Maci revealed her ex was given two doses of Narcan after being discovered unresponsive in his automobile, earlier than sharing how their son Bentley reacted to his overdose.
Maci Bookout opened up about her ex Ryan Edwards’ overdose earlier this yr on the brand new episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
On the high of the hour, Edwards was in rehab, after he was ordered to do 30 days at a facility following a string of authorized points. Maci defined his stint was “actually powerful” on their son Bentley, because the pair had lately repaired their father-son bond and have been really having “one of the best relationship” they’ve “ever had” earlier than he left.
Issues took a flip after Ryan determined he wished to depart the ability after being there for simply two weeks, one thing Maci stated she didn’t agree with. In a confessional she defined, “I simply do not suppose it is a good suggestion contemplating his lengthy historical past with substance abuse” — earlier than telling her husband Taylor McKinney that Ryan “simply wished to depart.”
4 days after leaving rehab, Edwards overdosed and was discovered unresponsive in his automobile again in April. Based on Maci, he was administered two doses of Narcan on the scene, earlier than he regained consciousness on the hospital. A “crystal kind substance” and “blue powder” have been discovered on him; Edwards has beforehand spoken concerning the risks of heroin.
“After I came upon that Ryan had overdosed, that is really the primary time I used to be genuinely scared. Having to have that dialog with Bentley and seeing that … I understand how I felt feeling it, however Ryan’s not my dad,” Maci stated in a confessional, getting choked up.
“All of it’s so exhausting. Bentley feels all of that instances 1,000,000 and he is a child. I believe the most important factor is ensuring Bentley is precedence,” she continued, breaking down in tears. “However as a mother, you may’t simply get a Band-Help, it is so exhausting.”
As Ryan was despatched again to jail and booked on possession of a managed substance and DUI, headlines about his arrest started breaking on-line. Whereas she and Bentley talked about what was taking place, she expressed frustration that it was “getting actually exhausting to remain forward of all the pieces” due to all of the media protection.
Talking with associates, Maci reiterated that she didn’t “essentially agree” with Ryan’s choice to depart rehab. She stated he instructed her it was “simply an excessive amount of” and he would “fairly determine how to do that at dwelling,” including that she believed he additionally felt it was exhausting for him to not be capable of talk with legal professionals inside rehab whereas going via his divorce. Based on Maci, Ryan attended certainly one of Bentley’s baseball video games the evening earlier than his overdose and even spoke together with her husband Taylor on the occasion — including all the pieces appeared “good.”
“I believe he thought he might come dwelling, be together with his children, keep together with his dad and mom. With wholesome individuals round, I believe he thinks he is invincible, that is simply it,” stated Bookout.
“Bentley is aware of all the pieces. Earlier than he went to rehab he was very involved, very apprehensive. He saved saying, ‘I do not need him to take care of this alone,'” she continued, including that all of them felt a way of aid whereas he was in rehab. After they came upon he was leaving, nonetheless, she stated Bentley started to fret his father would as soon as once more wind up in jail.
“Now [Bentley’s] simply indignant,” she defined. “The way in which issues had been going the final 4-5 months and the way good issues have been going, even within the midst of all this crap together with his soon-to-be-ex-wife, I believe Bentley is indignant as a result of he is like — how I was like — ‘Do not you notice how a lot potential you will have?'”
Maci later spoke with costar Jade Cline about Ryan’s state of affairs, with Jade suggesting she begin attending Al-Anon conferences. The group is supposed for family members and associates of alcoholics, who can lean on and share their comparable experiences with each other. Bookout stated Dr. Drew Pinksy had additionally beneficial that previously and he or she started to take the thought significantly.
She later met up with Ryan’s mom, Jen, who shared she did not know something had occurred to her son till he awoke within the hospital. Jen defined Ryan texted her after, saying, “Mother, I am so sorry, I effed up, I ought to have stayed in rehab.'”
As the 2 puzzled how his subsequent court docket look would go, Maci then introduced up Al-Anon, saying she was going to start out attending conferences. Jen stated she’d be taken with going too, saying, “I suppose I am gonna give it a strive too, I am gonna spring it on [husband] Larry. We’ll develop with him, hopefully.”
The episode ended with Maci acknowledging she “undoubtedly cannot do that alone,” including that she owes it to “myself and to Bentley and to Taylor to do issues in another way” going ahead by getting assist for herself as nicely.
Maci lately spoke with TooFab about attending Al-Anon conferences — see what she stated on the hyperlink beneath!