Do you know anyone who has gone to rehab lately? I didn’t until just a few months ago when someone I know had a serious addiction problem. He had always been a daily drinker, but he managed to keep it under control. He drank but he wasn’t an alcoholic. Until he actually started drinking all times. Around two months ago he had developed some health issues that sent him to the hospital for around two weeks. And although he wasn’t drinking during the time at the hopsital, after he got back home, he continued.
You’d see him in a bar at 11 am pouring down a bottle of red wine when he was actually supposed to be working. With the constant drinking his relationships with close ones deteriorated, he was simply becoming arrogant and inconsiderate towards everyone. Eventually, after he started to understand he might actually have a problem, he went to a rehab. I saw him a few days ago and his usually red face looked actually normal now. Although it’s now been just around a month since the rehab, he seems to be doing good now.
While he’s the first person I have personally ever heard going to rehab, alcoholism is actually a quite common and even going to rehab is actually nothing special. You just need to make the decision. Everyone has heard about some celebrity visiting an alcohol rehab in Florida or anywhere else. Among those celebrities who have been in rehab are a number of people you wouldn’t have expected to have a problem at all. We’ve all heard about Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse and alikes, but there are also people who haven’t promoted their visits there much.
Jon Hamm (actor from Mad Men) went to rehab in 2015 for alcohol abuse. Eva Mendes talked about her substance abuse after her admittance to a rehab in 2008. You might have seen her in movies like Hitch (2005) and Ghost Rider (2007). And do you remember that sweet kid from Harry Potter? Well, Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe? He was reportedly drunk even while filming Harry Potter. He managed to get clean and haven’t had alcohol since then.
These are some people you might have never guessed have gone to rehab. No point in speaking about Russell Brand, Macaulay Culkin, or Lindsay Lohan – we’ve all heard their stories.
But the main thing – if you have a problem, going to rehab might be a good solution. It’s not a taboo topic anymore these days. Especially considering that according to statistics, 1 in every 12 adults in the US is suffering from dependency to alcohol.
If you have a problem, there’s help available. Use it.
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