Demi Moore has entered the Cirque Lodge rehab in Utah, sources say

Demi Moore has been on a bad path for a while. I tend to think it’s not just a matter of a “mid-life crisis” or even just a post-divorce bender. I think something is seriously wrong with Demi, and something has been wrong with her for a while. The stories about Demi’s activities the past few months has gotten worse and worse, from her diet of Red Bull, Adderall and Whip-its, to her “creepy cougar” partying with Rumer’s friends, to her grinding on some poor young boy’s ass, and on and on. Throughout it all, Demi seems to have resisted rehab, choosing instead to delve deeper into Kabbalah spiritual guidance, even at the expense of her relationship with her daughters. Well, it seems like someone might have gotten through to Demi, because there are some reports now that she’s entered rehab:

It appears Demi Moore has taken her “spiritual counseling” to the next level. E! News has learned exclusively that the Margin Call star has checked into the ultra-posh Cirque Lodge addiction treatment center in Sundance, Utah.

A source tells E! News Moore entered the facility the week following her now infamous Jan. 23 hospitalization, after she suffered seizure-like symptoms during a party at her home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles.

“She’s on total lockdown and only talking to a small group of people,” the rehab source said, adding that the 49-year-old actress is being treated for both an eating disorder and addiction issues.

Specializing in “individualized addiction treatment,” Cirque Lodge has a reputation for catering to a celebrity clientele, reportedly including the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Eva Mendes and Mary-Kate Olsen.

So how did Moore check into the rehab facility without the media catching wind of it?

We’ve learned that in the days after her hospitalization, Moore gathered her belongings from her home and was whisked off to the mountain retreat in Utah for treatment.

“It became clear to her that her way of coping with her stress was not working and she needed more help,” the source continued.

As we previously reported, Moore had been consulting with an intuitive healer and psychic medium.

Despite speculation that her exes Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher visited Moore at home earlier this week, Moore spent the entire week in Utah.

When reached by E! News, Demi Moore’s rep had no comment.

[From E! News]

People Mag and Us Weekly are going with E! News’ report too, although just hours before E! came out with this, People Magazine had yet another story about how “private” Demi is and how NO ONE knows where she is. A source told People, “Demi is such a private person… and where she is now is being kept top secret.” Her rep did tell People that Demi decided to get “professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.”

More evidence that Demi is in rehab: Tallulah celebrated her 18th birthday, a rite of passage, with her father at his place. Demi was nowhere to be seen – and you know she would have loved to grind on some of Tallulah’s barely legal friends.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. OriginalTiffany says:

    Well, if the three mentioned patients are any example, this rehab should do nothing for Demi. LL, Mendes and a Trollsen. Yes, they have all stayed addiction free.
    Um, no.

    I really feel for her two youngest. Can you imagine your mom being too much of a mess to not be included in your 18th birthday? Great parenting-she should have remained a good mom in Idaho instead of dating boys and doing drugs and losing control of her life and her kid’s lives.

  2. Seagulls says:

    Is it the Emily program that’s so successful for eating disorders?

    Boy, her hands really give away the game.

  3. Vera says:

    She is just a piece of work. I used to not mind her – didn’t like her really, nothing she has done I’ve really liked (aside from Esmeralda…something died in me when I found out she voiced her…it was akin to Mel Gibson voicing John Smith). But all this recent stuff about her has made Ashton seem like the better one of the relationship..I don’t adore Ashton, but wow. Demi is a nutbag. And she’s seemed this way for a while now, there is just more widespread stuff confirming it.

    Well, either way, I hope she gets the help she needs, and actually takes it to heart and works on herself. I don’t like reading about her, so if she got healthy, that’d be great if it took her out of the spotlight.

