Substance addiction is common and can happen to anyone. Take a look at 4 stars whose addictions led them to seek professional treatment at rehab clinics.
A band member of Shifty’s Crazytown, Shifty Shellshock did a stint on “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House” where he publicly battled his addictions. In early 2012, Shifty combined the drug Valium and Rohypnol, commonly known as the date rape drug, landing himself in the hospital from a drug-induced coma for five days. After leaving the hospital, Shifty realized he needed help and checked himself into a well-known and respected rehab center on April 12, 2012 where he is following the 12-step plan. He will continue working on his rehab to restructure his life over the next two years.
Lindsay has been in rehab five times since her first stint in January 2007, where she spent 20 days at the Wonderland Center in California. In May 2007, she checked into Promises, a treatment center in Malibu, California for her second try at rehab. She was released after a 45-day stay. Lohan entered her third rehab center in Sundance, Utah in August of 2007 at the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center. Her stay at this facility was a court ordered alcohol education program, and she left this treatment center in late August 2007. Still dealing with legal problems, Lindsey was released from jail on August 2, 2010. Following her jail time, Lohan was immediately admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA in Los Angeles for her court-ordered rehab. She was released after just 23 days. After failing a drug test for cocaine and amphetamines, Lohan checked herself into the well-known Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California on September 28, 2010 for substance abuse. She left this facility on January 3, 2011.
Charlie Sheen entered his first rehab in September 1990 for drug and alcohol abuse. He was released 30 days later. In May 1998, Sheen was hospitalized for a cocaine overdose. He checked himself into Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, California in February 2010. In August 2010, Charlie was sentenced to another 30 days in rehab. In January 2011, Sheen was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pains, and shortly thereafter, he began a rehab program in his home, where many people became concerned about his bizarre rants and behavior.
Jeff Conaway, most recently known for his time on the show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” admitted to having substance abuse issues since the mid-1980s. Following treatment, Conaway had remained drug-free until the early-2000s. Following his relapse in 2008 he appeared on the celebrity rehab show admitting to addictions to cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers. After a very rocky start on the show due to severe pain from a back injury, Jeff opened up about his long stint with drug addiction which began when he was a teenager. Sadly, Conaway died on May 26, 2011 from complications from pneumonia and encephalopathy attributed to drug overdoses.
Peter Wendt is a writer/researcher currently living with his family in the great state of Texas. Wendt himself has battled certain addictions and understands that these problems can happen to anyone. If you or a loved one has a problem with addiction, Wendt highly recommends visiting Origins Recovery to learn more about receiving substance abuse treatment in Texas.