Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s infamous pool party, Rehab Sundays, welcomed celebrity host, Aubrey O’Day with DJ sets by S.K.A.M. artist Eric D-Lux and resident DJ Shift, on Sunday, June 17.
The “Celebrity Apprentice” star was showing off her curves in a cut out black tiger one piece bathing suit while hanging out with a group of her friends.
She later joined DJ Shift and Eric D-Lux on stage trying her hand at spinning and taking pictures with the resident DJs, tweeting “Me and @ericdlux looking like Barbie and Ken ;)!”. O’Day made a splash at the weekly pool party after being seen walking the red carpet with her two dogs also dressed in bikinis.
Photo Credit: Hew Burney for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
She’s beautiful, rich and young, but is Rihanna having too much fun?
According to reports coming out of Britain, her mentor Jay-Z wants the star to check into rehab and curb her partying ways.
A source told Closer magazine: “Rihanna has been out of control for months.
“She was supposed to catch a flight back to the UK last week, but she ended up missing it, which was the final straw for management.
“Jay-Z hit the roof when he found out, and told Rihanna, “Go to rehab now or I’ll drop you from the label”. She’s not happy, but she now feels she has no choice.”
We spoke to our to go-to addiction expert Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, to get his take on Rihanna’s situation.
He says: “Hey, Rhianna is young and beautiful and popular and, partying is what you do when you are in your 20s and you are on top of the world, but when people start making excuses for you, that is when problems can start.
“What concerns me and should concern her family and friends is when Rihanna starts losing focus, missing appointments, putting partying before her career and relationships. Jay-Z is absolutely correct, if she is partying too much and losing her way, she might very well have an addiction problem that needs to be addressed before it goes too far. Setting a boundary will be the most loving thing Jay-Z could ever do for her and it could in fact save her life. Not to mention she could actually reach her magnificent potential. I wish someone like Jay-Z would have set a boundary for Whitney.”
Some wise words, and perhaps she will heed them… and let’s hope the reports of a reconciliation with Chris Brown being imminent, is just an unfounded rumor.
You’re hot and, well, the girls know it. That was the predicament of True Blood’s Joe Manganiello over this past weekend when he hit up the Hard Rock Hotel Hotel & Casino’s Beachlife and hosted the weekly Rehab party.
The True Blood stud fueled up the day by starting with breakfast at Mr. Lucky’s Café where he enjoyed pancakes, eggs and some coffee. He then took in some R&R at the hotel’s Reliquary Spa with a massage, before hitting the famed pool party where he spent time hanging out with Hard Rock Hotel’s resident DJs Z-Trip and Richard Beynon and was overheard talking about his upcoming summer flick Magic Mike. Later that night Manganiello was spotted dining at 35 Steaks + Martinis with a few friends. The star, known best for his killer abs, watched his impeccable figure only ordering a diet coke and a wedge salad.
Photo credit- Hew Burney// Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Tony Tran// RETNA
He seemingly vanished, leaving his wife fraught with worry over his wellbeing. So much so, in fact, that Rose Stahl filed a missing person’s report, stating she hadn’t seen nor heard from her husband Nick since May 9.
However, it emerged over the weekend that the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines star had checked into a 30-day rehab program at an undisclosed facility to overcome the worst addiction cycle of his life.
Upon hearing the news, Rose, who has a daughter with Stahl, told People. “Now that he is safe, it’s time to focus back on healing. gotta lotta hope…’How dark it is before the dawn.’ I’ve chanted that a lot in my head. I find comfort in it.”
She also wrote about her anguish over his disappearance and his ongoing addiction problems.
“Though I cannot stand any and every minute of this, I have to find a silver lining, and just maybe, someone else suffering will be able to think, or understand that this is not in every case a moral issue,” she wrote in a blog post. “That addiction does not care who you are, how talented, how famous. How good. And most importantly, that there is a solution. And it’s simple. Almost too simple.”
“Sometimes a tormented soul such as Nick’s, at times myself included, cannot grasp that the solution is so basic,” she added.
Rose also told TMZ that she plans on meeting Stahl as often as possible and is not considering divorce.
We had to wonder what sort of man leaves his wife and child behind without even getting in contact to assure them that he is alive and well, and what depths his addiction had reached that eventually led him to check into rehab.
We consulted Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, to get his take on Nick Stahl’s current addiction woes, and what hope he has of beating them.
Here is our interview with him…
Celebzter: Nick Stahl went M.I.A for some five days last week, is this typical of someone who might have fallen off the wagon?
