Ireland Baldwin Has Checked Herself Into Rehab To Deal With ‘Emotional Trauma’
Ireland Baldwin, the 19-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, has checked herself into a rehabilitation facility.
Ireland Baldwin In Rehab
It was reported earlier this week that Baldwin was checked into SoBa Recovery Center in Malibu, Calif. According to initial reports, the teen model had been checked in against her will.
“She came in kicking and screaming,” a source told RadarOnline. “Apparently Ireland did not think that she has a problem but she has been partying non-stop and her family is worried sick about her.”
“Alcoholism runs in their family,” the insider added. “Two of Ireland’s relatives also went to this facility, so this place is well-trusted in the family.”
Baldwin, upon learning of the report, took to Twitter to set the record straight. According to her, checking into SOBA was her idea, and the reason behind the need for treatment had to do with emotional trauma and not drug or alcohol abuse.
“Apparently I’m in rehab for intensive partying soooo I’m just going to lay pretty low for a bit and maybe get some frozen yogurt,” Baldwin began her multi-tweet reaction to the reports. “I checked myself into Soba for two weeks to just get away for a little bit. I’m not much a party cat but I am here to deal with some emotional trauma and getting the intensive therapy I needed in order to recover.
“Someday I’ll feel ready to share my story openly without feeling the way I do. Right now I just needed a breather,” she added. “I needed a chance to work on myself and gather all the tools I need to overcome everything that I had been through and rid myself of all the pain I locked away in unreachable places.”
A source close to Baldwin backed up her claims that the rehab stint is unrelated to substance abuse.
“She’s not using, this is not drug-related, she voluntarily checked herself in,” a source told People magazine. “She’s just been in some tough situations lately, and it’s gotten a bit stressful and overwhelming, so she’s just being proactive. She’s in there to get the tools she needs to move forward in a positive direction.”
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