Christina Aguilera Gets Drunk and Arrested
In the scheme of things, the legal issues themselves are not that big of a deal: Christina Aguilera was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication and was released on a $250 bail. It’s not the legality of the thing that has her friends, family and fans concerned, however. It’s the fact that this is the latest incident that many describe as a downward spiral. Those close to the pop star are concerned that she may need alcohol rehab or an intervention in the very near future.
Drinking and the Concerns of Family Members and Friends
Why are people concerned? For one thing, the same night that Aguilera was arrested, her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, was also arrested but his charge was far more serious: driving under the influence. His bail was no low-ball $250 but $30,000. The fact that Aguilera would get in the car with someone who was in no condition to drive is far more concerning than a public intoxication charge.
Sources say that Aguilera’s friends are irritated by her behavior. After splitting up with her husband of five years last September, Aguilera has been involved in a string of incidents, almost all of which are attributed to drinking. One source says: “She’s really spiraling. I would be shocked if she’s not in rehab in the next month or two.”
Traumatic Events and Alcohol Addiction
It’s not uncommon for a traumatic event like a divorce to trigger a pattern of behavior characterized by alcohol abuse. Depression over losing a long-term relationship is completely understandable, especially in the first few months of dealing with the issue. Not everyone is equipped to simply take it in stride and move forward. Turning to alcohol in a time of stress and depression is not uncommon. But when it becomes a daily pattern or bingeing becomes an issue, the fear of disastrous results due to accident, negligence or overdose is valid.
Helping a Family Member Fight Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
If someone you care about is ruining their life with continued alcohol abuse, you can help them to recognize that theirs is a problem that requires treatment by staging an intervention for them. When you gather together with others who care about your loved one and confront them with the truth behind their behavior, you give them the opportunity to seek immediate treatment and avoid the potential dangers of continued alcohol abuse.
If your loved one is addicted to alcohol and requires alcohol detox as well as addiction treatment, an inpatient rehab may be appropriate. You can hire an interventionist who will not only assist you with the intervention but escort your loved one to treatment should she accept addiction help. Contact us at The Orchid today to learn more about our alcohol rehab program for women and get the information you need to help the woman you care about fight her battle against alcohol today.