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Catelynn Lowell SLAMMED for Going Back to Rehab: Does She Deserve the Hate?

So something funny happened after the season finale of Teen Mom OG aired this week …

Believe it or not, against all odds, Catelynn Lowell became the most hated cast member on the whole entire show.

Or, OK, maybe not the most hated, but if you follow online conversations about Teen Mom, you'll see that Cate has been getting a whole, whole lot of backlash for what happened during this week's show.

Does she deserve the criticism for returning to rehab shortly after checking out?

Let's investigate!

1. Treatment

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As we saw this season, Catelynn checked into rehab back in November after she began feeling suicidal. She had a miscarriage and it was very hard for her to handle, so she flew out to Arizona for approximately six weeks of treatment.

2. Doing Well?

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We didn’t see any actual treatment, but we did see Tyler and Nova visit her, along with other family members. As time went on, she seemed happier and happier, and everyone had high hopes that she was doing well there.

3. Not So Fast

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But then she came home during the season finale. And we quickly saw that she wasn’t doing as well as it seemed.

4. Sad, Sad, Sad

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She appeared to be disinterested in everything, which, you know, depression. But this time around, fans of the show weren’t as forgiving with her behavior.

5. Poor Everyone

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We saw her snap at Nova as she was putting her down for a nap, and we saw Tyler bite his tongue about it — he obviously wasn’t comfortable with what was happening.

6. Exhausted

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Then when they went to go check out the renovations on the house they’d bought, she sat in the corner while Tyler did business. He bit his tongue again when she explained that she was exhausted, because he watched her sleep all night as he continued to deal with insomnia.

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Catelynn Lowell Reveals the Real Reason She Checked Into Rehab

On Twitter, Catelynn Lowell has been celebrating her sobriety. She says that she’s been sober for months, now.

But on Teen Mom OG, which is filmed earlier, she’s still in the process of explaining to her husband why she needs to go to rehab in the first place.

She lays out those reasons very clearly.

On Monday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Catelynn Lowell explained to her husband, Tyler Baltierra, exactly why she had to return to rehab.

“It’s nothing to do with you, Tyler. It’s my inner child s–t. I’m telling you right now, it’s nothing to do with what you do.”

Of course it isn’t his fault, but it’s sad that her childhood is still plaguing her as an adult. That is far too common.

And she cites some specific traumas that continue to haunt her.

“It’s me being a f–king 12-year-old and my dad leaving or me being, like, 8 and my mom drinking all the time and not being there.”

That is just heartbreaking.

“It’s my own s–t. It’s just coming out when things go on in life.”

Catelynn continues, saying:

“That’s how trauma works.”

She’s exactly right.

And she did a better and more succinct job of explaining how trauma in childhood can contribute to things like alcohol abuse as an adult than plenty of experts.

She then went on to assure husband Tyler Baltierra that, of course, her entering rehab did not reflect on him.

“It’s nothing to do with you, you’re awesome. You’re supportive.”

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After Catelynn Lowell tweeted her support for fellow Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, someone on Twitter nastily chose to characterize the two of them as “drug addicts.”

Catelynn’s response was positively classy, as she wrote:

“We’re not drug addicts but whatever helps you sleep at night.”

She went on to celebrate her enduring sobriety, responding to a much more polite fan’s question by writing:

“Been sober for going on 5 months.”

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One fan — very politely — asked for clarification, wanting to know if Catelynn was using the term “sober” under the strictest terms or if she meant from all mind-altering substances.

Catelynn clarified that she had even quit using marijuana.

Though marijuana is widely regarded to be safe by the medical community, it can sometimes be used as a “crutch” to avoid processing emotions.

Some find that long-term use can exacerbate whatever issues they were trying to avoid.

Unfortunately, sometimes people find that they have to face their problems instead of self-medicating for them.

Catelynn found that she’d seen an improvement once she’d cut off all substances that let her distance herself from her own thoughts.

Can we just acknowledge for a moment that it is deeply refreshing to hear someone explain trauma and its long-term effects and the role that it plays in addiction?

Most people are accustomed to hearing that spelled out in wildly clinical terms. 

We have to wonder how many viewers sat there are listened to Catelynn talk and faced sudden realizations about what had led to their own behaviors.

Watch Teen Mom online if you want to continue to keep up with Catelynn’s struggle.

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Tyler Baltierra: Is He Going to Rehab Next?!

Tyler Baltierra has struggled with his mental health for a long, long time.

