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Comedians who went to Rehab  

Steve Shafer
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This is a list of popular comedians who went to rehab, with photos. Rehabilitation is no joke, yet when a celeb enters detox, we can't help but stare. Unfortunately for celebs, there is a double standard. When substance abuse affects an ordinary individual it is thought to be the result of stress or depression. With celebrities, we tend to blame their extravagance getting the better of them (and the luxury rehab centers they attend don't help their case).

 As comedian Robin Williams joked, "Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money." That said, addiction is a disease, and there are worse things than alcohol, such as heroin, cocaine/crack, and meth. Treatment centers also deal with more than just drug abuse. One can go to the hospital for conditions such as anorexia as well. At the end of the day, we should respect the comedians on this list for seeking the help they needed.

Source -- http://www.nndb.com/detox/492/000042366/
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comedians who went to Rehab
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George Carlin struggled with drug abuse for much of his life. He entered rehab for addictions to alcohol and Vicodin in 2005.

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comedians who went to Rehab
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Robin Williams has struggled with addiction for much of his life.  He first quit using drugs after the death of his friend John Belushi in 1982. Williams went to rehab for alcoholism in 2006 and again in 2014.

Age: Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comedians who went to Rehab
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Martin Lawrence went to a drug rehab center in Arizona in 1996.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

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Artie Lange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comedians who went to Rehab
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Artie Lange went to rehab after being arrested for possession of cocaine in 1997.  He later struggled with heroin abuse and returned to rehab in 2008. In 2010, he attempted to commit suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach and drinking bleach.

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, Livingston, New Jersey

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