5 Celebs Open Up on Their Positive Rehab Experiences

Going to rehab can’t be a walk in the park: forced to face your demons face on and sort through any range of issues – from substance abuse to eating disorders or any personal problems – rehab must be a tough and emotional roller-coaster for those who have to go through it. Using it as a chance to better themselves, turn things around and grow, these 5 celebrities say they’ve had positive experiences while in rehab because they’ve felt like they’re on the mend and able to look at the rest of their lives in a more upbeat manner now that they’ve faced their problems and learned how to get through their big issues which have previously caused them problems.



Eva Mendes


Eva checked in to rehab in 2008. Her rep commented that the move was a positive one: “Eva has been working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much needed time off to attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support.”

Farrah Abraham

Farrah was hit with a DUI and decided to attend rehab to change her attitude: ”At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI (driving under the influence) has caused in my life. I’m 22 and I want to make better choices and ensure I can recognize when I am putting myself in a bad situation next time.”

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn checked in to rehab for a short stay to turn around her negative feelings: ”That was just the way my body was handling the stress. Some people stress-eat and I do the complete opposite. So I chose to take time out in rehab and focus on me.”

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay has been to rehab several times but she says it can be a very positive and relaxing experience: “It was like a vacation. I love meeting new people and seeing what they’ve been experiencing. I met some great people. It was a nice time to shut everyone off for a while because there was so much noise. It was a positive experience.”

Richie Sambora

Jon Bon Jovi rocker Richie doesn’t think rehab has to be a negative experience and believes you can have a positive time: ”People look at rehab as a bad thing … I looked at it as an opportunity to do something positive for myself.”