On his return from a Hawaiian family vacation in May 1989, Haim told the press that he had been clean for a month after going cold turkey without the help of a substance abuse program.  "I wanted to be clean for me, not for anyone else" Haim said, disclosing that he had "gotten out of whack" and that "as far as it goes, it's the crowd you hang out with. I wasn't speaking to my mom, I hadn't gone to school in four and a half months."  He added: "It's scary to come back down to earth" after having been dependent on narcotics, but "it's just something I had to do."  Haim said he would be in school before going before the cameras in four months for Mark Rocco's Blue Moon .  The film was never made.