Richard: Yes, it is typical in an extreme case.
Celebzter: He has a wife and a child, yet he failed to even contact her when he went missing, forcing her to report his absence to police? What does this sort of circumstances tell you about his situation?
Richard: When an addict gets high, they don’t care about or think about anything except their next drink or drug. Nothing is as important as the high. Your wife, your children, everything you hold dear to you becomes secondary.
Your only goal is to get high.
Celebzter: What do you suspect happened to Nick in those days he went missing?
Richard: It’s really hard to say what happened during those five days, but it was enough for him to end up in rehab.
Celebzter: He has now checked into rehab…could this be a case of hitting rock bottom?
Richard: Rock bottom means different things to different people, but let’s just say that nobody checks into rehab on a winning streak.
Celebzter: What would he be going through right now?
Richard: It depends entirely on the treatment center he is at. Hopefully he is getting top-notch care where he is finally dealing with the underlying issues which caused him to drink or use addictively in the first place.
Celebzter: Clearly seeking help is the right decision, but what do you think prompted it?
Richard: Perhaps he had a moment of clarity where he realized that he was creating too much wreckage in his life and causing damage in his relationships with his wife and child. On the other hand, if I was gone for five days on a drug run without calling and I had a wife and child, my wife would probably tell me, as a condition of coming home and being with my family, to go to rehab and get right or pack my things. If that’s what happened to him, he has a smart wife.
Celebzter: How will this help solve any martial woes he has?
Richard: Well, if I’m right about the question above, it’s already helped.
Individual therapy sessions with a top therapist during AND after rehab will give him the best chance for repairing damaged relationships.
Celebzter: What are the most important things Nick needs to concentrate in right now?
Richard: For his best chance at recovery he needs to get to the root issues of his addiction, focus on giving himself the proper amount of time to fully heal, and to allow the process of change to really take hold.
We constantly read about one star after another checking into rehab for a whole host of problems. Often, it’s attributed to “exhaustion” for media press release purposes.
But it’s not just stars who are falling by the wayside. The public as a whole, has started to use prescription drugs as their clutch to get them through whatever curveballs life throws at them.
We spoke to Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu about the rise and rise of prescription drug abuse in society.
Here is our interview with him….
Celebzter: More and more stars are checking into rehab….do you think both illegal and prescription drugs have become somewhat of an epidemic amongst celebrities?
Richard: It is becoming an epidemic, but not only amongst celebrities. We are seeing it more amongst professional athletes, business professionals, it could even be your next door neighbor, your best friend, or your wife. The majority of our clientele come to be treated for a prescription drug abuse problem.
Celebzter: Why do you think stars, more so than the normal folk, fall into the dangerous trap of alcohol and drug abuse?
Richard: The biggest reason for this is because, for celebrities, the access to alcohol and drugs is much easier and the quantity is pretty much unlimited. They are frequently at events where they can have any substance they want, and any amount they want. Stars are often thrown into the life of fame and fortune before they have developed the necessary skills to cope with everything that that lifestyle entails and that’s where some get trapped into making bad choices.
Celebzter: Is it the pressure of the spotlight, or an insecurity which leads them to get a high from something else?
Richard: Everyone is different and will have different reasons for using, but basically they are trying to escape that moment because they don’t want to feel pain, or stress, or anxiety, or an uncomfortable feeling. They might have suffered from a traumatic childhood, or maybe they are terrified of large crowds, or maybe they lack social skills. These deep underlying issues and lack of coping skills are the big reasons why people use.
Celebzter: Do you think Hollywood is glamourizing/deglamourizing drug use these days?
Richard: I think it has stayed consistent.
Celebzter: Moving away from celebrities for one second, why do think the western world has such a problem with addiction? Could it be blamed on both personal bad experiences and the recession, which propelled many into despair and depression as they struggled to survive and find a job, and used it as a painkiller?
Richard: The important thing to note here is that there isn’t just one simple explanation for why addiction occurs for some and not others, and by the same token, there isn’t just one magic treatment program that works for everyone. Every addict has underlying issues that caused them to abuse alcohol and drugs in the first place, ranging from physical abuse as a child, to getting teased at school, to getting fired at work, to having back surgery at 40 years old.
Celebzter: If someone is self- medicating to block something out, what is your best advice to them?
