Rehab

Politicians Who Went To Rehab 

Steve Shafer
Updated July 12, 2020 8k views 10 items

This is a list of politicians who went to rehab, with photos when available. Rehabilitation is no joke, yet when a politician enters detox, we can't help but stare. Unfortunately for politicians there is a double standard. When substance abuse affects an ordinary individual it is thought to be the result of stress or depression. With politicians though, we tend to blame their extravagance getting the better of them.

 

Marion Barry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Politicians Who Went To Rehab
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Washington D.C. Mayor went to rehab for drug abuse after he was arrested for possession of crack cocaine in 1990. Though he served a six month prison term, Barry was once again voted in as mayor in 1995.

Birthplace: Itta Bena, Mississippi, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Politicians Who Went To Rehab
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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards entered rehab for alcohol abuse in 1980.

Birthplace: Lacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Bob Ney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Politicians Who Went To Rehab
Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Former-Ohio Congressman Bob Ney checked into rehab for alcoholism after entering a guilty plea to federal corruption charges related to the Abramoff scandal. 

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wheeling

Nationality: United States of America

Drew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Politicians Who Went To Rehab
Photo: US Government/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Drew Lewis

Former Secretary of Transportation Drew Lewis entered rehab several times for alcohol-related issues.