December 19, 2013 05:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
In news that probably doesn’t surprise Teen Mom fans at all, Amber Portwood has admitted that she was never sober while filming the show or during any subsequent promotional appearances afterward. Amber recently shot an upcoming Dr. Phil show, where she revealed the extent of her drug use during filming of the hit MTV series and just how deep her addiction ran.
“This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I’m nervous,” she said during the Dr. Phil appearance. She also added about her time on Teen Mom, “Every time you see me on that show, I am high as a kite.” During her talk with Dr. Phil, the 24-year old mother one also discussed the depths of her addiction, and how she once even resorted to eating a drugged patch to get high. In the segment for the daytime talk show, Amber also revealed that, at her lowest point, she didn’t even care if she lived or died.
It seems that Amber’s daughter, 4-year old Leah, was the only thing in the reality star’s life worth fighting for, and that the little girl has helped the once-rebellious young woman mend her ways. Amber’s brother, Shaun, recently told In Touch that his sister “never wants to be in a position where she won’t be there for Leah again,” referring to the former Teen Mom’s 17-month stint in the big house. The time in jail was the result of drug charges and probation violation, where Amber ultimately opted for a sentence in a corrections facility rather than completing a court ordered drug program.
Since being released last month, Amber has been spotted with her ex, Gary Shirley, as they work to co-parent Leah. The former Teen Mom star will also be subject to random drug tests, and any misstep could land her back in the slammer and away from her daughter.
So what do you think about Amber Portwood’s statements on the Dr. Phil show? Has she finally gotten her life back on track? Sound off in the comments!
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