Rehab Report Card
Some stars treat their time in re-hab as a spa getaway, while others get clean and sober and never look back. Here we take a look at some of the rehab freshmen and graduates over the years, and give them an update report.
"[Rehab] was horrible in one way, because I went away because I was pretty sick," the Miami Vice and S.W.A.T. actor once said. "But in another way it was great, because it was a very safe environment with a bunch of people who were looking to sort out things in their life. But I don’t want to go back." The hard-partying Irish actor says he did his time in rehab [December 2005-January 2006] for his son James, 3, because after fifteen years of craziness, just wanted to be a better dad. "I wanted to be clear, be around him, and remember being with him."
Update: So far so good!
"I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health," Lindsay said in the statement, released by her publicist Leslie Sloane. "I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time." That statement was released by Lohan, 20, this January, just after she entered the $1,750-a day Wonderland rehab facility on trendy yet rustic Laurel Canyon Blvd., in West Hollywood. It didn’t seem to Celebrity Babylon that the Mean Girl’s star was taking it all too seriously, however, as she was seen out clubbing just days later.
Update: Photographed out partying when you release a statement about checking into rehab – not a good omen of things to come.
Getting world peace seems like it would be easier than what it took to get the 25-year-old pop star into rehab! It took Spears’ soon-to-be ex hubby Kevin Federline, 28, threatening to take full legal custody of their sons Sean, 1, and Jayden, 5 months, before she heeded the wake up call and checked in to Promises in Malibu, on the morning of February 21. This third time may just be the charm, as the bald one hasn’t bolted yet, and it appears that family members and friends are truly gathering to support her, and not just saying that they are doing so! Update: After almost a week, there’s no signs that Britney is digging her way out of her room with a eyelash curler and a nail file.
"I saw [the film] 28 Days. I don't remember rehab being like a day camp or being that funny. Rehab is a dumping ground. It's a big dumping ground." Sheen, 41, should know, the notorious hooker-and-drug lovin’ bad boy entered rehab at the request of his father, actor Martin Sheen, 66, and his lawyers. I was never shut down by the drugs; that was my problem. Cocaine was an aphrodisiac. I think that was a bit of a curse." Sheen has his act enough together now to have the top sitcom Two and a Half Men on CBS, and is often seen out and about with his two daughters (Sam, 2, and Lola, 1) by ex-wife Denise Richards, 35.
Update: We see more than a glimmer of the "old Charlie" when he chain-smokes cigarettes!
While on the show Oprah last year, Nicole opened up about how her parent’s divorce when she was 13, led to her ultimate addictions to drugs and alcohol. Her parents Lionel and Brenda Richie begged her to go into rehab. But just one week before she was supposed to check in, she was arrested [February 2003] while driving and police found a balloon of heroin. "I was extremely, extremely scared," she explains. Out on probation, the incident scared her straight into counseling. Once inside rehab, entire family participated in heavy therapy. "Everything came out," Nicole says. "I was definitely trying to mask hurt, abandonment. I had no idea I was feeling this way."
Update: Richie, 25, didn’t stay on the straight and narrow for long, getting nabbed for a DUI on December 11 and admitting to cops she had used Vicodin and marijuana.
Robert Downey Jr.:
"It's like I have a loaded gun in my mouth, and I like the taste of metal," Robert Downey Jr., once said of his addictions to, well, you name it. Even jail time couldn’t sever the ties between addiction and the talented but troubled actor. His troubles began, he says, when his father offered him a "joint" at age 8! After that, it was probation, suspended licenses, jail time, rehabs, waking up at a stranger’s Malibu house, Wonder Woman costumes in a Palm Springs hotel room, and more. He famously infuriated other jail inmates when he was allowed out to shoot a movie!
Update: Good. His August 2005 marriage to film producer Susan Downey seems to have kept him on the straight and narrow, and out of the tabloids.
"I've never been very judicious about my own behavior or choices until they had an impact on people other than me," says Affleck, 34, who was driven to Promises rehab by his pal Charlie Sheen in August 2001, at the same time as one of Robert Downey Jr’s stays, and comedienne Paula Poundstone. At the time, Affleck’s recovery wasn’t taken too seriously, after all, he was let out at the drop of a hat, to go to a sporting event, press junket, or an ice cream cone. At the cost of $48,000 for a 30-day stay at Promises, you would think Affleck would want to be getting his money's worth!
Update: There have been little glitches in his recovery over the years, but none since the birth of his daughter Violet, 1, with wife Jennifer Garner, 34.
Having her photo "Cocaine Kate" splashed across the front of London’s Mirror tabloid in September 2005, got Kate Moss into the Meadows rehab in Arizona. With a career in the modeling business, where a size-0 is considered overweight, and a drug-addicted boyfriend like British rocker Pete Doherty, 27, it was just a matter of time before Moss got caught with her nasty habit. At the time of media scandal, it was said that the supermodel would lose all of her lucrative contracts with Burberry, H&M, and Chanel. But that doesn’t seem to have had an effect on her career at all, in fact, you can’t walk down the street without seeing Moss on a Billboard, on TV, or in a magazine.
Update: Not good. Photos have emerged of Moss looking fairly out of it at Doherty’s concerts.