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Cory Monteith to Return to Rehab

Cory Monteith is the Canadian musician and actor who is best known for his role of Finn Hudson in the TV show Glee. This thirty-year-old star fell into addiction problems at a young age, but he managed to quit his substance abuse problems at age 19 when he entered rehab. This week he has issued a statement saying that he is returning to rehab. There has not been much information given about his return to addiction, but it does seem to be the case that he has made the decision to get help before things could deteriorate too much.

Early Substance Abuse Problems of Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith describes his early addiction problems as being very serious. He has discussed his troubled teenage years in interviews, and he is very open about this part of his life. Cory is always careful to make it clear that there was nothing glamorous about his substance abuse problems. He believes that by telling people about what happened to him, it would discourage other young people from following a similar path. He has been seen by many as a great example of how people can break away from addiction at a young age and go on to have a fulfilling and wonderful life.

Addiction and Relapse

The news that Cory Monteith has relapsed is likely to come as a shock to many of his fans, and this is a worrying turn of events. The reality is, though, that it is common for people in recovery to have a relapse. This is in no way meant to justify his decision to drink and use drugs again, he will have been gambling with his life and future, but it is something that happens. The fact that Cory is willing to get help for his problems before anything major happens is a good sign. It may even mean that his future sobriety will benefit from this experience – he may feel stronger and more determined about making a success of sober living in the future.

There are many examples of famous people who relapsed and then became caught up in the revolving door syndrome where they keep on having to return to rehab. Hopefully this will not happen with Cory, and he will be able to put this episode behind him. It is vital, though, that he understands why he relapsed because if people do not understand their mistake they will be almost doomed to repeat it. The therapists in rehab will no doubt be encouraging Cory to look at what happened, not to make him feel bad, but so that he can learn something and benefit from the experience.

The Future for Cory Monteith

The fourth series of Glee is still in production, but the fact that Cory has checked himself into rehab means that he will not be able to appear in the final two episodes. The makers of the show appear to be supportive of his decision, and Twentieth Century Fox has issued a statement saying that they are looking forward to his return. His long-term girlfriend, Lea Michele, has also said that she will continue to love and support him. There is no doubt millions of fans of the show will also be sending their good wishes for his recovery. All this support will undoubtedly help Cory, but at the end of the day, the only person who can insure his return to sobriety will be himself. He has a potentially great future ahead of him, but if he is unable to break away from addiction, he can look forward to a predictable descent into suffering.

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