Trash culture is getting familiar with a publicity-shy drug and alcohol rehab center based in Palm Beach Gardens.
Two famous moms are undergoing treatment at the Lukens Institute, and both are making news.
First up, Tan Mom.
That’s 45-year-old Patricia Krentcil, who’s half way through her month-long detox.
The usually tanned-to-a-crisp Krentcil apparently suffered a seizure at the in-patient facility Saturday and was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center.
She was treated in the ER and sent back to continue her drying out.
Joysey resident Krentcil has been making news since last year, when she was accused of letting her 5-year-old daughter use her tanning bed.
Krentcil was criminally charged with child endangerment after the girl suffered burns, but a grand jury refused to indict her.
And then, there’s Teen Mom.
Farrah Abraham, the former star of the MTV reality series about teenagers having children, was just kicked out of Luckens, according to today’s Radaronline.
Abraham, who recently earned $1 million for starring in a porn movie, was two days from finishing her 10-day out-patient program.
The website reports that Abraham had been acting like a jerk but then was caught trying to take a photo of Tan Mom during group therapy — and escorted out.
Founded by clinical psychologist Michael D. Lukens, the Fairway Drive institute is slowly taking the limelight from more established fancy local drying tanks.
Those include North Palm Beach’s Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, once favored by the likes of Michael Lohan, troubled actress Lindsay Lohan‘s dad, and West Palm Beach’s Hanley Center, favored by aging action hero Burt Reynolds and radio talker Rush Limbaugh.
Why’s Lukens big all of the sudden?
Doc Lukens won’t return calls but, according to literature distributed by the center, Lukens claims to be able to ferret out the hidden reasons for someone’s addictions — and make way for a lasting recovery.