The wayward Mischa Barton has found a new healthy lifestyle that works better for her career.

Mischa has committed to giving up the drink and living like an angel for the future after admitting she hit rock bottom last year.

The "O.C." actress was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold in 2009 after her television project "The Beautiful Life" was cancelled.

She turned to the bottle for company and her life turned upside down.

Mischa's troubles began in December 2007 when she was arrested for driving under the influence in L.A.

However, after a few years off the rails, the Hollywood actress has seen the light and has shifted gear into a positive way forward.

"I'm being healthy and working hard. I have had lots of offers coming in and as well as reading through scripts, I'm also designing my own range of bags. I love England and I've been desperate to get here to see my friends and my boyfriend, but it's been hard with the stuff going on in the States,' she said.

"I'm avoiding drinking, which is a shame as there's nothing better than a glass of delicious English Pimm's," she added.