Not much has been said about Jon Hamm’s recent stint in rehab, least of all by the “Mad Men” star himself. Asking for privacy on the issue, Hamm has revealed very little about how he ended up in rehab and what it will mean to his career. Public individuals like Hamm find it hard to keep some of their most private matters secret, and there’s a balancing act between presenting oneself as a role model of recovery, which can be a good thing, and wanting to hide out when the going gets rough. Hamm is on the private side of the line when he says, “”I understand it [rehab] constitutes news these days, but it’s between me and my family and not something for public consumption.” But on the role model side, he’s given plenty of credit to friends and family for helping him find his way to rehab, including his long-time partner Jennifer Westfeldt. Friends and family can play a strong role when it comes to rehab, both on the front and the back ends. Sometimes getting a loved one to seek recovery seems like an impossible task, considering the symptom of denial that accompanies the disease of addiction. Family members have to observe, point out, and then stand back. Jon Hamm’s girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt said she began to see Hamm change as the role of Don Draper grew darker. She stood by while Hamm went through is 30-day program and was there when it was over. Post-rehab is a time when friends and family members can support their loved ones by learning about the disease of addiction and finding their own support group, such as Alanon. The final season of “Mad Men” wraps up this year (the second half of it), and Hamm has been noncommittal about what comes next. Fans are crossing their fingers that whatever his future holds, it includes long-time sobriety. Add your thoughts and comments below and follow us on Facebook!