Addition and celebrity seem to go hand-in-hand. The number of A-list, B-list, and C-list stars who have struggled with drug addiction and alcohol abuse 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
- Ben Affleck
- Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr
- Jeff Conaway
While some celebrities like child-star Demi Lovato seem to have made a full recovery after they checked into rehab, 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 spawned a television show called “Celebrity Rehab,” in which the ubiquitous Doctor Drew treats various caliber stars. 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 a pretty blonde country singer Mindy McCready. She could never conquer her substance abuse and 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 like a design 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 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.