During a new episode of the Dopey podcast, the Teen Mom OG star, Amber Portwood, dished on what it was like to struggle with substance abuse for so long, and how it affected her lifestyle. According to Amber, her drug problems became vicious.
The 28-year-old reality star has “horrible anger problems” because she’s “bipolar and borderline,” however, she admitted that wasn’t an excuse.
The star conceded she wasn’t taking care of herself at that time of her life, and she couldn’t understand why she felt in such a way, however, she later understood that her lifestyle was playing a crucial role in her behavior.
Amber said she would party “every other day,” whether it was a Wednesday or a Saturday, and sometimes she would get kicked out of bars – even from Walmart.
While the drugs and alcohol played a significant role, the star said she was “just crazy,” and it was mostly “just her” that made her act in such a way, rather than the substances.
As fans of the Teen Mom star know, she first appeared on the first season of 16 and Pregnant in 2006. Since then, she has become arguably one of the most famous American reality stars.
Amber said “the money didn’t help” either when it came to her drug problems, but she can’t blame it on MTV. According to Portwood, whenever her drug dealers had a new stash, they would call her immediately, because they knew she had the money for it.
“I was a horrible opiate addict,” she remarked and claimed she would pop “10-20 hydros” every day. The life-changing moment came when she overdosed in her grandmother’s bathroom on fentanyl.
These days, the only drug she ingests is alcohol, but she never had a big problem with alcohol. She has a drink every once in a while, and that’s about it. “It’s not every day. It’s not very much,” the star said.