Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida

FL Congressman Enters Drug Treatment

Associated Press

Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, a Tea Party Republican from Naples, checked into an addiction treatment center Thursday afternoon, shortly after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine and saying he will take a leave of absence from Congress.

NBC Miami reports that Radel is being treated at a Naples branch of the Hazelden treatment center. Before entering, Radel said at a press conference that he has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse "off and on for years."