'Teen Mom' Amber in Prison Recap: Sober Amber Is a Different Person

Amber Portwood jailThe Teen Mom special Amber Behind Bars finally ran Tuesday night after so much speculation. Dr. Drew went to the prison to visit Amber and there is no doubt that Amber Portwood is doing better than any of us could have even imagined.

First of all, holy hell. She is sober. And wow. That is different. Her entire personality is different off of drugs, and it's alarming that so much of what we saw on Teen Mom was Amber in full drugged-out mode.

The story isn't surprising. Most of it we already knew. But Amber's change is marked and pronounced, and some of her admissions about Leah are just sad.

I had no idea that she was such an addict that she would say she cared more about scoring drugs than loving her child.

That has nothing to do with her being a teen mother and everything to do with her having a bad childhood and being unable to manage her emotions. It's a sad and unfortunate reality that Amber had a lot of growing to do as a person in order to be a good mom. 

As guilty as she feels, though, for not being honest with Leah about where she is, for abandoning her, for letting her down, and for not doing visits, in the end, if Amber gets better, it's the best gift she can give to her child to get well.

Throughout the seasons, I have never once doubted that Amber is a mom who loves her child. Even at her worst, she always had an obvious, palpable love for little Leah.

Choosing prison may seem insane to some, but the haters have to recognize that she seemed better tonight than she has ever been. If prison will really help her change, then it was the best decision she could have made.

Hopefully she is released faster, too.

Do you think Amber seemed well?


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Mary Cimino

People don't realize just how hard it is to quit. Sometimes prison is the best choice. I quit before having kids so I really can't talk but community service did it for me. Little did I know that I would make lasting friendships with a deaf-mute and a pastor.

Melissa Greenawalt

I have to say, as much as I hated Amber, I understand now. Im also so happy to see that she finally hit her rock bottom and realized what she had to do to get clean. I think this was the best thing she could do for her daughter. I have more respect for her today than I did before I watched her interview. Although she still has a long way to go, Im proud that she is getting the help she needs. Leah will understand someday and appreciate her mom even more! Keep up the good work Amber! Im really rooting for ya!!! As long as she keeps on the road to recovery and is helping herself, she will be a great mommy!!!hugsyou rock

gemin... geminijai

May I just say... "As guilty as she feels, though, for not being honest with Leah about where she is, for abandoning her, for letting her down, and for not doing visits, in the end, if Amber gets better, it's the best gift she can give to her child to get well."


WORST.RUN-ON.SENTENCE.EVER.

Erinly Erinly

Let's hope she gets out sooner, jail does not look good on her. Ick.

nonmember avatar Kathryn May

I am very glad to see that Amber is doing what she has to do to get cleaned! Keep your head up Amber and continue to stay on the straight path that way when you get out you can be the best mommy Leah has ever seen!

jessi... jessicasmom1

it is good she is getting cleaned up 

sofia... sofia0587

I was so impressed and have so much respect for her now because she made the choice that was right for her to better herself and learn how to be a good mom and I hope she does succeed in life when she's out!

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