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2014-07-01 08:16:24 PM  
The Lodge is not a rehab facility. It's used for weekend, week or longer stays by people who are sober and looking to stay that way. I believe it's only available to Hazelton alumni.

Not cheap either.
 
2014-07-01 08:42:12 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: The Lodge is not a rehab facility. It's used for weekend, week or longer stays by people who are sober and looking to stay that way. I believe it's only available to Hazelton alumni.

Not cheap either.


Yeah I thought he had been in recovery for a very long time. I hope he has a nice stay.
 
2014-07-01 08:45:18 PM  
He'll certainly give some other guests at The Lodge a stay to remember!
 
2014-07-01 08:47:31 PM  
Hope he's doing alright.  His comedy has always had a special place in my heart.
 
2014-07-01 09:03:32 PM  
www.louisepalanker.com

RIP FUNNYMAN

 
2014-07-01 09:11:28 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: The Lodge is not a rehab facility. It's used for weekend, week or longer stays by people who are sober and looking to stay that way. I believe it's only available to Hazelton alumni.

Not cheap either.


Hazelden, but not to nick-pit.

Stay sober, Robin, we loves ya.
 
2014-07-01 09:18:22 PM  
Good luck, Robin.
 
2014-07-01 09:39:04 PM  
Christy Canyon, the porn star, said she had an encounter with Robin back in the day...he was a coked-up mess with bad b.o. apparently.

/old news
 
2014-07-01 09:56:09 PM  
Nothing to be ashamed of here. Quite a few alcoholics and addicts will return to AA for a few meetings just to stay sober when they start feeling the urge to fall off the wagon.

However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.

Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

Robin Williams is a high performing person, with a remarkably rapid fire mind, meaning he runs a high risk of becoming an alcoholic or addict. Many such people tend to have those problems. He's at least smart enough to get assistance before the urge to drink or use gets the better of him.
 
2014-07-01 10:27:41 PM  

Rik01: Nothing to be ashamed of here. Quite a few alcoholics and addicts will return to AA for a few meetings just to stay sober when they start feeling the urge to fall off the wagon.

However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.

Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

Robin Williams is a high performing person, with a remarkably rapid fire mind, meaning he runs a high risk of becoming an alcoholic or addict. Many such people tend to have those problems. He's at least smart enough to get assistance before the urge to drink or use gets the better of him.


It absolutely cracks me up that one of those highly advertised rehab ranches sits overlooking some of the finest wineries in the world

/mile after mile of them, in fact
//that must help
 
2014-07-01 10:53:19 PM  

gopher321: Christy Canyon, the porn star, said she had an encounter with Robin back in the day...he was a coked-up mess with bad b.o. apparently.

/old news


New news to me.

Oh, Christy, why?
 
2014-07-01 10:53:31 PM  
i.imgur.com

R.I.P. CLASS 9 LEVEL OF HAIRYNESS
 
2014-07-01 10:59:09 PM  
he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin


it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo
 
2014-07-01 11:00:24 PM  

Rik01: Nothing to be ashamed of here. Quite a few alcoholics and addicts will return to AA for a few meetings just to stay sober when they start feeling the urge to fall off the wagon.

However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.

Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

Robin Williams is a high performing person, with a remarkably rapid fire mind, meaning he runs a high risk of becoming an alcoholic or addict. Many such people tend to have those problems. He's at least smart enough to get assistance before the urge to drink or use gets the better of him.


I did a Google for The Lodge at Hazelden and their webpage says it's $338/night for a private room.  That's less than an above average hotel room in a big city, so, it seems pretty reasonable.

Staying sober hasn't seemed to diminish his comedic skill.  He was in prime for for The Crazy Ones, it's a shame it was canceled.
 
2014-07-01 11:03:16 PM  
He looks pretty good too. I'm glad to hear he's taking care of himself and being proactive about his addiction recovery.
 
2014-07-01 11:05:24 PM  

Omahawg: he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin


it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo


Robin Williams: Live at the Met. Very funny comedy concert. Youtube has clips of that show. Must've been coked to the gills when he did that show.
 
