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Friday, January 31, 2014

'Teen Mom' Drug Issues

'Teen Mom' star is no longer receiving treatment for her drug addiction but is “getting the support of her boyfriend instead.”

(Photo: Jenelle Evans on Twitter @MTVJenelleEvans)

MTV’s show about teen pregnancy and young moms is in the news again after an announcement from star Jenelle Evans that she has quit addiction rehab for her boyfriend’s support instead.While I respect everyone’s decision, this reminded me of other stories that I have heard from young women in rehab. They think that they can quit and opt for their inner will and support from loved ones, especially a boyfriend. I think that she would be more successful by staying in a program; drugs are not to be reckoned with and until a program is complete (and even after) there are high chances of relapse. We wish her the best of luck but can’t help but wish she were choosing to be a role model for young women in similar positions by fulfilling her commitment to stay clean.

Read a preview of the article from Examiner.com:
“Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans admitted to being hooked on drugs last year, even though she kept lying about it. And it sounds like she can’t get the help she needs to stay completely sober. Instead, she has put everything on her boyfriend. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Jan. 20, “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans is now revealing that she quit going to Narcotics Anonymous and is getting the support of her boyfriend instead. 
"I’m attending NA meetings once a week," Jenelle revealed last year as she was getting help for her issues. "U should see all my chips I have on my key chain for being sober for such a long time!" However, it sounds like she quit going to these meetings because she couldn’t go as someone anonymous. People recognize her, and she isn’t able to share her stories without judgment. Read more

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