'Her demons have returned': Troubled Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'is back in rehab'
15:43 GMT, 6 November 2012
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has reportedly checked herself back into rehab after 'her demons returned'.
The 40-year-old socialite turned wannabe pop star has allegedly been admitted to the private Manor clinic in Hampshire, South East England, for a month of treatment.
Although it is not clear why Tara has reportedly turned to professional treatment sources say it came soon after she was seen out looking dishevelled and disorientated last month.
Needing help: Tara Palmer Tomkinson, pictured last month, has checked back in to rehab for one month to face her demons
A friend told Grazia magazine: 'Tara has a well-documented history of battling various demons and unfortunately it seems some have returned to haunt her.
'She knows when things get bad, the only answer is rehab. All those who love her support her and are so pleased she has decided to take this course of action as she has been having a particularly difficult time lately.
'She's in for a month and we're looking forward to seeing a healthier, happier Tara on the other side.'
Changing faces: Tara looked visibly worse when out last month in London, compared to a healthier appearance in 2006
Positive attitude: Tara's close friends said that the socialite sought help to get back to a healthy state
Glowing reference: Tara once said that she would love to go back to The Meadows rehab centre
Although the reason for Tara's alleged admission remains shrouded in mystery, friends say she has not
reached rock bottom like she did in 1999, when she sought help for
clinic states on its website it offers treatment for alcoholism,
anxiety, drug addiction and depression.
The insider added to the magazine: 'Tara admits she's slipped up a few times recently, which is why she's sought help. But she's in no way as bad as she was in the past.
'This is not about cocaine, this is just getting her back to full healthy.'
Tara – who was pictured last month looking dishevelled and confused at the Attitude party – recently admitted she sought help in 1999 because she was 'ashamed' of her problems.
She said: 'You've got to hit rock bottom and you've got to really want to get well. I got well because I felt so ashamed because I love my family.'
Tamara has had a long public battle with drink and drug addiction but spoke recently about how much she loved spending time at The Meadows clinic.
She said: 'The Meadows is what you make of it. I’d love to go back but not for the reason I went in.
'It takes a long time to admit your shame. It’s 35,000 for 35 days but only to people from England.'