Tila Tequila Checks Into Celebrity Rehab
Tila Tequila has announced that she will be appearing on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab 4 to address her prescription medication addiction. “I finally admitted to myself that I cannot rely on taking prescription pills everyday for the rest of my life!” she wrote on her blog. Sources close to the reality star (and former “fiancé” to late heiress Casey Johnson) claim that Tila Tequila frequently snorted the sleep aid Ambien, which can increase side-effects such as hallucinations and mania.
Tila Tequila has frequently claimed that she is allergic to alcohol, but her recent revelation shows that prescription drug abuse is indeed the silent epidemic plaguing our culture. Prescription drug abuse can be more difficult to detect, unlike alcohol or drugs that are smoked which give off telltale smells. Teen prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Perhaps as more stars open up about their struggles, our culture will take this epidemic more seriously. Teens often feel that prescription drugs aren’t as dangerous as drugs like heroin or cocaine, even though ER’s across the country have noted a marked rise in intakes for prescription drug overdoses. As rumors continue to circulate regarding Lindsay Lohan’s Scram and possible prescription drug addiction, it is important to remember that solutions exist. Rehab is a viable solution in treating drug and alcohol problems. By addressing all aspects of a teen’s life, teen drug rehab helps teens develop a life free of the need to abuse drugs and alcohol .