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Stephanie Pratt: I Smoked Crystal Meth 13 Times a Day When I Was 14, Struggled With Bulimia

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Stephanie Pratt opened up about her struggles with substance abuse and bulimia in her new memoir, Made in Reality.

Though she spent three years of her life sharing her “reality” with viewers of The Hills, Stephanie Pratt is opening up in ways she never has before in her new memoir, Made in Reality. The 29-year-old Made in Chelsea star got candid about her troubled childhood, revealing that she struggled with crystal meth addiction at an early age. 

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“I was 14 or 15 [when I first smoked it],” she wrote in her book (via the Daily Mail). “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.” 

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The younger sister of notorious reality TV villain Spencer Pratt struggled with addiction to both meth and cocaine throughout her childhood, noting her parents turned their heads to her issues. 

Stephanie Pratt Mugshot
Stephanie Pratt was arrested in 2006 for shoplifting.

“I didn’t care about anything. I could live or die, I didn’t care,” she said. “I had nothing to get out of bed for, nothing was exciting.”

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In 2006, Pratt was arrested for attempting to steal $4,000 worth of designer clothes while on drugs. 

“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 recalled. 

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Things turned around when she joined the cast of The Hills in 2007. Stephanie worked hard to stay sober, despite the party environment portrayed on the reality series. 

Stephanie Pratt filming the Hills
Stephanie Pratt struggled with bulimia while filming The Hills.

But her addiction to drugs morphed into insecurities about her weight as she was surrounded by her stick-thin costars. She became bulimic during her three years on the show. 

“I lost about six pounds in two weeks but bulimia made my face very puffy so I freaked out and began going on crazy little diets, like I’d only eat Tic Tacs,” Stephanie wrote. By 2009 she weighed 105 pounds. 

Fortunately, Stephanie recovered and now leads a clean and healthy life. Her debut memoir, Made in Reality, was released on Aug. 13. 

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