Demi Moore's Run-In With Ashton Kutcher Could Have Caused Her Meltdown, Say Experts

Wed, January 25, 2012 7:14pm EDT by 1 Comment
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher spoke with two addiction specialists who both said seeing Ashton Kutcher at the Golden Globes party a couple weeks ago could have thrown Demi Moore into the deep throws of substance abuse

When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher saw each other at a CAA Golden Globes party Jan. 13, they both acted calm, cool and collected. However, two specialists tell the awkward encounter could have triggered Demi’s unfortunate spin out of control.

“She is probably still in love with him. Its just like anybody, when there is a break-up and one person doesn’t want to break-up and you see that person in a social situation or if you see him with another woman it could throw things into a whole cascade of events,” addiction specialist Gregory A. Smith MD explains to us.

Los Angeles-based addiction expert Marty Brenner echoes Dr. Smith’s thoughts and believes the entire breakup is to blame in Demi’s subsequent substance abuse issues.

“[Her failed relationship] was all done in the public eye and she was really embarrassed,” he says. “When you become embarrassed, you become ashamed and when you become ashamed, that is when you go toward alcohol and drugs.”

He adds, “Plus, she had body image problems because of her age and that is probably what led to her anorexia.”

Additionally, Brenner doesn’t think it was solely nitrous oxide that led to the 49-year-old actress’s seizure and hospitalization Jan. 23.

“I’m sure more will be revealed, but it’s a combination of everything and not just a Whip It,” he says.

Adds Dr. Smith, “It could really send someone over the edge to take a lot of medicine and pills.”

Demi is currently seeking treatment in a facility. We wish her nothing but the best during this difficult time.

For more information on Marty Brenner please contact him at

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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