Lindsay Lohan is already itching to leave Cliffside Malibu, as RadarOnline.com has reported. But now the CEO of Cliffside says she needs stop thinking she’s special, open up to her counselors, and maybe even consider voluntarily extending her court-ordered 90-day treatment if she wants to stay sober.
In the revealing new article for Psychology Today, which does not mention Lindsay by name, CEO Richard Taite writes, “The celebrities that so many people ask about, the ones who go to rehab after rehab without getting better, often have [“treatment resistant”] addiction.”
Like Lindsay, who has been to rehab six times, Taite says “they ‘try’ to recover repeatedly, but do not, and live in a near constant state of relapse.”
Cliffside Malibu actually specializes in treating such people, Taite says, and even has a success rate 700% better than standard treatment, he claims.
But if Lindsay decides to take advantage of the treatment at Cliffside, after fleeing treatment at Betty Ford, she might need an attitude adjustment.
“Celebrities who have been classified as ‘treatment resistant’ have come to believe that they are in every way special, and as such, the rules of life and recovery do not apply to them,” Taite explains. ” It is a belief that you are so special, that you’ll literally kill yourself before you ‘submit’ to the process that it takes to find true recovery. Celebrities are particularly prone to this problem as they are constantly catered to. Their status and ability to earn money for a huge number of people [is] dependent on their ‘specialness.’
“But having the ability to command that all your M&Ms be green, or having thousands of people buy a certain hat because you wore it last week is actually a detriment in the area of recovery,” he continues. “To recover from addiction, the addict must open up to caring professionals. These people often need longer stints in treatment than the average — something their dependents and entourages are not keen on, because the stay in rehab means no money coming in for those who live off another’s fame.”