After a difficult battle with substance abuse, Cory has officially made the first step towards treating his addiction. Keep reading for more details!
The first step to recovery is recognizing you have a problem. Cory Monteith, 30, has made that first step. In a statement released on Sunday, Mar. 31, the Glee star’s rep confirmed that the he has checked into a rehab facility.
“Cory Monteith has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction,” the rep said. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
Cory Monteith’s Continued Struggle With Substance Abuse
This, of course, is not Cory’s first trip to rehab. In an interview with Parade magazine in 2011, the star revealed that he was very troubled during his teen years, stealing money to support his drug habit. “I was out of control,” Cory said. “[I used] anything and everything, as much as possible. I had a serious problem.”
Cory’s mother finally staged an intervention with his friends when he was 19. “That’s when I first went to rehab,” he said, though he also admitted that his sobriety didn’t last long the first time: “I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing.”
Finally, after getting caught stealing “a significant amount of money from a family member,” Cory committed to getting clean.
“I’m lucky to be alive,” Cory admitted in the interview.
Substance addiction is an extremely difficult thing to kick, as Cory’s trip back to rehab proves. But the important thing is that he’s making an effort to get clean. We are proud of him for doing what it takes to get better. It might not be the easy thing to do, but it’s the right thing to do.
WATCH: Cory Monteith Enters Rehab
– Andrew Gruttadaro
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