On March 16, after a 10-city U.K. club tour and one last all-night drinking binge in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Scott, 31, checked into rehab at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica — for which he happens to be an official paid spokesman, Charles Johnston, director of addiction treatment at Rythmia exclusively reveals to ‘In Touch.’
“Scott knows he needs help,” a source tells ‘In Touch.’ “But being paid for it is probably what motivated him the most.”
It’s not Scott’s first time at the facility — ‘In Touch’ exclusively reported that he was there in February, but fled after one day. “It’s a learning process for some people,” Johnston tells ‘In Touch.’
But the center he chose uses a controversial treatment, a drug called Ibogaine. “It produces hallucinations similar to LSD,” says Dr. Gregory Smith, an addiction specialist who hasn’t counseled Scott, adding that while it has helped some addicts, “others have committed suicide after taking it.” Which worries Kourtney Kardashian, Scott’s longtime girlfriend and the mom of his three kids.
Scott and Kourtney.
“She wants him to get help, but she’s not sold on having him do drugs to get healthy,” says a source close to Scott. “But he wants to prove himself to her. He knows this will be his last chance.”
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