Addiction Expert on Nick Stahl’s Rehab Exit

Actor Nick Stahl, who appeared in “Terminator: Rise of the Machines,” is reportedly missing

The actor entered a rehabilitation facility in late May and was meant to spend at least 30 days inside.

Both and E! Online report that Stahl’s friends and family are worried after Stahl left the facility against his doctors’ advice over a week ago.

He is now reported missing.

Stahl reportedly went to stay with a friend after leaving rehab and was then seen around downtown Los Angeles before going back to a friend’s house. He has not been seen since he left that house on Thursday.

An unnamed source told E!, “Now he’s disappeared. We can’t find him anywhere,” they said of the so-far futile search efforts. “He has not made contact with anyone. We are all just desperately looking for him … Everyone just wants him to come home. It’s a terrible situation. We are searching, but we have no solid leads.”

The actor also has limited access to his 2-year-old daughter, Marlo, due to his alleged drug and alcohol abuse.

Frequent expert advisor in matters of addiction and recovery to Monsters and Critics, Richard Taite, President and CEO of Cliffside_Malibu, shared his thoughts on when people give up too soon in a rehabilitation environment:

“Anytime someone leaves a facility against treatment advice it’s sad. What usually happens is the patient starts feeling his feelings, the ones he or she used to medicate over and needs to get loaded. Top-notch facilities that make containment a priority have fewer instances of patients leaving against treatment advice.

But this happens at every facility… And it’s heartbreaking every time.”

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