After successfully kicking his alcohol addiction in 2010, “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe is now reportedly planning to receive outside help in an attempt to end his smoking habit.
According to a report from the UK’s Daily Star, the 24-year-old British actor, allegedly known to “light up” at least 20 times a day, will soon attend a smoking treatment rehab facility in order to kick his nicotine addiction after unsuccessful attempts with hypnotherapy and e-cigarettes.
“It will be kind of a residential treatment program, involving counseling, both individual and group, stress management and herbal treatments to help withdrawal symptoms,” sources told the gossip site of the Radcliffe’s treatment plans. “There’s also a full exercise and activity program which includes swimming, running and yoga.”
According to insiders, Radcliffe, who publicly shared his battles with alcohol with GQ magazine in 2011, is well aware of his “addictive personality” and is hoping to end his dependency of cigarettes with the program.
“Now he sees cigarettes as his last major vice to conquer,” said a source. “He is confident he’ll succeed once again.”
Radcliffe’s affinity for cigarettes was first revealed in a November 2012 interview with the Telegraph’s Nigel Farndale. “He tells me he is ‘addicted to nicotine’ and needs to have a cigarette before we begin our interview,” Farndale reported of his hotel meet up with Radcliffe. “He rolls one up and smokes it out of the window,” he added.
“They let me do it here so that I don’t have to stand outside,” Radcliffe said of his smoke break. “There will be photographers, not for me, but just because they hang around smart hotels like this. It’s pretty much the only thing I exploit my position for, to be allowed to smoke inside.”
Radcliffe is currently starring in New York’s Broadway production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan." He is set to star next in Judd Apatow’s comedy film “Trainwreck,” followed by an appearance in the Douglas McGrath feature “Brooklyn Bridge.”