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How Hollywood Gets Rehab ALL WRONG

There are a lot of things that Hollywood gets wrong. This is particularly true when it comes to drug addiction and rehab. Unfortunately, with actors, actresses, and other famous people do nothing to help. By flitting in and out of rehab as if they are changing clothes, all they do is perpetuate the myths. The feature films and Television series about rehab do nothing to correct the problem either. Many of them get the idea of rehab completely wrong in many respects.

Rehabs are Not Country Clubs

Often the rehab is set in a beautiful countryside location where people play tennis, ride horses, and generally wander about freely as they nonchalantly recovery from drug abuse. Many of these drug rehab portrayals likewise depict rehab in a prison-like atmosphere with guards, needles, and ever watchful staff. Neither one of these depictions is entirely accurate.

While some rehabs are set on country grounds most have very strict rules. Rehab is hard work not just socializing or playing around. Some rehabs have a locked ward but these are more like hospitals than prisons. Many of them have bits of both types portrayed by movies and television.

Hollywood Glamorizes the Rehab Experience

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Although luxury rehabs do exist, they still have rules and treatment plans that must be followed.

With your favorite stars going in and out of rehab on what seems to be a weekly basis, it is difficult to not think that drug use is glamorous and rehab a part of it. Not many stars show the true side of what drug addiction and rehab actually consist of. If Hollywood is to be believed, rehab is fashionable and drug use is a positive thing. Unfortunately, teens and young adults want to model this behavior. Without accurate depictions of drug use and positive role models who do not choose drugs, it is impossible to prevent drug use and addiction.

NA and AA are Often Portrayed as the Only Type of Rehab that Works

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are many types of addiction treatment. Unfortunately, many of the movies and television shows advocate just 12 step programs. The success rate for 12 step programs is not accurately known.

Each person is an individual and no one treatment works for everyone. The success of 12 step programs in the movies is greatly exaggerated. Although many treatment programs contain 12 step programs, this is not the only thing they contain.

Addiction is Often Portrayed as Immoral Behavior Rather than a Disease

In many movies, the link between drug use and immoral behavior is greatly exaggerated. This leads to the conception that drug use is an immoral behavior that needs to be punished. Rehab is portrayed as punishment or criminal. By portraying treatment as something shameful, Hollywood essentially stops people from seeking the treatment that you need to get and remain sober.

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In order to make a informed decision about rehab, you need all the facts. For the facts, call 800-481-6320Who Answers?. We can help you sort out fact from Hollywood fiction.

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