'True Life' Check-In: AmyBeth Is Headed To Treatment For Her Marijuana Habit

Tonight's "True Life" explored the stories of three young marijuana addicts that put their freedom and relationships at risk in order to sustain their smoking habits. We had an opportunity to check in with them and find out how their lives have changed since filming wrapped. Take a look at the follow-up Q&As below.


Where are you at with smoking right now?

I'm currently still smoking on a daily basis, mainly to pass the time and keep my sanity until I can enter into residential treatment.

What's going on with you and Troy?

Unfortunately, being more than friends didn't work out. I can only hope that we continue being close. Aside from my family, Troy was my only support for the longest time. If it weren't for him, I would have never been able to adopt my love, DaisyMae.

What's next for you?

I'm going to residential treatment for dual diagnosis of trauma/anxiety and marijuana dependency, and I'll be in treatment for a minimum of 60 days. Once I'm out, I plan on finishing getting my dog-training certificate, fully training DaisyMae to be my service dog and finding a part-time job.

How do you feel about going to treatment?

I'm nervous to be completely on my own in another state, with no marijuana, for the first time ever. I have no idea how difficult or easy this process will be for me, but I am confident that I'm making the right decision for my health and my future.

What was it like sharing your story with us?

I felt like my deepest darkest secret was under a microscope, but knowing that my story might be able to help somebody else is why I did it.


How is it going with you and Shavita?

We haven’t been arguing. I think she's just learning to accept me for who I am. She understands I'm not going to quit anytime soon, and I don't think she'll leave me over my smoking.

What's going on with the smoking right now?

I was smoking about eight or nine blunts a day when we first started filming, and I'm down to about five blunts now. It's decreased because I have school and my schedule is a bit busier.

What are your plans for the near future?

I'm trying to get a better job so I won't have to rely on selling weed to make ends meet. I'm just getting older and wiser and realizing that you can't always expect to get away with everything.

What was it like sharing your story with us?

I wanted to put my story out there just to let everybody get a feel for how it is for me and to be able to see and learn from my mistakes.


What's the status of your court case?

My charges are still two pending E-class felonies and two B-class misdemeanors. We've filed a motion for the case to be dismissed due to a technicality on the court's behalf. I'm hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

What are your plans going forward?

I'm going to continue to be sober for as long as I can. Music has always been my first love and now I can use all the money and time I was spending on marijuana and put it to use towards my career.

What was it like sharing your story with us?

It gave me motivation to continue being sober and do right for my future. I hope the audience can relate to my struggle and learn from the mistakes that Devin and I have made.

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