The 62-year-old actor has returned to rehab to make sure he can keep up with his sobriety. Over the years Robin Williams has battled with addiction issues for several years in the past and feels he needs some extra help these days to make sure he does not fall off of the wagon again.
Williams' rep released a statement to TMZ saying,
“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."
This is a very good example on Robins' part to let other celebrities who have suffered from addiction issues know it is acceptable to use rehab as a maintenance tool for their health and well being without embarrassment.
“Lodge Program participants who have years of recovery come to tune up spiritually, do inventory step work, focus on issues of sponsorship, and recommit to their program of action. Other particularly useful and valuable ‘Living Sober’ Lodge Program topics include meditation, challenges in long-term sobriety, and the source of our spiritual malady,” the website for the rehab facility states.
Robin Williams is best known for starting his career off as a stand-up comedian before making his rise to fame as a television star in the hit show as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy.
Following the hit of Williams TV sitcom he soon went on to star in major motion pictures which include acclaimed films as Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society to name a couple.
During the late 70s Robin Williams began heavily using cocaine and soon was battling a raging addiction. Robin revealed that the death of his close friend John Belushi was a major wake up call for him.
In and out of rehab several times over the years in 2006 Robin Williams once again checked himself in to a substance-abuse rehabilitation center in Oregon admitting that he was suffering from alcoholism.
Now that Williams demons seem to have resurfaced he has decided to check back in to rehab, which is a very responsible and healthy call on his part at his age considering that he has also suffered from heart problems over the years.
Props goes out to Robin for realizing he was on the verge of a relapse and taking the bull by the hand.More celebrities should take a page from Robin Williams book and follow his footsteps before their addictions get the best of them causing personal issues and or perhaps the loss of life.
Do you think Robin Williams has his life and addictions under control; and that checking back into rehab for sobriety maintenance is a great call on his part.
Perhaps Robin Williams should consider counseling other celebrities who are suffering from similar addiction issues in the near future.