Celebrity Rehab: The Good, The Bad, The Tragic

By Design For Change in Articles | | 25 Jul 2014
 

Addition and celebrity seem to go hand-in-hand. The number of A-list, B-list, and C-list stars who have struggled with addiction seems endless. Since many celebrities live in California, the majority of them end up attending alcohol rehab in California.

Some of the many celebrities who’ve had issues with alcoholism include:

 

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Kim Richards (cast member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
  • Britney Spears
  • Demi Lovato
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Mindy McCready

 

While some celebrities like child-star Demi Lovato seem to have made a full recovery, other stars like Robert Downey Jr. have become notorious for their relapses. Rehab in California due to alcohol and drug addiction is a common matter.In fact, addiction among celebrities has become so common that it even spawned a television show called “Celebrity Rehab,” in which stars of various caliber are treated by the ubiquitous Doctor Drew. Unfortunately, the show has a high casualty rate, with an alarming number of Celebrity Rehab alumni committing suicide despite attending rehab.

The most recent example is pretty blonde country star Mindy McCready. She was never able to conquer her substance abuse, and also had issues with drugs and depression that compounded her tendencies towards suicide.

California is a mecca of opulent rehab centers, like the world famous Betty Ford Center located in Rancho Mirage, California. Other famous rehab centers include Passages Malibu, Promises Malibu, and Wonderland (Los Angeles). Other rehab centers likeDesign for Change Recovery Center in Lancaster also exist. So, clearly, for an alcoholic celebrity, there are many options for them to seek treatment.

As every new generation of child stars grows up, a new clientele is created for these luxurious rehab centers in California that treat alcohol and drugs. Celebrity seems to be a toxic cocktail of fame and money that can break down even the most innocent of souls. But, fortunately, there are some success stories such as Drew Barrymore. She was an addict as a child, and has since become a successful and respected actress who, most of all, has conquered her addictions.