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Actor Robin Williams back in rehab, but only for maintenance

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Robin Williams has been in rehab before for addictions to cocaine and alcohol. Now he's back in rehab again, but it's reportedly part of a treatment "maintenance" program.

According to a source close to Williams, that spoke with FOX411 on Tuesday, “This is not about him falling off the wagon. It’s like an educational and spiritual facility... It’s all very healthy.”

According to TMZ, Williams is at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota. Williams is open about his past struggle with cocaine and alcohol addiction. He most recently went to rehab for alcoholism in 2006.

The media got word of Williams’ Minnesota stay when he posed for a picture with a fan at a Dairy Queen near the treatment facility.

William's rep told TMZ, "After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud."

It's typical in rehab for there to be drug rehab relapse prevention classes and that you likely need a refresher addiction treatment intervention.

ABC News says, Williams, 62, once told "Good Morning America" that he struggled with alcoholism and cocaine abuse in the early '80s, but quit after his friend John Belushi overdosed in 1982. Then, after beginning to drink again in 2006, he sought professional help.

"It's hard admitting it, then once you've done that, it's real easy," Williams said at the time. "You think people don't notice. Then you find out later, 'We knew. … You went outside naked.' No, I didn't. But even the dog was like, 'What's wrong, boy?' Humiliation gives you humility."

The source told ABC News that this trip has been long-planned, and he has already completed most of it. He plans to return home soon.

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