Jenelle Evans Opens Up About Almost Dying From a Heroin Overdose

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We knew Jenelle Evans has struggled with addiction in the past, but we never knew it just how awful it really was. Ahead of next week's Teen Mom 2 premiere, Jenelle has revealed she almost overdosed on heroin when things were at their worst for her. 


In an interview with E! News that premiered on Tuesday, Jenelle talked about her past with drugs at a very low point in her life, and what finally made her decide to quit them for good. 

She said: 

"I think my low point was with my drug issue and the whole heroin thing. I almost overdosed and died. I was trying to run away from my problems. When I started withdrawing for the first time in my life, I was like, 'This is not the way I want to live. This is scaring the sh*t out of me, and I need to get help right now.'"

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We're glad she did, because we doubt Jenelle would be where she is today if she hadn't made the choice to change to her life -- happily engaged, a mother of three, a homeowner. When the old Jenelle was all we knew, we had no clue where she'd end up. But now that she's happy and healthy, we're so proud of her. 

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