'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood intends to open a rehab center

"Sometimes it takes a little kick in the butt in order to move forward," the reality star says.

Annie Martin

ANDERSON, Ind., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Teen Mom star Amber Portwood would like to open a rehab center.

The 24-year-old reality star revealed her plans in an interview with Christian Today. Portwood herself struggled with addiction, and was imprisoned for drug possession in 2012. She served 17 months of a five-year sentence, and was released from jail early for good behavior.


"It's going to be a sort of boot camp rehab," she told the website. "[Addicts] have a lot of excuses. Sometimes it takes a little kick in the butt in order to move forward."

"It's going to be counseling, everything you can think of that can help somebody, I'm hoping and wanting to put into my facility," she elaborated. "Maybe it's not going to happen very soon, but in the end, before I die, I know that I will have this going on."

Portwood came to fame on MTV's 16 and Pregnant in 2009, and was one of the original stars of spinoff series Teen Mom. She recently released a memoir, Never Too Late, about her experiences as a mother, reality star and former addict, and will return with Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell for a new season of Teen Mom on MTV in 2015.


"I think people are going to see a different light, this time, of all three of us," she shared. "We're at different parts of our lives, a lot of changes since we've been off TV, and hopefully I can show my fans where I'm at today, and how I've changed."

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