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Ashley?s rehab stint

Actress Ashley Judd has admitted that she underwent a 47-day programme at a treatment centre in February in order to deal with issues of her past including depression and isolation. The 38-year-old says she endured a “chaotic” and “dysfunctional” childhood and exhibited a “compulsion to clean.” She explains, “I needed help. I was in so much pain. Supposedly, my sister was the ‘messed-up’ one and I was the ‘perfect’ one.” Ashley credits her stint at the centre for helping her four-year marriage to Scottish racing car driver Dario Franchitti. She adds, “I was unhappy, and now I’m happy. Now, even when I’m having a rough day, it’s better than my best day before treatment.” [7 July 2006]

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