September 02, 2014 08:32 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Amber Portwood used to receive a great deal of criticism for her reckless lifestyle, but now, the Teen Mom star is finally turning things around. In addition to taking care of her daughter and keeping herself clean, Amber is working towards a very impressive goal: she wants to open a rehabilitation facility!
During her seventeen months behind bars, Amber Portwood decided that, more than anything else, she wanted to be a good mother. In order to achieve this goal, Amber first had to overcome a crippling dependency on prescription drugs. Today, Facebook fans are happy to see the Teen Mom star enjoying her life free from the shackles of drug addiction. Now that she knows just how satisfying it is to get clean, Amber wants to help others achieve the same.
During a recent interview with Christian Today, Amber explained that, although she began dreaming of opening a rehab facility some time ago, she also knew that, first, she would need to attend college. “I think sociology would be good because I’m learning about people and their environments, and why we are the way we are. For me wanting to open a rehab, I think it’s a key thing.”
Although the reality star acknowledges the importance of counseling, she also feels that a slightly harsher approach may be needed to convince some addicts to kick their bad habits. As such, her future rehab facility “[is] going to be sort of a boot camp rehab. I feel like, for addicts…we have a lot of excuses.”
Opening and maintaining a rehab facility will not be easy, but Twitter followers believe that Amber Portwood is up to the task! Do you agree? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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