Actor David Arquette has reportedly sent himself to rehab. The 39-year-old checked in at a rehab over the New YearÂ’s weekend for alcohol treatment and help for Â“other issuesÂ” he has been having. TMZ broke the news Sunday evening, making it clear that drugs are not involved in his decision to go to rehab.
2010 was a rough year for Arquette, having split from his wife, Courteney Cox; and then making a spectacle of himself, and his relationship with Cox during an October interview with Howard Stern. In a second interview with Stern in December, the actor admitted heÂ’d been Â“drinking a lot.Â” During that interview he told Stern, Â“When I drink I become a maniac.Â”
It would seem that David Arquette wants to set aside his admitted Â“maniacÂ” ways in 2011. TMZ quoted a source who said that Arquette’s decision to move forward with rehab comes from a desire to do Â“the right thingÂ…for his family.Â”
Hopefully rehab will be a productive experience for David Arquette. Even if he isnÂ’t able to patch things up with his wife, getting sober is a healthy choice to make for himself and for his daughter.