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Amber Portwood Thinks Prison Made Her A Better Mom

December 11, 2013 03:30 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

A difficult stint behind bars has left Amber Portwood eager for a second chance at responsible parenting. And despite rumors suggesting the Teen Mom star’s hopes for a Farrah-inspired career in adult entertainment, Amber insists that she really has turned things around.

Amber Portwood has been out of prison for just over a month and, in that time, has worked hard to prove herself as a mother. In her very first post-jail interview, Amber admits what the rest of us knew all along — that she was a complete train wreck prior to her stay behind bars! “Before prison, I never thought about Leah. I was addicted to drugs and didn’t care about anything else.” Amber adds that, although the experience felt like a “nightmare,” it ultimately proved beneficial. “Prison saved my life — and gave me a second chance at being a mother.”

It may have been a life saver, but prison must have served as quite the shocker for someone so accustomed to the reckless life of an out-of-control reality star. Amber admits to feeling “humiliated and vulnerable” during her first few days behind bars. She spent that time “[walking] around like a zombie,” often nearly reaching her breaking point. But ultimately, the reality star was able to make it through to the other side. “I knew the only person who could get me out of there was me.”

Now that her life’s back on track, Amber Portwood is looking ahead to a bright future. Her brother Shawn Portwood says the celeb’s planning on attending college and perhaps even opening up a rehab facility of her own.

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