Reid: I'm clean and sober

Actress Tara Reid has completed a 60-day rehab stint and now insists she's "clean and sober and excited" about the future.

Actress Tara Reid has completed a 60-day rehab stint and now insists she's "clean and sober and excited" about the future.

The 'American Pie' star checked into Malibu, California's Promises clinic on December 8 and spent the holidays fighting an alcohol abuse problem.

However, in an exclusive interview with America's 'In Touch Weekly' magazine, Reid insists her dark days are behind her.

She told the publication: "Rehab saved my life. Before, I used to think about tomorrow and I hated it. Now I can't wait."

She aso revealed that a trip to the sacred Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel in November made her realise it was time to seek help.

She explained: "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 realised partying is not what I am anymore."

So she cancelled a trip to celebrity retreat St Bart's and headed to rehab instead.

She added: "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 said: "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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