Alcohol is available everywhere from motorway service stations to 5* Hotels, from Sports events to convenience stores. In most social circles, drinking alcohol is an accepted normal behaviour. Some people or families see drinking as a weekend activity while in many households, alcohol is consumed every day. In many industries and professions, drinking is just part of the culture. A few beers down the pub at lunchtime; a few beers after work or that lunch meeting that just goes on and on! The celebrity world in many ways is no different although there are many pressures which come with it often meaning that all actions and behaviour are in the public eye.
Regular drinking is accepted as normal in many celebrity circles and while many can ‘take it or leave it’ there are others who start to drink more than recommended. In these instances, it often turns out to become a very slippery slope and more drinking often leads to more drinking until in the end drinking alcohol just becomes the norm and in the worst cases a dependency is formed.
Over the years many celebrities have battled alcohol addiction; some have done so publically while other have managed to remain anonymous. People in the public eye are very often anxious about seeking help and the effect it may have on their image or work and this may prevent them seeking help initially. The good news is that many celebrities do enter alcohol rehab programmes and overcome their addictions.
The alcohol rehab for celebrities will usually begin with a detox programme to help them safely withdraw from alcohol. However this is just the beginning. For most people stopping is the easy bit! Staying stopped is the key. The celebrity alcohol rehab programme will then attempt to address and resolve underlying or related issues and will often concentrate on issues such as self-esteem, relationships, relapse prevention, stress management and lifestyle balance to give the individual the opportunity of long term successful recovery.
Alcohol Rehab Programmes are often the foundation for long term recovery. During the programme, individuals are given the skills and tools to maintain a long term recovery. It is then up to the individual to use those skills to continue ibn their recovery.