Trump's new top economic advisor is in recovery, backs rehab funding

Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s choice as director of the National Economic Council, has been in recovery for 23 years from cocaine and alcohol and advocates increased government spending on rehab programs.

Kudlow spent five months in rehab himself at Hazelden (now called the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation).

According to the New York Post, “he is a forceful advocate for increased spending on rehabilitation to help those who can’t afford it.” He says he had trouble paying for his own long-term rehab because he had spent so much money as a result of his addiction.

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