Amber Portwood 'Needs Help,' Says Expert

Fri, May 25, 2012 2:58pm EDT by 16 Comments
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In a shocking move (even for her), Amber Portwood denied drug treatment and chose five years behind bars instead. An expert tells what it will take for the troubled ‘Teen Mom’ star to turn her life around.

We’re still baffled by Amber Portwood‘s decision to rot behind bars instead of undergoing drug treatment for her addiction issues. However, an expert explains the worst is still yet to come for the former Teen Mom star.

“In my opinion Amber is an addict and has not hit rock bottom yet,” New York Times Best-Selling Author and Certified Law of Attraction coach Christy Whitman tells exclusively. “Obviously going back to jail, which most people would consider is rock bottom, is not the bottom for her.”

She adds, “Even being without her child is not motivating her to stay clean. She needs help, but like with most addicts, she can’t be helped until she wants to be. She has a history of trying to commit suicide as well.”

Whitman also says postpartum depression most likely isn’t playing a role in Amber’s downward spiral.

“Her daughter is four years old and typically the hormones that cause post partum are gone by now,” she explains. “I personally think she just has issues of addiction that stems from low self esteem. Then she is in the spot light with access to a lot of money that will allow her to buy drugs. It is a dangerous combination that we see a lot of times in Hollywood.”

Do you think Amber will ever learn her lesson, or will she succumb to her addictions forever?

Reporting by Sandra Clark

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