Matt Baier Comes Clean About His Pill Addiction Issues


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One of the reasons Amber Portwood and Matt Baier hit it off when they first met? They both had experience with addiction, and now it seems like the struggle to stay clean is getting more difficult for Amber's husband-to-be. Matt admitted that he relapsed with pills, which could explain his erratic behavior on Teen Mom OG lately. 

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In an interview with People, Matt came clean about falling back into his old habits with prescription pills, and it sounds like it was a pretty scary experience for him. Fortunately, he's clean again now, but it was a long road to get there. 

He told the site: 

I had a drug relapse this year for the first time with prescription pills. I fell back into my addiction for about two months around December. I was taking a good amount of pills and I was killing the pain. Before I knew it I was back in the cycle again and completely off my program. I was still convincing myself that it wasn't as bad as it used to be but it was. 

In fact, according to Matt, he was on pills when MTV filmed him and Amber in Las Vegas in this week's episode, and he has no memory of the names he called Amber while talking to a producer. 

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Matt explained: 

When I saw that piece of tape I had no idea it even existed -- that wasn't me. I completely blacked out. I was selfish. I was rambling. I was not remembering something we had filmed just 20 minutes prior. I was in a really, really bad place. 

But after he was honest with Amber and let her know that he was taking pills again, she helped him get back on the right path. Now, he's doing better. Matt said that spending time with Amber's daughter, Leah, helps him keep his priorities straight, and that he's back in his program again.

He added: 

I would never want to go back to this life. I spent a lot of years sober and I was disappointed and ashamed that this happened but I am also going to grow from it. Now I have zero desire for it. 

Here's hoping Matt can stay happy and healthy, especially if he and Amber are going to continue planning their wedding for later this year.

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