Rob Ford isnít taking rehab seriously


mentalfloss
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Rob Ford isn’t taking rehab seriously

Who knew battling the demons of addiction could be so easy? “Rehab is amazing” – a lot like football camp, according to Mayor Rob Ford.

Between therapy sessions at an undisclosed location, Toronto’s disgraced chief executive has been working the phones, talking to his brother Councillor Doug Ford, to constituents, and into the sympathetic ear of Toronto Sun reporter Joe Warmington.

It’s courtesy of Warmington that we have Ford’s assessment of life in rehab (“I feel great”), and his plans for the future (“I am coming back and I am going to kick butt”).

That may or may not happen, but this much is certain: successfully beating a deep-seated drug and alcohol problem is no romp at summer camp. And Ford’s practice of making calls from rehab doesn’t send an encouraging signal about his dedication to reform.

There is even concern in some quarters that there’s no solid proof the mayor actually is in rehab. Neither his brother nor Ford’s lawyer will say where he is staying. And there have been some alleged Rob Ford sightings around Toronto.

Frankly, despite this administration’s long record of misrepresentation and outright falsehood, it’s scarcely conceivable that the Fords are lying about the mayor being in treatment. If so, it would be their most damning fabrication to date.

The real concern isn’t that Ford is skipping rehab, but that he’s wasting his time there. The mayor’s breezy perspective on therapy is reminiscent of his attitude last year when he insisted he wasn’t an addict, didn’t have a drug problem, and that what he really needed to do was lose some weight. We all know how that turned out.

Wherever Ford is, instead of taking calls and dwelling on city business he should focus laser-like on getting better. Anything else just sets him up to fail.

Rob Ford isn’t taking rehab seriously
 
QuebecCanadian
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Rob Ford isnít taking rehab seriously

No way!?
 
mentalfloss
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Nice to see someone from Quebec posting on here.

That province doesn't get enough love on these forums.
 
taxslave
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He is taking the proper approachto rehab. It must not be viewed as punishment. Ford loves football so to equate rehab to boot camp will make it much easier for him.
 
mentalfloss
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Making work calls in rehab a ‘no-no,’ experts say of Rob Ford reports | 680News (external - login to view)
 
MHz
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He's only doing crack to stop the weekend heroin addiction from getting into his workplace. Have his med staff tranq him once every 4 hrs whether he needs it or not and watch how focused he becomes at the business meetings. That his new plans actually are quite brilliant will get him assassinated within a week. You guys forget how soaps go?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

He is taking the proper approachto rehab. It must not be viewed as punishment. Ford loves football so to equate rehab to boot camp will make it much easier for him.

MF YOu need to learn about addictions before you hand out reds for facts.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

He is taking the proper approachto rehab. It must not be viewed as punishment. Ford loves football so to equate rehab to boot camp will make it much easier for him.

What are you suggesting, they make him run and catch each dime-bag? The sniper with a tranq-gun sounds like more fun for him and the nurse.
 
mentalfloss
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taxslave

Stop making excuses for this guy.

He clearly doesn't give two ****s about rehab.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Making work calls in rehab a Ďno-no,í experts say of Rob Ford reports | 680News (external - login to view)

really...

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I'm no authority and have no real experience (other than volunteering and visiting at the North Bay Treatment Centre) with policy but I'd figure they'd insist on no outside contact while in treatment. At least the first week or so anyway.

How Rob got to speak with the Sun's Warmington is a mystery to me.

Sounds like the easier-softer way/happy-go-lucky/kids gloves treatment joint to me.

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MHz
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It still has to be on the resume before you get the 'cure' in prescription form on the new Blue Cross addition for anyone in any office that has 'cracked' (literally) on the job just because the pressure is too great. It doesn't matter that the rest of the country is doing that same drug for recreation.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

really...



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How else is the staff supposed to know if they have his meds right if they can't observe him in his own environment?

It isn't like you can say 'try out this new shipment' and not expect some questions when he uses the business meetings as his gym time. People are going to notice things like that, sooner or later. Hairy down at the corner where old Fred's barn used to be is not known for consistence in quality if you know what I mean.
 
Kreskin
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His staffers previously talked about how he would do monster leg workouts. 800 lb leg presses. Maybe he's at the gym. Might be cardio day.
 
petros
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Guess what? I'm not taking Rob Ford's rehab seriously either.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

His staffers previously talked about how he would do monster leg workouts. 800 lb leg presses. Maybe he's at the gym. Might be cardio day.

His body weight plus 200lb after a big pipe, not a real special score. How can you be 'overweight' and be an 'addict'?
 
Locutus
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he's being coached by a team of Rob Whisperers.
 
petros
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The whispers will go away in a few more days.
 
Locutus
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delerium fordems
 
Kreskin
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We should start his obituary thread. He's headed for heart attack and probably won't be alive much longer.
 
MHz
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With our luck it will be a coma that lasts for decades, forever haunting Canada.
 
petros
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Just wait until dry drunk Rob emerges.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

With our luck it will be a coma that lasts for decades, forever haunting Canada.

he's like a final boss. you best have all your weapon upgrades when he comes to call.
 
MHz
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Upgrade is "I give up'" in a louder voice. They should make a beer glass in his image, refill measured on a weight-scale.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Rob Ford isnít taking rehab seriously


Rob Ford isnít taking rehab seriously


What could Mr. Ford do that would suit YOU? Jump off a pier?

Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

We should start his obituary thread. He's headed for heart attack and probably won't be alive much longer.


Predicting how long anyone will live can be tricky! I'd rather see him get well, politics aside. -
 
mentalfloss
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ďThereís just a policy youíre not allowed to speak to the media in these programs. I didnít know about that,Ē Ford said in the latest interview. ďThey werenít too happy.Ē

‘A hundred grand is cheap. It‚Äôs a steal’: Mayor Rob Ford offers up cost of rehab, but that’s about it
 
petros
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11 steps to go.
 
Kreskin
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Does the facility allow visitors who drive pink Cadillacs and wear lots of gold?
 
petros
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Who knows but the other in-clients really will be seeing a pink elephant when they sober up.
 
Locutus
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I respect anyone who has used and cleaned one of these.

 
Highball
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I see his "Rehab" trip as a ploy to deceive those who are his backers and the uncommitted voters of Toronto. He is a big "Sham" guy and wouldn't know how to make an honest living in a setting outside of government.
 

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