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Stephanie Davis reveals battle with alcoholism after splitting from ‘toxic’ Jeremy McConnell

The former Hollyoaks star has claimed that she was suicidal

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Stephanie Davis has revealed that she is an alcoholic, and was forced to go to rehab after splitting from Jeremy McConnell.

The former Hollyoaks actress has admitted that she hit the booze hard in the aftermath of her toxic relationship with Jeremy McConnell.

The former couple briefly reunited following the birth of their son Caben-Albi in January last year, but split a few months later.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Stephanie said, “I’m an alcoholic. Going to rehab saved my life. I’ve always turned to drink when I’ve gone through difficult times, but I started drinking more and more when I was with Jeremy in order to block out how awful the relationship was.”

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In August of last year, disgraced Irish reality star Jeremy was found guilty of assaulting Stephanie, and was given a suspended sentence.

“It took me a long time to realise that I had a serious problem,” Stephanie continued. “I’m a young girl who appeared to have it all; I didn’t fit the stereotype of what I thought an alcoholic was.”

“I was drinking heavily and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after I split up with Jeremy, because of everything I had been through while we were together.

“It got to the point where I was drinking most days until I would black out, and I was feeling suicidal. I knew that for Caben’s sake, I had to sort myself out before it was too late.”

“I knew that if I didn’t take drastic measures to turn my life around, I would end up dead. Rehab has taught me that I have to give up alcohol for good – I’m 90 days sober and I no longer need booze to help me cope,” she explained.

The young mum also admitted to having suicidal thoughts after splitting from Jeremy.

“I took an overdose while I was still with Jeremy. I was taken to hospital and the paps were outside when I left so now I think Jeremy told them we were there.

“After we split up there were several times when I thought about killing myself,” she added.

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