The singer was reportedly forced by Justin to try drugs but two top psychologists tell HollywoodLife.com that there’s no way she can hold him completely accountable for her actions. HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin is to blame for Selena entering rehab?
Selena Gomez, 21, admitted to checking into rehab for two weeks in early January and now several reports claim it was to deal with an alcohol, drug and prescription pill addiction. But above all, HollywoodLife.com can tell you that she needed time away from Justin Bieber, according to an insider. But before everyone blames Justin, two experts tell us that everyone must remember that Selena is an adult who couldn’t have been forced to do things she didn’t want to.
Selena Gomez — Why She Can’t Totally Blame Justin Bieber For Rehab
HollywoodLife.com spoke with Today Show 30 Second therapist and relationship expert to the stars Dr. Gilda Carle, who tells us that Selena needs to take “ownership” of the choices she made that led her to rehab. Whether that be getting back with Justin, trying marijuana or taking prescription drugs.
“While Justin may have been a bad influence, part of any kind of rehabilitation for her must be her willingness to take ownership for her buy-in to his lifestyle,” Dr. Carle says. “At any time, she could have said, ‘No.’ I hope that she learns to develop a thick skin when it comes to enticements that can harm her–whether with Justin or anyone else.”
It’s definitely wonderful that she sought treatment and it shows just how serious she is about turning her life around.
One expert points out that Selena most likely partied to seek his approval.
“She wants him to like her,” Dr. David Gottesfeld, a teenage psychologist tells us. “Justin might have ‘pressured Selena’ but she is responsible for her choices and actions. Teenagers are quick to place the blame elsewhere, shirk responsibility for their actions, and claim the victim.”
Justin Pressured Selena Gomez To Try Drugs
While Selena was at Dawn at the Meadows treatment facility in Arizona, an insider told Star that “she frequently talked about [Justin] during her time in treatment.”
“She finally gave into pressure and started smoking weed with Justin,” the source tells Star. “His house was the first place she tried it.”
HollywoodLife.com also learned from an insider close to Selena that Justin’s was definitely one of the reasons she sought help.
Selena only completed two weeks of a 45-day program and we can confirm she’s not seeking additional treatment.
We’re glad she’s back to being healthy and happy! HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin could have pressured Selena into trying drugs?
— Elizabeth Murphy