Rehabbed Stars: How Betty Ford Helped

Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, Keith Urban and others reveal how checking into the Betty Ford Center changed their lives

  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. photo | Robert Downey Jr.

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Updated: Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 | 02:00 PM EDT By: Alison Schwartz and Mike Fleeman


The actor checked in for a 67-day stay at the Betty Ford Center in 1998 after going to jail for violating probation on multiple drug charges. By 2002, he was sober and ready to reclaim his career. "My vice, it seems now, is creativity," he explained in 2008. "It's all about living a normal, balanced life."