Catelynn Lowell has problems of her own too, of course, and there's definitely a focus on hers on Teen Mom OG, but fans will know that Tyler hasn't had it easy, either.

He and Catelynn both grew up in the same kind of toxic environment, after all, and they both had a very hard time after placing their daughter for adoption when they were teenagers.

For the past few months, Tyler has been becoming more and more vocal about how bad things have gotten for him.

But are they so bad that he'll head off to a treatment center like Catelynn did?

1. A Rough Beginning

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Tyler has always seemed close to his mother, Kim, but we can’t really say the same for his father. Butch Baltierra has been in and out of prison for Tyler’s entire life, and if he hasn’t been in prison, he’s been on some kind of probation.

2. The Truth Hurts

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Butch even told Tyler once that he loved cocaine more than he loved him. Can you even imagine how damaging that must have been for Tyler?

3. A Suicide Attempt

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An especially heartbreaking little tidbit about Tyler was that he tried to commit suicide when he was only 12 years old. This is very dark, but he said that he hung himself, and when he didn’t die immediately he began having second thoughts and was able to get himself free from the noose.

4. Just Heartbreaking

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He also met Catelynn when he was 12, and the two began dating. A few years later, she became pregnant, and they made the difficult decision to place the child for adoption so that she would have a better life than they could provide for her.

5. Too, Too Sad

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In what many people consider to be the most heartbreaking moment on all of Teen Mom, Tyler and Catelynn both cried after their first daughter was born, and they begged nurses to take her away so they didn’t become too attached.

6. After Carly

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In the years after being 16 and Pregnant, Catelynn and Tyler had many ups and downs. They got engaged, they got un-engaged, they nearly broke up after she lied to him about some other guy she’d been talking to. They started jobs, they talked about career goals, he went to New Orleans for a while to try to be an actor.

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Catelynn Lowell Shares Touching Message After Returning Home from Rehab!

If you’ve been keeping up with Catelynn Lowell, then you know that these past several months have not been so kind to her.

In a way, the past several years haven’t been too kind to her, but let’s just stick with these current bad times, OK?

We’ve seen glimpses of what’s been going on, thanks to all the updates Catelynn and Tyler have shared on social media, and now that we’re getting further into this season of Teen Mom OG, the story is coming together.

Last fall, Catelynn and Tyler discussed having another child, and she was able to get pregnant pretty quickly. They told family members, and they were very excited.

But then she had a miscarriage, and it was very difficult for them both.

Things were so bad that Cate admitted to contemplating suicide, and she made the tough decision to check into a treatment center to deal with everything.

She stayed for a while before checking out early to spend the holidays with Tyler and their daughter, but quickly realized she wasn’t ready yet, so she checked back into rehab.

After completing the full six weeks, she returned home, but a few weeks after that, she announced that she’d be checking back into the same center to deal with childhood trauma and to get her medications adjusted.

She completed those six weeks of treatment, and went home just in time to film the Teen Mom reunion special.

So right now, she’s back in Michigan with her family, and hopefully she’s feeling much better now.

Well, we kind of know she’s feeling better now — she said so in a new post she made on Instagram!

The post is in the form of one of those inspirational memes you see floating around social media all the time, and it starts off with “I AM ENOUGH.”

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“I am full of sparkle and compassion,” the text reads. “I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I am not afraid of the truth.”

“I am loyal, adventurous, supportive, and surprising. I am a woman. I am enough.”

The message, which Catelynn apparently thinks represents herself — and we do too, just to be clear! — continues with “I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them.”

“Sometimes I make a lot of mistakes.”

In her own caption, she just added a bunch of emojis, like a heart and one of those kissy faces.

It is just a little Instagram post, but this is still a good sign, right?

It’s good that she’s thinking of herself in this way, and we’re hoping this means that she’s really done a lot of work in dealing with everything she’s been through.

And we’re not the only ones loving this kind of positivity — her comments were flooded with fans who are just as proud as can be of her.

“You are a beautiful, strong, amazing woman, mama, and wife!” one such person told her. “Keep fighting, girl!”

Another wrote “You ARE enough! Your journey has been inspiring & I thank you for always sharing with others because I can say it’s definitely helped me. Keep your head up!”

“Sweet girl!” yet another fan told her. “You’ve been through hell in your life and you are working through those traumas. You are beautiful, strong and an inspiration. Don’t forget that!”

It must be so nice for her to be able to hop on Instagram and see so much encouragement, right?

Of course, she does have some haters — she is a reality star, after all.

