It’s no secret Amber Portwood has faced her share of struggles, and in a new MTV special, the Teen Mom star opened up about her substance abuse.
During all four seasons of the show, which aired from 2009 to 2012, the reality star admitted she was heavily using drugs.
“You could tell something was up I was out of it a little bit,” Amber explained in 'Getting to Know,' which is a series special dedicated to the four original Teen Moms leading up to their new season, 'Teen Mom OG.'
“They told me I had Scoliosis but I never went and got it checked out like I was supposed to. But I still got prescribed opiates for it. And that’s when it just spun out of control. [In] ‘Teen Mom’ you see how everything changes. You can just tell.”
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The mother-of-one added, “I would stay up all day and all night taking drugs 24 hours, and then I would get so high that I’d forget that I took pills, and I’d take more.”
Amber Portwood's 2012 mugshot. (Photo Credit: Splash)
Amber also spoke about why she chose prison time over rehab.
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“Sometimes you just have to do crazy things in order to change,” she confessed.
'Teen Mom OG' airs March 23.