Windham-Burke echoes her pal’s statements about her time on the West Coast series. “I went on and I had a great first year. Then for me, obviously getting sober on national television, wasn’t easy. I look back, I have a hard time watching it because I was 12 days sober when we started filming,” she says.
“Obviously going through detox is not easy but the connections I’ve made [in the] sober community, that makes a difference,” the blonde beauty notes. “You can go on a reality show for 15 minutes of fame and to sell t-shirts or whatever or you can make a genuine impact in people’s lives. At the end of the day, that’s more important.”