But it really does look like most people are being kind and considerate and uplifting, which is heartwarming, and almost enough to restore some faith in humanity.

Keep up the good work, Catelynn!

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Ryan Edwards: Back In Rehab Following Failed Drug Test?!

Back in June of 2016, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab shortly after getting married to Mackenzie Standifer.

Ryan had been so high on the day of the wedding that he lost consciousness while driving to the church.

For several months after he left treatment, Ryan's sobriety was regarded as one of the great Teen Mom success stories.

Unfortunately, it now seems that rumors of Ryan falling off the wagon have been confirmed, and the questions about what the future holds for Maci Bookout's ex loom large:

1. A Fall From Grace

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Viewers were stunned by Ryan’s downward spiral, which was documented on Teen Mom OG. As heroin addiction threatened to consume him whole, Ryan was urged to seek treatment by his family, friends, and fans.

2. A Terrifying Ride

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The low point came when Ryan lost consciousness while driving to his own wedding. Fortunately, the Edwards checked into rehab shortly after saying “I do.”

3. Troubling Signs

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Fans expressed concern when Edwards left treatment after just a few weeks. Their worries were exacerbated when he took to social media to attack Maci Bookout almost immediately after his release.

4. The Wedding Do-Over

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While the couple exchanged vows before he sought treatment, Ryan and Mackenzie understandably felt it would be a good idea to have a second wedding after he got sober. The event was documented by TMOG cameras, and some fans were troubled by what they saw.

5. A Wet Wedding

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During the wedding, Ryan was spotted taking shots and downing beers. While it was heroin, not alcohol, that landed him in rehab, the sight of a newly-recovering addict getting intoxicated is a disturbing one.

6. A Turn For the Worse

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Now, there’s even more bad news for Ryan, as a source tells Radar Online that Edwards was recently forced to take a drug test as a result of his ongoing custody battle with Maci Bookout. And it seems the results flat-out shocked his family and friends…

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Heather Locklear Enters Rehab Following Domestic Violence Arrest

To the horror of fans and everyone else, Heather Locklear has been arrested for domestic violence and for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

While this isn’t the first time that Locklear’s been in trouble with the law, this sounds serious and deeply alarming.

Fans will be relieved to know that she’s taking this seriously. She is reportedly checking in to a rehab facility.

On Sunday night, Heather Locklear was arrested on suspicion of both domestic violence and assaulting a police officer. 

Authorities received a disturbance call, which apparently made by Locklear’s own brother, and responded.

Upon arrival, officers noticed visible marks on the face of Locklear’s boyfriend, Chris Heisser, that they interpreted as signs of battery.

But apparently Locklear lashed out, flailing and kicking and successfully striking three officers before she was finally cuffed and carted away.

The one charge of domestic violence is a felony.

She is also facing three charges of battery of emergency responders, which are misdemeanors.

She’s been bailed out since, however.

RadarOnline reports that the 56-year-old actress has now, with the support of her boyfriend, entered a treatment facility north of Los Angeles.

This was apparently a voluntary decision that she made after being bailed out of prison.

Cynically, one could look at this move as an attempt to cover for her alleged misdeeds that happened on February 25th. Entering rehab of your own accord will look better in court.

Optimistically, maybe she’s just as horrified by her alleged actions towards her boyfriend and towards police and wants to make sure that she never does anything of the sort at any time in the future.

Notably, this is reportedly her seventh stint in rehab — at least.

Reportedly, she went to rehab over the holidays following a different domestic incident.

Police conducted a search of Locklear’s home on Tuesday.

The reason for the search is that the actress allegedly threatened to shoot them if they ever again entered her home.

No matter what her state of mind was at the time when she made that horrifying threat, that’s the sort of thing that law enforcement must take seriously.

Imagine if, the next time that something horrible like this happens at her home, officers respond to find that she makes good on her threat.

Unlikely, one hopes, but the police want to make sure that they aren’t sending officers into the jaws of death. 

While hopefully it was just Locklear’s “uncooperative” and “combative” mood talking, police were unable to locate the firearm that Locklear has registered in her name.

As we mentioned, this is not Heather Locklear’s first run-in with the law. Not by a long shot, unfortunately.

In September of 2008, she was pulled over for a DUI (there’s a long story there, including it having been reported by a former gossip magazine editor who also photographed her and sold the pictures for a tidy sum).

This led to Locklear pleading no contest in 2009. It’s important to note that, thankfully, no one was injured in that case.

Also in 2008, someone who claimed to be Locklear’s doctor made a phone call claiming that the actress was attempting to commit suicide.

