Selena Gomez Says Her Rehab Stay Saved Her Life, But It Wasn’t Drugs?
First off, let me state that I’m not really feeling great about writing this article. I think that ‘The Selena Gomez rehab story’ should be between her and her support group… however, she is hiding something and in the hiding, is a dereliction of her duty to help other young girls. It was reported by everyone with a pulse that Selena Gomez’s rehab stint was for anxiety and depression. Selena Gomez’s rehab stint lasted 90 days and although the recovery treatment center she attended does offer services for mood depression and anxiety disorders, it also has services for a range of addictive, dependent and co-dependent behaviors. I believe that her stay was drug and alcohol related and by hiding that portion of her illness she is missing a huge opportunity to help millions of women through her struggle, recovery and fame.
90 Days of Recovery Treatment for Instagram Addiction?
Selena Gomez said one of the main reasons that she sought out treatment was that she was addicted to Instagram… Instagram. Yes, no one on the planet has more Instagram followers than her but give me a break. NO ONE HAS TO GET RECOVERY TREATMENT FOR INSTAGRAM ALONE. One source from inside the treatment center, and again I hate myself for reporting this, said she was admitted for “excessive drinking and partying.” If that is the case then why not admit it? Why be ashamed of it? I am not. Millions of women are not ashamed to be recovering addicts and alcoholics. By hiding behind the “I’m addicted to Instagram” catch phrase Selena Gomez is essentially telling women they should be ashamed of being a drug addict, because no one is believing the depression and anxiety and Instagram spin.
Anxiety and Depression are Not the Reason for Selena’s Trip to Rehab
I actually do believe that she has a tough life. Being that famous comes with an enormous amount of pressure. I think she is depressed and I think she does suffer from horrible anxiety, I just think it all stems from her Drug and alcohol abuse. Her rehab stay also came with this quote from her.
“You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls, real people who couldn’t give two shits about who I was, who were fighting for their lives.”
To me, a woman who has been to 9 rehabs… that sounds a hell of a lot like drug abuse. Selena’s time in rehab was an opportunity for and incredibly influential young woman to take a stand for recovery and a stand against addiction. She could have been a force for real change and had an impact unlike any other woman in the history of addiction. Instead she became just another celebrity pretending they went to rehab for something that wasn’t drugs. I’m sad that Selena won’t come clean about the real reason she got recovery treatment, because the opportunity for awareness was so great. The only thing that is sadder is this…
Selena Gomez’s Rehab Could Have Just Been Research for A Netflix Role
Gomez has spoken out quite a bit about anxiety and depression, and shared during a panel discussion while working on Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, which is based on Jay Asher’s bestselling novel about a teenager who commits suicide.
Come clean girl was it drugs or just another day at the office?