Kelly Osbourne has a new book. In the book she discusses her addiction to Vicodin. "I was trying to be strong, so I took Vicodin to hide the terrible sadness. I was waking up and emptying six Vicodin into my hand. Soon I was taking 50 pills a day. Most people would overdose on 10."
She says she took them because she was trying to cope with her mother's colon cancer and then again when her dad suffered injuries in an ATV accident.
Rehab didn't work. It didn't work again, and then finally her parents place her in the psychiatric ward at UCLA for a week.
"I was so frightened, it was full of crazy people. As I curled up in a ball the air was filled with ear-piercing screams. I didn't leave my room for five days. It's one of the scariest things I have ever done."
Even her trip to the psychiatric ward didn't get her clean and sober. While she was filming The Osbournes Reloaded she got hooked again on pills.
"I wasn't prepared for the speed of my downward spiral. Within a month I wasn't showering or brushing my teeth and my only relationship was with the pizza delivery man. The fact I didn't die is a miracle."
She then checked into a rehab facility back in January and claims she has kicked pills for good this time.
"If I think about relapsing again, I want to cry. I'm realistic. For the first time, I've learned my biggest lesson: there's strong chance I will relapse. But because I recognize that, I feel like I've got the strength to fight it."
I wish her well.