Cameras, lights and social media have a way of deceiving and exposing at the same time. They deceive the public sometimes into thinking that celebrities, royal people and high net worth individuals are these unreachable humans who do not suffer as we do. The lights flash and they’re on some red carpet, photographed and videotaped as smiling, successful and award-winning. However, and when the lights are off, those people have the same fights we do; they struggle with their mental health, addiction and burnouts. And when they do, they either suffer silently as to not be in every magazine and on news channel or they get exposed by the media. Robbed of their privacy and rights to suffer and heal on their own terms, they pay the price of being famous. It’s inversely proportional —their fame and net worth go up, their privacy and time for themselves go down.
“To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.” — Anthony Burgess
Celebrities and high net worth individuals suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and OCD. They are under constant and taxing scrutinizing that their mental health is affected, more often than not. The suicide rate of celebrities has always been a high number — higher than it should be. Their exhaustion and silent suffering resurfaces and is either stopped or taken care of through harmful means, such as addictions and smoking. They often turn to pills to calm down their anxieties, such as Diastat and Diazepam that have calming effects, Xanax that is for anxiety or Halcion and Temazepam that are originally antidepressant. All these have incredibly harmful side effects that will be discussed in the following.
Addictions are bound to take down even the strongest. Behavioral addictions encompass work addiction, shopping, gambling, gaming, exercise, sex and porn addictions and many more. Few of these might seem good at first — exercise and work namely — but an excess to the point of fixation is never positive. This will eventually lead to a complete dependency and eventual burnout. And since celebrities and high net worth people can afford such lifestyles, it is easy to slip into these dangerous patterns. Take a look at our behavioral addiction program here.
Medicine, Drugs & Weed
According to the American Psychiatric Association, “People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behavior and body functions.” These substances could be prescription medication — painkillers — that originally seem to be harmless. Pain killers, such as Abstral, Actiq, Dilaudid, Lortab, Bturans, Anexsia and plenty of others, have major effects if not used moderately. The abuse of Embeda, another painkiller, for instance, has been reported to be one of the main pills that lead to death through overdose. Our medication addiction program is here to help.
Drugs like cocaine and heroin promise good effects at first: a break from the real world and a rushing sense of happiness. But when that washes away, the person is only left with dependence and the inability to function without using. Take a look at our page for drug addictions.
Weed, on the other hand, like cannabis or more commonly known as marijuana, contain mind-altering chemicals, according to the National Institute of Health. People who use marijuana are prone to develop a substance use disorder, wherein they become unable to stop using. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recorded more than 11.8 million young adults addicts in 2018.
The main issue with turning towards all of these aforementioned means is the continuous dependence and the sense of lack of purpose when someone is trying to recover. Alcoholism is the excess urge to be drinking constantly. The person is unable to function without their preferred choice of a drink. According to the Alcohol Rehab Guide, plenty of those suffering from alcohol addictions are also gamblers, and vice versa. Celebrities who are alcoholic and gambler are no different and they have the means to buy expensive drinks repeatedly and keep up with this lifestyle. In fact, 20% of alcoholics are those who have successful lives and appear to be in control of their paths. However, the truth is that they drink, smoke and hurt themselves in private. Here you can find our alcohol addiction program.
Deaddiction and the choice of getting rid of a harmful higher power is a personal decision that needs to be taken in order to get better. Celebrities can choose to go down the wrong path, or spend their money to protect their bodies through rehab centers that offer luxury, comfort and privacy. From nicotine addictions, painkillers, alcohol and to drugs, these centers are ready to help. They first start with diagnosis to see where to begin with. It could be dual diagnosis or even more complex. However, these professional centers are there to guide the individual back to being sober through detox, specialized programs and extreme care. Avoiding mistakes and taking them in strides when they do occur is a must. Withdrawals and relapses are to be expected, but nothing is impossible.
The BALANCE Rehab center offers luxury and comfort. Our programs are there to guide anyone through their tough times. With our organized facilities, we offer privacy and support. We aim to make sure, that whether the lights are off or on, your body is yours, free of any burdening addiction. Addictions are a way to lose the mind and disappear behind a physical entity that is no longer yours. So take the first step and reach out, begin the journey to balance your world again.