Celebrity. Rehab.

It seems not another day goes by that you hear about some famous person going to rehab.  In this age of celebrity, being in recovery has almost become fashionable.  Mind you, I am not usually into in celebrity gossip but when I hear about “so and so” going into rehab again, I can’t help but take an interest.

Maybe it’s because I believe that celebrities in recovery are good publicity for recovery.  To most people, stars seem to be these indivduals that are larger than life but when they wind up in recovery just like regular folk, it only demonstrates how really fragile the human condition is.

Being in recovery has become so mainstream now that it is no longer is taboo to admit it, celebrity or not.  I particularly like what Robert Downey Jr. said about addiction and I quote, “More than anything, I have this sense that I’m a veteran of a war that is difficult to discuss with people who haven’t been there.”

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