It'll Take More Than a Kennedy to Put Mayo on the Stars' Rehab Map

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Sunday, May 7, 2006

Rep. Patrick Kennedy's announcement that he was checking into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to treat an addiction to painkillers surprised us because . . . well, when did Mayo join the list of celebrity-rehab hot spots? Some A-listers, such as Rush Limbaugh and Whitney Houston, keep their detox destinations a deep secret, but many have been open about where they kicked their substance in style.

Hazelden, Center City, Minn.

A 57-year-old lakeside farmhouse on 500 acres in rural Minnesota.

· Eric Clapton, Aaron Sorkin, Matthew Perry, Bob Packwood, Kitty Dukakis, Liza Minnelli, Calvin Klein

Promises, Malibu, Calif.

Luxury holistic and addiction treatment on the Pacific Ocean for $33,000 per month.

· Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Robert Downey Jr., Paula Poundstone, Tim Allen

Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The first designer name in rehab, but clean-your-own-toilet duties are so 1980s.

· Elizabeth Taylor, Billy Joel, Ali MacGraw, Drew Barrymore, Johnny Cash

Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, Conn.

A 45-acre country campus -- like college without the beer -- for $1,200 a day.


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