Former NBA star and reality TV regular Dennis Rodman, 52, recently checked himself into a rehabilitation program to deal with his ongoing problem with alcoholism. The treatment admission comes after his trip to North Korea and scrutiny for being extra friendly with Kim Jong Un.
Rodman blew up at a CNN reporter when questioned about an American being held captive in North Korea, then later apologized for his outburst and blamed it on his drinking problem.
According to People magazine, Rodman’s spokesperson Darren Prince said, “He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused.”
In addition to an earlier rehab stint back in 2008, Dennis Rodman appeared on a season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but he appeared non-compliant and denied having a problem. Apparently, he was there for the exposure and because it was a paying gig. So far three of his cast members that season have passed away.
Hopefully, for his sake, the NBA Hall of Famer will take a look at the bigger picture and make some more positive choices to stick with his recovery this time around. It may take a major overhaul, though, as he recently launched his own brand of vodka.
News broke yesterday about Zac Efron having recently completed a drug rehabilitation program reportedly for substance abuse. Where many celebrities have been known to make a big deal out of it and draw more attention to their bad behavior, it appears that the actor is taking a much more mature approach to it.
An unnamed source cited to E! News that Efron finished a treatment program months ago and is focusing on his work. Rather than making it into even more of a problem, he quietly entered an completed and appears to have gone about moving on with his life.
With at least two more movies due to release soon, the way Efron seems to have addressed the situation should serve as a positive influence for his fans and other young adults as well. Instead of making it all about they Hollywood party lifestyle, he looks as if he is taking the path that will lead him to much more success and happiness in his life.
We congratulate him on his successful completion of treatment and wish him well in his continued recovery and his career. Hopefully other young stars will follow his example and get the the help they need.
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