Heather Locklear’s Alcohol and Prescription Medication Scare
In recent news, Hollywood actress Heather Locklear was taken to the hospital after she consumed a dangerous mix of alcohol and prescription medication. Reports from her representatives and family members all indicate that the incident was not a suicide attempt, but rather an unfortunate situation. But outside reports have claimed that Locklear has been battling an addiction to alcohol for many years and this battle was a contributing factor to the hospitalization. Locklear apparently checked into a drug and alcoholism rehab center after she split from her husband Jack Wagner in November 2011, but didn’t take her treatment serious enough.
Once again a celebrity’s unfortunate situation offers many lessons for those who struggle with similar addiction issues. First of all, an increasingly dangerous and subsequently more obvious lesson that can be taken from Locklear’s situation is that prescription medication should never be mixed with alcohol. The combination can truly be a recipe for disaster and fortunately for Locklear, she wasn’t the latest example of how the mix can actually be deadly. But the most important lesson that should be taken from this story when it comes to a successful recovery from alcoholism or substance addiction, and Locklear is currently exemplifying this, is the level of commitment required. You will never recover from an addiction unless you truly and genuinely want to. Regrettably, some people never commit to a recovery unless they hit rock bottom—but that doesn’t have to be you. Learn from these stories that you read and understand that even though it’s difficult and sometimes embarrassing, you must admit that you have a problem in order to recover from it. There is no shame in surrendering to your addiction, because addiction is a disease in every sense of the word and there is plenty of excellent help available to addicts committed to recovery—and Seabrook House is one of the best.
Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient addiction rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. We operate three facilities in the northeast. Our main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York City (NYC). Our extended-care luxury transitional rehab is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), just minutes from Elmira/Corning New York (NY) Regional airport or by car from Philadelphia, driving time is 4 hours. Our New York (NY) City outpatient office provides a regional presence for alumni and referral sources. It’s vitally important to be committed to a recovery from addiction, and once you are committed, Seabrook House will help you complete your recovery!