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Troubled R&B Singer Bobby Brown Enters Court-ordered Alcohol Rehab
Singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late pop diva Whitney Houston, has entered a “confidential rehabilitation center” in early August for alcohol detox and 90 days of rehabilitation “relating to alcohol use,” according to a spokesperson.
The 43-year-old R&B singer, composer, actor and performer pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County court this past April, to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher. As well as the 90-day alcohol detox and rehab program, Brown was also sentenced to 36 months of probation.
Brown’s problems with drugs and alcohol go back most of his life. They have led the popular singer into erratic and even dangerous behavior – the most widely-publicized being his arrest in 2003 for striking Ms. Houston.
Another infamous arrest was in Florida in 1996. Brown, high on drugs and alcohol, led police on a high-speed chase, ending when he crashed his wife’s car. He was arrested for DUI, and cited for resisting arrest after yelling expletives at officers. He also allegedly urinated in the back of one of the squad cars, which cops really don’t much like.
During his music tours over the years, Brown was often arrested for “lewd and lascivious” behavior because he would bring women from the audience onstage and simulate sex acts with them. As his drug and alcohol problems intensified, the singer’s legal problems just got worse, and he was busted several times for drug possession.
Brown has said he was diagnosed with ADD as a child, got heavily into marijuana, and then developed alcoholism at an early age. Brown said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early 30s. By the 1990s, he was addicted not only to alcohol, but also to cocaine, crack and heroin. After his breakup with Ms. Houston, he stopped using cocaine, crack and heroin, but admitted that he still drinks. The evidence of that is his current residence at a rehab center.
The vital importance of alcohol detox
Alcohol addiction usually begins as a solution to one or more personal problems. But as addiction progresses, personal problems are overtaken by a far greater one – the threat to the lives of not just the addict, but literally everyone around them, even strangers. That’s why alcohol detox, the gateway to sobriety, is so vitally important – it’s more than just personal, it affects everyone.
Novus Medical Detox Center provides unusually effective, medically supervised alcohol detox and drug detox programs in a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment. Our patients are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect.
Each Novus medical detox program is scientifically structured to deal with each patient’s unique health needs – there’s no one-size-fits-all at Novus. And by combining our advanced medical detox protocols with proven natural remedies, we can eliminate much, or even all, of the discomforts associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal.
We wish Bobby Brown the best, and hope his alcohol detox and rehab helps him turn the corner for good this time out. His latest album, “The Masterpiece”, is the first in over a decade, and it shows his fans once again that he is an immensely talented artist.
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