Entries in Rehab (49)


Former Child Star Rick Schroeder: Someone Should Help Amanda Bynes

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Few people understand the pressures child stars experience more than Rick Schroeder, who starred on the popular ’80s series Silver Spoons when he was just a teen, and he has advice for troubled starlets Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

“My heart goes out to them,” he told ABC News Now on Tuesday. “I wish some people would intervene on their behalf.”

Lohan, 26, checked in to the Betty Ford Center on May 3 for a three-month rehab stint stemming from misdemeanor charges.

Bynes, 27, was arrested May 23 after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window, and has since gone on tirades against the NYPD, pop star Rihanna, and others on Twitter.

“They are in a place right now that is not good,” Schroeder, 43, added. “A lot of people around them don’t care about them and want to capitalize on it. I feel bad for them.”

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Report: Charlie Sheen's Ex Brooke Mueller Rehabbing Again

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brooke Mueller, the ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, is headed back to rehab, according to TMZ. 

The website reports Mueller overdosed last week on Adderall and now she's now undergoing treatment for Adderall addiction.

Her attorney Yale Galanter told the gossip site, "Brooke was uncomfortable with the way Adderall was making her behave," and that's what led her to commit to the long-term, live-in rehab program.

Galanter claims Mueller's scare last week won't constitute a probation violation. In May, she pled guilty to felony drug possession and was ordered to not drink alcohol for a year.  When she was hospitalized last week, only a small amount of alcohol was found in her system, TMZ reports.

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Michael Lohan Claims He Helped 'Octomom' Get into Rehab

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- What role did Lindsay Lohan's father play in "Octomom's" decision to enter rehab?  The answer depends on whom you ask. reports Michael Lohan worked with Nadya Suleman's manager, Gina Rodriguez, to get "Octomom" into rehab for what has been described as prescription drug addiction and "anxiety, exhaustion and stress" issues.

However, Rodriguez tells E! News, "Michael Lohan's only participation in this was that he gave me a number to a California rehab," adding, "[The TMZ story] also said that Michael and I arranged the treatment, which is not correct."

Despite Rodriguez's comments, Lohan maintains that he came to "Octomom's" aid.

He claims to E! News, "I was contacted by Gina Rodriguez to put together a TREATMENT PLAN and FACILITY for Nadya!  Those things only!"

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Octomom Nadya Suleman Checks into Rehab

Paul Warner/Getty Images(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- The Octomom is in rehab. Nadya Suleman checked into the Chapman House Treatment Center last week to deal with “anxiety, exhaustion and stress” stemming from an addiction to Xanax.

“Ms. Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery,” her representative said in a statement to ABC News. “She will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed.”

The rep noted, “Although the rehab offered to treat her at no charge, Ms. Suleman opted to pay for the program.”

Suleman reportedly left her 14 children in the care of three nannies and a couple of friends. She filed for bankruptcy earlier this year but appears to have come into cash after launching her adult film career. Earlier this month, she gave the website Rumorfix a tour of her new, 5,000-square-foot Palmdale, Calif. home.

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Melanie Griffith Returns to Stage After Rehab

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Melanie Griffith says her family saved her.  In a revealing new interview, Griffith, 54, told the Los Angeles Times, “My daughters really sat me down and said, ‘Look Mom, this is what it is. You really need to get help.’”

Founder of Full Circle Intervention Kristina Wandzilak explained, “Often times it takes for an addict to hear from the people that love them most, exactly how they’re being affected by the choices of the addiction.”

Griffith, mother of four, credits her two daughters for opening her eyes. “I couldn’t have done it without them. I really couldn’t have. And I’m so grateful,” she said. “I see now, I just didn’t get it before. It doesn’t mean that I’m stupid. It’s just that that’s what the disease is.”

Daughters Dakota, 22, and Stella, 15, were the determining factors for getting clean. Dakota is Griffith’s daughter from her previous marriage to actor Don Johnson. Stella is the only child Griffith and long-time husband Antonio Banderas have together.

Griffith’s 2009 stint in rehab was the third time for the Academy Award nominated actress. She has struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction in the past, first seeking help after the success of her breakout film, “Working Girl.”

Banderas told AARP The Magazine they’ve never hidden Griffith’s addictions from the children.

“The pretending is the worst, because kids are so smart,” Banderas said. “They can see through all of those things, and if you don’t talk openly about problems, it creates a very dark place. They carry that through the rest of their lives, to their marriages, to their kids,” he explained.

In 2000, she went back to rehab for a painkiller addiction. Two years later, she spoke to ABC’s Diane Sawyer about that difficult period alongside husband, Banderas.

