Celebrity Drug Rehab
Many celebrities enter rehab in order to sort out the problems that they’ve developed with alcohol or drugs, mainly due to the pressures and stress of their celebrity lifestyle.
For some celebrities, they manage to in some cases, quite spectacularly, create havoc in their personal lives.
Is it because they are a celebrity and the pressure of being in the limelight and having very little or no privacy 24/7, has put them under so much stress that they just can’t cope with it all?
Some turn to alcohol or drugs as a means to escape. Others have problems with sex addiction due to being so attracted to other men or women just for the simple fact that they are a famous movie star, footballer or singer.
Many celebrities are in some respects ‘pressured’ into entering a rehab clinic through having been exposed in one way or another in the press and media and then told by their advisors, PR team etc that in order to protect their celebrity lifestyle, they must be seen to be taking action in changing their outrageous ways. The media and the public favour a celebrity who; after admitting their mistakes and failings, then disappear for a few weeks into rehab to sort their problems out.
After all, it’s seen as the responsible and mature thing to do. But don’t you then have to examine the point that surely it should be at the moment when the celebrity has made that decision themselves that they need to sort things out and enter into rehab?
If a celebrity is pressured into rehab for the wrong reasons then they’ll run the risk of failing once they’re back in their normal daily surroundings. Shouldn’t it be for the right reasons? Of course, for some celebrities there is no denying the fact that it’s only when an embarrassing or exposing episode comes to light in the media and press that they finally have the courage to do something about it. Many celebrities live in a bubble (usually after having been put their by the public and press) and choose to ignore the fact that they have a drink or drug problem or that they seem to be constantly attracted to other people and cannot stay faithful to their wife, husband or partner.
Many of the people around them either see them as an asset or aren’t true and honest with them about their behaviour for fear of how they’ll react and a sense that they need to protect them. Of course, this just leads to a downward spiral of self-destruction and where their advisors, family members and friends are turning a blind eye to their behaviour in order to protect them, they are in fact contributing to this person’s downfall, albeit unintentionally.
It’s All About Consequences
For some celebrities, they enter rehab when being faced with a situation where they do it this once and make sure it works otherwise they run the risk of losing their loved ones and families. For others, they enter rehab on a regular basis. They check themselves in and then out like they’re taking holidays, some ‘time out’. And for these celebrities, either the consequences just aren’t serious enough to worrying about their actions and relapsing, or they simply aren’t ready to accept the help that’s on offer at a rehab clinic. These celebrities are only entering it because family or friends have pressured them into it.
It’s only when the celebrity themselves is ready to hold up the white flag, admit they have a problem and have reached rock bottom in their lives that they know that they can’t and don’t want to carry on living the lifestyle they’ve been living. Once they’re able to admit they have a problem and enter themselves into rehab for their own reasons, and them alone, do they have a real chance of making it work.