Richard: If someone is abusing a substance to the point of dependence, they need to get help from the best treatment center they can. They will need a safe, comfortable detox program, and that should be followed up with an addiction treatment plan that will help get to the root of the underlying reasons for self-medicating in the first place. The best treatment facilities, just like anything else that is the best, come at a high price, but at Cliffside Malibu we understand that not everybody has the opportunity to access a top-notch facility such as ours. This is why we make the best possible recommendations and referrals based on the person’s exact needs. Long term addiction recovery is possible with the right treatment, and they can go on to excel and live the life they were always mean to live.
Celebzter: Are shows such as Intervention a good or bad thing?
Richard: Shows like this don’t give people a chance at a true recovery. They don’t really get help when they are not being completely honest and authentic, and what happens is they end up just playing to the camera. What is even worse is that once they relapse, they are under the illusory impression that they had actually given rehab a chance when they had not. Not to mention the fact that when they do ultimately relapse, because they are getting substandard treatment, they are usually under contract by the TV show to allow the train wreck at the end to be shown. This furthers their embarrassment and gives the addict further reason to medicate the embarrassment away. It’s actually quite mean-spirited.
Celebzter: Do you think people are abusing now more than ever?
Richard: That’s a great question, and I know people are abusing prescriptions drugs now more so than ever. I know that because I see it first-hand. But I see street drugs not being used as much as they used to be. Scoring illegal drugs is quite inconvenient and a lot of times what happens is you put yourself in harm’s way and in dangerous situations with dangerous people. Doctor shopping, online pharmacies, and pill mills are not only a less expensive way to get high, but a much more convenient way to get drugs, especially for the upper middle class and very well to do.
Celebzter: If so, what can we do to stop this trend?
Richard: Provide more education and awareness about why addiction really happens, how you really can overcome it and how to help and support a loved one with an addiction. With the right help, it’s possible to overcome an addiction and live the life you were always meant to live.
Earlier this week, we consulted Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, about whether Gerard Butler was putting his sobriety in danger by attending the three-day music festival Coachella.
The answer, was apparently not, as long as Gerard was going regularly to therapy and addressing his issues.
Now, this new picture has emerged on the website formchaos.com, which is being touted as a exclusive snap (above) of a pale and drawn looking Gerard leaving a free medical clinic in Los Angeles.
“He was seen yesterday walking into the clinic, and walking out with a hefty amount of prescriptions.”
Gerard, if you remember sought treatment for substance abuse and reliance on prescription pills at the Betty Ford Center in California earlier this year and was released two days before the Oscars, in which he turned up to the Vanity Fair party
As Demi Moore stepped on the red carpet last night, her image was a far cry from that when she attended the premiere of her movie Margin Call in New York back in October.
Then, she looked rail thin, as the heavy weight of her crumbling marriage to Ashton Kutcher took a toll on her health and wellbeing.
After three months absence from the spotlight, and a month in Utah’s Cirque Lodge, where she was allegedly treated for eating disorder issues, exhaustion and substance abuse, Demi looked the picture of health last night as she attended a Beverly Hills house party to support her close friend, British TV host Amanda De Cadenet.
Hosted by InStyle Managing Editor Ariel Foxman, the intimate gathering celebrated the April 26 launch of De Cadenet’s Lifetime interview show, The Conversation. Demi is both executive producer of the show and one of its inspirations.
“The conversations that [Demi] and I have on a daily basis really reflect the questions on the show,” De Cadenet, 39, said in this week’s PEOPLE, currently on newsstands. “She was a great sounding board. The spirit of the show is about women supporting one another so [working with her] was great.”
Another sign that Demi is back on the upswing: She returned to Twitter on Monday, posting this photo.
And on Tuesday, she asked fans for their help in what her new Twitter name should be in light of her dropping her current @mrskutcher handle.
She tweeted: “Time for a change, twitter name change … any suggestions?”
In November, the 49-year-old announced the end of her six-year marriage to Ashton, 34.
He seemed to have a ball, and though the reports seem to be consistent that he wasn’t drinking (picking up girls, is another matter), Gerard Butler’s appearance at the three-day music festival Coachella, did raise some eyebrows… and some concerns surrounding how long his sobriety can last given the tempations around him.
Recently, we did an article about what treatment facilities are really like, and we consulted Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, who has some good advice for the recently- rehabbed actor… Oh, and we also asked about Lindsay Lohan while we were at it.
Here’s our interview with Richard…
Celebzter: As soon as Gerard Butler left rehab he was back on the red carpet for the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party…it was literally just days out of getting out….is this a good move for him to be making? Is it too quick?
