For many celebrities, it seems fame and addiction go hand in hand. Headlines of celebrities battling addictions cover gossip magazines and fuel stories and jokes. Why anyone believes watching a person suffer from addiction is entertaining or funny is beyond comprehension. However, these headlines sale and continue to grow. Do the pressures of fame cause one to abuse? Maybe it is the pressures of maintaining a "slim Hollywood body" or the fast pace lifestyle that requires a lot of energy. All of these and more have been reported as reasons why many celebrities turn to drug abuse. Once these celebrities find themselves battling an addiction problem, the next step for many of them is rehab.
What exactly are celebrity rehabs? The term 'celebrity rehab' is mostly associated with being a popular television show, but these centers have been the key to a new life for many celebrities. These centers are called "celebrity rehabs", because they are well-known for their famous clients. There are many of these high profile centers that offer the seclusion and luxury that many celebrities prefer. Celebrity rehabs can cost clients a large sum of money. A few of the most popular rehabs include:
1. Promises Treatment Center
This center is located in Malibu, California and has been the choice of popular celebs including Britney Spears, Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Affleck. A stay at this center can cost up to $8,855 for a week stay.
2. Cirque Lodge
This center is located in Orem, Utah and has treated such big names as Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan and Kristen Dunst. Treatment at this center will cost clients around $26,000 for thirty days of treatment.
3. Caron Foundation
This center is located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Celebs who have sought treatment from this center include Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith and Liza Minneli. A month stay at this center will run clients around $24,000.
Do Celebrity Rehabs Really Work?
While the media focuses on the negatives of these rehabs, such as celebrities who continue their addictions after rehab, they avoid to address the positive. Many celebrities, who enter the doors of rehab centers, come out stronger than ever.
However, these success stories are not what sells. With that being said, rehabs should not be chosen based on factors such as luxury, but rather factors such as the treatment programs offered and the qualifications of the staff. This is true for any person who is seeking professional treatment. Celebrity rehab centers, or any rehab center for that matter, should not be a vacation experience that just focuses on things such as spa treatments. In order for any person to ensure the effectiveness of their rehab experience, it is important to find a program that focuses on the healing of a their mind, body and spirit.
The Importance of Getting Effective Treatment
Due to health complications from drug abuse, many celebrities have ended their journeys much too soon. The tragedy of an early death induced by substance abuse, extends beyond the famous names of celebrities to the millions of lives taken much too soon. Not only has addiction taken the lives of many celebs, it has taken the lives of many fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbors, and other loved ones.
Celebrity or not, it is hard to become a victim to a life threatening addiction. The only way to fully overcome addiction is to seek effective and professional treatment.
About the Author
Marilyn Kegley works with Rehabhelp.com to educate individuals about the dangers of substance abuse and effective rehab treatment options.