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Home and Away star Kate Ritchie admits she is in rehab for alcohol dependency

Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has admitted she has checked into a non-public Sydney rehab centre to get assist for ‘alcohol dependency’.

The actress, 44, launched a press release on her Instagram web page on Thursday, saying  the final year had been difficult and traumatic and led to an ‘unhealthy reliance on alcohol’. 

It comes after she was noticed coming into unique Bronte rehab centre, The Sydney Clinic, on Sunday.  

Ritchie confirmed she can be taking a break from her Nova radio present till 2023. 

She stepped down from her hit radio in October after being charged with drink-driving simply weeks earlier.

‘As introduced beforehand I’m taking a break till subsequent year. The final year has been extremely emotionally difficult, in addition to a relentless schedule, stress, and a scarcity of sleep. I got here to grasp that this had led to an unhealthy reliance on alcohol,’ she mentioned in her assertion. 

Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has confirmed she is in a Sydney Clinic getting assist for ‘ alcohol dependency’. It comes after she was noticed coming into unique Bronte rehab centre, The Sydney Clinic, on Sunday

‘So I made a decision to make use of this time to do one thing constructive by getting the assistance I want from professionals who specialise in this space. As everybody would perceive, this is a really massive step for me to take. I need to sincerely thank everyone who is supporting me.’ 

The Sydney Clinic runs inpatient and day packages for those that ‘expertise issues with alcohol and different medicine’ and the ‘evaluation and therapy of psychological well being circumstances’ .

The clinic has a ‘multidisciplinary workforce together with guide psychiatrists and addictions specialists, nurses, train physiologists, social employees, psychologists and psychotherapists’.

On Sunday, Ritchie was seen carrying baggage as she entered the power. 

The actress, 44, released a statement on her Instagram page on Thursday, saying the last year had been challenging and stressful and led to an 'unhealthy reliance on alcohol'

The actress, 44, launched a press release on her Instagram web page on Thursday, saying the final year had been difficult and traumatic and led to an ‘unhealthy reliance on alcohol’ 

On Sunday, Ritchie was seen carrying bags as she entered the facility

On Sunday, Ritchie was seen carrying baggage as she entered the power 

Ritchie took one of many household assist books she’s written, Everyday Play, which incorporates recipes and actions for youngsters and their mother and father. 

She was dropped off on the clinic by her mom, Heather.

The following Monday afternoon, Ritchie – dressed casually in blue denims with matching denim shirt and a purse over her shoulder – was picked up from the clinic by her mum. 

Ritchie arrived to the clinic with her mother Heather in a SUV, before collecting her items out of the car and entering the facility

Ritchie arrived to the clinic together with her mom Heather in a SUV, earlier than amassing her gadgets out of the automotive and coming into the power

Ritchie was carrying several shopping bags and a woven bag

Ritchie was carrying several shopping bags and a woven bag

Ritchie was carrying a number of buying baggage and a woven bag

She took one of the family help books she's written, Everyday Play, which includes recipes and activities for children and their parents

She took one of many household assist books she’s written, Everyday Play, which incorporates recipes and actions for youngsters and their mother and father

The Sydney Clinic run inpatient and day programs for the 'assessment and treatment of mental health conditions' and to assist those who 'experience problems with alcohol and other drugs'

The Sydney Clinic run inpatient and day packages for the ‘evaluation and therapy of psychological well being circumstances’ and to help those that ‘expertise issues with alcohol and different medicine’ 

Daily Mail Australia made a number of makes an attempt to hunt remark from Ritchie’s administration. 

An business insider mentioned The Sydney Clinic was widespread with on-air expertise because it was comparatively discreet. 

‘They have a great strike rate and day packages enable sufferers to return and go and proceed to see household and work whereas getting assist,’ the insider mentioned.

‘This time of year is excellent additionally as its non-ratings interval, most individuals are out of the town holidaying and networks are winding down’.

Ritchie stunned listeners in October when she introduced she was leaving her hit Nova drive present for the remainder of the year attributable to stress. 

Shortly after the announcement, a radio insider claimed she could not return to the Nova drive program and could possibly be changed by substitute co-host Ricki-Lee Coulter.

Ritchie is mentioned to have lost the assist of fellow presenter Tim Blackwell, who is eager to have widespread singer Coulter on the nationwide Kate, Tim & Joel present completely.

Third workforce member, comic Joel Creasey, stays a fan of Ritchie however Blackwell is the 20-year broadcasting skilled who runs this system and the business insider says he’ll get what he needs.

