This article is unbelievable! Because Tatum O’Neal is doing a smart thing by rejecting the 12 step dogma, she is considered doomed for failure. Of course they think it is great her brother Redmond is in a 12 step facility. We know how well 12 step has helped Redmond- NOT ! I wish her the best of luck. She is so talented and beautiful.
Tatum O’ Neal ‘voluntarily returns to rehab after cocaine relapse’
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
29th February 2012
The daughter of actor Ryan O’ Neal has voluntarily returned to rehab after a ‘cocaine relapse.’
Academy Award winning actress Tatum O’Neal, 48, allegedly checked back into rehab after having a full-fledged relapse last month.
She has battled an addiction to drugs for most of her adult life.
Actress Tatum O’ Neal has reportedly checked into rehab after relapsing into drug use
‘Tatum allegedly made the decision to voluntarily check into rehab after having a relapse about a month ago when she began using cocaine again,’ a source told Radaronline.
However, Tatum is at a rehab facility that doesn’t follow the 12 step AA model, which doesn’t bode well for her success, according to the source.
‘Tatum is doing really, really bad at the facility she is at. Tatum isn’t at a 12 step based treatment program, and that is a huge problem because someone with Tatum’s addiction needs to be at a rehab facility like Betty Ford or Cirque Lodge which adhere to the 12 step model,’ the source says.
‘Tatum is essentially in denial about how bad her addiction is. Tatum is refusing to embrace the 12 step AA model to get sober.’
In contrast, her brother Redmond is in a very strict facility that offers intensive treatment based on the 12 step AA model.
Tatum has had a long well-dcoumented battle with drugs, and a difficult realtionship with her father.
She has said: ‘My father had an abusive streak a mile wide.
‘There was always a slugging thing. Or a backhand, or a throwing out of the car, or whatever. It was rough, just rough around the house.’
As a child O’Neal took her to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion, where sex and debauchery was rampant, and she also slept in the same bed as him and his girlfriends.
When she was 15 and struggling with a weight problem, she alleges her father went so far as to tell her to use cocaine as a way of combating it.
She said she began to lead a cocaine-fuelled life, to escape the reality of her star-crossed existence.