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    Robin Williams Enters Rehab

    I read another article that said he's in Hazeldon.


    http://www.accessatlanta.com/enterta..._Williams.html

    Robin Williams Seeks Help for Alcoholism

    LOS ANGELES Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, publicist Mara Buxbaum said Wednesday. The 55-year-old comedian had been sober for 20 years, Buxbaum said.

    Williams "found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family," she said in a statement. "He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases."

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    Alcoholism is a lifelong battle. That's why alcoholics refer to themselves as "recovering", and why they take it "one day at a time".

    I wonder if Mel Gibson's blowout influenced Robin Williams at all? Did he think "that could be me next if I don't get my act together"?

    I applaud him for recognizing his need to revisit his treatment. I wish him well.

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    I didn't know Robin Williams was an alcoholic, must have missed that

    I wonder what it was, after 20 years of not having a drink, that made him have one...maybe Mel's public humiliation did have something to do with it, who knows..

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    maybe Mel's public humiliation did have something to do with it, who knows..
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    I thought I heard this last night on ET while I was in the kitchen. My BF who was sitting right in front of the TV said, "I dunno", when I asked him if I heard right. What a numbnut LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandraladeda
    Alcoholism is a lifelong battle. That's why alcoholics refer to themselves as "recovering", and why they take it "one day at a time".

    I wonder if Mel Gibson's blowout influenced Robin Williams at all? Did he think "that could be me next if I don't get my act together"?

    I applaud him for recognizing his need to revisit his treatment. I wish him well.
    I think it did. If I recall correctly I think RW was one of the 1st to offer Mel best wishes in his recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    I didn't know Robin Williams was an alcoholic, must have missed that

    I wonder what it was, after 20 years of not having a drink, that made him have one...maybe Mel's public humiliation did have something to do with it, who knows..
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...s/15236689.htm

    He has been drinking again for three years. I read a story (can't find link now) that says he started drinking again while filming a movie three years ago. He looked into the mini-bar in his hotel room and thought he could have just one drink and that led to him polishing off all the alcohol in the mini-bar and that led to more. I guess he has been trying to control in for three years and his wife finally gave him an ultimatum.

    It just goes to show that if an addict does not make staying sober his first priority on a daily basis, he won't stay sober. Time sober is no guarantee.

    Prayers to him and his family.

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    I'm sure one of his closest friends (Christopher Reeve) dying has impacted him, as well as Dana dying... and now he's raising their son. He's suffered many losses in the past few years. I'm not saying any of the above caused him to drink, but it certainly could have made me drink!

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    I'm a huge fan of Robin Williams!! I wish him the best!!!

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    Oh wow. Kudos to him for recognizing a problem and choosing treatment.
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    I'm a huge fan of Robin Williams!! I wish him the best!!!
    I'm a huge fan as well. Loved him in Good Will Hunting, Mrs Doubtfire, Insomnia and he was mega-creepy in One Hour Photo (I think that's the name of it?).
    Very talented actor, I too applaud his initiative in seeking treatment and wish him well
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    I met Robin Williams and got his autograph when I was a teen, he was very nice.

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    I didn't know that Robin Williams and his wife were raising Christopher and Dana Reeves son. Didn't the boy have any aunts and uncles I wonder? Robin Williams household is probably a fun household to live in though.

    Robin Williams is Bi-Polar. That may have had something to do with his drinking long ago. Meds have gotten more successful for people with this illness and maybe that is how he has been able to maintain his sobriety until three years ago. It's hard to say why he took that first drink after all of those years but the relapse doesn't happen when you take the frist drink. It begins way before that and builds up to actually taking the first drink or using the first drug. That is great that he has gone into a good treatment center and will get that solid foundation under his feet again and figure out what happened. Maybe Mel's drinking did have something to do with Robin going into treatment...along with his wife. It could have been Robin that got stopped and acted the same way Mel did or maybe about some other subject.
    I saw Robin on Johnny Carson years ago when he was in a manic phase of his
    Bi-Polar and it was awful. I felt sorry for him he was so out there and didn't make a lick of sense but just rambled on and on and on. I don't know why he wasn't kept off of the show. It really was horrible.

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    Robin isn't raising Will Reeve, though he did offer after Dana's death. He's being cared for by friends of the family who live in the town where he grew up. This was an arrangement Dana set up for him before she died, so he could stay at the same school and live a normal life.

    ETA: Links (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187076,00.html) and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hope-e...s_b_17301.html

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    Never heard Robin was bi polar. He has admitted to once having a cocaine problem. Perhaps that made him appear to be bi polar.

    Anyway, good for him getting back sober. He is hilarious and a great actor. He has a new creepy movie coming out I want to see. And I think he is a good person too.

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