Teen Mom OG alum Debra Danielsen's husband calls Ryan Edwards a 'dead man walking' amidst his drug abuse struggles

Debra thinks Ryan needs not only drug addiction counseling but also emotional and psychotherapy or may be an intervention to straighten things out.


                            Teen Mom OG alum Debra Danielsen's husband calls Ryan Edwards a 'dead man walking' amidst his drug abuse struggles
Debra Danielsen and Ryan Edwards (Imdb)

Teen Mom OG have found it difficult to watch Ryan Edwards struggle and battle with substance abuse. 

In an interview with InTouch, Debra Danielsen who is Ryan's co-star and Farrah Abraham's mom, said, "I've heard all kinds of s--t from all kinds of people but my husband, Dr. David Merz, tells me, 'Debra, [Ryan's] a dead man walking. That really hurt me. I felt really bad because these people are like my family to me." 

Debra was also unaware of the fact that Ryan was caught using the dating app Tinder on more than one occasion with his pregnant wife at home. "It's like he has a suicidal wish. That's why I think — not only does he need drug addiction counseling, but I think he needs some emotional, psychotherapy kind of stuff because there's something driving that," she went on to say. 

Danielsen says that she is no stranger to dealing with such situations of addiction and infidelity and claims that her ex-husband Michael Abraham used to abuse drugs and also cheated on her. She had also mentioned how Michael was "always angry and always hateful" while the couple was together. 

Having been through these unpleasant situations herself, Deb was hoping to share some advice about how Ryan and everyone else involved can move forward. "I think what needs to happen here is maybe Mackenzie's parents and [Ryan's parents] Jen and Larry get together with Mackenzie and maybe Maci, find a counselor, and maybe stage an intervention that looks a lot like tough love," she shared. 

On the reunion episode of Teen Mom, Ryan explained how he has not taken the hair follicle test as he knows that he won't pass but he is open to taking a urine test as reported by InTouch. Ryan was arrested in 2017 on charges of possession of heroin. He is yet to comment on his 2018 arrest.