Addiction is something that many of the Teen Mom cast members have dealt with in a number of different forms. Almost all of the cast members have faced off with addiction, whether it’s their own struggle or a loved one who is battling with the disease. But if there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that when cast members decide to get sober, fans are always supportive.
But Catelynn Lowell is sending mixed signals about her sobriety. Even though she claims that she’s no longer using substances, it doesn’t seem to be entirely true!
Catelynn Lowell lived a lifetime before she even turned twenty years old. She had to watch her parents use addictive substances, abuse her and abandon her, and on top of that she had to decide whether or not she could raise a child. As she grew older and tried to cope with her trauma, she turned to addictive substances to make it work. She has since admitted that there were times of her life where she leaned heavily on marijuana just to make it through the day.
Luckily, Catelynn has turned a new leaf. After completing multiple stints in a rehab center for her depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, we’re seeing a whole new Catelynn. On the Teen Mom OG reunion special, Catelynn confirmed to Dr. Drew that she is newly sober, and is doing a lot better. Needless to say, fans were supportive of the new Catelynn… but there’s one problem with the picture. It seems that Catelynn may not be as sober as she says.
“Wine me,” Catelynn captioned this picture of her holding a glass of red wine. Even though she shared the image like it was no big deal, fans were quick to point out that using any mind-altering substances means that Catelynn is not as sober as she’s claiming to be. And many believe that Catelynn may be taking a huge step backward by drinking.
“I mean she can do what she want but she needs to stop saying she’s ‘clean and sober’ if she’s drinking,” wrote reddit user abortionleftovers. User mollybrooke95 agreed, “Sober doesn’t include alcohol in teen mom world.” Some pointed out that Catelynn has this in common with her Teen Mom OG co-star Amber Portwood.
“‘Sober’, just like amber,” wrote reddit user onstantreader55. “I don’t have a problem with responsible drinking, but this isn’t ‘sober’, as she claimed to be.” And many believe that if Catelynn is going to partake, she shouldn’t advertise it.
“Even if it’s ok for her to have a glass of wine, as someone who wants to be the ‘face of mental health & recovery’, she should know better than to post stuff like this,” wrote user mollybrooke95 “It’s not up to us to know if it’s okay or not for HER, that’s her business I guess, but I feel like she posts this stuff either thinking it makes her look cool and trendy or to intentionally stir up drama.”
However, not everyone was so bothered by this.