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Stephanie Pratt Reveals Descent into Bulimia and Drug Addiction: 'I Didn't Care About Anything. I Could Live or Die'

Stephanie Pratt Reveals Descent into Bulimia and Drug Addiction: 'I Didn't Care About Anything. I Could Live or Die'

Originally posted 08/21/2015 04:50PM

The Hills showed viewers Stephanie Pratt growing out of her teens and into a young woman. But as her new biography reveals, the six seasons of the glossy show didn't touch on her very real struggles, including addiction to crystal meth and bulimia.

In Made in Reality, Pratt admits to becoming addicted to crystal meth when she was only 16 or 17 and attending Crossroads School for Arts & Science, a private college prep school in Santa Monica, California.

"I was on the extreme level, and addiction developed instantly," Pratt says in the current issue of New! magazine. The former reality star – who writes that she kept her meth kit in a Hello Kitty bag – tells the magazine, "[I smoked] probably four times before school, then at snack ... probably 12 or 13 times a day."

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'It Is the Most Heartbreaking Thing in the World': Jeb Bush Brings up Daughter's Substance Abuse to Talk About Drug Policy

Jeb Bush References Daughter's Substance Abuse While Discussing Drug Problems in America

Originally posted 08/20/2015 01:20AM

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush got personal on Wednesday while addressing the addiction epidemic plaguing the United States.

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Troubled Buffy the Vampire Star Nicholas Brendon to Appear on Dr. Phil

Troubled Buffy the Vampire Star Nicholas Brendon to Appear on Dr. Phil

Originally posted 08/18/2015 10:15PM

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon is set to appear on Dr. Phil on Aug. 26.

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Lisa Vanderpump on Kim Richards Leaving RHOBH: 'Her Sobriety Is More Important Than Any Reality Show'

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Lisa Vanderpump on Kim Richards Leaving RHOBH: 'Her Sobriety Is More Important Than Any Reality Show'

Originally posted 08/14/2015 12:45PM

Though they've clashed in the past, Lisa Vanderpump only wishes Kim Richards well in the wake of her second arrest in five months.

Because of her ongoing struggles with sobriety, Richards is not returning for the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – a decision Vanderpump supports.

"I'm sorry that Kim's not here because of the situation. That's the thing, but I think that her sobriety is more important than any reality show," she told PEOPLE at her luncheon benefiting the American Humane Association and the Hero Dog Awards (Sponsored by Vanderpump Pets) at PUMP in West Hollywood on Thursday. "I think a lot of people recognize that fact, and that's probably why she's not in this season."

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Inside Kim Richards' Embarrassing Downfall: 'She Mismanaged Her Money and Is Wrecking Her Life,' Says Source | The Dr. Phil Show, Kim Richards, Phil McGraw

Inside Kim Richards' Embarrassing Downfall: 'She Mismanaged Her Money and Is Wrecking Her Life,' Says Source

Originally posted 08/04/2015 06:35PM

It's been a bumpy year for Kim Richards.

The former star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, who left rehab in June, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly shoplifting close to $600 from Target, and a source close to Richards says her behavior of late has been increasingly bizarre.

"No one understands what she's doing," says the source, who adds that Richards is still not speaking to sister Kyle. "Her family is so concerned. And they're fed up. She's cut herself off from friends and family who care about her."

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Kim Richards' Ailing Ex-Husband Monty Brinson Is in 'Complete Shock' After Her Arrest

Kim Richards' Ailing Ex-Husband Monty Brinson Is in 'Complete Shock' After Her Arrest

Originally posted 08/04/2015 09:50AM

In the wake of Kim Richards' arrest for shoplifting, her ex-husband Monty Brinson – who has been living with her as he battles cancer – is defending the mother of his child.

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Queen of Versailles Stars Jackie & David Siegel Speak Out After Daughter's Fatal Overdose: 'Victoria Didn't Die in Vain'

Queen of Versailles Stars Jackie & David Siegel Speak Out After Daughter's Fatal Overdose: 'Victoria Didn't Die in Vain'

Originally posted 07/30/2015 06:00PM

Victoria Siegel was in love. She was a free spirit who preferred to go barefoot and rescued "the ugliest dogs," as her mother puts it, from the pound. She struggled in class but graduated high school, and she had big dreams: opening a sushi restaurant, designing T-shirts, pursuing her passions for poetry, music and art. Victoria was also addicted to prescription drugs, and on June 6, she died of an overdose at the age of 18.

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Macklemore Opens Up About His Drug Relapse – and How Fatherhood Saved Him

Macklemore Opens Up About His Drug Relapse – and How Fatherhood Saved Him

Originally posted 07/28/2015 07:50PM

Macklemore has revealed that he suffered a drug relapse in 2014. In a new interview, the rapper opened up about falling back into old patterns – and what ultimately brought him back to the right path.

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John Stamos Tweets that He Is 'Back,' 'Grateful' Following Rehab Stint

John Stamos Tweets that He Is 'Back,' 'Grateful' Following Rehab Stint

Originally posted 07/24/2015 05:00PM

John Stamos took to social media Friday to announce he is back after entering rehab last month.

"I'm back!" wrote the former Full House star. "Took a month to take care of things. Healthy. Feeling grateful for the love & support of family & friends."

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Ashley Hamilton: How My Dad Helped Me Cope With Drug Addiction

Ashley Hamilton: How My Dad Helped Me Cope With Drug Addiction

Originally posted 07/24/2015 11:25AM

He was born and raised in Hollywood, and Ashley Hamilton, son of veteran actor George Hamilton, wasn't immune to the darker side of Tinseltown.

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