2014-07-01 11:09:49 PM  

Omahawg: he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin


it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo


Read Steve Martin's biography- he was a casual pot smoker at his worst. (best?) He's actually known as being quite a square.
 
2014-07-01 11:24:29 PM  

JacFlash: Omahawg: he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin


it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo

Read Steve Martin's biography- he was a casual pot smoker at his worst. (best?) He's actually known as being quite a square.


I don't believe him!

www.ticking.net
 
2014-07-01 11:24:33 PM  
Is the meeting still on?
 
2014-07-01 11:25:36 PM  
Yeah, long term sobriety is the trick. Those 28 day facilities that release you back into the wild make tons of money. A good friend went to a good one where they have off site facilities for people that really want to stay sober to check into, as well as schedules for meetings.
 
2014-07-01 11:26:41 PM  

JacFlash: Read Steve Martin's biography- he was a casual pot smoker at his worst. (best?) He's actually known as being quite a square.


Steve Martin got rich and comfortable, his comedy suffered because he didn't have to do stand up any more and develop new shows.

/He plays a mean banjo still and is always entertaining on Letterman with his banjo.
 
2014-07-01 11:26:50 PM  
He is from Ork.
 
2014-07-01 11:33:55 PM  
Nanu nanu


/is what they'll put on his tombstone
 
2014-07-01 11:40:43 PM  
Yep, I love how people with money check into rehab and their press agents say"nooo, they are fine, they were only thinking about taking a drink, doing blow"

But yet a pic from earlier this year shows him hale and hearty.

images.starpulse.com

To crackhead skinny...

ll-media.tmz.com
 
2014-07-01 11:44:24 PM  
I can't believe that I read the entire thread and not one person said, "Oh fark you, Robin Williams, you suck, please do more drugs and die." Is everyone on drugs tonight?

Rik01: However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.
Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.


That's why people go to 12-step groups. You all can biatch and moan all you like about them, but they are free.

And before you say, "oh yeah, that's because they don't work"--they probably saved my life.
 
2014-07-01 11:50:23 PM  
TuteTibiImperes:

Staying sober hasn't seemed to diminish his comedic skill.  He was in prime for for The Crazy Ones, it's a shame it was canceled.

I was rather enjoying that show.  Add me to the list of folk disappointed it was cancelled.
 
2014-07-01 11:53:42 PM  

JacFlash: Omahawg: he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin

it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo

Read Steve Martin's biography- he was a casual pot smoker at his worst. (best?) He's actually known as being quite a square.


From what I read he had a REALLY bad reaction to weed. Not surprising he'd want to avoid harder stuff.
 
2014-07-01 11:57:01 PM  

theflatline: Yep, I love how people with money check into rehab and their press agents say"nooo, they are fine, they were only thinking about taking a drink, doing blow"

But yet a pic from earlier this year shows him hale and hearty.

[images.starpulse.com image 470x705]

To crackhead skinny...

[ll-media.tmz.com image 700x510]


Then he's not at The Lodge. That is not a treatment facility.

If he were at a Hazelden treatment facility he would not be allowed out to visit a Dairy Queen. Hazelden is hard core and not the kind of place Lindsey and Shia go.
 
2014-07-01 11:58:12 PM  

cryinoutloud: And before you say, "oh yeah, that's because they don't work"--they probably saved my life.


High 5. I know what you mean.
 
2014-07-02 12:00:20 AM  

cryinoutloud: I can't believe that I read the entire thread and not one person said, "Oh fark you, Robin Williams, you suck, please do more drugs and die." Is everyone on drugs tonight?


Right?  I mean...this is fark, isn't it?  All this niceness...well wishing...agreeable chitchat...I feel dizzy...my legs feel weak...
 
2014-07-02 12:03:29 AM  

cryinoutloud: I can't believe that I read the entire thread and not one person said, "Oh fark you, Robin Williams, you suck, please do more drugs and die." Is everyone on drugs tonight?

