Oh for heaven's sake, you'd think Gascoigne was the only alcoholic who behaves like this! Seriously. Having a last drink/taking one last hit is almost a ritual for people going into rehab. Courage, fear of what's next, clinging on to their 'comfort blanket'. He's an addict, he's weak, he's terrified of failing again, and probably also terrified of a future without the one thing that helps him cope. That's what rehab is for, to change that mindset and help him see that a life without booze is a possibility.
I hope this isn't going to be another one of those 2-week celebrity 'rehabs' though. What he needs is intensive structured rehab for a minimum of 3 months and then see where he's at. Anyway, best of luck to him.
Is it? how do you know?
I'll be surprised if it is and if thats the case then most people must fail- because surely the point of entering rehab is that you've finally made a decision to change your life, and theres no going back now.
rather than "i'll just have one last one for the road" rather a half-hearted approach, don't you think?
people like gazza seem to be in and out of rehab more often than katie price gets through husbands.