  4. islandgirl says:

    Hope she gets the help that she so desperately need. I am not going to pass judgment on her cause it is and not my place and I don’t personally know her to do so. Get well Demi

    • Asli says:

      :cry: I’m done crying now. No, wait… The floodgates are opening again. *Five minutes later*. Gah. I just watched it last night and I kept thinking how – gag reflex – hot….. John’s voice was. Oh well, I guess “Anastasia” is my new favourite *sniffle* Dimitri is kinda cute…. Edit: Sorry this is a reply to the comment above :D

  5. Lucy says:

    Makes me wonder if Ashton isn’t a total douche after all (I’m still sure he is part douche). Who knows how long this addiction/crazy behaviour of Demi’s has been going on. Maybe he just couldn’t take it anymore…this could have been happening for years and its just gotten worse and worse…I hope she gets stronger in rehab and gets straightened out…

  6. JudyJudyJudy says:

    I have heard of several women on a diet of red bull and ensure to keep bone thin.
    determination and discipline, but after while their faces dont look nice.

    • sandra says:

      Wow, I’m currently counting points on Weight Watchers – finding it hard enough to curtail eating everything I want, when I want it. I can’t imagine living on red bull and ensure – wtf?? Food is so enjoyable and necessary, of course. I have never found drinks/smoothies etc a replacement for the act of chewing. I guess I’ll take an extra 20 lbs over that joyless lifestyle. Besides, at 50, my face looks better than those of my determinedly thin friends … that is true.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        I gave up on WW and ramped up the exercise. It’s working but not as fast and I hurt myself last week so I’ve been off.

        I *wish* I could do a diet of Red Bull and Ensure – or juice or sparkling water because Ensure sounds terrible but I can’t even do weight watchers.

        The thing is the only way they do it is with the uppers – hence the Adderal (sp). These women aren’t “on drugs” like Keith Richards or the homeless guy on the corner. These women are on them to stay thin. Addiction is a side-effect but it’s not about drugs it’s about weight.

  7. Asli says:

    She really screwed it up for herself. In November or whatever when that video of Ashton came out she had massive public sympathy. Way to screw it up for yourself, Demi. She could have had her career revived but instead she’s doing this sh*t.

  8. Newtsgal says:

    Wonder if the folks at Cirque consider Lohan, Mendes, and Olsen success stories?

  9. lisa says:

    I think if you look back this has been going on for years. Not months. I was SMH when Demi started tweeting and posting pictures of herself. Talking about their 4 play for all to see (well read). Things really started going down hill when those cheating reports came out.

    I also notice that the women that are forever and always talking about their weight or excise routines in interviews are the ones that we usually see having some problem down the road.

    I recall that whole crazy around her W Magazine cover. When Demi said they didn’t touch up her picture, then it was revealed by Anthony Citrano that it had been. and that even W admitted it. I think it all ended with Demi’s head was put on the body of a 25+ model.

    I just posted those things to say this didn’t start a few months ago. this has been going on for a few years.

    I hope she gets help and really becomes the strong woman she thought she was.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      I think she may also be manic/depressive, or bi-polar. (Are they the same?)

      Throw in the dizziness from lack of food, too much Red Bull, the booze, and the drugs, and it’s a mess.

      • Lee says:

        yeah. I was always bored by Demi’s antics so I didn’t really keep up with them, but from that description she does sound perhaps bipolar.

        And yep, they are the same thing. Manic-depression is just the older term. It’s now called bipolar disorder. I think the name change was at least partially motivated by the fact that you can be diagnosed bipolar without having depressive episodes.

  10. jilly says:

    She’s been messed up for years. Bruce was the most stabilizing force in her life but when he started aging she couldn’t handle it bec it meant that she was aging too, and that was never gonna happen. This woman is COMPLETELY delusional, as in psychiatrically delusional and disturbed. I’m no fan of the guy but part of me is happy that Ashton got out fairly unscathed. He is a big goof but I don’t think he is a bad guy. Although I suspect that she is not through with him. If I were him I’d keep far away from her.

  11. renata says:

    Despite all the reasons to be hating on her (and I suppose there are several), I still feel bad for her. I know plenty of people that have become undone and lost it for awhile in the wake of a marriage falling apart. It happens, and even if you or I don’t think Ashton Kutscher is worth it, it doesn’t mean that Demi doesn’t see it that way.

