Teen Mom alum Ryan Edwards reportedly checks into rehab

Teen Mom OG alum Ryan Edwards is seeking professional help.

According to a Radar Online exclusive, published on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, the reality TV star reportedly checked into an undisclosed facility in Alabama "about a month ago" — marking his second stint in rehab to treat his drug addiction.

A source cited by the gossip rag has claimed that Edwards "isn't supposed to be out until February or March" of next year. Since he and wife Mackenzie Standifer are expecting their first child together, a baby boy named Jagger, later this month, it looks as though the 30-year-old may miss their son's birth. The insider added that Standifer has reportedly "moved out of the lake house they were in and is now living with her parents."

Edwards' alleged rehab stint unfortunately follows months of ongoing legal trouble. As Nicki Swift previously reported, he was busted at his Tennessee home in late March 2018 for allegedly violating his probation, which stemmed from a 2017 heroin possession charge. More recently, he pleaded guilty to a speeding charge following another arrest in July. While it was initially believed this arrest was drug-related, Edwards later told E! News that it was the result of a "misunderstanding" over the community service requirements of his probation. 

The former 16 and Pregnant star previously completed a 30-day rehab stint in May 2017. Just prior to this, he and Standifer, who announced their exit from Teen Mom OG earlier this summer, were secretly married. 

At the time of this writing, the former MTV stars and their reps have yet to publicly comment on Edwards' reported return to rehab.

While speaking out against the hit MTV series in a lengthy Instagram post in July, Edwards opened up about his journey toward sobriety and called attention to the epidemic of drug addiction. "They don't want to show me or Mack in a happy light or that I am active in my recovery. I AM," he wrote in part, captioning a text-post which read, "Life can take you higher than drugs. Stop drug abuse. Live life."

We hope Edwards will continue to receive the help he needs during his recovery.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's 24/7 National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.