Richard: You can do anything you want to, as long as you have a good support system and a strong foundation. If he had a sober companion with him, whom he respected, and who could hold him accountable, then he could go to these things as long as his recovery is strong. But, if it’s not strong, then he shouldn’t be going to these slippery places.
Celebzter: This weekend he also was at Coachella, and even though he is said to be clean, isn’t he opening himself up to too many temptations?
Richard: Again, having a support system like a sober coach that you respect, it is very possible for him to attend events like this and be successful in his recovery. However, he must also continue to do work on himself, and continue to see a therapist to create long-lasting change.
Celebzter: Is he making all the wrong moves for a recovering addict?
Richard: Gerard should be going to therapy 3 times a week for 3 or 4 months, then he can pare it down to 2 times a week, so that he can continue to do the good work he learned in the treatment center. If he’s not doing that then chances are he won’t be successful. That’s not my rule, that’s just the rule.
Celebzter: What is the biggest danger he faces?
Richard: Strong recovery is rooted in the type of intensive therapy someone has done. So, if you worked through the Stages of Change then your recovery is going to be effortless and you will only need a sober companion for a relatively short period of time. However, if you didn’t do the necessary intensive therapeutic work in order to create long-lasting change, then of course you are going to have problems. So the dangers he faces is if he didn’t build a strong foundation during treatment, and if he doesn’t continue to get the help and have the support that he needs.
Celebzter: Is he perhaps in denial about his problems?
Richard: If he completed a strong, effective treatment program, put in the time and work to progress through the Stages of Change, and if he got to the core of his issues, then denial should not be something he’s facing right now.
Celebzter: What advice would you give to him?
Richard: The recovery process doesn’t stop the minute you leave rehab. You must continue to get therapy frequently and work on yourself so that the time you spent in rehab will continue to be that strong foundation that you can build upon.
Celebzter: And while we are on the subject of recovering addicts, Lindsay Lohan was also at Coachella, is this a dangerous move for her also?
Richard: It’s hard to comment on Lindsay because it’s not clear as to whether or not she is sober. However, the same rule still applies to Lindsey. If she is sober, if she is continuing to get therapy, if she is continuing to work on herself, and if she has a strong support system and sober companion she trusts and respects, then an event like this is possible for her to attend. If she doesn’t have these things then she should not be attending.
With stars checking in and out of rehab with such frequency, we’ve always wondered what really goes on in rehab and what it is really like. So, today we take you behind closed doors, and give you an insight into what is the day-to-day reality of being in a treatment facility.
We spoked exclusively to Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, who gave us a better perspective on life in rehab.
Here is our interview with him….
Celebzter: Cliffside Malibu is described as a 5-star rehab, what are the attributes that make it more elite than other facilities?
Richard: The level of expertise and service provided by the entire staff is impeccable. We have personalized treatment programs that are created for each individual based on their needs, and along with one-on-one therapy, we have available an entire array of integrated holistic treatment therapies such as yoga, personal fitness instruction, chiropractic care, massage, detox foot baths, acupuncture, orthomolecular therapy, brain mapping/neurofeedback, EMDR, hyperbaric chambers to name a few.
We also provide high-end quality to all the accommodations on our site. That means, 1000 thread count sheets, down pillows and comforters, flat screen TV’s, DVR’s, turn down service, maid service, chefs that cook to order for all dietary needs, comforts that our clients are used to on a regular basis.
Cliffside Malibu is located on a private, serene estate, with white water ocean views which acts as a natural calming and soothing atmosphere during some intense times in our clients lives.
Celebzter: Can you tell us a little about what the treatment facility offers in terms of specialists?
Richard: We only use specialists for all areas of our treatment programs and therapies that we offer, such as:
The Stages of Change
Relapse Prevention Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy
Celebzter: What are the success rates?
Richard: Our success rates are among the highest in the country. To date, of those clients that have successfully completed all 3 levels of care, none have relapsed, however, this represents only about 22% of our alumni. What typically happens is because our clientele is so successful in other areas of their life they believe that success transfers over to their capability of dealing with their addiction, so roughly 4 out of 5 leave prior to going through all 3 levels of care (which typically takes about 90 days). So, if a client leaves after 30 days, or 60 days, we do not track their success rate because we are only interested in the success rate of people that have fully completed all 3 levels of care. Out of the more than 200 people who have done this, all achieved at least 1 year of continuous sobriety.
Celebzter: Have you had a slew of famous faces pass through your doors?