    Also, as I posted here once before, I met her many years ago and she was very nice, gracious, unassuming, and quite pretty. I don’t know what happened along the way, but addiction can be dangerous and debilitating. She has an illness. I hope she works through it and regains her footing.

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    I think she needs more than just “treatment” for her anorexia and booze/drugs. I think maybe she needs a psych eval or some other sort of “test” to help determine if there’s some sort of underlying mental illness there.

    Her “highs” seem way too high, and her “lows” seem very, very low.

    I don’t think Cirque is adequately equipped to address all her issues. (I would suggest UCLA, but we know how that turned out with Blohan, so…)

  13. LeeLoo says:

    I almost hate that I am really beginning to see Ashton in a more sympathetic light now. But I really feel for the guy and I understand what it must have been like to have to live with a mentally unwell addict.

    I really think Demi should have gone to UCLA. I could go into a huge long rant about luxury 12 Steps rehab facilities, especially about the 12 steps part but I will do my best to abstain from knocking 12 steps too hard because I am sure there are a ton of people who are able to work the 12 steps program successfully. But I think medically based rehab centers (such as UCLA) are able to focus on addiction as a psychiatric/psychological disorder with psychiatric/psychological treatment it will be more successful in the long run. Especially when you bring an eating disorder into the mix, you know? When it comes to 12 steps programs I strongly disagree with using a 1950′s model (12 Steps) for addictions in 2012. Also 12 step facilities are then able to absolve themselves of responsibility of their patient relapsing after taking thousands of dollars from them. Which in the end Demi needs to take responsibility for her decision on whether or not she chooses to stay sober, yes. But it needs to be dobe with the people in the facility putting their best effort forward to help people realize the importance of staying sober. Not with the haphazard system that I feel is currently used in places like this.

    • Bess says:

      Wasn’t Lohan at UCLA in 2010. Even though she had no intention of staying sober, she conned them into releasing her early.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Yep. UCLA has been added to the long (long, long, long, LONG, long, very long) list of those conned by Crackie Von Cracken. After that whole Blohan mess, I have a lot less faith in UCLA.

        (LeeLoo’s comment posted at the same time as mine, I guess.)

      • LeeLoo says:

        I don’t blame UCLA for the Blohan debacle. I think UCLA is a great facility. In the case of The Cracken I don’t think ANY psychiatric and/or treatment facility can help her. I think she’s a lost cause. I don’t think it reflects poorly on UCLA. Personally I think the reason that UCLA released her early is because they realized that they were wasting everyone’s time and when it comes to psychiatric care, I think facilities have to make that decision sometimes to release people who have no intention of getting help and are only going to waste the time and energy of the staff.

        Also @Bellaluna Sorry, I just noticed your comment and mine is 2 mins afterward. I comment on my mobile phone most of the time so I never saw your comment until I got home just now. Great minds think alike?

  14. taxi says:

    Maybe it will get her detoxed, but will she revert to old habits when she goes home?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Probably. I’m not trying to sound harsh, but without a fierce determination to maintain sobriety, a strong support network, and follow-up care, she will most likely revert to her ways.

      I believe she’s been struggling with the devil’s dandruff (and/or other addictions) since around St. Elmo’s Fire, or not too long thereafter.

    • Ally says:

      She doesn’t seem to have much purpose in life. Or at least the purposes she has don’t seem enough to compensate for her mid-life denial panic.

      Madonna and Demi should form a Kabbalah support group for starving, reluctantly aging stars.

  15. skuddles says:

    I wonder if this is why both ex’s stopped by her to see her recently, one right after the other? I suspect they were pushing her to go to rehab. In any case, I hope it helps. Leave the gross, messy behavior for the likes of Lohan and Love – you deserve better Demi.

  16. Dena says:

    I wonder if this is all a PR campaign, a bid on her part to stay relevant for just one. More. Minute.

  17. Luise says:

    I am sick of hearing about her and her problems. She has looked godawful ever since she spent a zillion dollars on all that plastic surgery plus her terrible oversized too- white veneers. In this day and age, everyday people are just trying to survive and stay afloat. Who cares if her toyboy husband cheats on her, they split and she OD’s on whatever. She’s disgustingly spoiled, obnoxious and white trash ugly.

