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Patrick Kennedy, who has struggled with depression, alcoholism and addiction for much of his life, said Friday that he has checked into a medical facility for treatment.
Kennedy, the son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. He did not say exactly what he was being treated for, and did not disclose the facility's location.
He has been a leading voice in Congress on mental health issues
He agreed to a plea deal on a charge of driving under the influence of prescription drugs and received a year's probation.
He later revealed that he sought treatment for an addiction to the painkiller OxyContin months before the crash.