Rik01: However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.
Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

That's why people go to 12-step groups. You all can biatch and moan all you like about them, but they are free.

And before you say, "oh yeah, that's because they don't work"--they probably saved my life.


Congrats

Does that mean now that you are sober we get BIE?

/I was only serious about the first word.
 
2014-07-02 12:04:43 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: theflatline: Yep, I love how people with money check into rehab and their press agents say"nooo, they are fine, they were only thinking about taking a drink, doing blow"

But yet a pic from earlier this year shows him hale and hearty.

[images.starpulse.com image 470x705]

To crackhead skinny...

[ll-media.tmz.com image 700x510]

Then he's not at The Lodge. That is not a treatment facility.

If he were at a Hazelden treatment facility he would not be allowed out to visit a Dairy Queen. Hazelden is hard core and not the kind of place Lindsey and Shia go.


I am guess, as TFA states, that was on his way in last week.
 
2014-07-02 12:07:32 AM  
CSB
A gal I dated was a close to one of his pals that grew up with him.
That pal told her that Williams would just pop into town and take him out for the night. And he was just as frenetic as he was on screen the entire time whether he was sober or not.
He told her he had no idea how they calmed him down enough to do Good Will Hunting (yes this was a bit back) because since childhood he had never really seen him calm for more than a few minutes.
/CSB
 
2014-07-02 12:10:07 AM  
Heehee.
 
2014-07-02 12:10:14 AM  
Good luck, funny man.
 
2014-07-02 12:13:23 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Rik01: Nothing to be ashamed of here. Quite a few alcoholics and addicts will return to AA for a few meetings just to stay sober when they start feeling the urge to fall off the wagon.

However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.

Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

Robin Williams is a high performing person, with a remarkably rapid fire mind, meaning he runs a high risk of becoming an alcoholic or addict. Many such people tend to have those problems. He's at least smart enough to get assistance before the urge to drink or use gets the better of him.

I did a Google for The Lodge at Hazelden and their webpage says it's $338/night for a private room.  That's less than an above average hotel room in a big city, so, it seems pretty reasonable.

Staying sober hasn't seemed to diminish his comedic skill.  He was in prime for for The Crazy Ones, it's a shame it was canceled.


Williams has been doing the same routine for 20 years.  He's amusing if you catch him every couple of years but more than that you realize quickly he is just repeating the same shiat over and over.
 
2014-07-02 12:21:41 AM  
He's the same asshole he was, he just has more dents in his car.....
 
2014-07-02 12:29:50 AM  
He should go to the birdcage.
 
2014-07-02 12:30:39 AM  
I saw him at a show I (and my friends) were supposedly too young to go to. He was obviously drunk as shiat but very, very good at the funny business even with the drunk in him.

Had no idea he was a cokehead, but he would've been off the Indian marching powder for 10 years at that point.
 
2014-07-02 12:31:09 AM  

Old Man Winter: CSB
A gal I dated was a close to one of his pals that grew up with him.
That pal told her that Williams would just pop into town and take him out for the night. And he was just as frenetic as he was on screen the entire time whether he was sober or not.
He told her he had no idea how they calmed him down enough to do Good Will Hunting (yes this was a bit back) because since childhood he had never really seen him calm for more than a few minutes.
/CSB


VALIUM
 
2014-07-02 12:40:48 AM  

JacFlash: Read Steve Martin's biography- he was a casual pot smoker at his worst. (best?) He's actually known as being quite a square.


Except for all that cat juggling, I suppose.
 
2014-07-02 12:52:35 AM  
Oh man... I recently watched the concert from a couple of years ago (Weapons of Self Destruction) and thinking that he really looked good, especially after that heart surgery. A shame he's slipped again.

///Did he laser some of that hair? Looking less hairy these days
/or maybe they're just gray now
 
2014-07-02 01:26:11 AM  

cryinoutloud: I can't believe that I read the entire thread and not one person said, "Oh fark you, Robin Williams, you suck, please do more drugs and die." Is everyone on drugs tonight?

