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Butch Patrick starred as werewolf Eddie Munster on the "The Munsters" back in the 1960s.
updated 11/11/2010 11:04:16 AM ET 2010-11-11T16:04:16

The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Butch Patrick's agent said Thursday that the 57-year-old is in a private facility in New Jersey.

Agent Jodi Ritzen says Patrick is in rehab "to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse." Ritzen wouldn't disclose the name of the facility where he's being treated.

Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year after being contacted by a West Chester woman who was a fan of "The Munsters" back in the 1960s. She announced last week that they had split.

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  1. Tatum O'Neal

    The rise: Tatum O'Neal holds her Oscar statuette at the 46th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca. on April 2, 1974. The 10-year-old was the youngest acting Oscar winner ever, as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie "Paper Moon."

    The fall: Following her 1993 divorce from tennis star John McEnroe, O'Neal began a decade-long slide into addiction, and in 1998, McEnroe gained full custody of their three children. After appearing to turn her life around -- chronicled in her 2004 book, 'A Paper Life' -- O'Neal was arrested on June 1, 2008, accused of buying crack cocaine in Manhattan's Lower East Side. (AP, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Leif Garrett

    The rise: Garrett started appearing in movies when he was 5 years old. In his teens, the blond heartthrob became famous as a pop singer and pinup, releasing the disco hit "I Was Made for Dancing" in 1978.

    The fall: In 1979, at 17, Garrett crashed his car while he was drunk and on Quaaludes. The accident left his passenger, best friend Roland Winkler, a paraplegic. Following the tragedy, Garrett entered a downward spiral of substance abuse. In 2005, he pled guilty to a charge of cocaine possession, and in 2006, he was found with heroin. He was subsequently sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Drew Barrymore

    The rise: Barrymore's career began at 11 months old, when she auditioned for a dog food ad. She had her breakout role at age 7, in the 1982 film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."

    The fall: Barrymore was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol by age 9. She smoked marijuana at 10, snorted cocaine at 13, and was in rehab twice by 14. She posed nude in the January 1995 "Playboy," and famously bared her breasts for David Letterman the same year. Despite these troubles, the star reached No. 1 in "People" magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People list. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Danny Bonaduce

    The rise: Bonaduce achieved fame at age 10, starring as Danny Partridge on the 1970s television series "The Partridge Family."

    The fall: The redheaded star was arrested in 1985 and found with 50 grams of cocaine in his car, and again in 1990 at a Daytona Beach crack house. The following year, he was arrested for beating up a transvestite street prostitute. Now he is sober, and people say Bonaduce has maintained a sense of humor about his ordeal. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Brian Bonsall

    The rise: Bonsall is best known for playing Andy Keaton on the 1980s television comedy "Family Ties."

    The fall: In March 2007, he was arrested in Boulder, Colo., on a domestic violence charge. In August, he pled guilty to assault charges on his girlfriend and was placed on two years' probation. In June 2008, he was accused of violating the terms of his parole, and he failed to appear at a subsequent court hearing. Subsequently he reportedly entered a rehab facility in Colorado. (Everett Collection , AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Todd Bridges

    The rise: Bridges achieved fame playing Willis Jackson on the television series "Diff'rent Strokes" from 1978 to 1986.

    The fall: Arrested several times for drug and weapons offenses, Bridges also admitted to having a cocaine addiction. He may have hit rock bottom in 1989 when he was charged with the attempted murder of a crack cocaine dealer. However, the actor has been sober for years, even traveling the country to speak to kids about the dangers of drug use. He and his brother were also credited with saving a paraplegic woman from drowning in 1998. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. The Coreys: Feldman and Haim

    The rise: Feldman (left in both photos) appeared in 10 films in the 1980s, including "The Goonies." Haim (right in both photos), also an '80s child star, starred in such films as "Lucas."

    The fall: Feldman was legally emancipated from his parents by age 15, started partying hard, and was arrested in 1990 for heroin. Haim, who filed for bankruptcy in 1997, also battled drug addiction. The pair starred in reality show "The Two Coreys," in 2007-8 but later became estranged, reportedly over Haim's addiction issues. In October 2009, Feldman's wife reportedly filled for divorce. On March 10, 2010, Haim died at age 38, apparently of a drug overdose. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Tracey Gold

    The rise: Gold has been acting since the age of 4, first appearing in a Pepsi print ad. She's best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains." The show ran from 1985-1992.

    The fall: When she was 11, Gold was diagnosed with the early stages of anorexia nervosa by her family pediatrician, followed by a very public battle with the disorder, which nearly killed her. (Her lowest weight is estimated to have been near 80 pounds.) Her unhealthy appearance resulted in her suspension from the show. In 2004, Gold was arrested after a drunk driving accident. Her husband and two of her three children were injured in the crash. More recently she has had regular appearances on TLC and the TV Guide Channel. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Lindsay Lohan

    The rise: Lohan began her career with Ford Models at age 3, and went on to appear in more than 100 print ads and 60 commercials. She was 11 when she began filming her big-screen debut, 1998's "The Parent Trap."

