Why Rehab is Always a Good Idea
Rehab. It’s almost a rite of passage in Hollywood. From eating disorders to substance abuse and mental health issues, the pressure seems to get to celebs all too often. But instead of demonizing this crowd, it’s truly the responsible thing to do.
2014 has already seen a few surprise names entering rehabs centres. Selena Gomez voluntarily packed her bags for a two week stay at a rehab centre in Arizona. While the reason was not made public, speculation is rife that she is heartbroken from her breakup with Justin Bieber.
Another 2014 victim was singer Ke$sha who announced in January that she was seeking treatment for an eating disorder. She’s done the responsible thing and cancelled upcoming concerts in order to seek the right treatment.
But 2014 hasn’t just been filled with negative news on the rehab front. Zac Efron emerged from his 2013 treatment for undisclosed reasons stating he was feeling like a changed man.
Other well respected celebrities have admitted they succumbed to the pressure and needed a break. In 2012, Demi Moore pulled out of a project and sought professional help. Eve Mendes had a surprise stint in rehab for undisclosed reasons and has bounced back stronger than ever.
And even Britney Spears is starting to resemble her former self following her now famous stint in rehab back in 2007. Her 4000 capacity Vegas theatre is regularly sold out.
Going to rehab might not be indicative of something major. For many, it’s a means to escape and press reset. From getting a bit carried away to finding yourself exhausted and unable to operate with a clear mind, rehab is a way out and a way to get back on track.
Not only do the celebs get privacy from their high pressured, public lives, but they also receive genuinely needed treatment. Better to announce that life wasn’t going according to plan than to sing as Amy Winehouse once did about rehab to which she said “no, no, no” – see where that got her.