Daniel Baldwin confronts Eamon O’Hara, left, during an
intervention.O’Hara’s mother had sent Baldwin a letter asking him to
help her son, who was abusing alcohol.
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.
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.
“I have worked with Hired Power extensively in collaboration with Clearview Treatment Programs’ individualized outpatient program. I am always impressed with their effectiveness and professionalism.”
“Thanks again for being there for us and guiding us through some rough waters. Your kindness and genuine concern deeply touched my soul and we are all grateful our paths crossed when they did. You are a truly gifted professional, keep on doing what you do so well.”
“I just want to thank Hired Power for the PRA. He was a perfect match and I can’t say enough…. He was intensely committed. This is the first time I have been clean in over 30 years. Thank you again.”
“I don’t look at you (Hired Power) as hiring a service, I look at you as saving my life.” (referring to his ability to stay sober after returning home).