When Jason Wahler signed on for MTV's Laguna Beach, the then-17-year-old got instant fame. Now Jason, 24, tells Life & Style the all-access perks were his downfall -- leading him down a path of addiction that eventually landed him on the latest season of Celebrity Rehab. "I would drink anywhere from five to 20 vodka drinks a night," Jason tells Life & Style about getting into clubs at age 18. "I couldn't stop."
Soon, the out-of-control young star blew through his money, was in and out of rehab seven times and had six drinking-related arrests. "Rock bottom was when I saw what my addiction was doing to my family," he says. "I just didn't want it anymore."
So Jason vowed to get clean and was 67 days sober when he joined Rehab in July 2010. Now, 200 days sober, he remains in touch with the entire Rehab cast however, has yet to hear from the show's addiction specialist, Dr. Drew Pinsky. "To be honest, Dr. Drew didn't give me much advice, and he doesn't really stay in touch with anyone," Jason tells Life & Style.
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