‘Teen Mom 2′ Jenelle Turns to Substance Abuse During Depression

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Jenelle Evans is going through difficult moments on “Teen Mom 2.” In an earlier episode,  we saw her get into a physical fight with her fiancé Gary, and in tonight’s new episode she turns to substance abuse in an attempt to help her feel better.

We watched tonight as Jenelle returns home, but is unable to pay her rent, which gets her an eviction notice. This leads to an argument with her mom, Barbara. Afterward, Jenelle, who’s already been low, struggles more with feelings of depression. To numb out her feelings, she says she’s been partying up a lot with her ex-boyfriend Kieffer, who’s come back into her life.

The partying only cheers her up for short periods, and then it’s back to depression. At one point Kieffer offers to go get her something, though it’s unclear what he goes to get. Whatever it is, though, you can see that it’s being abused, because it’s taking a priority in Jenelle’s life over her son and her will to help herself get a better life. If this story sounds familiar because you or someone you know is battling substance abuse, head to substanceabuse.mtv.com for resources and help. Remember: substance abuse can have damaging consequences, but there are treatments that work.

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