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Heston came to Utah for alcohol problem

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Charlton Heston spent three weeks in an alcohol rehabilitation program last spring after his social drinking got out of hand, his publicist said Monday.

"He thought he needed to take care of something that could possibly become a huge problem," publicist Lisa DeMatteo said. "He's back at work, taking care of himself and feeling great."

Heston checked himself into a facility in Utah from late May to mid-June, DeMatteo said. She said the actor had never been in rehab before.

"I think it was overwork. He keeps a horrendous travel schedule and he's 76 years old," DeMatteo said.

Heston, who heads the National Rifle Association, declined a request for an interview.