Amber Portwood is finally opening up about her drug addictions and her time in jail. In an appearance on Dr. Phil, the former Teen Mom gave her first interview since her release from prison.
After spending 17 months in jail, the 23-year-old revealed to Dr. Phil that she was constantly high while being filmed for the MTV hit reality show Teen Mom.
Amber Portwood has a candid interview on the Dr. Phil Show (Photo: Dr. Phil)
"This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I'm really nervous," she revealed. "Every time you see me on that show, I am high."
Amber was originally addicted to prescription medication, which is what initially led her to go to rehab. However, her time in rehab was unsuccessful as she also revealed in the interview that she was still using drugs while in rehab.
Amber Portwood while in Prison (Madison County Sheriff Department)
"I was using a drug called fentanyl ... it's patches. I opened up the patch and I would eat the patch. It's very dangerous. I was using that the whole time I was in (rehab) with a friend ... in drug court and on house arrest," she told Dr. Phil.
Originally supposed to spend five years in prison, Amber was released early due to good behavior. Asked by Dr. Phil if she ever wanted to die, she responded by saying “I didn’t care”.
The full interview is set to air on Friday December 20.