“It was horrible, Diane,” Griffith said. “I never tried heroin, but they say that it’s like that. You detox and it’s like you’re out of control. Your body physically is a different entity from your soul.  It was so…” Griffith had a difficult time putting it into words.

“Potent,” Sawyer suggested.

“Scary and potent,” Griffith agrees. “You don’t have any idea. You need help. You really do.”

Now clean for three years, Griffith says life is better. On July 8 she wraps up the play No Way Around But Through at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles.

And while her return to acting is not on the big screen, she says she is at peace.

“I’m not desperate anymore or feeling weird about myself because I’m not working in this business. I’m older and wiser and there’s a lot more to life,” said Griffith.

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Nick Stahl Checks Out of Rehab Against Doctors' Orders

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Nick Stahl, the actor who played John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, has checked himself out of rehab, according to E! News. 

A source tells E! News that Stahl "walked out against doctors' advice." The source added, "He just didn't want to be there anymore. ...It is very sad.  He's still struggling and has yet to hit rock bottom. Everyone is extremely worried about him."

The 32-year-old actor went missing in May, but then sent an email to friends to let them know that he decided to seek treatment at a rehab center.  Stahl was last seen in downtown Los Angeles several days ago, according to E! News, but it is unclear where he is currently.

Stahl took over the John Connor role from Edward Furlong, whose own career was sidetracked by drug addiction after 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  Stahl also starred in the HBO series Carnivale.

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Jay-Z Orders Rihanna to Go to Rehab?

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Rumor has it that Rihanna's penchant for partying like a rockstar has her Roc Nation boss Jay-Z concerned.  That's according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail, which reports that Jigga has ordered Rih to go to rehab.

A source, however, tells the New York Post that, yes, there's tension between Rihanna and her management, but it's not over concerns for the singer's health.  According to the New York newspaper, a source says, "Rihanna feels she has worked hard, and rightly deserves to enjoy her huge success.  She has rebelled against her management and her record label execs who want her to tone her lifestyle down and work more."

Last week, Rih scrapped a London trip, with the British paper The Sun saying her management had cited "sickness" as the reason.  But Rihanna took to Twitter to deny those claims.  This week, Rihanna was spotted with friends in New York City, where she romped around SoHo in a pair of sneakers, a pink skirt and a see-through pink bandeau top.

Perhaps the racy ensemble is all part of Rihanna's reported rebellious streak.  A source tells the Post that the singer "has been taking more vacations, wearing more wild outfits, posting more on Twitter.  Her message is that she's an artist, and will live her life how she likes."

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Charlie Sheen's Ex-Wife Brooke Mueller Back in Rehab

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is again in rehab -- and the actor reportedly may have played a role in her relapse.

Mueller's rep tells, “As part of her ongoing treatment and as planned, she voluntarily checked herself into a rehab facility several weeks ago.”

However, a source claims to Celebuzz that Mueller partied with Sheen at his estate for four days in May and "ultimately fell off the wagon."

Last week, Mueller was sentenced to a year of probation in connection with a drug arrest in Aspen, Colorado, last December. She spent time in rehab following that arrest.

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The Situation Opens Up About Rehab, Vows to Hit the Clubs Again

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- When Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino went to rehab earlier this year, rumors abounded as to why.  In a new interview with MTV, a straight-and-narrow Sitch tries to set the record straight.

"My addiction was prescription painkillers," he says.  "At first, I thought it might have given me energy, I thought it helped me...because you're not tired anymore.  Being in this business is not easy...I for sure made a mistake by picking a substance over what I previously chose, which is fitness."

Sorrentino insisted alcohol was never a problem.

"Even though on Jersey Shore...people have seen me with a drink in my hand, but I was never drunk.  I was the guy who was the ladies man.  You can't get girls if you can't speak to them," he laughed.

And while a pregnant Snooki will reportedly be shying away from the nightlife on the upcoming sixth season of Jersey Shore, Sitch says he'll be back at the clubs.

"Oh, hell yeah," Sitch says.

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"The Situation" 'Stronger and Better than Ever' Following Rehab

Tony R. Phipps/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has given a shout-out to his fans after checking out of rehab on Wednesday.

He writes on his Facebook page, "Hey Everyone! The Situation is home!!! I just want to thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement. I'm back stronger and better than ever!"

A separate statement posted on reads, "He is now stronger and better than ever, and excited for this new amazing chapter in his life. With your positive reinforcement and a whole new outlook on life -- there are so many great things on the horizon, and I am sure you will all be excited for the many new projects Sitch has in development."

The Jersey Shore star reportedly left Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab facility on Wednesday, two weeks after announcing he was receiving treatment for a "prescription medication problem."

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