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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Amber Portwood rehab

Amber Portwood rehab

Amber Portwood rehab Teen Mom’ avoids prison, heads to rehab, A last-minute plea bargain has allowed Amber Portwood, one of the stars of MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom,” to avoid jail and enter rehab instead . Portwood, though free now, could still end up in prison if she fails to meet the terms of her plea bargain




Amber Portwood wasn't sent to jail following her hearing Monday morning, but she is on her way to court-ordered rehab.

A Madison County clerk tells E! News that the MTV reality star was sentenced to two years on her probation violation and three years on the drug violation (authorities found a prescription medication that she had no prescription for in her purse in December). However, the sentence was stayed (that is, put off for a period of time to see if further developments should affect the sentencing) pending Portwood's acceptance and completion of an intense drug rehabilitation program.

So what's next for little Leah's mom?

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She'll be held in custody until Thursday. Then she'll be taken around 2 p.m. to Madison County Drug Court.

If the drug court officials decide that Portwood is suitable for the drug rehab program, she will be released from custody and entered into the program. (The program is not inpatient and she would be allowed to live with her mother while in treatment.)

Depending on what is determined on Thursday, she could be ordered to participate in the drug program for a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of three years. If at any time she fails to participate and complete the program, she could be sent to jail to serve the entire five-year stayed sentence.

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If the drug court decides she is not suitable for treatment, then Portwood would be allowed to return to court and withdraw her guilty pleas and have a trial on the probation violation and the drug possession charge.

The reality star's mom, Tonya Portwood, tells E! exclusively that she doesn't agree "with the 60-month probation," adding, "I think they are using her as a prime example to make themselves look good for political reasons...I don't think she should have received the punishment she was given [in the first place]."
een Mom star Amber Portwood took a break from her rehab facility for a day trip to West Los Angeles, Calif. and RadarOnline.com has the just-released photos.

Portwood, 21, entered a Malibu treatment center late last month but took a day to herself last weekend to visit a local Starbuck’s and play with some puppies that were up for adoption.

“I just wanted everyone to know that Amber is still doing well,” the MTV star’s brother, Shawn Portwood, wrote on a Facebook page he officiates for his sister.

PHOTOS: Amber Portwood Takes A Day Trip From Rehab

“She has started Kick Boxing at her rehab to help keep her mind off of things.”

As RadarOnline.com was first to report Portwood’s baby daddy, Gary Shirley, currently has custody of their two-year-old daughter, Leah, but once Portwood is done with her rehab program she will maintain Child Protective Services supervised one-a-week visits with Leah.
If Amber completes rehab, her drug case will be entirely dismissed.

Portwood was arrested in December for drug possession and ailing to provide a urine sample. She will remain in custody until a full evaluation is completed by the Drug Court team, which could take up to two weeks. The judge will release the Teen Mom trainwreck once she's accepted into the program.

Everyone deserves a second chance. In Amber's case, this is more like a 6th chance, but whatever. I could care less about her, I just hope she gets her act together for her daughter Leah.

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