Top experts agree that Amber is ‘reverting back to an unhealthy lifestyle too soon and too quickly!’
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has only been out of rehab a little over a month and it seems that she’s already heading down the wrong path again. She’s been spotted at bars drinking and hanging out with boys on multiple occasions, been rushed to the hospital for a panic attack and even admitted to still being suicidal. Well, addiction experts tell HollyBaby.com exclusively that it looks like Amber’s on the downward spiral towards rehab again!
“She’s reverting back to an unhealthy lifestyle too soon and too quickly,” Beverly Hills Addiction, Recovery and Anger Specialist Marty Brenner tells us. “She’s heading back [to rehab].”
Amber still hasn’t changed her mentality. “She’s not doing anything different,” explains Marty. “She should concentrate on staying sober rather than going out and playing hard. The only time she should be in a club is for a business deal.”
Rehab didn’t cure Amber. “I’m not her doctor — but alcoholism and addiction involve relapse and rehab is just the beginning,” says NYC based Addiction Psychologist Dr. Harris Stratyner. “Often when they get discharged, they go to a step down program to readjust. After that, it’s important to see an addiction therapist, go to an out patient program, AA, and 12 step help meetings other wise they fall victim to post acute withdrawal [symptoms are: starting to feel anxious, depressed, hanging out with the wrong people, feeling like they have nothing to live for and feeling overwhelmed and anxious.”
“Any pressure sets them off,” agrees Marty. “Going back to bars and parties — everything is becoming overwhelming and her body is going through changes.”
It looks like Amber isn’t serious about her recovery. “If someone took sobriety seriously, they would be doing the right things to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” shares Marty.
“Stop what you are doing and get serious, stop this foolishness,” Marty advises Amber. “Stop thinking you’re cured and you can handle this. You can’t beat the odds this quickly. In three years when she has a base, but one month out she can’t beat the odds.”
- Lindsey DiMattina
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