If you watched last night’s episode of Teen Mom 2, then you witnessed one of the saddest scenes in the series history, which is really saying something.
We’ve known for several months that Adam Lind tested positive for meth shortly before a planned visit with his youngest daughter, but it was one thing to read about the news and another to see Chelsea Houska’s stunned reaction.
Like pretty much everyone else in Lind’s life, Chelsea doesn’t believe her ex’s drug use is a one-time thing, and she fears that he’s developed into a full-blown addict.
“You don’t just do meth and get off of it,” she told an MTV producer.
“You get hooked. The fact that he was doing it knowing he had to take a drug test every other week…It means he probably has a problem.”
Lamenting the hard road ahead for her daughter, Aubree, Houska remarked:
“I wish she didn’t have a drug addict father, obviously.”
At the time of his positive test, Lind was preparing for a visit with his daughter from his relationship with Taylor Halbur, and not surprisingly, Halbur is now fighting Lind for full custody with virtually no visitation rights.
Her lawyers argue that Lind squandered those rights with his persistent hard drug use, and only when he’s able to prove that he’s sought treatment and gotten clean should he be permitted to visit his daughter Paisley again.
It remains unclear if Chelsea will take similar action, but based on last night’s episode, it certainly seems that she’s deeply concerned for her daughter’s welfare.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of good news in Aubree’s life these days.
Houska married Cole DeBoer back in October, and based on what we’ve seen, he’s been nothing less than the ideal stepfather.
In January, Houska and welcomed her second child, and Aubree seems to be loving life as a big sister.
Of course, while all of this may serve to soften the blow of having a negligent drug addict for a father, Aubree is no still profoundly affected by her father’s idiocy.
Here’s hoping that either Lind will find the help he needs ASAP … or Houska will do what she has to in order to protect her daughter.
Sadly, we suspect it’ll come down to the latter.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to be reminded of just how atrocious a person Adam really is.