Though things seemed fine when responders arrived at Locklear’s home, she did end up checking into a facility for psychological issues, including anxiety and depression.

In 2012, Locklear’s sister called emergency services and reported that Locklear was taking prescription drugs and alcohol and that she feared for her sister’s life. The next day, however, Locklear appeared to be out of the woods.

Many believe that Locklear has multiple issues that haven’t been resolved or properly treated, including psychological struggles — and we doubt that she herself would disagree with that assessment at the moment.

That said … does that excuse alleged domestic battery?

Her alleged violent blow-ups have led to hospitalizations and drama before.

Some are seriously questioning whether it’s safe for anyone to be in a relationship with her at this time.

Everyone hopes that she makes a recovery and comes out of rehab with a sound mind and a commitment to being a better person.

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Catelynn Lowell Leaves Rehab Early AGAIN For Shocking Reason!

On Monday, Catelynn Lowell left rehab after several weeks of treatment.

She took to Instagram to reveal to fans that she had returned home to her husband and daughter.

Interestingly, she posted her progress update on the same night that she could be seen checking in for an earlier rehab stint on an episode of Teen Mom OG.

The confluence of events sparked a discussion amongst fans on social media, with many wondering just how many times Catelynn has been to rehab.

The answer, it seems, is three.

And as many viewers pointed out this week, she appears to have left treatment ahead of schedule each time.

Now, some fans are concerned that Catelynn isn’t taking her treatment seriously enough.

A source confirmed to Radar Online today that Cate ended her latest stint earlier than expected – and for a very surprising reason. 

“Cate got permission to go home a few days early,” an insider close to Lowell told Radar.

“She wants to be home for a while before getting ready for the reunion.”

The source adds:

“She wants to be able to catch up with her co-stars Maci [Bookout] and Amber [Portwood]. She also wants to get her wardrobe prepped.”

The reunion the insider is referring to is the Teen Mom OG reunion special, which is scheduled to film in New York next month.

Catelynn has always taken her professional duties seriously, but fans are understandably shocked to learn she left rehab early because of the show.

Many feel that Lowell should take an indefinite hiatus in order to focus on her mental health, but it doesn’t seem like that’s in the cards.

Producers claim to have her best interests at heart, but it’s not hard to see why the latest update about Catelynn has generated so much concern.

On the bright side, the insider says Lowell is thrilled to be reunited with her daughter earlier than expected.

“She’s happy to see Nova,” the insider said. “Nova was ecstatic to see her.”

Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the rocky road that brought Catelynn to where she is today.

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Catelynn Lowell Returns Home From Rehab, Shares Progress With Fans

On last night’s Teen Mom OG, viewers received an in-depth look at the heartbreaking struggle of fan favorite Catelynn Lowell.

In the episode, Catelynn suffered a miscarriage that triggered a relapse of the mental health issues that have plagued her adolescence.

After revealing that she struggled with thoughts of suicide, Catelynn checked into rehab to seek treatment for trauma and severe depression.

The episode ended with an ominous “to be continued…” and offered little in the way of closure and resolution.

Fortunately, thanks to social media and her candid relationship with her fans, we have new information about Catelynn’s plight, and the news is very promising.

The most recent installment of TMOG was filmed back in November, and Catelynn returned to rehab for a second round of treatment in January of this year.

Following last night’s episode, Catelynn took to Instagram to inform fans that she’s back home and working toward recovery.

“Finally home and it feels so good!” Lowell wrote.

Her husband, Tyler Baltierra, also took to social media to share his thoughts on one of the most emotional episodes in the show’s history.

“That baby may have not been fully grown in the womb…but it was fully grown in our hearts,” he tweeted in response to the outpouring of concern over Catelynn’s miscarriage.

“For every parent out there who has lost a baby…it is not your fault & it is more than acceptable & understandable to mourn the loss of that baby & take your time to grieve #ParentStrong”

Throughout this season, Tyler has been applauded for the strength and support he’s provided for Catelynn.

During last night’s episode, he was also praised for opening up about an experience that millions of expectant parents have endured, but few talk about:

“It’s very traumatic. When you see her shaking and she’s got blood everywhere, it’s like … you don’t really know what to do,” he told one of the show’s producers.

“She kind of cleaned herself up, and we kind of figured out what was going on. Spotting is normal, but all the clotting is not. So we just saw on the bed and cried. We just held each other. There’s nothing you can really do.”

Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the rocky road that brought Catelynn and Tyler to where they are today.

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