Actress Natasha Lyonne has credited her caretakers and a 2004 arrest warrant for helping put her darkest days behind her.
The American Pie star spent the first five years of the new century battling substance abuse and legal woes and now admits she was "as good as dead".
In a candid new interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine, Lyonne says, "A lot of people don't come back... People really rallied around me and pulled me up bu the f**king bootstraps.
"There was a warrant for my arrest, which helped too."