Selena Gomez entered rehab last month to overcome her battle with drugs and alcohol, it has been revealed.
The former Disney starlet, who we only know as the girl with the squeaky clean image, had reportedly entered Dawn at the Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona on January 5th, just days after photos emerged of her spending time with Justin Bieber in Calabasas.
Sources reveal that the 21-year old has been struggling to cope with fame following a hectic career schedule, getting her heart broken by the ‘love of her life’ and becoming hooked on the Hollywood party lifestyle that would see her down prescription drugs and lots of booze.
The singer’s rep has already confirmed the story, saying: “Selena Gomez voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” but their comment is questionable seeing that Selena had been partying a lot prior to entering the rehab facility with several insiders claiming she started experimenting with pills.
Xanax and Ambien were Selena Gomez’s alleged drug of choice; Ambien is said to be very popular among Hollywood stars because it helps the person feel relaxed and calm — these kind of pills are usually used for patients who struggle to sleep at night.
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena,” the insider revealed.
“Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
Following her stint on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena started focusing on her music career, signed on to star in a handful of movies and planned a North American tour to support whatever album she had out at the time.
Things were becoming too stressful for the singer and now she’s paying the price for it: “It’s important to remember that Selena had worked in Hollywood non-stop for six years. She was exhausted. Selena was smart enough to understand that she needed to take control of her life,” the source continued.
“Selena Gomez needed to take the opportunity to work on herself. She realized she needed help. It just got to a point where she needed to get out of Los Angeles.”
I wonder who introduced this girl to Xanax, because just last month we also heard that Justin Bieber’s favorite choice of drug was Xanax too. Seeing that the two were still on friendly terms and spent time together, perhaps JB might have influenced her to take it so that she could feel relaxed?
Either way, it sucks for a 21-year old to check into rehab for drugs and alcohol abuse.