Tara Reid: 'I'm Clean And Sober'
The American Pie star checked into Malibu, California's Promises clinic on December 8th and spent the holidays fighting an alcohol abuse problem. However, in an exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly magazine, Reid insists her dark days are behind her.
She tells the publication, "Rehab saved my life. Before, I used to think about tomorrow and I hated it. Now I can't wait." And she reveals a trip to the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel back in November made her realize it was time to seek help.
She explains, "You write a prayer on a paper and fold it up and put it in the wall. One of the things I wished for was health and happiness and something changed inside me. I realized partying is not what I am anymore." So she canceled a trip to celebrity retreat St. Bart's and headed to rehab instead.
She adds, "The hardest thing was walking through the door for the first time (and) finally admitting that I had a problem. I wasn't drinking any more than my friends, so I didn't get it. I'd think, 'Why am I an alcoholic and she isn't?' The truth is, some people can drink, and some can't... I like alcohol but it didn't like me. I numbed my feelings. It was no life to live."
Reid now has a new set of sober friends and is keen to stay single for the recommended 12 months post-rehab after dumping boyfriend Julien Jarmoune while she was a patient at Promises. She says, "My focus is to get back in my career and stay sober, and keep on having a better life one day at a time."
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