Amy Winehouse looked a little confused but comparatively well put-together when she arrived at the Stapleford Centre in London today, which is supposedly a “rehab” in West London.
I checked out their website, and they seem to be less of an inpatient rehab and more of a detox and naltrexone distribution center. They specifically state that they don’t take a 12-step approach to dealing with addiction.
Jesus, I think they’re just injecting this girl with naltrexone and praying for the best.
So I’ve spent some more time perusing this place’s website, and I just keep getting angrier.
From the “Our Ethos” page:
So, you have a drug problem! [Ed: I'm not kidding, it actually starts like that.] There are various reasons why you might have one and it may or may not be your fault in some sense, but as far as we are concerned, you have a problem now and you need help. We are not about to make a moral judgement on your problem; we are just interested in finding a way for you to go forward. The first objective will be to get you stable, functional and legal. Naturally, the best option is usually to get drug-free if you can but if it is not practicable in the short term or you can not contemplate it, then maintenance is a good option for now.
If we can get you clean we will, and that is always our primary aim; but if we believe your chances of success are very slim, we will tell you. There is no point in setting yourself up for failure at great expense. It is often better to wait for the right time when you are prepared and stable and likely to succeed.
Drug and alcohol problems are personal and individual things in the way they start, how they continue, and what treatment approach works. This is why we treat you as an individual and tailor the treatment option to your needs. We do not use a â€˜one size fits allâ€™ or â€˜take it or leave itâ€™ approach. We try to be flexible, eclectic and sensible in our approach to your problem. Your life may have caused you to take drugs or the drugs may have caused you life problems and this web may need to be untangled and general life issues discussed and advised upon. â€˜Timing is everythingâ€™, and you will change with time and so will your needs. We like to maintain regular contact with our patients and offer a forum to discuss just about anything that may have a bearing on the drug or alcohol problems.
So you’re a crack addict!
That’s so sad. :(
What we’re going to do is help you to use crack safely so that its impact on your life and career is minimal.
Sometimes staying completely off crack is hard. :(
We don’t want to make you do anything that’s hard. If you fail at staying off crack completely, you might get discouraged. We don’t want you discouraged, Mr. Crack Addict.
Let’s help you to incorporate recreational crack use into your routine. We don’t want you abusing crack. You just need to learn how to moderate your use of crack cocaine. So that it can be fun again, like it was the first time.
Give us your credit card and sign here.
God, this is what every addict doesn’t need to hear from a medical facility. Ever.
July 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm by Evil Beet
Britney Spears — and her new! blonde! extensions! — are happy as can be as they leave an LA salon.
Is it just me, or does this look like a smile of genuine happiness, and not of insanity?
Oh, Britney, I hope you’re getting closer to being all better.
July 8, 2008 at 8:29 pm by Evil Beet
The kiddo’s name is Levi Alves McConaughey. Which is really something of a letdown. I was hoping his name would be more like Gravity Bong McConaughey. Oh well.
“Levi was another name for the apostle Matthew in The Bible. They were, in fact, two names for the same person. Our son was born at 6:22 pm, and this particular time represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in The Bible: ‘If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.’”
I guess Levi is actually a very cute name for what I’m sure will be a very cute little boy.
July 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm by Evil Beet
July 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm by Evil Beet
My little brain started firing off excitement signals when I saw the name “Josh Henderson” pop up on one of my photo services’ websites today. How do I know that name???
Oh, right, he used to date Paris Hilton before falling off the face of the planet.
Josh showed up with actress Taylor Cole to the PokerStars.net Burlesque Party in Las Vegas last night, where he was in the company of AJ McLean and Corey Feldman.
A-List all the way, baby!
July 8, 2008 at 1:11 pm by Evil Beet
I have no idea how this video has previously escaped me, but I just found it and I had to share it with you guys.
These are the conjoined Schappell twins in a country music video.
I am not judging. I am merely posting. I find this interesting. I thought you might, too.
Also, the Schappell twins are from Reading, Pennsylvania, which, I believe, is also where Jon and Kate Gosselin are from. What the hell is in the water in Reading?
More videos of the twins can be found here.