'Teen Mom 3' Recap: Matt's Drug Problem Is Alex's Drug Problem Too

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Teen Mom 3 Alex SekellaIf your DVR cut off the last few moments of Teen Mom 3 this week, you missed the most excruciating moments of this already emotional season. Just when Alex Sekella looked to be getting her head clear and making peace with the role Matt McCann is going to have to play in her life, things went NUTS! Sadly, that was a theme for much of tonight's episode: how these girls will forever be strung along by the men in their lives, and how they can't cut ties, even when it hurts.

Alex had it the worst tonight, with her recently out of rehab ex falling off the wagon. Matt was supposed to show up to meet with his drug counselor to be placed in a facility for homeless men with problems like his. He did show -- several hours late and obviously high. He refused to agree to go into the facility, and then things took a turn for the worse.

At the very tail end of tonight's episode, Alex got a call that Matt had overdosed. This came after her grandparents convinced her that for the sake of little Arabella, she needs to try to have some sort of relationship with Matt -- not sexual, but platonic and cordial. Her grandparents are right; this little girl deserves to have two parents in her life, but not if it's dragging her mom into her daddy's drug problems.

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Addicts need support to clean up, but addicts can very easily pull you down. And Alex is a teen mother, already juggling school, motherhood, and work; she doesn't NEED anything else on her plate right now. As long as Matt's drug problems are dragging her down, she can't get things done. His overdose tonight came just as she was trying to actually get some homework done! And she jumped right in the car, with Bella, to be at his side.

Sadly she wasn't the only mom dealing with baby daddy drama tonight (as per usual). Katie Yeager desperately wants to move to Utah to continue her degree beyond a two-year school, but boyfriend Joey Maes is content to work at a coal mine the rest of his life ... and keep her home with their daughter. One of the most striking things out of Katie's mouth was her assessment that he's trying to control her. It sounds spot on for a guy who has already shown himself to be violent and have issues with her wearing lingerie in a modeling gig.

Briana DeJesus didn't have it much better tonight. Her court case, intended to keep Devoin Austin away, ended with the judge siding with Nova's dad. Devoin claimed the cyberbullying that went on on Twitter wasn't really him, and Briana had no way to prove that the account belonged to him. She's stuck with Devoin, whether she wants him or not.

Even Mackenze Douthit, in a rare break from her pretty constant mushy gushy talk about boyfriend Josh McKee, seems fed up with her guy. She's sick of playing second fiddle to rodeos and taking care of Gannon all by herself. But she's also worried because Josh is rodeo-ing to make money for their little family. It was good to hear her parents tell her that they have her back whether she's with Josh or not -- this poor girl needs to know that she can stick up for herself!

It's sad to see these girls being held back by the guys in their lives, but they're young and don't know how to set boundaries yet. The best one at it is Briana -- who has the strong support of mom Roxanne to help her do it. But even that isn't always going to work; because once you have a child with someone, you're tied forever in some way or another.

What did you think of Alex jumping in the car to head to the hospital after Matt's overdose? Should she just leave him alone?


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nonmember avatar Autumn

I do not think she should have taken her daughter with her to go find out what was going on with Matt. Regardless of it being a drug overdose or not, that's really not a situation to go racing off to with your child.

nonmember avatar Lisa

Alex. My daughter was Arabella's age when her young father died from an overdose after many tries at rehab and trips to jail. The difference is that no one seems to be enabling Matt, so perhaps there is hope for him. There is no one way to confront every situation. But Matt may be scared enough to seek help with love and emotional support. Suboxone treatment and counseling will keep him away from his admitted drug of choice--heroin.

nonmember avatar Heather M.

I completely agree with you Littlemama913. Joey is working very hard to provide for his family. He can come off as controlling or rude but he is badgered the minute he walks into the house. He should be more supportive of Katie's desire to continue her education but she needs to realize that she lost her dream of dorm living when she decided to have a child. If she really wanted to attend a four year university she could chose something local or online courses. I don't know if she's longing for school or the independent and carefree life associated with it.
And am I the only one who is tired of Briana whining on the couch and updating us on her sisters life?!

Littl... LittleMama913

Same page Heather! If I were Devoin I would be so intimidated going over there.

nonmember avatar Britt

Devoin needs to go and file for some kind of custody arrangement. Bri and her mother and her sister are all man haters and it is said that's what the mother is teaching her girls. I sure as hell wouldn't want to go over there and deal with all the man hate coming from them. I am so sick of hearing her whine about being a mother, does she ever get off the couch?! As for Katie she needs to humble herself and realize that Joey is the provider, do you really think his dream was to work in a coal mine? Hello she needs to make a sacrifice and do online classes. All of these girls need a reality check I was a single mother at 19 and my daughters father was not in the picture. I didn't feed off my parents or sit around feeling sorry for myself, I enrolled in college, worked full time and was a mother...sure it was hard and I missed a lot but now I'm an RN with job security who can give my daughter what she deserves. Rant over :-)

2kids... 2kids2dogs2cats

I think he needs to pay child support (Devoin) they need to do this the right way, and allow him to see his child, but he needs to be responsible and help pay for the care for her.

I think Alex is a loose cannon, and druggie boyfriend or not could benefit from some counseling, way too much yelling going on in front of that baby for me!

nonmember avatar Nikki

You guys are going way to easy on Joey and Devoin! Breana has given him so many chances to be in his daughters life and all he does is take advantage of the open door policy cut her down pays no child support I'm sure if he wanted to be in Novas life she would be more than willing to let him, she even said let Nova get to know you come around more often then he can have her on his own! As for Joey he's a control freak he even said him self he'd be doing the same job for same pay so why not let Katie go to school and better herself for the good of the family that is not selfish at all he just doesn't want her to have any independence because he knows she is better than him and if she becomes more independent he won't have all the financial control!!

nonmember avatar Alejandro

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