Scott Disick wants everyone to know that he didn’t give up on rehab to go back to partying. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star chose an unconventional method of treatment for his addiction, and it hasn’t helped him gain complete control over his cravings just yet. However, Scott isn’t giving up — he recently said that he’s actually not through with rehab, and he plans on continuing his treatment in the future.
Scott Disick checked into Rhythmia Life Advancement Center earlier this month. He only stayed at the Costa Rica treatment facility for a week, so this led to speculation that he ditched rehab to go back to partying like a “Lord.” As the Inquisitr previously reported, there were also rumors that Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy decided he was simply too busy to complete his treatment. However, Scott claims that this isn’t the case.
Scott Disick recently told PEOPLE that he always planned to stay at the treatment center for just one week. Many of his fans likely assumed that he was going to stay there longer because they’re used to celebrities spending more time at rehab. According to Recovery.org, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that addicts enroll in rehab programs that last at least 90 days. However, Scott Disick’s rehab program was not a traditional one — it involved the use of Ibogaine, a psychedelic drug derived from the Iboga shrub. Scott tried to tell PEOPLE how Ibogaine works.
“It kind of resets the receptors in your brain and kind of helps you kind of remember and look at your childhood and gain knowledge on what’s gone wrong that makes you want to either drink or do drugs or whatever it may be that compensates for what you’re not getting.”
According to BBC News, scientists have discovered that Ibogaine “creates a protein that blocks receptors in the brain that trigger cravings.” This can offer immediate relief from the withdrawal symptoms that so many addicts struggle with. Clinician Dr. Anwar Jeewa told BBC News that he has successfully treated many patients using the drug, but he warned that it’s not “a cure or a magic bullet.” Its use must also be followed up with proper psychological care.
The New York Daily News reports that Ibogaine is illegal in the United States, and it’s viewed as having no medical value. It can also cause some pretty horrendous side effects, including “vomiting for 24 hours straight.”
However, Scott Disick believes that the Ibogaine is helping him battle his demons, and the notorious alcohol abuser plans on returning to Rhythmia. He’s already been there twice, and he says that he’ll go back whenever he feels like it.
Scott’s treatment did seemingly help him avoid alcohol when he hosted a Friday night party at the 1 OAK Nightclub in Las Vegas — according to PEOPLE, he sipped on vodka-free Red Bull during the bash. Scott’s drinking and partying has put a strain on his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, so she’ll be glad to know this. However, there seems to be a very good chance that Disick’s treatment will turn out to be nothing more than a temporary fix.
What do you think of Scott Disick’s unconventional addiction treatment? Is Lord Disick really trying to change, or did he choose to go to Rhythmia because he saw it as an easy way out to get Kourtney Kardashian off his back?
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