A previous employee at Brooke’s Malibu rehab facility, The Canyon, gives HollywoodLife.com an exclusive look inside Brooke’s high-end road to recovery
Brooke Mueller allegedly checked into The Canyon rehab facility Feb. 9 (her second attempt at drying out in a month’s time) the day after her husband, Charlie Sheen, was arraigned in Aspen, Colo. for felony and misdemeanor charges. Now, a former employee of the substance abuse center in Malibu is giving HollywoodLife.com an exclusive look into Brooke’s $50,000 a month treatment.
The Canyon, which overlooks the ocean on 240 acres in the hills of Malibu, is all about providing luxurious accommodations for addicts who are used to upscale lifestyles; facilities at the swanky treatment center even include an in-house chef and a “peace park.”
One of only six to eight patients at any given time, Brooke, 32, will most likely spend her first two weeks detoxing, says addiction specialist and former Canyon employee Marty Brenner. “While you’re detoxing you’re still going through the body changes,” Brenner explains. “You’re not coherent…you’re not really listening.”
Although Brooke is most likely mandated to stay for 30 days minimum at The Canyon, Brenner suggests she remain in treatment for at least 45 days. “I prefer longer in rehab to really get to it,” Brenner says. “If she stays for less than that, she’ll barely be detoxed before it’s time for her to leave.”
After getting any substances out of her system, Marty says Brooke will begin to keep a regimented daily schedule from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight every day, which includes yoga, relapse prevention sessions, therapy, homework lessons from text books and personal time where she can nap or make phone calls. On weekends, Brooke will have time to see Charlie or her 9-month-old twins Max and Bob.
During these therapist-monitored sessions, Brooke and Charlie, 44, will continue to work on their marital issues. “I would leave the kids home,” Brenner suggests. “They wouldn’t know what’s happening. I think it’s a time for Charlie and Brooke to heal.”
Brenner says that addicts need “structure and order”, but simply following the rules at The Canyon won’t be enough to make a difference in Brooke’s life…she needs to truly commit to a new lifestyle.
“It’s not about the facility, it’s about the person,” Brenner reiterates. “Brooke has to embrace this like she’s never embraced anything in her life, or else this will be continuous, ongoing thing.”
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