There have been several articles and columns lashing out at the apparent cynical use of rehab for scandal management and/or avoidance of accountability. Let’s hope it remains limited to the rich and famous.
In Slaying the Dragon, Bill White recounts that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, there was a thriving recovery and treatment movement. One of the factors that led to the demise of this movement was the perception that these facilities were havens for the rich.
Here are just a few (Some may require free registration. Try bugmenot.com if you’d rather not register):
- The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- The Financial Times
- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- The Hill
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
- The Austin American-Statesman
The New Republic also ran a piece on whether the Foley scandal is bad for alcoholics.