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Is the Use of Rehab Being Trivialized?

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Is the Use of Rehab Being Trivialized?

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Is the Use of Rehab Being Trivialized?

Is the Use of Rehab Being Trivialized?

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Rehab used to be the linoleum-floored stop of last resort, the rock bottom from which addiction was fought. Guests examine whether, at least for some celebrities, rehab is now just penance for a public gaffe.

Guests:

Dan Neil, columnist for the Los Angeles Times

Rob Martin, substance abuse counselor with North Carolina Behavioral Health Services; counseled Dan Neil through rehab in 1989