Erick Morillo Dries Up
Erick Morillo declared himself ‘30 days clean and sober’ after he came out of rehab last week, and said he’ll be cutting back his DJ schedule in future to ‘4 or 5 gigs a month’.
“For those of you who don’t know I’ve been in a spiritual rehab facility called Passages,” the Subliminal Records superstar DJ said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“I’ve omitted that from the (earlier) interview as I was a little embarrassed at first because I did not know what people would think,” he continued.
“Now I realize that I want to share it with the world and use my sobriety as an example to all that you can have a life that is full of joy, love and laughter without drugs or alcohol.” (Facebook; http://on.fb.me/150DJEl )
The uber-expensive Malibu clinic points out on its website that it’s been featured on ‘Forbes magazine’s “Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out” List’ and explains that clients are treated using a ‘revolutionary 12-step holistic treatment philosophy’ with ‘no chores or humiliating techniques meant to break you down’.
Erick’s decision to chose Passages, whose founder Pax Prentiss confesses candidly on the website to robbing heroin dealers in his youth, appears wise, judging by press reports on the death of Glee Star Cory Monteith, who died last week soon after leaving rehab.
Time magazine said ‘his death highlights the dangers of the post-rehab period, and why patients are most vulnerable just after they receive treatment’, while addiction expert Stanton Peele singled out 12 step programs themselves as ‘causes of death’.
“We recoil from programs that treat active addicts and alcoholics like human beings who deserve to live their lives,” Dr Peele argued in a feature published on Psychology Today.
“Why should we—the American recovery movement says they are as good as dead if they continue to use, then does everything it can to make sure that this happens.”
Pax’s lifestory: ‘Now I know exactly why I failed (to quit). It’s because I was being treated with an antiquated treatment philosophy based on the disease concept and 12 Step methods, which focused on group therapy instead of individual care and labeled you an addict for life . . .’)
Time Magazine: ‘The Vancouver coroner’s office revealed that “Glee” star Cory Monteith died of a toxic mixture of alcohol and heroin, weeks after leaving rehab for substance abuse . . .’)
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