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Shia LaBeouf Drunk In Public Leads to Him Seeking Treatment

Shia LaBeouf is best known as the star of “Transformers,” and as the character Louis Stevens from the back-in-the-day Disney Channel series, “Even Stevens,” which was his original claim to fame at the young age of 14.  However, considering his intoxicated driving incidents and recently reported drunken outbursts, many people might now recognize him as another child star gone wrong.  LaBeouf has made headlines for wearing a brown paper bag over his head with the words “I am not famous anymore” written in all capital letters, at the premiere of the film he starred in, entitled “Nymphomaniac.” As if this wasn’t a desperate cry for help already, Shia LaBeouf was recorded on video by a New York bystander where he was seen chasing a homeless man.  On top of this, the actor was recently spotted walking in Los Angeles carrying the famous Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book in his hands.  It’s no wonder that the media was speculating that something was not right about the 28-year-old actor’s odd behavior.

Shia LaBeouf Goes From Acting to Acting Out

Shia LaBeouf stirred some mentioning in the media this week with rumors reporting that he was headed to rehab.  Although the troubled star has decided to seek treatment for his alcoholism, he will not be going to a residential rehabilitation center.  The rumors were speculated after the most recent scene LaBeouf caused in New York on Thursday night.  While seated in the audience attending the Broadway show “Cabaret,” he decided to light a cigarette inside the theater.  His actions quickly progressed as he began shouting at the actors up on stage.  When he was asked to leave because of the disturbance he was creating, LaBeouf went off, saying, “Do you know who I (…) am?!”  He became so belligerent and disruptive that evening, that he accumulated yet another arrest to add to his record, with charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment.  Supposedly, LaBeouf was not compliant and even spat in officer’s faces.

Troubled History of Shia LaBeouf

This was not the first run-in with the law that Shia LaBeouf has had.  His troubles go back to 2005, which was only 2 short years after his Disney sitcom wrapped up.  LaBeouf made headlines right away that year with a drastic charge of assault with a deadly weapon.  After some kind of altercation, he appeared with a kitchen knife at a neighbor’s front door – talk about a neighborhood gathering.  The next arrest for LaBeouf wouldn’t come again until 2007 for misdemeanor trespassing charges when he would not evacuate the premises of a Walgreens store in Chicago.  In 2008, he acquired a warrant as a result of failing to appear in court in regards to a ticket for a smoking violation.  That same year, Shia LaBeouf was caught drunk driving after a car collision, resulting in another arrest.  It wasn’t until 2011 that he almost got another arrest, though there ended up being no charges filed, when he was taken away in handcuffs after a brawl at a bar in California.

With a history of alcohol abuse that results in multiple arrests in barely a decade, LaBeouf is definitely making a positive decision to get his foot back in the door of Alcoholics Anonymous, assuming he wasn’t carrying the book for show.  A rep confirmed that the actor would indeed be seeking some form of treatment in order to stray away from his alcohol-related incidents.  Best of luck to Shia LaBeouf on his recovery!

If you have had similar consequences as a result of excessive drinking or drugging, call The Watershed for help today.




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