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Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans Reveals She Used To Shoot Up Heroin 'Four To Five Times A Day'

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Opening up.

Jenelle Evans isn't afraid to open up about her past addiction with heroin in her new memoir, Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom. In fact, as the reality TV personality depicts in her upcoming book, she was once shooting up the drug anywhere between four to five times a day.

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Sadly, the opioid drug began to control her life not long after the first time she tried it. Although Evans didn't want to "glamorize the drug" by going into the "long details" of her usage, she did reveal that her "first trip was amazing." Oof.

The MTV celeb continued:

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Lamar Odom's Daughter Calls His Relationship With Khloé Kardashian 'Toxic' — 'My Dad Was Addicted To The Attention'

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Destiny Odom continues to share her side of the story.

As we reported, the 17-year-old opened up about her father Lamar Odom's overdose in People/Entertainment Weekly's feature, Surviving A Father's Addiction: Lamar Odom's Family Speaks Out — and now we're getting more details as to what Destiny thought of the athlete's high-profile relationship with Khloé Kardashian.

The aspiring designer admitted:

"Things changed when my dad married Khloé. Things were a lot more public. When your dad's an NBA player that's already enough, but when he's marrying a reality TV star, things are so public and you don't have a private life anymore."

Related: Lamar Gets CANDID About Cheating!

Destiny, who had been watching KUWTK since she was 12, continued:

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Lamar Odom’s Daughter Destiny Opens Up About Her Dad’s Overdose & Addiction

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It's been nearly two years since Lamar Odom overdosed at a Nevada brothel.

And it's been almost as long since his 18-year-old daughter Destiny has opened up about her dad's drug addiction and recovery.

Related: Bachelorette Contestant Michael Nance Dead

Speaking with People/Entertainment Weekly for their feature, Surviving A Father's Addiction: Lamar Odom's Family Speaks Out, the teen confessed she didn't think the former NBA star was going to make it:

"It was a school night when I found out. We all thought that he was, that this was it for him and he was going to pass away. But, life is so crazy."

Her first visit with Lamar in the hospital lasted 30 minutes, and she believes it had so much to do with his waking up from his coma:

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Michael Nance Remembered As A 'Sensitive Guy' Who 'Felt Things Very Deeply' As His Official Cause Of Death Remains Unknown

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Everyone who knew Michael Nance has nothing but amazing things to say about the former Bachelorette contestant.

As we reported, the 31-year-old from Emily Maynard's season of the ABC show was found unresponsive early Monday morning in Texas. Austin PD reported no signs of trauma or foul play, but will not release the official cause of death until tests are complete.

What we do know is that the musician had a huge heart, but struggled with a very serious addiction to painkillers.

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When he was introduced on the show back in 2012, the "rehab counselor" revealed he had been sober for two years:

"I was addicted to prescription pain medicine. It all starts out fun and then somewhere along the road, it just turned into something else. It's a vicious cycle and it ate away at me for a long time. I'm almost two years sober, now, and it's not that easy — you have to completely change your way of living."

When he was eliminated after week four of the show, Michael returned to Austin where he continued pursuing music, and worked multiple jobs as a physician recruiter, CrossFit coach, and a car salesman.

A Bachelorette source tells People of Nance:

"He was the type of guy who felt things very deeply. Such a sensitive guy. You've got to remember that I met him when he was in his mid 20s, so he was pretty directionless. I don't know that being on TV gave him any further direction. But he had such a good aura."

Former contestants seem to have varying information about Michael's death, with one rumor being that he died of an overdose at a sober living home.

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, so we should have more answers in a matter of weeks. We'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Michael's passing.

[Image via Instagram.]

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Bachelorette Contestant Michael Nance Dead At 31

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This is so sad!

Michael Nance, whom you may remember from Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, was found dead early Monday morning in Texas. He was just 31.

According to the report, Austin PD arrived to an apartment complex around 2:10 a.m. after receiving a call about an unresponsive male. Nance was pronounced dead about an hour later.

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A spokesperson for the homicide unit said in a statement:

"At this point it is not a suspicious death and the manner will be determined by the medical examiner."

After news broke of Michael's passing, costars from his time on the ABC franchise expressed their condolences (below):

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Amber Portwood's Fiancé Matt Baier Says Vegas Meltdown Was Caused By A Pain Pill Relapse

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Amber Portwood and Matt Baier are certainly making headlines these days.

As you may remember, the former Teen Mom OG star's fiancé went on an angry tirade after the 27-year-old rejected his proposal to elope while at a friend's wedding in Las Vegas.

Related: Amber Has Met With Porn Company Vivid Entertainment!

Now, the 46-year-old tells People his behavior was caused by a prescription pill relapse while filming the MTV show:

"I had a drug relapse this year for the first time with prescription pills. I fell back into my addiction for about two months around December. I was taking a good amount of pills and I was killing the pain. Before I knew it I was back in the cycle again and completely off my program. I was still convincing myself that it wasn't as bad as it used to be but it was."

Baier was obviously upset after seeing the footage from the meltdown, knowing that he was "blacked out" during the time of the incident:

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