Tyler Baltierra shares heartwarming photo to announce that his father and sister are finally sober
Tyler Baltierra took to social media to share the happy news that his father and sister who were battling drug abuse for many years are finally sober
Tyler Baltierra is shedding happy tears. The 'Teen Mom OG' star shared the happy news on Tuesday that both his father, Butch Baltierra, and sister, Amber Baltierra, are sober.
“Writing this with tears in my eyes because words can’t express the amount of peace & joy I feel in my heart. After seeing these two at their lowest & now seeing them sober & steadily climbing, I just can’t say enough how proud I am of both of them!” he captioned a photo with himself, Butch and Amber.
"I am a firm believer that the power of unconditional love in a family can truly transform the dynamic & I’m just so happy to call these two my family," Tyler wrote. “I love you both SO MUCH & I’m SO PROUD OF YOU!!! @xoambularxo @baltierramtv,” he said.
The MTV personality also used the hashtags #Family, #Recovery, #NeverGiveUp, and #Baltierras, for the post.
Also on Tuesday, Amber addressed her past addiction and recovery on social media. She shared a text post that read, "Yes, I did drugs, sure did. But I also found recovery. Why don’t you gossip about that?"
Throughout his time on MTV, Tyler has been open about his family's struggle with addiction. Last year, in a February episode of 'Teen Mom OG', audiences watched as Tyler flew with his father to get treatment for his drug addiction.
Butch revealed that it was the ninth or tenth time he was seeking professional help and he hoped that it was his last time. “I ain’t got no pressure, nobody trying to sneak up on me or try to get me with a razor,” Butch said of his confidence at returning to a center as opposed to his recent stay in prison.
When they arrived at the center, Tyler and Butch were separated with the latter talking to an intake counselor and Tyler speaking to a different counselor about the sobriety process his father will undergo. Tyler was worried about leaving his father alone with strangers. “Who’s going to call him every day? You know?” he told a counselor.
“I know. The truth is, Tyler, this is a family disease,” the counselor told him. “You’ve suffered trauma based on his addiction. Every time that phone rings and you’re wondering who’s on the other end and what’s he got to say, that’s trauma, that’s a trauma response. His happiness is not your responsibility. It’s his.”
In a separate room, Butch admitted to an intake counselor that he had taken crack three or four days before entering rehab, saying cocaine and crack were his drugs of choice and that he frequently used “a lot of it.”