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A new beginning for Mischa

entertainment Updated: Jul 28, 2010 00:21 IST

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Hollywood actress Mischa Barton is kicking off her career comeback with a healthy new lifestyle. She has quit drinking, to begin with. The former O.C. star admitted to having hit “rock bottom” when she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold last summer following the cancellation of her TV series The Beautiful Life.

Hollywood.com reports that the meltdown, which Barton blamed on botched dental surgery, came two years after she was charged with driving under the influence stemming from a December 2007 arrest in Los Angeles.

The actress is determined to turn her career around and clean up her act. “I’m avoiding drinking and being healthy and working hard. I have lots of offers coming in and am also designing my own range of bags,” she said.