With reports swirling that Josh Duggar has been missing from mandatory church services held at the rehab he recently entered, we can’t help but wonder if the reality star is in danger of self-harm?! HollywoodLife.com reached out to a top expert in the field to discuss what kind of treatment is vital for the troubled Duggar.
After checking into Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based rehab facility in Rockford, Illinois, Josh Duggar, 27, has reportedly been missing from required meetings. This obviously raises concern for his physical safety and mental well-being. HollywoodLife.com spoke with addiction expert Steven Ornstein who explains the importance of having a psychiatric evaluation to determine if the 19 Kids & Counting star could self-harm. Read on for all the details.
“Josh Duggar is a sick man who needs professional help from licensed therapists and doctors. He is currently being treated at Reformers Unanimous, which is described as a ‘faith-based’ Christian rehab for addicts. My concern is if Josh is getting professional help from licensed therapists and medical doctors? If not, his life could be in danger,” addiction expert Steven Ornstein tells HollywoodlIfe.com EXCLUSIVELY.
While Josh is taking a positive step forward by entering Reformers Unanimous, the addiction rehab does not specify on their website whether or not they have licensed therapists and a medical team on their staff.
“It is imperative that a rehab facility have medical doctors on staff. When people enter rehab, they need to first be assessed by a psychiatrist. Josh Duggar needs a psychiatric evaluation by a licensed medical doctor to determine if he is suffering from a mental disorder. Josh could be suffering from a severe mental illness, he could be suicidal,” Steve explains.
Josh Duggar: Mental Health Issues Could Lead To Self-Harm
Steve says that in addition to dealing with the issues that initially led Josh to molest his own sisters and other young girls as a teenager, he could very well be suffering from severe depression. “His life is upside down. He’s lost his job, he’s been publicly exposed as a cheater, he has hurt his wife and he’s let down his entire family and he has disgraced his church.”
On top of all of this, several extended family members have come out publicly calling Josh evil. “Addiction is a mental health problem, NOT a spiritual problem,” Steve says. “What Josh did was evil. But who he is is a sick guy. For his family and or extended family members to attack him and call him ‘evil’ is judgmental, ignorant and not helpful at all.”
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