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Buffy the Vampire Slayer star enters rehab


Nicholas Brendon

We have all had to climb a mountain or two at some point in our lives, but it seems that people in the public eye may have a few more to climb than the average unknown. Nicholas Brendon, better known for his role of Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has overcome his battle with stuttering and is a spokesperson for the Stuttering Foundation of America which is based in Memphis, Tn.  But now, he may just be climbing over his biggest obstacle yet.  Mr. Brendon voluntarily checked himself into the SOBA recovery center in Malibu, California for his alcoholism.

According to radaronline, his recent arrest and altercation with California police officers was a result of combining alcohol with sleeping pills. Radar also quoted Brendon as saying,

 "I was in treatment in 2005 and unfortunately I had a relapse. In the back of my mind, I always knew I had a problem but it became clear to me when I got arrested. When you wake up from your stupor and fog, it’s a blessing to realize that did happen, that was bad, but you didn’t kill anybody. What I see for my life is staying sober... otherwise my life is screwed"

What he has to say about SOBA:

 "Im feeling lucky because alcoholism effected my money management decisions and they are helping me" and a positive aspect, "They have acting classes that focus on recovery.”

I flew from Memphis to London last October for the Hallowhedon Convention and was fortunate enough to have met Nick. He was very approachable and mingled with the fans willingly.  I wish him all the best in his recovery and have a very strong feeling that he will climb this mountain and make it to the top and over this time!

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  • Maggiemay 5 years ago

    Sorry to hear about Nicholas Brendon's problems. My prayers are with him and his family as I've had family members who suffered from the disease and it's not easy on anyone involved. He's made the biggest step by admitting there's a problem. I wish him the best.

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