While appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Rob Lowe opened up about his hard-partying past and his rehabilitation experience over 20 years ago, calling rehab:
"One of the most exhilarating, liberating and exciting four weeks of my life. Scary yes… but unquantifiable relief."
The actor continued to explain that while he loved rehab, it was only because he was READY to go, saying:
"It was great. I loved it. Because I was ready. Problem is, people go into rehab and they're not ready. You want to get sober for your parents, you want to get sober for your job, you want to get sober for the cops, you want to get sober to protect your image. A lot of good reasons, by the way, but unfortunately, the only thing that works is that you have to want to get sober for you. So, I was ready. And so if they told me, 'Hey, Lowe, you've got to go stand in the corner on your head,' I would have done it."
Absolutely! Addicts must be willing to help themselves before they can allow themselves to be helped. Unfortunately, his friend Charlie Sheen isn't at that point yet, but Rob insists:
"He's wrong… You don't get to do it your way. You don't get to make up your own special rules. We have a name for people like that. Those are people who suffer from terminal uniqueness. You don't get to do it your way."
Right on, Rob! Let's hope some of your rational thoughts creep into Charlie's irrational brain some day soon.
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