  18. shoeaddict says:

    Well now that Demi’s “fabulous life” that she tweeted about constantly has been exposed as a fraud, maybe she will accept the help she needs to get/stay clean. However, these “The Faces of Meth” photos above are a testament to a bigger problem in our society. Prescription drugs have now surpassed cocaine and other street drugs in terms of addiction in the USA. Imagine,that, folks-a medical doctor is now replacing your friendly street corner dealer. People will find a way to get high-its been going on since the beginning of time-but now more of us who would never dream of/risk getting drugs illegally are getting them legally from somebody who takes an oath to do no harm. Take adderall for example. Its use should only be limited to ADHD and then only in certain circumstances. Because of its high potential for abuse and severe/lethal side effects, it has been banned in some other countries. Yet, it is one of the most popular drugs prescribed in the USA. This is simply pharmaceutical-grade meth and should NEVER be prescribed for a patient who has a history of drug addiction, specifically stimulant(cocaine) abuse.
    And yet Crackie and Demi were both prescribed it. As many of you may recall Crackie HAD(past tense, I know, but for this example I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt) a raging adderall addiction(pink fur photos). When she was at UCLA, they concluded that she was “misdiagnosed” with ADHD and took her off her legal meth. Absolutely no follow up occurred as to who gave her a prescription and conveniently, White Oprah couldn’t remember. Y’all witnessed how skeletal and out of control she got but, like the cockroach she is, she survived. Demi, however almost died. I know we need to take most of the responsibility and own our own behavior, but medical doctors should shoulder some of the blame. And yet,like Crackie’s meth doctor-dealer, Demi’s will go unpunished.

    • Petunia says:

      I’m with you. An addict is going to do whatever it takes to get high. A doctor should not be playing drug dealer to an addict. It’s not right, it’s not ethical. I think Dr. Murray got what he deserved for playing drug dealer but it looks like a lot of other doctors need to get the firm hand of justice placed on them too.

  19. Ha! says:

    I’m trying to walk on Demi’s shoes and it seems awful hard: on on hand, she is getting old, her battle to stay young and relevant, Ashton Voucher cheating during the whole marriage, then he dumps her, her daughters are old enough to lead their lives independently, she will be an empty nester soon, her ex Bruce Willis is actually still hot but taken and with a bun in the oven…shoot! all she has left is grinding you men because they may actually feelbad for her and sense her needNess so it’s more like an act of si k compassion rather than having the hot for her. I feel like the female version of Hugh Refiner! I would end up in rehab too after trying to self dedicate with whip-its answer other shady stuff…ok, i ain’t imagining being her anymore. It’s a real itch!

  20. Ha! says:

    I’m trying to walk on Demi’s shoes and it seems awful hard: on one hand, she is getting old, her battle to stay young and relevant seems referencing and stressing, realizing Ashton Doucher cheaTed during the whole marriage, then she dumps him before he does, her daughters are old enough to lead their lives independently, she will be an empty nester soon, her ex Bruce Willis is actually still hot bu remarried and with a bun in the oven…shoot! all she has left is grinding young men because they may actually feel bad for her and sense her needyness so it’s more like an act of sick compassion rather than having the hots for her. I feel like the female version of Hugh Refiner just thinking about it! I would end up in rehab too after trying to self medicate with whip-its and other shady stuff…ok, i ain’t imagining being her anymore. It’s a real bitch!

  21. Kelly says:

    I wish her the peace of God….as a Christian, I can tell you, Christians aren’t perfect for sure, but they should understand that God brings peace…I think Kabbaluh is a false religion because most of the people I know in it – about 5 – are so messed up and unhappy. I know everyone is entitled to their own religious views; I just think is says a lot about , in scripture, that God is the beginning to the peace beyond all understanding. Kaballuh, if I’ve even spelled it correctly, seems like poison.

