Lara Stone says going to rehab is the best thing she's done in her entire life.

The 26-year-old Dutch supermodel - who checked herself into a clinic last year after her drinking spiralled out of control - admits the time she spent in a rehabilitation centre was tough, but ultimately rewarding.

She told Interview magazine: "It's no fun. But afterwards it's like the best thing ever. I didn't want to leave. It was the best thing I've done in my entire life. I'm so happy I did it."

Lara - who is engaged to British comedian David Walliams - admits her alcoholism got so bad she had to take drinks with her wherever she went.

She explained: "The drinking was getting way out of control. I just didn't recognise myself anymore. I didn't know what I was doing or where I was. I always had to have some drinks with me in my bag."

Now she has overcome her problems, Lara insists she is learning to cope in social situations where alcohol is present.

When quizzed on how she deals with fashion parties where drinks are readily available, she said: "It's gotten a lot better over the last few months. It's only been ten months, but it's getting so much better."