Now that he's clean and sober, The Hills' Jason Wahler has been able to mend his relationship with ex-girlfriend Lauren Conrad, 25.
"Everything's going well now," Wahler, 24, told Us Weekly at the 2nd Annual Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival Thursday. "I actually got all my old friends back, everybody that I was with in the past."
Wahler added that it took awhile before he and Conrad were back on "good terms."
"I was in a dark place in my life and it was something I had to clear up," he explained of his 2010 stint in rehab. "It's taken a lot of time and I had a lot of destruction, but it's going well now."
Prior to turning his life around, Wahler had been arrested six times for alcohol-related incidents. Since seeking treatment, Wahler insists his "whole life has changed" for the better.
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"I work with the rehab now and I'm actually being of service, giving back," he told Us. "In a way, life is just so much better. I'm excited for the next year. Everything has just been so positive."