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Escaping Reality? Scott Disick Rejects Local Rehabs Close To Family — 'He Needed To Go Far Away'

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Mar. 17 2015, Published 5:18 p.m. ET

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Scott Disick is now in a rehab facility in Costa Rica — nearly 3,000 miles away from everyone who loves him. But despite the fact that there are plenty of esteemed addiction treatment centers in Southern California, close to the home he shares with Kourtney Kardashian and his children, a source close to the Keeping up with the Kardashians reality family tells RadarOnline.com that Disick believes distance will be the key to making sobriety stick once and for all.

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"He knew he had to save himself, but wanted to only go to a place that was far away," a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. "Scott said that he needed to go to Costa Rica in order for this to work."

Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica confirmed that the 31-year-old longtime partner of Kourtney Kardashian and father to Mason, 5, Penelope, 2 and newborn son, Reign, checked in.

"I realize my issues are bigger than me and I'm ready to truly remedy this struggle I continue to battle," he said, according to the statement.

The very secluded and private island rehab, uses an alternative method based upon use of the Iboga plant from Africa. It is a boutique island estate featuring a fitness center, five-star restaurant and full-service spa.

Meanwhile, according to the insider, Kardashian, 35, "is extremely supportive of Scott's decision and her friends are all rallying around her for support during this difficult time."

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As RadarOnline.com reported, after Disick was hospitalized this past summer with alcohol poisoning, he entered a treatment facility in New York, where he was filming the last season of Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons.

"Scott does not want to do the 12-step method or AA because of the fact that it is really not a program of anonymity any more. He thinks people will sell him out any chance that they get," a source, who claimed that Disick was seeing an "addiction specialist," previously said.

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