Amber Portwood says her drug use was so bad that not only was she high during all the episodes of Teen Mom she starred in, she also ate drugs while in rehab for drug abuse.
The former Teen Mom star tells Dr Phil, ‘This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I’m really nervous. Every time you see me on [‘Teen Mom’], I am high.’
Portwood shares that during her rehab stint, ‘I was using a drug called Fentanyl [a member of the heroin family used to control pain] … it’s patches. I opened up the patch and I would eat the patch.’
‘It’s very dangerous. I was using that the whole time I was in [rehab] with a friend… in drug court and on house arrest,’ she admits.
Perhaps this was the reason why she opted to go to jail to sober up instead of another stint in rehab she got as part of a plea deal during her trial for drug possession last year.
Amber was released from prison in November after spending 17 months out of the initial 5 years sentence she got for violating her probation.
Portwood’s interview with Dr Phil will air on Friday.
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