Alcoholism and drug addiction. Mental Illness. Exhaustion. These are just a handful of the reasons so many celebs end up in rehab. With countless facilities in and around Los Angeles, there is ample help available for those seeking treatment.
But it’s a long road to recovery and not everyone makes it to the other side. Fortunately, most of the stars who are unsuccessful with their first trip to rehab are welcomed back for a second chance with open arms.
For the most part, celebrities receive a moderate amount of “accident forgiveness” for their outrageous behavior. Largely, celebs can have a very public stint in recovery for just about anything and still have their careers bounce back, sometimes becoming even more famous than before (Robert Downey Jr., anyone?!).
But others have a harder time getting their image back to what it once was. Many factors contribute to this, but attitude plays a large role. The celebrities who come back ready to be vulnerable about their mistakes and generous about helping others tend to fare the best.
These 44 celeb’s post-rehab lives run the gamut. Some enjoyed comebacks that made life before rehab pale in comparison, and others struggled to get back into the good graces of the public eye. And still for many of these stars, their future remains to be seen.
For those who suffer from addiction, recovery is a lifelong battle. But with the help of rehab programs—most with whooping fees costing more than a four-year college for a single month of treatment—many stars come out on the other side refreshed and ready to take on the world.
But with a ton of popular, elite treatment centers to choose from, many offering a majorly swanky experience, it’s surprising any stars say “no no no” to rehab.