Ireland Baldwin voluntarily checked into rehab last week after experiencing a mental breakdown due to accumulated stress, contrary to recent reports that she entered for substance abuse.
The 19-year-old model took to her Twitter account last night to reveal she’s checked into Malibu’s Soba Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment facility that helps deal with the underlying psychological causes of addiction.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”5FH3E73B_1s”]
She wrote: “I checked myself into Soba for two weeks to just get away for a little bit. I’m not much a party cat but I am here deal with…
“Some emotional trauma and getting the intensive therapy I needed in order to recover. Someday I’ll feel ready to share my story…
“Openly without feeling the way I do. Right now I just need a breather. I needed a chance to work on myself and gather all the tools…”
I need to overcome everything that I had been through and rid myself of all the pain I locked away in unreachable places.
— Ireland (@irelandbaldwin) April 13, 2015
Ireland – whose parents are Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger – decided to go public with her decision to seek treatment after it was reported her mother had checked her into the facility for substance abuse “after partying non-stop”.
Ireland Baldwin mockingly wrote: “‘Intensive partying’ haha. Apparently I’m in rehab for intensive partying soooo I’m just going to lay pretty low for a bit and maybe get some frozen yogurt (sic).”
Ireland Baldwin is said to have sought help after growing up while her parents were going through a nasty public split.
A source close to Ireland told the New York Post newspaper’s PageSix: “Ireland has voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility. She has the full support of her family and friends.
“This is not drug-related. It has been a stressful time for her lately and she hopes this treatment will give he the tools she needs to move forward.”