    • cr says:

      Kelly, to me it doesn’t matter what ‘religion’ she’s using as a crutch, if she were a Scientologist or a Baptist she’d be using that as a crutch/excuse for her behavior.
      All religions can be used as poison, all religions can be used as something to make people keep striving to be better. Depends on the person.

  22. Petunia says:

    I can’t help but feel for her. What woman doesn’t want to look attractive? And imagine if your whole career revolved around you looking young or younger than your age? 50 is almost dead for a woman, as far as Hollywood is concerned. Which is unfair.

    That’s not to say that Demi’s solution has been a good one. Her weight scares me the most. She looks like someone stuck a bit of skin to a skeleton. She needs to do whatever it takes to deal with the anorexia. I wonder if it’s possible to be in Hollywood and not have an eating disorder?

    I hope she get well and takes good care of her girls. Hollywood can go kiss its own butt for demanding so much of women.

  23. NinaG says:

    I wonder if Ashton was right? Maybe Demi was abusing alcohol and other drugs before their divorce…I just can’t see Demi resorting back to drug abuse over Ashton, it has to be more before all of this going on with her…

  24. Deeana says:

    Maybe Ashton wasn’t cheating on her throughout the entire marriage. Maybe they were really happy and in love at first and then it faded. As it usually does in the older woman/younger man scenario. Don’t know why, but the older man/younger woman duos seem to do much better.

    Demi really has not had any “career” acting in movies to speak of for a long time now. I don’t know about what she does behind the scenes such as producing. But I don’t recall reading much of anything about things like producing.

    So I don’t know about any of this hurting a career that she did not have.

    She is very rich, right? So money is not a problem for her, which is good. I too think there are likely longstanding underlying mental issues. I wish her the best in getting treatment. It is never too late. She can have a lot of life ahead of her. She has three children who likely will have children of their own.

    There can be lots and lots of joy in her future.

  25. Carlotta Love says:

    My family member sought treatment at Cirque and I visited a couple times during family week. Yes, it is very nice and there are services offered there that are not offered everywhere, but it is a traditional alcohol and treatment center in every other way and they’re very serious about treating addiction. They’re also not responsible for that person’s success, because each person is responsible for him/herself and must continually and consistently work to manage their issues. Codependence is at the heart of all addiction and that is much of what they address. For those of you so dismissive of people who struggle with addiction, it’s clear you don’t know much about the subject. Do yourself and others a favor and educate yourself, FFS.

  26. Deeana says:

    Cirque has a website that shows the facility and explains their approach. They are an accredited drug and alcohol rehab center. While based on the 12-step system, they also offer a multi-demensional approach including individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, equine therapy, etc.

    They also treat eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, co-dependency issues, and other things – as they relate to the patient’s drug or alcohol problem. They won’t treat the actively mentally ill (it says they want you to be as stable as possible, given the circumstances) and if you need to be physically detoxed from alcohol or chemicals they have an association with the Neuropsych Unit of University of Utah Medical Hospital, Salt Lake City.

    So the place is on the up and up. It is very pretty – up in the mountains and it looks like a very nice ski lodge.
    They show photos of the bedrooms and they are nice enough, but really, nothing super outstanding. Like a very nice upscale hotel room.

    The only thing I could not find is a price. Anyone know how much a 30 day stay would cost?

  27. futureMrsKutcher says:

    Demi needs to hang it up! She was never a great acting talent anyhow, so she should just fade into the woodwork and pray that everyone forgets all about her.

  28. Carlotta Love says:

    Deeana, a few years ago (2006, I think) it was about $35,000/month. Obviously quite pricey.

  29. Bermuda Blues says:

    And yet another one of Rachel Zoe’s charges enters rehab for anorexia and mysterious crank-drug issues.


    But really, the only actress who can survive Zoe’s influence of anorexia and (probably meth) is Jennifer Garner, and thats just because she’s soooo West Virginia and wholesome to boot.

  30. TXCinderella says:

    Very simply put, she’s aging and can’t deal with not being the hot young thing anymore. Very sad. Hope she gets the help she needs.