Skip to comments.Patrick Kennedy To Seek Treatment(Kennedy to Mayo Clinic-Kennedy with Mayo!!)
Posted on 05/06/2006 12:21:22 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy said yesterday that he is entering treatment for an addiction to prescription medications, an announcement that comes as police continue their investigation into a car crash involving the congressman near the Capitol.
Calling his addiction a "chronic disease," Kennedy said he does not even recall the accident, which occurred early Thursday and raised questions about his behavior and how U.S. Capitol Police deal with members of Congress.
The congressman's office has said Kennedy (D-R.I.) was disoriented behind the wheel because he had taken prescription medication to calm stomach inflammation and to help him sleep. No one was injured in the crash, but Kennedy almost hit a Capitol Police car head-on before slamming into a security barrier, authorities said.
Kennedy, 38, said yesterday that he has been battling problems with addiction and depression since he was a young man and that he will seek immediate treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He was a patient there during Congress's winter break, he said, and thought he had returned to Washington "reinvigorated and healthy."...."
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Kennedy: (1) "I didn't ask the police for any special treatment; (2)"I don't remember a thing that happened." Good example of cognitive dissonance.
Do the Kennedy's get a group rate at these Rehabs?
Would he have gotten treatment for his 'disease' (addiction) had he not gotten caught?
Did he publicize his treatment over the winter break, and if not, why not?
This clown needs to take responsibility for his actions.
Every single word of his press conference today was aimed at passing responsibility onto either the disease, the drug, a stomach ailment or some type of day-to-day stress.
They probably own the rehabs.
Let's see if he get's "The Rush Treatment" from the press and the local DA.
At the very least, they are named after them
At least he didn't blame the cement barrier.
Ted gets a group rate by himself.
LOL, I should have known! :-)
He still denies being drunk, although two bars (so far) have said he was drinking there that night.
I saw that too. The media will take the clinic explanation and let that go, but Kennedy is screwed as far as a Senate seat goes.
Send him to the salvation Army
I could tell he was fibbing ! His lips were moving !!
Gotta love those Kennedy's..
38 years old, money to burn, a Congressman and no woman in his life?????????? We know the media would help hide it.
Whatever his sexual preferences - fact is he is a liar.
He isnt sorry for his addiction, he is sorry he got caught.
Funny he didnt even realise he had an addiction till he ran down a concrete barrier.
If he has to take a drug that causes him to lose his senses, he should not be a legislator. Will he know what he is voting for?
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