From Radar Online:
When Demi Moore checked into the Cirque Lodge rehab treatment center in Utah for anorexia and an addiction to prescription pills, she wasn’t allowed to see her weight on the scale, and was weighed backwards because her treatment team doesn’t want her focused on how much she weighs, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“It’s common treatment practice at Cirque to not allow patients that are being treated for an eating disorder to see how much they weigh when they step on the scale,” an insider tells RadarOnline.com. “Their weights are taken everyday, sometimes several times a day to make sure that they aren’t losing weight while in treatment. Doctors at Cirque don’t want patients to fixate on their weight.
“Eating disorders are all about control, plain and simple. When someone is in the ravages of an eating disorder, their lives are typically out of control. The one thing someone with an eating disorder believes they can control in their lives, is food. Demi isn’t being forced fed or chastised for not wanting to eat though. The counselors at Cirque are working on giving Demi a safe and controlled environment, she is getting the best care possible. She is also dealing with an addiction to prescription medication, and she has a comprehensive team taking care of her.”
Man. Anorexia and prescription medication addiction. How is this poor woman not dead yet?
As you all know, Demi was admitted to the Cirque Lodge rehab earlier this week, and is undergoing serious treatment for a variety of issues, all which probably stem (OK, were exacerbated, is that better? Truth is, this business has been going on a long, long time) from marrying someone who was probably more familiar with her daughters and what they were going through as adolescents than what Demi could be going through as a middle-aged, former Hollywood sex goddess.
It’s clear that Demi was really trying hard to recapture her youth through antics like partying with her twentysomething daughter, hitting up clubs with Miley Cyrus and other nineteen-year-olds, and allegedly trying to hookup with family friend, Zac Efron (who is twenty-four), but when the Mrs. Robinson thing is so contorted and convoluted by drugs and desperation and general illness, it’s not cute, and it’s not fun, and it’s not attractive. And it definitely needs way more careful attention than psychic healing could ever give.
I’m really glad that Demi’s seeking the help that she needs, and it sounds like she’s getting it. I just hope she can stick with the program the entire time and not pull a Lindsay Lohan and check out after six or eight days. That’s just not going to cut it, I’m afraid.