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Doherty hoping for Cabin fever

Perpetual partier and Libertines' frontman Pete Doherty is once again hoping to swap heroin and crack cocaine for green curry and calming green tea by checking into a Chiang Mai-based rehabilitation centre.


By Jody Houton

Monday 2 July 2012, 01:29PM


Doherty flew to 'The Cabin', which has treated many western celebrities including British entertainer Michael Barrymore, on June 26 escorted by his long-term manager Andy Boyd.

Although this is the first time the ‘Cherish’ singer has checked into The Cabin, Doherty has been to Thailand before and attended rehab many times.

Doherty, who was good friends with deceased drug addict Amy Winehouse, has also been told many times to go to rehab, but unlike Amy has said yes, yes, yes.

His stay at The Cabin, set in the beautiful jungles of Chiang Mai will be far from a holiday though, and will involve a rigorous treatment programme designed to lead to recovery once and for all.

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On Doherty’s arrival at The Cabin, Programme Director Alastair Mordey commented, “I think Pete’s decision to come to The Cabin indicates his desire to enter a truly effective treatment programme far away from the distractions and chaos of life in the UK.

Also I think he's probably seen enough of the clinical environment of most western centres and wants to experience life in full colour again.”

Doherty has battled drug addiction and been unable to remain ‘clean’ since 2004.

He will be hoping that that The Cabin’s peaceful setting and combination of therapy designed by Mr Mordey will do what other programs and centres have so far been unable to.

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