Dr. Drew then tells Tyler that he should attend Al-Anon, which is a group that helps family members and close friends of addicts.
“Every instinct you have will make things worse,” Dr. Drew said.
Tyler’s sister then accused Tyler of enabling their father, even though he thinks he may not be.
Addiction is a difficult journey, and it is equally hard for family members of those struggling with alcoholism and drug problems.
A source revealed to Radar Online that he has been “doing a lot better” since his release.
“Jail scared him straight,” they told the outlet.
According to the same source, Mackenzie’s recent pregnancy as motivated him to stay sober. The pair is expecting a baby girl in January.
“Finding out she was pregnant again put a pep in his step on the dad part,” the source revealed.
On the reunion episode, Ryan opened up about his journey. He said that when he first experienced withdrawal, he didn’t know what it was, which kickstarted his addiction.
“The first time I had a withdrawal, I thought I was sick,” he said. “My buddy was like, ‘Here do this.’ Instantly I felt better. After that, it was everyday all day.”
He said that living with addiction is “like living in a cage,” but is committed to sobriety.