Gerard Butler completes rehab stint

Gerard Butler has finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse issues, it was revealed on Feb. 24, 2012. His rep said in a statement, "Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health. We will not be making any further comment at this time." TMZ reports that the actor, 42, entered the Betty Ford Center three weeks earlier, after realizing he was becoming reliant on prescription medication. He chose to seek treatment to prevent developing a full-blown addiction, the website added. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Gerard Butler arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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(CBS) Gerard Butler has finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse issues, it was revealed Friday.

"Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health," his rep told People. "We will not be making any further comment at this time."

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TMZreports that the actor, 42, entered the Betty Ford Center three weeks ago, after realizing he was becoming reliant on prescription medication. He chose to seek treatment to prevent developing a full-blown addiction, the website added.

Butler began struggling with pain management while shooting the physically demanding film "300," according to TMZ, and the problem became exacerbated in December when he was hurt in a surfing accident while filming "Of Men and Mavericks."

TMZ also reports that Butler "developed issues" with cocaine but his primary problem was pain management and prescription drugs.

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