Tara checked into Promises right before Christmas and stayed there through the holidays battling her alcohol addiction. And in a new interview with In Touch, Tara says she’s kicked her habit, and is a brand new woman.
She says, "Rehab saved my life. Before, I used to think about tomorrow and I hated it. Now I can’t wait." Tara tells the mag that a trip to the sacred Western Wall in Israel back in November made her realize it was time to seek help.
She says, "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 that’s when she cancelled a trip to St. Bart’s and headed to rehab instead! She says, "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."
Tara says she has a whole new group of friends who are sober like her. She also says she’s staying single for at least a year. And yes, that means she dumped that Julien guy.
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."
Well, it’s sounds like Tara really is on the right track. Hopefully she can stay on board, because we know too many celebrities who have fallen off the wagon. We have to give her props for giving it her all!