Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Relapses, Admits “Drinking Heavily” During Filming On Marriage Boot Camp

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Teen Mom OG Amber Portwood Relapse Drinking Heavily

Amber Portwood was seen acting erratically on the season premiere of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition on Friday night and now, fans know why.

The longtime Teen Mom OG star took to Twitter after the episode aired and admitted that she had been drinking during filming — and mixing her alcohol with the medication she’s been prescribed.

“No matter what struggles I went through a year ago on [Marriage Boot Camp]..I’m now happy, healthy and sober,” she wrote.

“The struggles & anger I went through are real & I’m happy to have ended such a horrific time in my life! Ready to live life clear headed and full of love,” she continued. “The future is finally bright.”

As soon Portwood shared her tweets, her fans and followers on Twitter became concerned and wanted to know what it was that had happened that resulted in Portwood’s relapse.

Portwood then said that she had been “drinking heavily on top of my bipolar and borderline medication.”

“Obviously something you shouldn’t do with medications like that,” she added. “However it happened and I went through hard times in order to be truly happy finally.”

As fans of Teen Mom OG may recall, Portwood struggled with a pill addiction for several years and even opted for jail time over rehab because her addiction was so strong. Years later, while dating ex-fiancé Matt Baier, Portwood said that she was drinking again because she was never an alcoholic.

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition airs on WEtv on Friday nights at 9 p.m.