The other day I read an article about how the celebs of today are making a mockery of drug rehab.
This may be so. But, then again, maybe not.
In the days of Garland, Monroe, and Elvis, there were no decent drug rehab facilities. In fact, the illnesses were not even studied enough to be taken seriously, or even considered illnesses for that matter. These people were considered weak and sad by their critics. Their fans watched each downfall with tears in their eyes. And mourned their deaths as if the people were members of their families.
Today, the celebrities do have a place to go. These illnesses are considered just that, illnesses. And the illnesses have been studied. The professionals who treat clients with these illnesses know what they are doing and can help. If the clients want their help.
I suppose, wanting the help has always been the most important element.