Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) has reportedly returned to rehab for alcohol abuse. A Kennedy needing rehab? Do tell!
Kennedy went to rehab in 2006 after he crashed his SUV into a barrier at the Capitol. At least he didn't drive off a bridge with a passenger inside like another member of the Kennedy clan.
"I have decided to temporarily step away from my normal routine to ensure that I am being as vigilant as possible in my recovery,'' said Kennedy, who didn't disclose the location of his treatment.
Kennedy has advocated for mental health programs after publicly admitting he struggles with bipolar disorder. While I'm not very familiar with bipolar, I do know that if he is on medication for a mental disorder, he should NOT be drinking. It could be a lethal cocktail. I take meds for panic disorder, and even two mixed drinks made me violently ill.
I hope the rehab center has a revolving door; he'll be back.