Amber Portwood Is Headed for Rehab for All the Right Reasons

amber portwoodI'm not going to pretend that I'm not the least bit fazed about what's going on with former Teen Mom star Amber Portwood since she got out of jail. I mean, come on, this woman's done crazy well over the last few years since landing in the slammer. She got out on good behavior years ahead of time, and now she's back being a great momma to her too-cute-for-words little girl Leah. And yeah, she and Gary Shirley, her baby-daddy and ex-boyfriend, may not be all perfect, but they're making it work for Leah, and well, I think that's fab.

And get this: it gets better! Although there are rumors that Amber may be returning to MTV, there is also buzz that Amber's going back to school and do something else you'll never believe. Something that has to deal with her scary past with drugs.


According to Amber's brother Shawn Portwood, his sister wants to start a drug rehabilitation center. Yup that's right, Amber's going back to rehab -- for good reasons! Whoa! Talk about a turnaround, eh?

I'm proud of this girl. I mean, it's not easy when your entire downward spiral is caught on film and broadcast for the whole world to see. The fact that Amber is willing to start over, be a good mom to Leah, and take chances on a big venture like this -- it speaks volumes as to how much her time in jail really did her well.

Here's hoping that Amber sticks to her goals and stays OFF TV. Because let's be real: if this woman is going to stay well and do well -- the cameras should remain off.

Do you think Amber has what it takes to start a rehab center?


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