Actor Performs Surprise Intervention for Troubled 22-Year-Old
For more than 18 years, actor Daniel Baldwin has battled an addiction
to smoking cocaine. He has been in and out of rehab nine times, and in
January, he joined the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,"
planning to serve as a mentor to the other participants. But during the
fourth episode, Baldwin left the show, saying it was "no longer
conducive to my sobriety. Period."
At the end of 2006, he allowed ABC News cameras unprecedented access to
his seven-month journey through rehab at Renaissance Malibu, one of the
most exclusive rehab facilities in the country. He struggled to rid his
body of drugs, dealt with mounting legal problems, resumed his acting
career and began to rebuild relationships that were affected by his
The hourlong ABC News documentary received an overwhelming
response last summer, and Baldwin received dozens of letters, some
offering support and some asking for help.
Request for Help
One letter stuck out for Baldwin. It was a note written by Kristen
O’Hara on the night the ABC News program ran. Kristen’s 22-year-old
son, Eamon, went from honor roll student and star athlete to a binge
drinking, emotional, financial burden on his parents and loving younger
brother and sister.