8 Celebrities That Have Been to Treatment

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The hazards of celebrity: besieged with agonizing pasts, instant achievement and other demons, countless A-listers—from former child stars to Oscar winners have sought help at rehab. Many of Hollywood’s ‘bad boys’ and girls’ have become renowned for the way their drug treatment stretches and addiction have played out in the tabloids.

Selena Gomez

“Until recently, I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was,” she revealed. “I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself.”

Zac Efron

“I just really want to never again have to take anything from the outside into me to feel good about my outside, to be comfortable in my present skin.”

Eva Mendez

“The other day I was reading an article. I don’t even remember who the actress was, but she’s been around for a long time. She said something like, “I’m proud that I’ve had a whole career without making it to rehab.” I thought, that’s such a negative twist on it. I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better. This is a life or death situation. Again, I’m not a spokesperson for this, but it’s just that I want to support people for their decisions when they do go in and get help like me.”

Ben Affleck

“I went to rehab for being 29 and partying too much and not having a lot of boundaries, and to clear my head and try to get some idea of who I wanted to be. It was more a ‘let me get myself straight,’ before it became a rite of passage.”

Daniel Radcliff

“As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully,” Radcliffe admits. “I’d just rather sit at home and read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.”

Keith Urban

(On going to rehab) I was going to lose it all. It was like, “If I don’t choose this moment to do the right thing and do something that’s going to give me life, all of the things I’m scared of losing, I’m going to lose anyway.”

Elton John

We were all the same. Suffering, struggling addicts who wanted to get better but didn’t know if we could. We were all people who had made bad choices and seen the consequences, but then made the same choices despite ourselves. And we had done so again, and again, and again. The truth of it all was that simple: no matter where we had come from, what we had accomplished or failed to accomplish, what our life experiences had been up to that point, we were all the same.

Joaquin Phoenix

“I prefer sobriety. In the past, if I had to go to an event where there was a lot of small talk, I’d think, ‘I can’t handle this.’

Zac Efron

“I just really want to never again have to take anything from the outside into me to feel good about my outside, to be comfortable in my present skin.”

Eva Mendez

“The other day I was reading an article. I don’t even remember who the actress was, but she’s been around for a long time. She said something like, “I’m proud that I’ve had a whole career without making it to rehab.” I thought, that’s such a negative twist on it. I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better. This is a life or death situation. Again, I’m not a spokesperson for this, but it’s just that I want to support people for their decisions when they do go in and get help like me.”

Ben Affleck

“I went to rehab for being 29 and partying too much and not having a lot of boundaries, and to clear my head and try to get some idea of who I wanted to be. It was more a ‘let me get myself straight,’ before it became a rite of passage.”

Daniel Radcliff

“As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully,” Radcliffe admits. “I’d just rather sit at home and read, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh. There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.”

Keith Urban

(On going to rehab) I was going to lose it all. It was like, “If I don’t choose this moment to do the right thing and do something that’s going to give me life, all of the things I’m scared of losing, I’m going to lose anyway.”

Elton John

We were all the same. Suffering, struggling addicts who wanted to get better but didn’t know if we could. We were all people who had made bad choices and seen the consequences, but then made the same choices despite ourselves. And we had done so again, and again, and again. The truth of it all was that simple: no matter where we had come from, what we had accomplished or failed to accomplish, what our life experiences had been up to that point, we were all the same.

Joaquin Phoenix

“I prefer sobriety. In the past, if I had to go to an event where there was a lot of small talk, I’d think, ‘I can’t handle this.’

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