UPDATED: Selena Gomez Left Rehab Before She Was Supposed To
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.06.2014
Insiders claim Gomez isn’t abusing drugs…
UPDATE:Billboard reports that insiders are denying that substance abuse forced Selena Gomez into rehab.
According to a source close to Gomez, she attended a two-week stay at Dawn at the Meadows, a treatment center in Arizona last month, for "Project Wellness." The source said, "She was burnt out after a relentless year of back-to-back films, concerts, TV, touring and all the promotional work that goes along with it. She needed a break."
Insiders also say that while Gomez partied throughout 2013, she ended the year with a vow to "get healthy," but that doesn't mean she's "hooked to booze, Ambien and pot." A source stated, "She's not that girl. Does she party and have the occasional joint? Yes. Does she drink when she goes out? Yes. But she's not struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism. I've never seen her out of control. There's no needle dangling out of her arm."
Gomez's camp confirmed that she entered Dawn at the Meadows on January 5 "for it's youth programs" and not substance abuse.
However, after a photo surfaced of Gomez with her friend Demi Lovato, there were rumors of an intervention and Lovato being worried about her friend's emotional state, her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber, and partying too much. Lovato previously said that Gomez was one of her biggest supporters when she was in treatment three years ago. She tweeted out earlier this week, "Weakness is living in denial. Only the strongest people ask for help," she tweeted on Wednesday. When asked to comment on the tweet, a rep for Lovato had no comment.
There were also rumors that she left the treatment center to go to the Sundance Film Festival to party with Bieber. A rep for Gomez stated, "She had prior commitments at Sundance," who also added she didn't feel it was necessary to return to rehab after the festival.
According to another source on Gomez and her relationship with Bieber: "She's only 21. She struggles with the same types of emotional issues anyone her age does. She's allowed to make bad decisions. She's concerned about him, but she's not caught in a similar downward spiral."
ORIGINAL:TMZ reports that Selena Gomez ignored the advice of rehab staff and left rehab two weeks into a six-week program. Just after New Year's, Gomez checked into a rehab program at The Meadows called DAWN for alcohol, marijuana and prescription ambien, along with what people call an "unhealthy" relationship with Justin Bieber.
She left two weeks in to go to the Sundance Film Festival for her new movie. She told the staff she would return after Sundance but she decided she was "cured" and thought there was no reason to go back. The problem is that hte medical staff thinks that it's essential for someone's recovery to complete the full 45 day program. Gomez said she's completed the "Survivor's week", which is supposed to be the most difficult week, so everything is fine.