Stanton Peele Article :
Over the weekend, yet another famous entertainer—Cory Monteith, star of "Glee"—died following a stint in rehab, which Monteith said he entered in April of this year. (Monteith, who is Canadian, did not say where he was treated.) He had spent the night out with friends and returned alone to his Vancouver hotel room to die in the early morning. Autopsy results are not available, but it is highly troubling when an outwardly healthy person (Monteith played a football star on the show) dies at the age of 31, months after receiving "treatment" for his substance abuse. This follows the death of Amy Winehouse after being treated at a private addiction rehab. The cause of death was alcohol poisoning (drinking far too much). Could the cause of death also have been "attending rehab"? Follow to read the rest:
here is my experience with 12-STEP Rehabs….The effect that a 12-step rehab has on you is sneaky bad. Of course you feel better after 30 days of abstinence from your drug of choice. I was coerced into going to Hazelden for treatment as a condition of "maybe" salvaging my my marriage, family, etc... This was
"suggested" by my ex-wife's therapist who was an old timer die hard AA sheep. Anyway, even though I HATED their program (I alreay hated the rooms as I had been there and tried that), I still left feeling fantastic. Why? It was the first time I ate 3 square meals a day in years! The food was all you could eat
and was pretty damned good. Then you had the olympic sized swimming pool, disk golf, weight room, ping pong tables, etc.... I hadn't gotten myself into thatkind of condition EVER!!!! Oh and the living accomodations....Nice room, nice roommate and common area proabably as nice as any ski chalet in freaking VAIL!!!! It was all AA group crappola, Speaker meetings in the auditorium and ONE HOUR....You heard me...ONE HOUR of 1 on 1 with a legit. therapist per week. Most of that time was spent going over what you were getting out of being there. An utter complete WASTE of time. And the exit strategy? Sober house and AAAAAAAAAAAAAA. I refused to do the sober house thing. So, NONE of my underlying issues were addressed. I say again....NONE.....So is it any surprise that when I got home (was asked to move out before my return), I toughed it out for a few months but surpirse of surprises.....My underlying issues didn't go away and I soon drank like never before to make them go away. Suicide was SERIOUSLY considered.
It's a travesty, it really is.
Peace out, Rolf