11 Celebs for Whom Rehab ... Worked

Let us guess: You forgot Ben Affleck was ever in rehab

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 7, 2013 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Multiple stints in rehab don't seem to have helped Lindsay Lohan one bit, but that doesn't mean it never works. People rounds up 11 celebrities who have actually turned things around after rehab:

  • Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for alcohol. Bizarrely, Charlie Sheen drove him there.
  • Robert Downey Jr.: The court made him go, after drug-related arrests, in 1999 and 2001. From what we can tell, things have been going pretty well since he was released in 2002.

  • Rob Lowe: He checked himself into rehab in 1990 so he could quit drinking, and later helped RDJ with his own struggles.
  • Drew Barrymore: Entering rehab at 13 never bodes well, but it worked out for Barrymore eventually—though she has said "you are never fully mended."
  • Matthew Perry: The Friends star went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in 1997 and again in 2001. He returned briefly in 2011, just to "continue my life in recovery," he said.
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Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for alcohol. Bizarrely, Charlie Sheen drove him there.
Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for alcohol. Bizarrely, Charlie Sheen drove him there.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Robert Downey Jr.: The court made him go, after drug-related arrests, in 1999 and 2001. From what we can tell, things have been going pretty well since he was released in 2002.
Robert Downey Jr.: The court made him go, after drug-related arrests, in 1999 and 2001. From what we can tell, things have been going pretty well since he was released in 2002.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Rob Lowe: He checked himself into rehab in 1990 so he could quit drinking, and later helped RDJ with his own struggles.
Rob Lowe: He checked himself into rehab in 1990 so he could quit drinking, and later helped RDJ with his own struggles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Drew Barrymore: Entering rehab at 13 never bodes well, but it worked out for Barrymore eventually—though she has said you are never fully mended.
Drew Barrymore: Entering rehab at 13 never bodes well, but it worked out for Barrymore eventually—though she has said "you are never fully mended."   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Matthew Perry: The Friends star went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in 1997 and again in 2001. He returned briefly in 2011, just to continue my life in recovery, he said.
Matthew Perry: The Friends star went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in 1997 and again in 2001. He returned briefly in 2011, just to "continue my life in recovery," he said.   (Paul Morigi / AP Images for The National Association of Drug Court Professionals)
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