Amber Portwood on Staying Sober: It's a Battle!

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Amber Portwood is battling hard to stay sober.

Hard as it is for the former Teen Mom star, she's making progress in prison. Four months after choosing to serve a five-year jail term instead of completing a drug program, the 22-year-old admits she's not normal but is turning a corner.

Slowly. Painfully.

Dangerous Amber

“Right now I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life,” Amber Portwood wrote in a statement read on the Teen Mom reunion show. “I guess I got lost.”

“I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates. You live and you learn and that’s real ... I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother.”

“My No. 1 priority right now in life is dedicating my life to being sober. And to show my daughter that people make mistakes but you can always come back."

In her case, she will come back in May 2017 (or perhaps sooner based on good behavior behind bars), thanks to her 2011 felony drug possession conviction.

Here's hoping whenever she gets out, she's clean. For good.


Amber Portwood Biography

Amber and Leah (Teen Mom)
Amber Portwood is a star on MTV's Teen Mom. She is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley, whose father is Gary Shirley, Amber's on-off fiance... More »
Anderson, Indiana
Full Name
Amber Portwood