BlindGossip – When you can finally admit to yourself that you have a serious problem that is messing up your life – and you are ready and willing to accept help to change – rehab can be the answer. But when you go to rehab to escape the scrutiny of the press, or in an attempt to appease others, or to salvage your image, it’s just an expensive waste of time. There are three famous men who have spent some time in rehab recently. Only one of them is an actor. All are far more interested in saving their public image than in terminating the kind of behavior that got them there in the first place.
The first did a few days to try and preserve his career and his relationship with his kid/s. His top focus right now isn’t on changing his behavior – because being a bad boy is half of the image that sells. So he’s just interested in getting more money to do the same thing he’s been doing for years. Rehab is just part of a bigger negotiating ploy.
The second has physically distanced himself from his problems, but there are still several holes in his recovery. He’s only doing part of the treatment, because he doesn’t want doing it full-time to interfere with his career. He’s throwing lots of money at the problem to silence his accomplices.
The third hates the results of his behavior, but he genuinely doesn’t think the problem is his. His “recovery” is the most choppy of the three, because he doesn’t really believe he has a problem. He is still in communication with his accomplices, and is asking them to lie for him. Someone really needs to take away his cell phone.
In sum, expect all three to talk the talk, but to stop walking long before there is any real change is made. Any claims to the latter are just public relations.