Teen Mom Amber Portwood was beyond depressed during her rehab program, so much so that she tried to kill herself by overdosing on pills.
Those hardships are why she CHOSE prison over an out patient drug program where she could have lived at home and gone to drug treatment program once a week.
Here's what she said:
"I had taken 30 Suboxone [a drug used to treat opioid addictions] within 3 days. The depression took over. I would take 4 or 5 at a time. I felt like I'd rather do my time and get it over with, and make the best of a situation that's been handed to me.I'm not just going to sit. I'm going to do substance abuse classes. I'm going to get my GED."
It's surreal to see Portwood rocking the prison clothes.
She may think she made the right decision now, and maybe will continue to for a little bit longer, but at some point we have to wonder if she's going to realize what a precarious situation she is in now compared to where she was at before.
5 years is in prison isn't a cakewalk, or at least we don't think it is.
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