Stephanie Pratt Admits to Meth and Cocaine Addictions in New Memoir

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In the years since The Hills went off the air, former reality star Stephanie Pratt has struggled mightily to remain relevant.

The last few months have seen Stephanie posing topless for FHM and looking for love on Millionaire Matchmaker.

Despite her best efforts, however, Stephanie seems destined for the "Where are they now?" file, which makes the surprising revelations in her new memoir that much sadder:

Stephanie Pratt with Book

In the book, entitled Made in Reality, Pratt admits to struggling with addictions to cocaine and crystal meth throughout much of her adolescence:

"I was 14 or 15 [when I first smoked it]," she writes in her book," Pratt writes. "I was on the extreme level and addiction developed instantly. [I smoked] probably four times before school, then at snack... probably 12 or 13 times a day."

Pratt says she started using cocaine shortly thereafter, explaining that it made her feel "rebellious and grownup."

"I didn't care about anything. I could live or die, I didn't care," she says. "I had nothing to get out of bed for, nothing was exciting."

Stephanie says her severe drug abuse was at least partially motivated by a need for attention.

Sadly, she writes that her problem was almost entirely ignored by her parents, even when she was arrested for stealing to support her habit when she was 20.

"I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed. When I landed back in L.A., Mom took me back home and I went upstairs to my old bedroom and I felt so much shame," she recalls.

Pratt says she also suffered from bulimia during the years that The Hills was on, often surviving only on Tic-Tacs.

Fortunately, Stephanie explains that with rehab and therapy she was able to leave most of her demons in the past.

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Stephanie Pratt Biography

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In 2007, Stephanie Pratt emerged as a supporting player on The Hills, getting all up in the grill of Lauren Conrad and having a difficult... More »
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Stephanie Pratt Quotes

[on Stephanie hanging out with Lauren Conrad]
Spencer Pratt: Don't you have any sense of family loyalty?
Stephanie Pratt: I can't believe how hypocritical you are - you who became best friends with my ex-boyfriend in high school even though I hated him!
Spencer Pratt: [looooooong pause] He wasn't your boyfriend, I hate to break it to you. He was your semi-formal date. You can call it what you want.

Stephanie Pratt: [crying] You're making me feel so guilty.
Spencer Pratt: No, you're making YOURSELF feel guilty. Thinking about what YOU did.