Richard: Cliffside Malibu has a strict policy of confidentiality. The majority of our clients consist of elite business professionals and their families, captains of industry and their families, politicians and their families, world leaders and their families, and many professional sports franchise owners and their families. This is truly a place for people who absolutely, positively, have to have the finest treatment experience in a safe, empathetic setting, with all of the amenities they are used to in the course of their daily lives.
Celebzter: How much does a stay cost?
Richard: Our monthly rates range from $53,000 for a semi-private room, to $68,000 for a private room. The length of stay differs for everyone, as everyone has different needs.
Celebzter: What we are most interested is the day-today practicalities of what it is like being in rehab as most of our readers have never been. Can you walk us through the first day when a patient arrives? What happens?
Richard: The first day at Cliffside Malibu is filled with the intake process which consists of the following: a tour upon arrival to familiarize the patient with the facility and all the amenities; filling out admissions paperwork; completing a medical assessment with a personal physician; introduction to staff and present patients; showing patient to their room; and in most cases, it is the beginning of a safe and comfortable detoxification process. The first 72 hours at Cliffside Malibu are called the “acclimation period”. During the acclimation period the client’s therapist and personal physicians work together to create the individualized treatment plan outlining goals and objectives to ensure the client’s success. We do not require any participation in a full treatment schedule. We want patients to have time to safely get through their detox, familiarize themselves with the facility, and slowly start the recovery process. After 72 hours we encourage full participation in their schedule.
Celebzter: If people are badly addicted to drugs or alcohol, how do you wean them off them?
Richard: The body’s physical dependence on a substance is the first thing we address and eliminate by using a professional, properly implemented, medically supervised detox program. At Cliffside Malibu we make this process as painless and comfortable as possible.
Celebzter: Doesn’t someone die if they suddenly stop drinking or taking drugs?
Richard: The symptoms of withdrawal are very serious and can actually be deadly in some cases. Your body has become dependent on a particular substance for so long, and to simply just stop taking that substance can cause an adverse reaction or even failure in your organs, heart, or brain. A medically supervised detox program is critical for a chance at successful recovery.
Celebzter: Are people moody, throwing up, irrational?
Richard: The first week is the hardest for most, especially having to go through detox, but we try to make it as painless and as comfortable as possible. The reality is your body is going through some pretty hard changes and having reactions to these changes is normal. Detox if done incorrectly can be quite painful, but here at Cliffside Malibu the patient along with his personal physician collaborate to go through a painless a detox as humanly possible. I would equate this to a cold or minor flu symptoms, which is remarkable when you think about the long-term damage that some of these patients have put themselves through. All of this is being done in a safe, contained, supportive environment with all the creature comforts of home.
Celebzter: How do you calm them down?
Richard: There is no need to calm anyone down when they are being treated with dignity, empathy and respect. When people feel that you genuinely care for their well-being and are coming from a good place there is very little containment that needs to be done. However, containment can only be done when you have top-notch professionals who know what they are doing, and have been doing this for a long time.
Celebzter: Are those first few days the most difficult?
Richard: Many people handle the process differently. For some the first day of detox is the most difficult, for others it’s when they realize how they screwed up their lives and the lives of their loved ones, and that could be in the first few days or after a few weeks. Sometimes the difficult days come right before they go back out in the world. It is always difficult giving up something that you hold as valuable until you replace it with something more valuable.
Celebzter: From there, what happens?
Richard: Treatment begins meeting the client where they are at. Since everyone comes in at a different stage of change, everyone’s treatment experience is personal to them.
Celebzter: How hard is it for people to break their addictions?
Richard: The difficulty of overcoming an addiction is different for each person, and depends on several factors: what type of substance(s) were being abused, how long it was being abused, and how much of the substance(s) were being abused. Someone who had back surgery and became dependent on pain killers for 4 months will probably require less time in treatment, have fewer issues to address, and will respond to therapies quicker. Someone who has been an alcoholic for 20 years, drinking a bottle of vodka every day, will usually require more time in treatment, will have more deep-rooted issues to address and process, and their body will have more physical damage to repair.
Celebzter: How do you help them do that?
Richard: A dedicated treatment team creates a personalized program which involves intense, one on one therapy along with an array of integrated holistic interventions. As each client progresses through the stages of change we are there helping them every step of the way, and making adjustments to the treatment path where necessary.
Celebzter: What tools do you give them to be able to function in the real world once they leave?
