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Rob Ford Rehab: Toronto Mayor Returns to Work After 2 Months in Treatment

By    |   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 08:05 AM

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is scheduled to return to work Monday afternoon after two months in rehab for alleged drinking and drug use, but the Canadian politician hasn’t lost his penchant for life in the public eye, as proven by an impromptu photo shoot over the weekend.

Photos of a smiling Ford with customers at Moores Clothing for Men in Barrie, Ontario, started popping up on Instagram Saturday, according to The Canadian Press.

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According to The Press, Ford recently sent a letter to the city clerk's office advising them that he would be returning to work Monday. The mayor, who has admitted to cocaine use and was even caught on video in one of his "drunken stupors," has vowed to run for re-election on Oct. 27.

Doug Ford, the mayor's brother and a Toronto city councilor, is running Rob Ford's campaign.

"The race for mayor continued in Mr. Ford's absence, even though his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford likes to say it will begin the day the mayor returns to town," the Toronto Globe and Mail reported last week. "There has been a steady string of debates and policy announcements over the past two months, with the mayor's main rivals using the opportunity to set out their policies and get some face time with voters." 

In May, charges emerged that Ford was taking business calls from rehab, posing a threat to his recovery.

"Work is a non-starter," Dr. Raju Hajela, a Calgary family physician who specializes in addiction, told The Press at the time. "He needs a minimum of three months off work. That would be the usual occupational health recommendation."

Dennis Long, co-founder and executive director of Breakaway Addictions treatment services in Toronto, agreed that work is an unhealthy distraction in rehab.

"In most cases, people in that kind of treatment are discouraged quite strongly from contacting friends and family, at least in the first couple of weeks of treatment," he told The Press. "So calling constituents would not be on."

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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is scheduled to return to work Monday afternoon after two months in rehab for alleged drinking and drug use, but the Canadian politician hasn’t lost his penchant for life in the public eye, as proven by an impromptu photo shoot over the weekend.
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