When you see the words drug rehab and celebrity in the same sentence, it strikes up negative responses. It is often tabloid headlines, or celebrities checking into luxurious retreats, which often give drug rehab programmes a poor reputation. This is however not the real story and in fact, the majority of successful drug rehab programmes offer programmes which are available to celebrities and offer much needed help and support. Whether we are talking about sports stars, musicians, actors, politicians or any other high profile person or celebrity, overcoming addiction is very difficult and their lifestyle, very often, makes this even more difficult. Fame and fortune certainly do not make recovery any easier. Many celebrities, or people living in the public eye, are very keen to maintain their anonymity while others are happy to talk about their experiences of drug addiction and recovery.
In many circles, the use of drugs has become socially acceptable. It is very common for both cocaine and cannabis to be used. Initially, many people perceive these drugs to be relatively harmless and use recreationally but on many occasions, the use develops and addiction ensues. Due to the physical requirements of most sports stars, we have found that gambling is the most common addiction amongst this group. Gambling addiction is much misunderstood and like any other addiction requires appropriate treatment.
Although famous people may be perceived a certain way, the fact remains that they are human beings. In fact, they are people who often live under intense pressure and find it very difficult to trust due to their circumstances. Due to commitments, high profile people affected by drug addiction are often unable to commit to a full rehab programme and will often have a personalised rehab programme or recovery coach which enables them to meet commitments whilst receiving treatment. This is a service which The Providence Projects provides to business people and celebrities alike.
The Providence Projects, over the last 20 years has treated people from ‘all walks of life’. Many have chosen to remain anonymous whilst others speak openly about their experiences of treatment and recovery