amber portwood teen mom jail 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood releases statement from prison: 'I have to grow up and start acting like a mother'

Part two of “Teen Mom’s” last reunion special airs tonight (Sept. 11), with Dr. Drew Pinsky focusing on Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood.

But seeing as how MTV couldn’t film the show inside Indiana’s Rockville Correctional Facility, Amber wasn’t able to contribute to the discussion.

She did, however, provide a statement, which D.Pins read aloud. Amber insists that her first priority now is her sobriety and how to repair her relationships with her daughter, Leah, and her baby daddy — while emphasizing that Gary “has too many insecurities” for them to be involved romantically again.

Here is Amber’s statement in its entirety:

“Right now I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life. I guess I just got lost. I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates. You live and you learn. and that’s real. It’s time for me to stop partying and realize that even though I’m 21, I’m not a normal 21-year-old — I’m a mother. Which means I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother.

“I miss Leah a lot. She’s a little mini-me. I see pictures of her and I think about where I went wrong and how I can fix it so she can be proud of me.

“As for Gary, I know that he’s a good dad. I hope he finds happiness, even if it’s not with me. I know we probably won’t get back together. He has too many insecurities when it comes to our relationship but I hope that one day we can have a good relationship between us and Leah.

“Right now my No. 1 priority in life is dedicating my life to being sober, to being a sober person. And to show my daughter that people make mistakes but you can always come back. If Leah learns anything from me she should see how becoming a teen mom can change you. How everything is postponed.

“I made the show for a reason…some decisions change your whole life. If you don’t want to take responsibility and use protection, then don’t have sex. One night can change your whole life into a sad story.

“I hope people look at my story and say, ‘That’s not the way I want to go.’ I know everybody looks at me as a mean person who cusses and hits people, but that’s not me. That’s just what I had to go through to grow up and learn.

“I want to show everybody that I can do it and I can start living a straight life and getting my family back in order.”

You can see Gary’s response when he takes the couch tonight on the final “Teen Mom” reunion special, airing at 7 p.m. on MTV.

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