Posted: 26 February, 2014
by Triple M
Hackett Seeks US Treatment
Neville Hackett confirms Grant is seeking treatment for a Stilnox addiction
Reports say former swimming great Grant Hackett is seeking treatment in the US for an addiction to sleeping drug Stillnox.
Hackett departed for the States only a few days after being found wandering Melbourne's Crown Casino looking for his 4-year-old child.
The Grill Team discuss the issue with Grant's dad Neville.
Neville Hackett On The Grill Team
"I think Grant's a little bit in denial," said Neville Hackett on the Grill Team.
"He thinks he just needs a bit of a recharge and a rest.
"Rehab... certainly something is needed there.
"We won't know much more until an assessment is done.
"Grant's being saying for a month or so that he needs some rest and he needs some help - he didn't elaborate on that for us."
"When we see him (Grant) he is ok (no drugs).
"I would suspect it is a Stilnox (problem)."
The 1500m freestyle champion won't be able to fool the rehab the consultants the same way he's been able to fool family & friends, says his dad.
Not too long ago, Hackett denied any form of dependency on sleeping drug Stillnox on Triple M.
Grant Hackett Denies Stilnox Addiction (2012)