Amber Portwood Progress Update!
Recently Amber not only got to see her Brother Shawn, but she got to see her ex boyfriend and father of her daughter, Gary Shirley, as well. Shawn says that she looks just as great as she did when she did her special with Dr. Drew, and Gary says that she’s “doing good” and “looking great”.
Amber has been taking part in the CLIFF program while in jail, which is a treatment for methamphetamine abusers. In the program, she spends 15 hours a day participating in “therapeutic recovery” and it also provides “recovery, psychological therapy, and substance abuse education, but it also prepares these offenders to return to society with valuable life-skills and positive behavioral adjustment.” according to this.
CLIFF members are completely separated from the general population and are only entered into the program after a screening and written statement from the inmate where they explain their desire to participate in the program.
The participants also have the freedom to leave the program at any time and Amber has chosen not to. According to her brother, she has one step left in the class and then she can move on to getting her GED, which she has been working towards and wanting since she dropped out of high school to have her daughter, Leah.
Gary and Shawn have seen nothing but progress in Amber since she asked the judge to send her to jail.
Gary has been coping with being a single parent as well as he can, saying that it’s easy being a father, the hard part is being a father and a mother at the same time. Amber still has some time left in Jail but it is rumored that she may be able to get out early, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Congrats to Amber and her continued work towards her sobriety. She’s extremely lucky to have the supportive backing she has in Gary and her brother.
If you would like to send Amber a letter of support please sent it to:
811 west 50 N
Rockville In 47872