect of resort style rehabilitation is that it offers holistic healing practices and alternative methods to treatment. Typically, resort style rehabs will offer one-on-one sessions with expert nutritionists and chiropractors. There is guided meditation, hypnotherapy, yoga therapy, reflexology, music therapy, and art therapy. Resort style rehabs may provide equine-assisted therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, Ayurvedic medicine practices, and Reiki healing. These are all offered on-premises and many times brought to you in the privacy of your own exclusive residence while staying at a resort style rehab center.

Recreation and Entertainment

At any resort style rehab, you will find on-premises and exclusive pools and hot tubs, fitness centers, and often times saunas and steam rooms. They may provide art classes such as painting, drawing and ceramics. And depending on its location, resort style rehabs provide for trips to go skiing, kayaking, beach going, golfing, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, and exclusive shopping.

Other Amenities

Resort style rehabilitation programs and facilities offer various other exclusive amenities not found at typical rehabs. These include Limo service, private visitation with family and friends, and gourmet meals prepared by five-star chefs.

Benefits to a Resort Style Rehab

Resort style rehabs incorporate everything there is to nourish the mind, body, and spirit to facilitate the healing process once you make a commitment to a sober lifestyle. Although many other rehabs boast individualized treatment plans, only at resort style rehab programs will you find individually-tailored therapy and treatment plans that include a holistic approach with both ancient and state-of-the-art healing techniques. Their mission is to promote health and well-being in an environment of utmost comfort and luxury. Your wants, needs, and expectations will not only be met but, surpassed.

 

Celebrity in Recovery Profile: Robert Downey, Jr.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is one of the most iconic actors of our generation. We most recently saw him in the new Iron Man and almost everyone knows; Robert Downey, Jr. is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict.

Robert Downey, Jr. The Addiction

From the years of 1996 to 2001, Robert Downey Jr. was in the heat of his addiction. Downey was arrested numerous times for drug related charges including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. He went several times through drug treatment programs trying to beat his addiction and did so unsuccessfully. He tried to explain his relapses and his addiction to drugs through the fact that he had been addicted since he was eight. He said his father was an addict and had been giving them to him.

In April 1996, Robert Downey, Jr. was arrested for the possession of heroin, cocaine and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. A month later he was on parole and trespassed into a neighbor’s home while under the influence and fell asleep in one of the beds. He was sentenced to three years of probation and required to undergo drug testing. In 1997, he missed one of the drug tests and had to spend four months in the Los Angeles County Jail. Downey missed another drug test in 1999 and was arrested again. Despite efforts to keep him out of jail he ended up serving a three year prison term at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California.

Robert Downey, Jr. spent nearly a year in that drug treatment center and was unexpectedly freed when a judge ruled that his collective time in incarceration facilities had qualified him for early release. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000 for drug charges, Robert Downey, Jr. joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart’s love interest. His performance in Ally McBeal gave him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film. His character had been written when Robert Downey, Jr. was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program Robert Downey, Jr. following this, he moved from addiction into recovery.

Robert Downey, Jr. Recovery

After five years of substance abuse, arrests, rehab, and relapse, Robert Downey Jr. was finally ready to work toward a full recovery from drugs and a return to his career. In discussing his failed attempts to control his own addictive behavior in the past, Downey told Oprah Winfrey in November 2004 that “when someone says, ‘I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?’ Well, uh, you’re a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to give it a shot.”

He added that after his last arrest in April 2001, when he knew he would likely be facing another stint in prison or another form of incarceration such as court-ordered rehab, “I said, ‘You know what? I don’t think I can continue doing this.’ And I reached out for help, and I ran with it. You can reach out for help in kind of a half-assed way and you’ll get it and you won’t take advantage of it. It’s not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide to do it.”

Downey says he has been drug-free and in recovery since July 2003, thanks to his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He has described his religious beliefs as “Jewish-Buddhist” and in the past has been interested in Christianity and the Hare Krishna ideology

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Downey,_Jr.