If any of you saw the new season trailer which premiers in one weeks time, it did show a tease of Leah (mom to twin daughters Ali and Aleeah, 10, with ex-husband Corey Simms, and daughter Adalynn, 7, with ex-husband Jeremy) opening up about her addiction with pain medication. In it she states;
"I've never said this before, but I was addicted to pain medication,"
According to the Sun, Leah checked into rehab in June 2015, however, she denied drug abuse rumors at the time and claimed she was in for depression and anxiety.
In the new season, Leah lays it all on the table and opens up poignantly about what she went through in the past but has never publicly spoken about. Certainly, this can't be an easy thing to do, we are just going to have to wait and see exactly what Leah did go through and how she pulled through and overcame her addiction.
Leah has surely had her share of hardships and struggles, let's not forget her daughter Ali’s courageous fight with muscular dystrophy, diagnosed at the young age of four years old. The Teen Mom star opened up during a Q&A session which was ultimately to promote her memoir ‘Hope, Grace & Faith’ via Instagram earlier this year where she opened up about having been sexually and physically abused as a child. She admitted that this was the first time she had ever spoken about it, just like the addiction to pain medication. She said;
“They’ll understand childhood drama and co-dependency in relationships. Everything I endured in my childhood from sexual abuse to physical abuse was probably the hardest thing.”
She also opened up about her estranged father who left her life from the age of around six and his drug addiction.
“With the opioid epidemic we are facing today, my dad always ties into that. I started doing my own research on when my dad started struggling with addiction and why he struggled with addiction."
Radar Online reported that her father was arrested back in February 2011 for possession of a controlled substance.
“Come to find out between 1995 and 1997 they started prescribing oxycodone. It was a highly addictive drug they swore wasn’t an addictive drug. My father broke his neck and back working on bridges in West Virginia. From there he went to some doctor for worker’s comp. That’s how my dad became addicted to the medication and still is to this day.”
“Whatever I have to do that, I will do. I’ve been there. I went through it. I’ve done it.” Leah added that from all she has been through its giving her more motivation than ever to “thrive” she also said;
“I’m giving my daughters the life I always wish I had.”
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