Danniella Westbrook has admitted she will always be an “addict”, but revealed she is hoping to return to EastEnders later this year.
The EastEnders actress appeared on Loose Women this afternoon to talk about her stay in a Spanish rehab facility and her future plans.
Speaking about her return to EastEnders as Sam Mitchell, she said: “There’s a big chance of me going back into EastEnders. I’m going to be back there at the end of the year.”
During the interview the 43-year-old said she would always be addicted to something and confessed she fell apart following a miscarriage last May.
Danniella said: “I will always be an addict of something, I think every chance is your last chance.
“You can put down the drugs, I’m not knocking rehab but it’s not just about your drugs, its about dealing with trauma.
“I had a miscarriage and it really broke my heart, I used and my psychosis went crazy.
She continued: “I do still have a drink but I am really addicted to making money and being successful – that’s my new thing.
“Structure is so important, having a business, having the kids in my life, I will still be in full time therapy.
“I did that last time and I was clean for 13 years… The 12 step programme is a really big part of my life.’
Danniella, who sufferers from borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia, confessed she is currently not taking any medication for her conditions but that she feels “fantastic” and sought medical help while coming off her meds.
Danniella also revealed she has opened a bar in Marbella – despite her problems with addiction.
The bar will be a joint venture with her son, and Danniella said she was “better on the other side of the bar” so she can use her people skills.
She said: “I’m not going to run it, I’m not going to be Peggy Mitchell. I’m still going to work and act but it’s an investment for me and my son. I’m not there every day.”
Danniella first revealed she was heading to rehab in March in order to become ‘a better momma and a better woman’.
She has previously been treated for a cocaine addiction following a collapsed septum.