Actress Samaire Armstrong has spoken out for the first time since her two stints in rehab - claiming she needed help after "losing direction".
The 27-year-old was initially reported to have been fired from her role on TV show Dirty Sexy Money, after two stays in a clinic in 2007 for help dealing with "personal problems".
Armstrong now claims she still has a recurring role on the show - and has opened up to thank her family for helping her through a difficult time.
She tells E! Online, "I just had a lot of access to a lot of freedom. I sort of lost direction.
"(Going to rehab) was a decision on my own, but that was the first time. My family was really involved when I went again in October (07)."