She's spilling the details about her relapse!
Over the years, we’ve seen some of the darkest moments in the Teen Mom cast member’s lives. This includes heartbreaking experiences like domestic violence, miscarriages, and drug addiction. Even though most of the cast members are clean or in recovery right now, the truth is, staying clean is an ongoing struggle for many who are battling addiction.
Amber Portwood has been open about her addiction struggles since their inception. In fact, Teen Mom OG temporarily stopped filming while she was in prison for drug related charges. Since then, she’s gotten clean and spent years keeping her addiction at bay.
Unfortunately, it seems this is no longer the case. Although Amber is currently pregnant with her second child, it’s now clear that she hasn’t been clean the entire time that she’s been out of prison.
Before Amber Portwood met her new boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, she and her ex Matt Baier tried to work things out in Marriage Boot Camp. The show just premiered, and many fans noticed that Amber seemed different. She seemed much more irritable, combative, and angry. Now, Amber is explaining her behavior, and confessing that she went back to drugs.
Marriage Boot Camp promos have been airing for the past few weeks, and the show premiered on March 9. Even for viewers who don’t know anything about Teen Mom, there was one cast member in particular who was drawing attention: Amber Portwood. In the promos and the premiere episode, Amber has been picking fights with Matt, her mother, and all of her co-stars on the show! Now, Amber is peeling back the curtain and revealing that her addiction resurfaced during filming.
“I was heavily drinking on top of my bipolar and borderline medication,” Amber tweeted after the episode aired. “Obviously something you shouldn’t do with medications like that. However it happened and I went through hard times in order to be truly happy finally.”
This didn’t come as a surprise to many fans, who had suspected that she may have relapsed. It didn’t help that she often took to social media in the middle of the night to go on lengthy rants.
Luckily, Amber revealed that she is no longer struggling with substance abuse. “No matter what struggles I went through a year ago on ‘MBC’… I’m now happy, healthy and sober,” she shared on Twitter. “The struggles & anger I went through are real & I’m happy to have ended such a horrific time in my life! Ready to live life clear headed and full of love. The future is finally bright.”
It’s good that Amber is no longer struggling with her addiction, but many fans are still concerned about this update. “It’s really scary that she was admittedly not sober in July, and then conceived in August,” wrote reddit user EmInNM. “I really hope she hasn’t used while pregnant.” User soupastar shared:
“She can get sober but the problem is still going to be there because she refuses to face that she isn’t a ray of sunshine/always right/a real woman/the list goes on. She needs serious therapy in order to have a decent life and until she does that then everyone around her will have to suffer through her behavior. Her anger issues are just ridiculous and I worry for Leah when she is older and backtalks amber or something.”