CHON BURI – Libertines and Babyshambles frontman rock star Pete Doherty has checked out of Hope Rehab Centre in Si Racha in Chon Buri, Thailand after apparently beating his heroin addiction.
The 35-year-old British Rock Star was apparently consuming an astonishing 3.5 grams of heroin a day before seeking rehab in the Far East in October – is now apparently drug-free and recording with band mates in a studio at a secret beach location in Thailand.
Doherty suffered a relapse in early December after being off heroin for nearly two months, but has been ‘clean’ since and is now preparing to go back on stage and launching a fund to help other addicts get treatment at the innovative British-run Hope Rehab Centre in Si Racha.
Doherty was thrown out rehab in Chiang Mai ealier in 2014 after less than three weeks because staff at The Cabin, deemed him a ‘disruptive influence’.
‘We saw Pete grow over the course of his treatment at Hope, which was reflected in his new found interest in nature, spirituality and positive creativity,’ he said.
‘Pete has a one off slip during the course of his treatment which served to help him understand how vulnerable he is in the outside world.
‘After conquering a long and difficult detox it was wonderful to see the real Pete emerge with colour and a smile to his face, instead of a wasted, sweaty yellow jaundice pin cushion.’
Doherty’s one relapse into heroin use came when he went to Bangkok in early December for a short break from Hope, which allows its clients to come and go freely. Kerr warned: ‘We are painfully aware that of the pressures he will be going out into the world with.
‘The expectations on him are massive, possibly even unreasonable and unrealistic. I really wonder how he is going to maintain his recovery with so many people pulling at him from every direction.’
By Simon Parry
Hope Rehab Center Thailand provides a fully confidential Detoxification and rehabilitation Treatment program with a multidisciplinary team approach. This means a one-stop-shop service that includes all your health needs, medication requirements.
Details of the initiative and the Hope Rehab Centre are available at www.hope-rehab-center-thailand.com