Josh Chandler | April 26, 2022

7 Celebrities Who’ve Been to Rehab

Why Knowing Which Celebrities Have Been to Rehab Matters

Substance abuse is an issue that can impact any person at seemingly any part of their life. Although we view celebrities as individuals who appear to have it all, the reality is that countless celebrities have found themselves struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.  Celebrity status comes with intense pressure and many people are unprepared for how to manage the stress that accompanies fame. It’s also easy to forget that celebrities are humans just like the rest of us.  They experience trauma, anxiety, depression, and all the same mental and emotional challenges that can drive anyone to use substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and others in an attempt to cope.

Developing an understanding of which celebrities sought treatment after their struggles with alcohol or drugs can help a person who isn’t a celebrity realize that they may need to get help for their substance abuse. When a fan is struggling with their own addiction, they may find it encouraging to be able to follow the model of their favorite celebrity and reach out for their assistance.

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These 7 Celebrities Had the Courage to Seek Addiction Treatment

The reality is that the list of celebrities with their own rehab stints could go on endlessly. Many celebrities sought treatment and successfully overcame their addiction issues, while many others succumbed to it. Here are seven stars who sought addiction treatment to overcome their addiction:

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore was part of the illustrious Barrymore family who had already made their mark in Hollywood. When she showed an interest in acting at a young age, her family encouraged her, which resulted in her own Hollywood successes. However, with this notoriety and success also came the exposure to drug and alcohol abuse which Barrymore engaged in incredibly young. Thankfully, Barrymore recognized the problem and entered rehab, and would go on to enjoy her successful career.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is another example of a celebrity who began to gain attention when she was younger. She had considerable acting skills, but she had an incredible singing voice to match it. Demi’s struggles, however, were deep-rooted. She would struggle with an eating disorder, and she would also turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with how she was feeling. She would seek treatment multiple times. However, she would come to a place in her life where she almost died due to an overdose. Today, she speaks openly about struggling with addiction to encourage others not to make the same choices that she did.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is an example of a celebrity who could never overcome her substance abuse issues. The world fell in love with Winehouse’s smooth style and voice. However, Winehouse was also struggling with a severe alcohol addiction. Like her famous song, “Rehab,” her family encouraged her to enter a rehab facility, but these pleas were rebuffed. Unfortunately, Winehouse would pass away as a result of her alcohol addiction.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron originally gained notoriety due to being part of the incredibly popular Disney series, “High School Musical.” From there, Efron would start to establish himself as an actor. But what no one realized is that he was an example of a celebrity who had battled addiction. In fact, he turned to alcohol to manage the fame that he had gained during his childhood. He came to a place in his life and career where he realized that he would ruin his career if he did not address his substance abuse issues. He ultimately got the help he needed and continues to thrive in the industry.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy Osbourne has publicly struggled with addiction issues related to both drugs and alcohol. Kelly started to gain her own fame when she starred alongside her family in their reality television show. Unfortunately, the celebrity would be too much for her to manage, and she found herself checking into rehab. One of the things about Kelly Osbourne that makes her so relatable is that she has been open and honest about having relapses. This is a possibility for any person. Kelly has been open about her alcoholism and drug addiction and does everything she can to encourage people to get the help they need and her own experiences as she battled addiction.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is an example of one of a famous person who had a very public meltdown as a result of her substance abuse. She was arrested multiple times for driving while intoxicated and would ultimately be jailed. However, Lohan has gotten her life together and talks about the benefits of addictions counseling on her life. Today, she is an example of one of a famous person who makes her boundaries very clear and does everything that she can to maintain her sobriety.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is widely respected in Hollywood for his acting talents and his director and production skills. However, it’s well known in Hollywood and around the world that Ben Affleck has struggled with severe alcohol addiction issues throughout his life. He has gone to treatment several times, and he is honest about his relapses. However, every day he continues to try to raise awareness of addiction and maintain his sobriety to continue to have success in his career.

See why Colin Farrell needed to attend rehab multiple times in our blog below:

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Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles at Muse

When you’re ready to commit to taking back your life after you’ve battled with alcoholism and drug addiction, you can rest assured that the addiction specialists at Muse Treatment Center are here and ready to help you. We offer a myriad of treatment programs that have helped those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Regardless of whether you have had other stints in rehab or this is your first time addressing your drug or alcohol abuse issues, you can comfort that our recovery team will be there for you every step of the way.

Similar to what a celebrity experiences, however, before you can commit to addiction treatment, there is a strong probability that you will need to work through a detox program first. This is because within just a few hours from the time that you cease taking your drug or drink of choice, you will experience specific withdrawal symptoms, which will make it all but impossible for you to care for yourself. Withdrawal symptoms could be potentially deadly, which is another reason you should never attempt to go through this process on your own.

After detox, you will be able to commit more meaningfully to your addiction treatment program. You will be able to commit to either an inpatient or an outpatient recovery program. If you opt to work through an inpatient program, you will have the opportunity to live on the campus of the addiction treatment facility that you select. Further, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your addiction treatment team is there with you and for you every step of the way when you’re in treatment. Also, you will be able to regularly interact with other people who are working through their own addiction treatment programs, which can come as a great comfort.

However, some people cannot commit to this type of treatment because they need to work or go to school. In cases like this, you would greatly benefit from an outpatient program. At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, we offer intensive outpatient and general outpatient addiction treatment. These two options revolve around the number of hours you will need to make to treatment each week. Keep in mind that you can always transition from an inpatient treatment program into one of the outpatient treatments at any point. This flexibility can help you make the most out of your recovery plan. Our treatment team will continue to check in with you to assess how you’re transitioning through your recovery.

At Muse Addiction Treatment Center, we recognize the importance of providing our clients with the individualized care they need as they transition through their addiction recovery journey. We take the opportunity to get to know each one of our clients on a personal level so that we can help them achieve the goals that they have for themselves and their sobriety. If you would like to follow the model of your favorite celebrity and overcome your drug or alcohol addiction, we encourage you to get in touch with us today at (800) 426-1818 for more information.

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