Back in November of 2018, Ryan Edwards left rehab after completing 90 days of treatment.
Family, friends, and fans were cautiously optimistic, but sadly, their worst fears were confirmed when Edwards was arrested just weeks after leaving treatment.
Ryan wound up serving 90 days behind bars, and on this week's episode of Teen Mom OG, he was finally able to return to his family.
But his homecoming was not the joyous occasion his wife and parents might have expected.
Take a look:
The Road Back
Following a year that nearly cost him everything, Ryan Edwards is finally on the road to recovery. But as Monday night's episode of Teen Mom OG reminded us, the process has not been an easy one.
Victim of the System
Like so many addicts, Ryan has been thrown into a system that victimizes and further traumatizes people who struggle with substance abuse. For much of the past year, he's suffered punishments that have been definitively proven to increase the likelihood of a relapse.
A Second Chance
But unlike so many others who have been imprisoned for non-violent drug-related offenses, Ryan has been offered an opportunity to rebuild his life.
A Shot at Recovery
And his likelihood for success is dramatically increased by the fact that he's surrounded by a strong network of supporters.
A New Chapter
On Monday night's episode of Teen Mom OG, Ryan returned home after spending 90 days behind bars on possession and probation violation charges.
Tough Times Ahead
Of course, recovery is a challenge not only for the addict but for his loved ones, as well -- a fact that Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, seems all too aware of.