Counselor Barnett Gilmer works at the Narconon Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Center and says the recent influx of celeb stints at rehab facilities is giving sobriety a bad rep.
Says Gilmer: Its minimizing the seriousness of the situation. Seeing celebrities like Lindsay Lohan back out partying right away after being in rehab for a week makes you realize not everyone is taking recovery seriously.
Gilmer believes the public is also to blame, especially websites that have polls about who will relapse first or even croak from too much partying.
As he puts it, Just look at Anna Nicole Smith. If someone had taken her to rehab, we might not have had this tragedy on our hands.
He warns that rehab is really a life or death situation and doesnt think people are treating it more as a rite of passage.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2007 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.