Butch Patrick nearly overdosed just days after his release from a rehabilitation center in New Jersey earlier this month. His representatives say the former child star is â€œlucky to be alive.â€
Butch Patrick, now 57 years of age, played Eddie Munster on â€œThe Munsterâ€™s,â€ and has long been battling problems with cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. Recently it was reported he hit rock bottom.
Though he voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center in New Jersey, Patrick quit the program shortly afterward and â€œembarked on a near-fatal drink and drugs binge on November 18.â€
We tend to assume people who have lived the kind of life Patrick did must have it made, having everything they want. Sadly, we are often mistaken. Patrick is clearly troubled, but he has been seeking help, thankfully.
Jodi Ritzen, Patrickâ€™s representative, reported that "Patrick not only continued with drugs and alcohol but started to black out and make rash decisions while under the influence, causing him to nearly overdose last Thursday evening."
Patrickâ€™s family and friends staged an intervention and they convinced him to enroll in a new substance abuse course to deal with his issues. He star agreed and will now stay at the Oasis center in Orange County, California for "a minimum of 30 days with seven days in detox", according to Ritzen.
Ritzen said "With the amount of alcohol and drugs that Patrick was consuming, especially having only one kidney, he is lucky to be alive."
Hopefully this time around Patrick will get the help he and his family are seeking.