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Kendra Wilkinson Baskett may seem like she's got it all -- her own reality series, a NFL player husband, a brand new baby boy -- but the former Playboy Playmate and Girl Next Door has revealed that her earlier years were a lot less fortunate.
In her new E! True Hollywood Story, Baskett opens about her drug-filled adolescence and her time in a mental hospital, revealing that she began using cocaine at the age of 13.
"All of a sudden [my friends] broke out this white stuff," she says. "I started feeling pretty good. That was the start of my drug days."
By the time she was 15, she was actively using drugs, "feeling suicidal" and "cutting myself," she says. After swallowing "a half dozen or so medications" at school, her mother Patti decided to check her in for two weeks at a secured psychiatric facility.
"It was crazy in that place," Baskett says. "We didn't see daylight. We weren't allowed outside. It was basically a jail, but it was a hospital."
But, the new mom, who has admitted to suffering from post-partum depression since the birth of her son, Hank Jr., says her days in the mental ward "did not change me at all. I think it made me worse because in my heart I didn't want to change," she said. "People were forcing me, and that's something that does not work with me."
In her sophomore year of high school, Baskett left home with a troubled boyfriend. "I was still on drugs," she says. "I met a guy and I ended up running away with him. All throughout sophomore year I lived with this guy and I did drugs for that long. Every day, every minute."
Find out more about Baskett's shocking childhood when her True Hollywood Story premieres on E! Wednesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. EST.
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