In 2008, Reid tried to rid herself of her party girl image by checking herself into rehab at Promises in Malibu, a facility that has housed celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. There were rumors the actress was given a free stay at the rehab center as a paid promotional deal, but after some digging, Fox News discovered those rumors were not true. After emerging from the 60-day detox program a new woman, Reid agreed to an exclusive interview on her experience with In Touch, where she admitted that going to rehab was, "… the greatest decision I ever made."
Perez Hilton provided more details of the interview where Reid explained she was only there for alcohol abuse, and has never had any problems with drug use. When asked how she thought the problem started, she admitted to feeling obligated to drink, as she felt pressured to keep up her party girl image when she went out. Also in her interview she claimed, "I was actually shy in real life, and I felt like everyone was judging me and watching me. I think I drank because it gave me a kind of confidence." Her sobriety didn't last very long unfortunately, as she has been caught by the paparazzi on several occasions stumbling out of bars. Reid was even spotted drinking at an airport bar last fall, and apparently got so drunk she missed her flight to Los Angeles.