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Self-Help Guru Goes to Rehab

Jordan Peterson says, 'At least life isn't dull'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2019 1:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A self-help guru who's widely celebrated in some circles—and reviled in others—has gone into rehab, the Daily Dot reports. Jordan Peterson's daughter announced the development Thursday on YouTube and Peterson himself tweeted a link to the video, saying, "At least life isn't dull." The 57-year-old began taking clonazepam, or Klonopin—an anti-seizure drug that also helps with panic disorder—when his wife Tammy Roberts was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery. He also took other drugs to beat the clonazepam, and ultimately went to New York for rehab, per the New York Post.

"He decided to check himself into a place because he didn’t want to stress mom out, wanted to get off of this as quickly as possible, and honestly needs the medical help," says his daughter, Mikhaila. "I've never seen my dad like this. He's having a miserable time of it. It breaks my heart." On the bright side, his wife is apparently doing better after complications from kidney surgery. And Mikhaila feels like she got the story out before it leaked: "We figured we should let people know before some tabloid finds out and published 'Jordan Peterson, self-help guru is on meth' or something," she says. (Read more rehab stories.)

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