Coulter, who proved widespread as a part of Nova’s Sydney breakfast workforce in 2010, was internet hosting Network Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent, on which Ritchie was a choose.

‘Kate returning subsequent year is not a certainty,’ the insider advised Daily Mail Australia of Ritchie’s future at Nova.

‘Management love Kate however she’s been MIA lots this year and Ricki-Lee has finished a fantastic job filling in. That’s created a dilemma. Tim is a giant fan of Ricki-Lee and Joel is in the Kate fan membership.’ 

On Monday, Ritchie, dressed casually in blue jeans with matching denim shirt and a handbag over her shoulder, was again collected by her mum and returned home

On Monday, Ritchie, dressed casually in blue denims with matching denim shirt and a purse over her shoulder, was once more collected by her mum and returned residence 

She carried just one bag along with her handbag across her chest

She carried only one bag alongside together with her purse throughout her chest 

Ritchie shocked her fans and loyal listeners in October when she announced she was leaving her hit Nova drive show for the rest of the year due to stress

Ritchie shocked her followers and loyal listeners in October when she introduced she was leaving her hit Nova drive present for the remainder of the year attributable to stress

Rumours about Ritchie’s future at Nova started swirling after it emerged she returned a studying of 0.06 – simply over the authorized restrict – when she was stopped by police for a random breath take a look at in her Subaru station wagon at Pagewood at 2.45pm on August 22.  

Ritchie was fined $600, suspended from driving for three months, and apologised on Instagram.

‘Recently I undertook a random breath take a look at,’ she wrote. ‘Although it was low stage, the take a look at got here again constructive.

‘I made a poor choice and there is little doubt I perceive the seriousness of my actions. I’m actually sorry.’

At the time, listeners famous Ritchie’s frequent absences from the present in latest years.

In August she was charged with drink-driving in Sydney's south-east. She was stopped by police for a random breath test in her Subaru station wagon at Pagewood at 2.45pm on August 22 and returned a reading of 0.06 - just over the legal limit

In August she was charged with drink-driving in Sydney’s south-east. She was stopped by police for a random breath take a look at in her Subaru station wagon at Pagewood at 2.45pm on August 22 and returned a studying of 0.06 – simply over the authorized restrict 

At one level in 2020, she took seven consecutive weeks of go away from this system, which a radio determine mentioned was ‘unprecedented’ in the business.

However, one other well-placed radio supply mentioned her exit had nothing to do with the drink-driving scandal and administration was determined to get her again in the chair.

The supply insisted Kate’s assertion on-air about being confused and exhausted from her schedule was the true motive for her absence.

Ritchie had mentioned: ‘We love our viewers and they appear to place up with us.’

‘And as you’ll have guessed, I make investments a variety of emotional power into every little thing I do, my work, and my household particularly, and the previous couple of months I’ve been engaged on radio, I’ve been returning to TV and in my spare time, I even wrote a youngsters’s ebook.

Ritchie shocked her fans and loyal listeners in October when she announced she was leaving her hit Nova drive show for the rest of the year due to stress

Ritchie shocked her followers and loyal listeners in October when she introduced she was leaving her hit Nova drive present for the remainder of the year attributable to stress 

‘So, it is easy, like a few of you, I think about, I’m drained and I simply want a break for a short time and have extra time for me, and for my household, to re-energise.

‘I’ve spoken with the bosses at Nova, and they’ve graciously agreed that this is a great time to take the break, as we method the tip of the year.

‘Nova has been fabulous and understanding, so thanks Nova, and thanks Tim, Joel and the workforce, and most significantly, thanks to all of our fabulous listeners. I actually imply that.

‘It’s time to recharge the batteries and come again contemporary subsequent year. And though it is solely for a short while, I’ll miss you all. I’ll see you in the New Year.’

Ritchie shares eight-year-old daughter Mae together with her ex-husband Stuart Webb.

The couple break up in 2020 after 10 years of marriage.

Kate grew up in entrance of Australian tv audiences after first showing as Sally Fletcher on Home and Away at simply 9 in 1988.

She appeared on this system for the subsequent 20 years, profitable the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality in 2007 and 2008 and Silver Logies for Most Popular Actress from 2006 to 2008.

Ritchie shares one child - eight-year-old daughter Mae - with her ex husband Stuart Webb. The couple split in 2020 after 10 years of marriage (above in happier times)

Ritchie shares one little one – eight-year-old daughter Mae – together with her ex husband Stuart Webb. The couple break up in 2020 after 10 years of marriage (above in happier occasions)

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