Tila Tequila on the Mend After Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman 05/31/12

The reality star is recovering from addiction and an eating disorder after nearly dying from an overdose.

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Tila Tequila, who is perhaps best known for her two seasons in MTV's A Shot at Love, is now taking a shot at recovery. The reality star is reportedly doing well after leaving a 30-day rehab stint for drug addiction and an eating disorder that saw her weight drop to dangerously low levels. Sources say that Tequila began to fear for her life when she noticed her bones were protruding from her body, but she has managed to return to a relatively healthy weight while in rehab. "It's still an everyday battle for her, but at least she's sober and healthy," says a source. The 30-year-old went straight to rehab from her hospitalization earlier this year due to a drug overdose, when she suffered a brain aneurysm that nearly killed her. Tequila's roommate told police that the overdose was not accidental and that she had been trying to kill herself for a week. However, a close friend of Tequila has said that the rehab stint has changed her for the better both physically and mentally. "She's a fighter and has been through a lot, but is not giving up," said the source. "She's changed so much since returning from rehab. She's much happier these days and more like the old Tila we all loved. We're proud of her."

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.