Ryan Edwards' Parents: We're So Afraid He'll Relapse

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Earlier this month, Mackenzie Standifer welcomed her second child, a boy named Jagger Edwards.

Jagger's father, Ryan Edwards, wasn't present for the birth, as he's currently in rehab to address his ongoing issues with opioid addiction.

It's unclear when Ryan will complete treatment, but his loved ones are hoping he'll remain there for the foreseeable future. 

As we were recently reminded, Edwards has dragged his wife and parents through hell in recent years -- and it seems they still live with the fear that he'll do it again once he leaves rehab.

1. Ryan's Hope

Ryan's Hope
For years, it looked as though Ryan would forever remain a slave to his addiction. Now, finally, his family has reason to be hopeful.

2. Getting Help

Getting Help
Edwards is finally seeking treatment for his issues, and sources say his family couldn't be more pleased with his progress.

3. Second Time's the Charm

Second Time's the Charm
Ryan has checked into rehab before, but there's reason to believe this time will be different.

4. Taking the Cure

Taking the Cure
For one thing, Ryan is staying much longer this time. On top of that, the stakes are higher than ever.

5. Family Man

Family Man
Ryan has a wife and infant son waiting for him at home, and insiders say he's using that fact as motivation to get and stay clean.

6. Making Up For Lost Time

Making Up For Lost Time
On top of that, Ryan is looking to repair his relationship with Bentley, the 9-year-old son he shares with Maci Bookout.

7. Custody Crisis

Custody Crisis
It wasn't all that long ago that Ryan wasn't even allowed to contact Bentley as a result of a restraining order obtained by Maci.

8. One Last Chance

One Last Chance
Insiders say Ryan is well aware that this might be his final opportunity to repair his relationship with his son.

9. Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom
Prior to his latest stint in rehab, Ryan spent time in jail as he awaited trial on possession and probation violation charges.

10. Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call
Insiders say the time behind bars was a blessing in disguise, as Ryan finally realized that this is what his future will look like if he doesn't sober up.

11. Not Out of the Woods

Not Out of the Woods
Needless to say, Ryan has ample reason to take his recovery more seriously this time around. But his loved ones still live in fear of another relapse.

12. Constant Fear

Constant Fear
On this week's episode of Teen Mom OG, Ryan's parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, spoke candidly about their fear that Ryan would fall off the wagon yet again.

13. Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning
"I mean you worry every day. You don’t know if there’s gonna be a trigger,” Jen told one of the show's producers.

14. An Eternal Question Mark

An Eternal Question Mark
“In addiction, you just never know. You never know if today’s the day,” Larry added.

15. A Son's Heartbreak

A Son's Heartbreak
Larry also revealed that Bentley asked after Ryan's whereabouts shortly after Edwards was sent to jail over the summer.

16. Easing His Mind

Easing His Mind
“I knew he knew, but I knew he needed to hear it from us and I told him the truth. I told him, ‘The most important thing is that your daddy’s clean,'" Larry recalls.

17. A Heartbreaking Scene

A Heartbreaking Scene
"And he started crying. He gave me a big hug,” Larry added. “I said, ‘Buddy, he’s going to be OK. He’s got us, and he’s going to be fine.’”

18. Making His Way Home

Making His Way Home
These days, Ryan is out of jail, but it might be quite some time before he's home for good.

19. For the Best

For the Best
But while his loved ones might be pained by his absence, they know that Ryan is doing his best to ensure he'll be around for the long haul. We wish him all the best in his recovery.

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