Stephanie Pratt was best known as the star in the TV reality show, The Hills. She had some serious problems throughout her teenage years. She dealt with many different disorders that fed off of each other. Pratt was depressed, had an eating order and a drug addiction. Multiple disorders, known as co-occurring disorders, make it harder to recover from addiction. Her road was a rocky one. In her biography, she reveals her struggles back then. The show that had her in the spotlight didn’t show as much of her life struggles in the detail that her new book has.
She admits to her crystal meth addiction, which began when she was 16. This was during the time she was going to Crossroads School for Arts and Science, a private prep college. She took a lot of meth right away and became addicted very quickly. She always had a meth kit in her Hello Kitty bag and would smoke four times before school. She would have one during her snack and more after school was done. All in all, Pratt said she would smoke about 12 times a day.
When speaking about her addiction, she said she knew she was in too deep but it made her feel confident. She felt like a supermodel as opposed to someone who was depressed. She felt alive, happy, and got thinner. She said the thinner she got, the better her body image was.
Her family found out she was using meth and they confronted her. They made her take a urine test after she tried to lie about her abuse. She ended up going to meth rehab and once she completed that, she never did meth again. She did, however, try other drugs like cocaine.
After she recovered from the fundamental addiction of meth and was on the mend, the depression returned. She had a lot of sadness and anxiety as she strived for perfection and would never meet her own ideas of what that should look like. She didn’t care if she lived or died. She didn’t want to get out of bed for anything.
On her 19th birthday, she went through a serious depressive episode and tried to kill herself with a deadly mix of Oxycontin, Xanax, cocaine, marijuana, and whiskey. Her mother came by her house without letting her know and saved her life. She continued to use drugs after this suicide attempt. The drug use would result in her being arrested for shoplifting in Hawaii. This still didn’t stop her from abusing drugs.
She would finally overcome her addiction going to rehab. Her journey wasn’t over, however. She developed bulimia while she was a part of the Hills cast. She lost nearly 100 lbs. All of these disorders would need to be dealt with so she could live a normal, happy, and healthy life. She began eating healthy after she stopped with crazy yo yo diets. She is living in London now where she does some appearances on the Made in Chelsea show.