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Daniel Baldwin Blasts Hollywood Rehabs

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Jul 25, 2007 | 8:50am EDT

Former drug addict Daniel Baldwin has hit out at celebrity rehab clinics, insisting they are too soft on troubled stars.

The actor has served time in rehab for cocaine addiction--and is alarmed at the freedom recent rehab inmates Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears have enjoyed.

Speaking on TV talk show Larry King Live after Lohan's arrest for DUI, Baldwin says, "You see Britney is in there. She goes and leaves for a few hours to go have lunch or whatever it is. And then there's Lindsay, who goes to work out for a few hours and she comes back.

"All the while you can use your BlackBerry while you're in there. I think it is bogus. I think Hollywood rehabs have a bad name for a good reason. They're not that good.

"Promises has shown itself to have a very poor track record, in my opinion, from what I've seen. Not only that, but the people who are inside, you know, they're telling the stories of these celebrities.

"Celebrity participants in rehab get a different deal also, because there are folks in there who are selling their stories to whoever it is, getting a tip here and a tip there. And they don't get a chance to actually go away and get better."

Baldwin also blasts Lohan for wearing an alcohol-detection ankle bracelet in nightclubs after leaving rehab: "I think that probably the reason why she wore them is because she was trying to send some message out there that, ‘Look, I'm clean and I'm doing what I need to do.’

"From what I understand about that device was, she was wearing that so that if she was shot by the paparazzi and seen out in the club scene and stuff, she could prove that she wasn't drinking.

"Well, the problem is, I'm not going to get sober in a crack house. So, you know, whether or not you have that device on or not, she's putting herself in and around those slippery places, slippery people and slippery things that are going to cause that relapse. It's time to make some life changes and lifestyle changes."

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