Rik01: However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.
Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

That's why people go to 12-step groups. You all can biatch and moan all you like about them, but they are free.

And before you say, "oh yeah, that's because they don't work"--they probably saved my life.


Congratu-farking-lations!

I'm not a hater of the 12 step program nor am I for it. In the end all that matters is getting sober and having a high(no pun intended) quality of life. Whatever system gets you to that point is great. I'm not *technically* 100% sober because I'm on Suboxone, but god damn if didn't save my life and well being.

/congratulations to you
//it's sad how many people can't overcome addiction, it's a farking monster
 
2014-07-02 01:58:30 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: theflatline: Yep, I love how people with money check into rehab and their press agents say"nooo, they are fine, they were only thinking about taking a drink, doing blow"

But yet a pic from earlier this year shows him hale and hearty.

[images.starpulse.com image 470x705]

To crackhead skinny...

[ll-media.tmz.com image 700x510]

Then he's not at The Lodge. That is not a treatment facility.

If he were at a Hazelden treatment facility he would not be allowed out to visit a Dairy Queen. Hazelden is hard core and not the kind of place Lindsey and Shia go.


It's an ice cream treatment. Or they're trying to pack on a few pounds before the cancer treatment.
 
2014-07-02 02:00:28 AM  

Omahawg: he was funnier as a cokehead

so was steve martin


it's true. you know it.

/na noo na noo


Dunno about that.  He had this bit a few years back about his colonoscopy  that made me laugh until I was in pain, the first time I heard it.
 
2014-07-02 02:09:06 AM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I saw him at a show I (and my friends) were supposedly too young to go to. He was obviously drunk as shiat but very, very good at the funny business even with the drunk in him.

Had no idea he was a cokehead, but he would've been off the Indian marching powder for 10 years at that point.


Who calls it Indian marching powder?  Colombian, Bolivian, or Peruvian...

Dot nor feathers cultivate it.
 
2014-07-02 02:10:22 AM  
A local rural legend has it that at a keg party on the opposite shore of the same lake that Hazelden sits on, there came to shore a stranger in a rowboat, who, led by the light of the partys bonfire, arrived AWOL from the treatment center, looking for a drink.

It was 1982 and that stranger was Eric Clapton.  At our own parties some five years later on that same lake, we marveled at what a surreal experience that must have been for those in attendance and wondered who we might see paddle up (it turned out to be no one).

It's likely an apocryphal tale, but the truth shouldn't be allowed to get in the way of a good story anyway.
 
2014-07-02 02:11:28 AM  
Whatever works for you.

Keep up the funny stuff.
Keep up the good work.
 
2014-07-02 02:13:29 AM  

theflatline: Fark like a Barsoomian: I saw him at a show I (and my friends) were supposedly too young to go to. He was obviously drunk as shiat but very, very good at the funny business even with the drunk in him.

Had no idea he was a cokehead, but he would've been off the Indian marching powder for 10 years at that point.

Who calls it Indian marching powder?  Colombian, Bolivian, or Peruvian...

Dot nor feathers cultivate it.


Maybe he was talking about curry.
 
2014-07-02 02:28:08 AM  

Rik01: Nothing to be ashamed of here. Quite a few alcoholics and addicts will return to AA for a few meetings just to stay sober when they start feeling the urge to fall off the wagon.

However, those private facilities can be ridiculously costly. Someone I know went into rehab for 30 days -- at $700 a day -- and it nearly bankrupted him. I keep seeing these TV ads where assorted places lure the addict into their doors with comforting scenes of pleasant places and 'caring, friendly' staff, assuring you that they're only there for your well being.

Though, if you can't cough up from $800 to over $1000 a day, they throw you off the grounds.

Robin Williams is a high performing person, with a remarkably rapid fire mind, meaning he runs a high risk of becoming an alcoholic or addict. Many such people tend to have those problems. He's at least smart enough to get assistance before the urge to drink or use gets the better of him.


We are all persons who perform high with a rapid firing mind.... on cocaine.
 
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