Simon Pegg’s Story
As control erodes, the drinker redoubles efforts to regain it. Some resort to “white-knuckle” abstinence, giving up alcohol for a while, just to prove to themselves or someone else that they can.
Topics: celebrity, recovery memoir
In the News: Update on Prince
The real solution would have been for Prince to have received treatment for his drug problem, which by this time was a far bigger issue than his somatic pain.
Topics: celebrity, opioids, physicians, prescription medications
In the News: Polypharmacy and Tom Petty
It’s the result of a problem in medicine that’s been going on since before I ever started working in the field. The drugs have changed, but the results haven’t.
Topics: celebrity, mortality, prescription medications
In the News: Prince’s Pills
Shame always plays a role. Not just the shame of discovery, but the shame of having a problem in the first place.
Topics: barriers to recovery, celebrity, prescription medications, stigma
No, It Wasn’t the Pain
As tired or sleep-deprived or in pain as he might have been that night, if he hadn’t taken the drugs, would he still be alive?
Topics: celebrity, mortality, opioids
Josh Hamilton and Confidentiality Laws
Nobody should have known about this in the first place. Somebody broke Josh’s confidentiality, and sources within the team are a prime suspect.
Topics: celebrity, ethics, legal problems, relapse
Risky Decision Case Study: Quarterback Derby
To a seasoned counselor, there’s another way to view it. For one thing, these aren’t isolated incidents.
Topics: assessment, celebrity, decision making, risk factors
Anonymity versus Celebrity
Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.
Topics: 12Step, celebrity, relapse
The Malibu Mindset
What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?
Topics: celebrity, inpatient treatment, types of treatment
Doesn’t seem to matter much whether fame is rooted in music, film, TV, sports, politics — there’s this sense of unreality to all of it.
Topics: celebrity, enabling and provoking, relapse