In the days of Errol Flynn and Judy Garland, a celebrityâ€™s addiction was a nuisance to be contained. A celebrity in treatment, however, was a publicity disaster that studios and record labels worked overtime to keep a secret.
Today, thatâ€™s no longer the case. A stay in rehab is no longer regarded as a career death knellâ€”rather, itâ€™s viewed as a good sign. Many celebrities who've sought treatment have not only kicked their habits, but have also gotten their careers back in a form that sometimes surpasses anything they accomplished in the past.
Click ahead to see the celebrities whose careers thrived after rehab.
By Daniel Bukszpan, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 3 March 2011