    The fall: Lohan's "greatest hits" include three stints in rehab this year and two DUI arrests. She was found in possession of small amounts of cocaine at the time of both arrests. Since then she has attempted to shake her image as one of the media's poster party girls, but in 2009 her probation was extended following several instances of her failing to attend court-mandated substance abuse treatment classes. (Everett Collectiion, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Mary-Kate Olsen

    The rise: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were more like baby stars than child stars: The twins were cast for the role of the wisecracking Michelle Tanner on the sitcom "Full House" when they were just 6 months old.

    The fall: In 2004, Mary-Kate checked into rehab in Utah for 6 weeks because she was suffering from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Her publicist denied allegations that there was also a drug problem. In November 2007, she was hospitalized, reportedly for a kidney infection. Despite these troubles, the twins now collectively have an estimated net worth of $100 million. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Haley Joel Osment

    The rise: Haley Joel "I see dead people" Osment found fame with his starring role in the 1999 thriller "The Sixth Sense." He began acting at the age of 4, when he tried out for a Pizza Hut commercial in a shopping mall.

    The fall: 2006 proved to be a bad year for the 19-year-old: In July, he fractured a rib after crashing his car while driving drunk. The next month, Osment was charged with four misdemeanor counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana. The star was fined, sent to rehab, and sentenced to three years' probation. (AFP - Getty Images, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Mackenzie Phillips

    The rise: The daughter of the Mamas and the Papas' lead singer, John Phillips, is best-known for playing the boy-crazed Julie Cooper Horvath on "One Day at a Time" (1975-80, 1981-83).

    The fall: Phillips began to use marijuana and LSD at age 12, and heroin at 18. Her cocaine and alcohol problems started during her run on "One Day at a Time." She was fired from the show in 1980 when she refused to get help, but returned from rehab the following year. She was fired for good in 1983. In September 2009, she published a memoir in which she said her father did drugs with her when she was 11. She also alleged in interviews that she had an incestuous relationship with him. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Dana Plato

    The rise: Plato was doing television commercials by the age of 7, but achieved fame playing Kimberly Drummond in the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes."

    The fall: At age 14, Plato overdosed on Valium. She posed nude for "Playboy" in 1989, and was arrested twice in the early '90s -- once for attempting to rob a video store, and then for forging a prescription for Valium. She died after overdosing on Vanadom and Vicodin in 1999, and her death was eventually deemed a suicide. (Everett Collection, AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Adam Rich

    The rise: Rich is best remembered for playing youngest son Nicholas Bradford on the 1970s television drama "Eight Is Enough."

    The fall: The star started smoking marijuana at age 10, and dropped out of high school at age 17, in 1986. He was arrested several times from 1983 to 1991 for drugs, shoplifting and breaking and entering. In 1996, "Might" magazine published a satirical story claiming the actor was dead when he was in fact still alive, leading to much confusion. In 2003 he was arrested for DUI after nearly colliding with a police car. (Everett Collection, AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Britney Spears

    The rise: At the tender age of 11, Spears scored a spot on the Disney Channel's "New Mickey Mouse Club." She was on the show from 1993 to 1994.

    The fall: Britney's role as an entertainer didn't end when she put her career on hold to start a family with (now ex) hubby Kevin Federline. She appeared constantly in the tabloids for bad behavior -- pantyless paparazzi shots, stints in rehab, a turn as Bald Britney, and more recently, custody battles with K-Fed. Six albums, two kids, and one Grammy after her Mouseketeer days, Britney's comeback is not going so well. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Jodie Sweetin

    The rise: Played the innocent "middle child" Stephanie Tanner on the 1990s sitcom "Full House."

    The fall: After "Full House" was canceled in 1995, Sweetin went to high school and college and then married a police officer. But at 20, she became addicted to methamphetamine. In 2006, she spent six weeks at rehab clinic Promises and was able to kick her habit. Sweetin gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in April 2008 with second hubby Cody Herpin. But in November 2008, she filed for legal separation from her husband. She wrote a memoir in 2009. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Willie Aames

    The rise: Actor Willie Aames is best known for his TV sitcom roles on “Charles in Charge” and “Eight Is Enough.”

    The fall: A victim of childhood sexual abuse, Aames gave into drinking and drugs, and at 33, attempted suicide. Eventually he married Maylo McCaslin-Aames -- also a drug addict and victim of sexual abuse – and the pair together found spirituality. Aames also created the children’s biblical superhero “Bibleman,” a role he retired from in 2004. In 2005, he appeared in “Celebrity Fit Club” and co-wrote a book with his wife. However, he filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and reportedly attempted suicide that November. In March 2009 he held an estate sale at his home to avoid foreclosure. (Everett Collection, KRT) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Brad Renfro

    The rise: Brad Renfro went from an unknown to a young star after playing the title role in 1993’s “The Client.” He went on to more film roles throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s.

    The fall: Renfro struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his career. In 2006, he spent 10 days in jail after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. In 1998 he was charged with marijuana and cocaine possession, and he was caught trying to steal a yacht in 2000. The next year, he was charged with underage drinking and violating probation. Renfro was found dead in his L.A. apartment in January 2008 at age 25. (Everett Collection, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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