Not only was Leah struggling with an addiction, but she was also struggling with depression. Back in 2013, Messer was prescribed pills by her doctor after having back pain following the birth of her daughter. Leah Messer’s addiction escalated to the point where she was buying pills off the street.
Leah says, “I felt kind of like a zombie. I don’t really remember some of those times. I don’t remember anyone carrying me to bed. I don’t remember falling asleep with my legs crisscrossed. I thought I was making it. I was barely surviving.” The 28-year-old said that her addiction and depression got to a point where she considered driving her car off a cliff and that’s when she decided she needed to seek treatment for painkiller addiction.