Josh Duggar leaves ‘residential rehabilitation program,’ family says
Josh Duggar has left the “residential rehabilitation program” he was being treated at for the last few months, his family said today. Last year Duggar revealed that he was addicted to porn and had been “unfaithful” to his wife Anna. He also admitted to inappropriately touching underage girls, including his sisters, more than 12 years ago.
“Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program,” the family wrote on its official website. “We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program. It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh.”
The statement continued, “Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family. We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him. We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead.”
News of Duggar’s self-described “inexcusable” actions came to light last year and he admitted to what he had done on Facebook.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh wrote last May.
TLC eventually cancelled the Duggar family’s show “19 Kids and Counting.”
Josh’s sisters Jessa and Jill recently told to People magazine that they have forgiven their brother.
“It is a process, though, that you have to work through in your heart,” Jessa said. “And trust is not quickly rebuilt.”