Bam Margera: Back to Boozing After Family Therapy

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If you watched the first season of Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, which wrapped up its run on VH1 last night, then you're probably aware that former Jackass star Bam Margera isn't doing so well these days.

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It seems Bam has spent his years out of the spotlight struggling with a serious alcohol addiction triggered in part by the death of his friend Ryan Dunn in 2011.

Sources say Bam agreed to do the show largely because the dry environment, along with the presence of his mother and a dozen television cameras would force him to dry out.

But even with those sobering influences, Bam snuck booze into the treatment facility, but he eventually came clean and dumped it down the drain.

The 36-year-old former skateboarder sobered up (with the help of Michael Lohan, no less), but it seems his resolve weakened shortly after he finished filming.

VH1 recently caught up with Bam's mother, April Margera, to see how her son is holding up.

As always, April put a positive spin on things, but it's clear from her remarks that Bam's sobriety didn't last long:

"We have a much better level of communication," April told the network.

"I’m not afraid to say things to him when he’s messing up. I’m not afraid to come right out and say, ’Look, you need to start thinking about this again.'”

She clarified that he's "messed up" a few times since leaving treatment, most recently when a friend gave him a bottle of booze as a gift.

“I’m not saying that he’s not taking responsibility for himself. I feel like he’s right on the edge of it," April says.

"He want to build a new skate park and he’s going to go do it but we’re trying to work really hard with each speed bump trying to get through it.”

“Is he the guy to go to rehab now? No, but he is considering it. We’ve talked about it. I think the lines of communication are much better and he’s starting to figure out why he’s doing all of these things.”

Sigh. April, no one's the "the guy to go to rehab" until they go to rehab.

We know being the sweet, permissive mom is your thing, and you're great at it, but it's sounding like some tough love is in order here.

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