Teen Mom Leah Messer admits she was 'addicted to pain medication' and 'hid it a lot' because 'all of the hate'

TEEN Mom star Leah Messer will lay bare her addiction demons on a brand new MTV episode.

The mom of three admits she's "finally ready" to come clean about her dependence on pain medication – and insisted she initially shied away from seeking help because she was "scared of all the hate."

The Sun previously reported how Leah, 28, has penned an "autobiography and a self-help book" on her experience, and the show will see her chatting to producers about her tome.

Speaking to the Teen Mom producer in the MTV preview clip, she confesses: "I've also been working really hard writing a book about my life, because even though so much of my path has played out on TV, there's a lot that I haven't dealt with publicly.

"It became way deeper than I thought it was going to be because I've talked about things that I didn't think I would."

Leah, who is now five years sober, then addresses the camera direct and says: "There are so many reasons behind me wanting to write this book.

"I've experienced so much in my lifetime that I haven't been completely honest about and I feel like I'm finally ready – ready to be open about it, ready to take whatever comes.

"And not care – because I know it's going to make a difference for someone else.

"I've never said this before but I was addicted to pain medication. I definitely think there was a lot – but I was scared to hear all the hate."

After admitting she was fearful of the repercussions if she came clean, particularly as she was embroiled in a court battle with her ex and father to her twins Corey Simms, the West Virginia native candidly stated she was worried she would ultimately always have a "big addict" label stamped on her forehead.

In the MTV preview clip of the one-off episode, she concluded: "It's nothing I should be ashamed of.

"I want others to own their story and not be ashamed or feel alone."

The network posted the video on its Twitter account with the teasing caption: "Tomorrow night, @LeahMesser is ready to open up in a way she never has before on a brand new #TeenMom2. ❤️."

Fans were quick to react in support of the star, with one writing: "I’m so glad you are able to speak your truth. The drug problem was not hidden though. It was evident but you thought you were hiding it."

Another posted: "Mad love for you @LeahMesser.

"You have come so far & overcame so much. These are the story lines we need to see. Baby daddy drama of the other moms has been played out. You are an inspiration to so many. Thank you for being real, raw, & Hundred points symbol. God bless u & your beautiful girls always."

The reality TV personality shares her twins Aliannah and Aleeah with former husband, Corey Simms, while Adalynn's father is Jeremy Calvert, with whom Leah split in 2015.

In content sure to be explored in MTV's new show, Leah recently opened up on the “downhill spiral” of her past battle with addiction – and that she was taking a “ridiculous amount” of pills and at one point had even tried heroin.

In her memoir, Hope, Grace & Faith – named after the middle monikers of her daughters – Leah claimed that she suffered a “botched” spinal tap in 2013 when she had a C-section with daughter Addie.

She penned in the book that the hospital prescribed her with painkillers Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Tylenol 3, but that the opioids sent her “over the edge” which was the beginning of her substance abuse. 

During an appearance on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast, she admitted she later began "turning to the streets” to buy drugs and that’s when she realized she had “lost” herself.






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