Amber Portwood explains why she went to prison instead of rehab

March 22, 2015 1:51 PM

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The Teen Mom OG star began her 17 months behind bars in 2012. She could have avoided the jail time for drug use and domestic violence charges if she went to rehab to treat her addictions.

"The only thing I could see happening to me if I [hadn't gone] to prison is I would have died," Portwood told People magazine. "I would have overdosed. When you're an addict you know what your bottom is."

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