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Katie Price has opened up on the 'goodbye letter' she wrote to cocaine after completing a rehab stint in The Priory back in 2018.

Katie wrote the letter in a bid to end her drug use, which she was using to "numb the pain" of her problems, after undergoing "severe traumatic rehabilitation” at The Priory.

The 42 year old star explained that she had gone a doctor to seek help when she couldn't "cope" and was 'self-medicating' with drugs.

Speaking to The Times, Katie explained: "People around me were doing stories that just weren't true, and I'm trying to get up for air and then I'm being knocked down. It does get to you in the end.

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"And because I've got five kids, I thought, 'Oh my God, I can't do this.'

"I didn't know how to deal with everything. I just wanted to sleep. I wanted to shut things out. I went to the doctor – I don't know how I found the strength.

"And said 'I'm doing this [cocaine]. It's taking over. I can't cope with it.' He's known me a long time. He looked at me as if to say, 'What?'"

Katie revealed she is still in contact with her doctor from The Priory every week and recalled the 'goodbye letter' she wrote to cocaine.

She wrote to the drug: "You'll never get the better of me again."

Katie previously opened up on Loose Women about the difficult period in her life and how she turned to drugs to self-medicate, before seeking help from a doctor.

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"My family and friends were hurt, they didn't know what to do.

"All these years in the industry I never have [done drugs] but I purely did it to self-medicate. I went to the doctors and told them the truth.

"Self-medicating on drugs really, it was disgusting, but it was my way of dealing with it. At least I can hold my hands up. If I didn't speak out, I would still be in a rut."

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