Richard: The whole process here at Cliffside Malibu is to create a self-awareness on why it is you behave the way you do, why it is you feel you have to self-medicate the pain, and about healing old wounds and correcting old behaviors. Once you leave Cliffside Malibu, you HAVE the tools to succeed outside of Cliffside. However, like anything else in life, if you are not working to get better at something then you are probably getting worse at it, and recovery is no different. For example, a client who leaves Cliffside Malibu will either be sent back to his current therapist and if there wasn’t one, be referred to a panel of therapists that we have vetted, so that the client may continue the good work that he has started at Cliffside Malibu. We typically suggest a client see a therapist twice a week for the first 90 days, and then depending on how he feels, titrate down to once a week. Remember, therapy isn’t something you have to do, it’s something you get to do. Working on yourself to become the best person you can possibly be is the most esteem-able thing someone can do for themselves.
Celebzter: Is being in real rehab anything like what is shown on TV on Celebrity Rehab?
Richard: No, it is nothing like the TV show. People don’t get help when they are not completely honest and authentic and they are playing to the camera. What’s worse is once they relapse they are under the illusory impression that they had actually given rehab a chance when they had not.
Celebzter: What is the most rewarding part?
Richard: Hearing from alumni a month later, a year later, 5 years later, saying they are living the life they were always meant to live. They are thriving. They have joy.
About Cliffside Malibu
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She started out as a celebrity reporter, but then found herself to become part of the headlines she once used to write.
From her tumultuous relationship with Lindsay Lohan’s dad Michael, and then a fleeting affair with Jon Gosselin, Kate Major was soon tabloid fodder. But perhaps, not for the right reasons.
As her life became increasingly out of control with heavy partying, she finally hit rock bottom when she was arrested again on January 14 for attacking a couple in the parking lot of a Florida apartment building. The police report stated that cops arrived on the scene and “attempted to speak with Major, who was screaming and yelling obscenities.
It was then, that she decided to seek help, In her first interview post-rehab, Kate explains how things went so horribly wrong, but how she is now committed to turning them right again. And she acknowledges that “addiction is a serious disease”.
Here is our interview with her…
Celebzter: Hey Kate, how are you feeling?
Kate: “I am feeling the best I have in years. The difference is finally FEELING instead of suppressing feelings like I used to due to alcohol and prescription pills. The thought of FEELING scared me so much- I literally didn’t know a healthy way.
Celebzter: How long were you in rehab for?
Kate: I went to detox on nov 20 to get off prescription drugs and into rehab on Dec 1, 2011. I thought that 30 days in rehab would be enough but It clearly wasn’t for me. ( Kate is in pretrial and can’t discuss her recent charges.)
Celebzter: Is it good to be out?
Kate: I wouldn’t say that it is good to be out of rehab- it scares me to be completely on my own without the support that I have from The rehab that I went to and still attend regularly for outpatient therapy, “The Wellness Resource Center” in Boca Raton, FL
Celebzter: What do you think you learnt this time around?
Kate: My life has completely turned around this time. It wasn’t just some 28 day retreat in South Florida. I did this for me and dealt with so many issues that I “brushed under the rug” for so many years.
Celebzter: Many people suffer problems with alcohol or drugs, which was your demon do you think?
Kate: Alcohol and prescription pills were my demons and it got to the point where I didn’t know what life was without them. I felt pain- I took a pill. I never OD’d or over took pills nor did I know the effects that they would have over me. I have learned so much and I wouldn’t want anyone to have to suffer How I did. I didn’t know another way.
Celebzter: When do you think it became a problem and things started to spiral out of control?
Kate: I always was the fun party girl and functioned well throughout college. I never had any serious consequences and then the fun wasn’t fun. I isolated and no longer was making rational, mindful decisions. I slowly watched my friends get married, have babies and I was in rehab at 29. The fame and fun was now a living nightmare. The blogs and loss of family and friends was eating me away.
Celebzter: what advice would you give others who are currently going through the same thing but are scared to get help?
Kate: I want people to realize how serious addiction is. It is a disease. Addiction is a disease that affects all races, religions and not Just the addict but families and friends of addiction.
I want anyone who needs help or knows someone who needs help to please not wait until it’s too late. It’s not a disease where a doctor can give an approximate time of death.
Celebzter: Any chance of reconciling with Michael Lohan?
Kate: I wish and only want the best for Michael Lohan he is my ex-fiancé and we shared a lot of great times together.
If you have any questions for Kate, you can chat to her on Dial A Star, simply by clicking here.