Jason Wahler: Reality TV Led Me to Rehab

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EtiID55qPV8/RhUW5jXJkzI/AAAAAAAACCc/HOUWVl2RvCM/s400/conradwahler1-1.jpgReality TV can be enticing to some people, with its promise of glitz and glamour. However, what happens when the camera stop rolling? For Laguna Beach and Hills star Jason Wahler, life quickly turned from one of fame on the small screen to one fueled by a dangerous substance addiction.

The former MTV star, known for his tumultuous relationship with Lauren Conrad, turned to alcohol at age 18, shortly after filming the hit reality show.

"I would drink anywhere from five to 20 vodka drinks a night," Wahler, now 24, told Life & Style. "I couldn't stop."

His addiction soon landed him in rehab seven times, and led to six alcohol-related arrests.

"Rock bottom was when I saw what my addiction was doing to my family," he said. "I just didn't want it anymore."

It was then that Wahler decided to take another course of action and return to what made him famous in the first place: reality TV. Although this time he traded scenic Laguna beaches for Celebrity Rehab.

He was 67 days sober when he joined the latest cast of the VH1 show. Now, at 200 days sober, Wahler keeps in touch with rest of his Rehab cast, including Janice Dickinson and Jeremy London. But one noteable cast member still remains out of touch: Dr. Drew Pinsky, the show's addiction specialist.

"To be honest, Dr. Drew didn't give me much advice, and he doesn't really stay in touch with anyone," Wahler said.

Credit: Pop Eater (Kelly Fisher)

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