Teen Mom 2 star Sean Austin took to Instagram on April 20 to share an uplifting message following his stint in rehab.
Over the years, viewers have seen Austin struggle with substance abuse issues on “Teen Mom 2” and “Teen Mom: Family Reunion.” The MTV star is now opening up about his sobriety journey and encouraging his followers struggling with addiction to seek help.
Sean Austin’s heartfelt message
In an April 20 Instagram post, Sean said shared a series of photos of him with his girlfriend, “Teen Mom” star Jade Cline, and their daughter Kloie, alongside a lengthy caption.
“Being separated from my family for 4 months (120 days) was one of the hardest things I have ever done. But it also gave me back my life, it gave my daughter back her father, and it gave [Jade] her husband back,” he wrote in the caption.
“Recovery is a journey that CANNOT be done alone,” he continued. “It’s not easy to ask someone for help, but it’s the right thing to do. So for everyone out there who [is] Struggling addiction, it’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok if you don’t know who to ask just start asking for help as long as you have the ability to be honest with yourself be and admit to yourself that you have a problem, then you have the opportunity to recover.”
Austin’s Instagram followers took to the comments section to congratulate the MTV star on his commitment to sobriety.
“So proud of you,” wrote one Instagram user. “Recovery is not easy. It’s a tough process, but worth it ❤️.”
“Congratulations 🙌 I hope you continue to enjoy this beautiful life, sober. You got the 👏,” commented another user.
The official Teen Mom Instagram account also commented on the post with a simple red heart emoji.
Sean Austin talks about addiction
Austin spoke openly about his addiction in an Instagram Q&A in March 2022.
According to The SunAustin answered a variety of questions from fans, addressing everything from rehab to his experiences rewatching “Teen Mom” episodes.
In a clip from his story, he revealed that rehab has helped him find himself.
“At the end of the day I have to find that myself and come to terms with things I don’t have [come] put up with my chest and get it,” he said. “I didn’t know I had to get up and dig up everything I had buried for so long.”
He also responded to a fan who asked if it “triggers” to watch old episodes of Teen Mom 2.
“No,” he replied, “but it shook me because I was like, ‘Damn, I actually thought I hid it well. I actually thought I fooled everyone.’”
He went on to say that rewatching the old episodes is a “good reminder” of how far he’s come on his journey to sobriety.
“It’s a perfect example of what I don’t want to look like and what I don’t want to be portrayed as,” he said. “It’s a good reminder that I’m in a better place right now and I don’t have to live like this anymore.”
Teen Mom 2 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on MTV.
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