“Teen Mom OG” star Tyler Baltierra took a moment to express how proud he is of his father and sister on Instagram Tuesday.

Tyler shared a photo of him with his father, Butch Baltierra, and his sister, Amber Baltierra, smiling while standing on what appears to be a hill overlooking a body of water.

Tyler captioned the photo:

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! 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…I love you both SO MUCH & I’m SO PROUD OF YOU!!! @xoambularxo @baltierramtv #Family#Recovery #NeverGiveUp #Baltierras

On the same day, Amber also shared a post regarding her addiction, People reports.

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As People reports, this isn’t the family’s first time opening up about their struggles with addiction.

During an episode last year, Butch admitted to a rehab counselor he frequently used a lot of cocaine and crack.

This was the father’s ninth or tenth time seeking professional help.

According to People, he told the counselor:

Listen I’m a mess, you’re getting a banged up garbage can.”

For those struggling with addiction, DrugAbuse.gov says the first important step is to speak with a doctor to discuss treatment.

Treatment costs may be covered by some health insurance providers.

Directories, such as The American Board of Addiction Medicine, are available for those seeking physicians who are board-certified addiction specialists.

Findtreatment.samhsa.gov is also a great resource that allows individuals to search for treatment centers geographically and gives them information about the facility.

However, addiction doesn’t only affect the user, it affects the person’s loved ones, as well.

In January 2018, Tyler tweeted about what he was feeling as the son of an addict.

According to American Addiction Centers, if you know a loved one dealing with addiction remember that it’s not a choice, but a disease of the brain.

Try to be supportive and optimistic, but let the person deal with the consequences of their addiction.  However, don’t be afraid to set boundaries and say “no” even if it may seem harsh. Also, encourage them to seek help.

Further, it’s okay to seek counseling for yourself, as well. Loving and helping someone through addiction is not easy.

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