Jenelle Evans admits she used drugs while pregnant with Ensley

Jenelle Evans has come clean about using drugs while pregnant with her daughter, Ensley.

“I’m not going to lie about that. I tested positive for THC,” the Teen Mom 2 star, 26, admitted during a recent interview on Vince Russo’s The Brand podcast. “Ensley did not test positive. I did.”

Evans said the chemical compound found in cannabis was discovered in her system while she was in the hospital in January 2017, shortly after she gave birth to her baby girl, now 12 months. Child Protective Services intervened and asked the MTV personality if she smoked during her pregnancy.

“I said, ‘I did within the past 30 days,’” she recalled explaining to the agency. “I said, ‘I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every five minutes. I can’t eat.’ And they said, ‘OK, some moms do that. We are not here to judge. We are writing down your information.’”

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Jenelle Evans attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: David Eason and Jenelle Evans arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: David Eason and Jenelle Evans attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: TV personality Jenelle Evans arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans attend Farrah Abraham's 25th Birthday Celebration on May 21, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Jenelle Evans attends Farrah Abraham's 25th Birthday Celebration on May 21, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Jenelle Evans and David Eason are seen at the Lion King Broadway Show on March 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: TV personality Jenelle Evans attends the ECOLUXE Pre-Oscars Celebrity Luxury Lounge on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Jenelle Evans celebrates her Birthday at The Empire Hotel Rooftop on December 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Jenelle Evans celebrates her Birthday at The Empire Hotel Rooftop on December 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Jenelle Evans is seen on November 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Jenelle Evans and Kaiser Griffith are seen in the Central Park on November 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Jenelle Evans enjoys the 'Tomahawk Steak' as she visits Planet Hollywood Times Square on November 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) David Eason and girlfriend Jenelle Evans enjoy the 'Tomahawk Steak' as they visit Planet Hollywood Times Square on November 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Jenelle Evans is seen at GBK's New York Fashion Week Style Lounge 2015 - Day 2 on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for GBK Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Jenelle Evans attends OK! Magazine's Spring 2016 NYFW Party at HAUS Nightclub on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Jenelle Evans is seen at LAX on August 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: TV personality Jenelle Evans attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Jenelle Evans is seen on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by KeithJMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Jenelle Evans is seen on August 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by KeithJMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Jenelle Evans and her mother Barbara Evans are seen on August 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by KeithJMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Jenelle Evans is seen on August 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Johnson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Jenelle Evans is seen on August 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by KeithJMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Jenelle Evans is seen on August 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Johnson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Jenelle Evans attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy NYC event at HAUS Nightclub on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: Jenelle Evans promotes 'Teen Mom' as she visits Buca di Beppo Times Square on April 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BOLIVIA, NC - AUGUST 12: In this handout photo provided by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Jenelle Evans of the reality TV show 'Teen Mom' is seen in a police booking photo after her arrest for drug and paraphernalia possession August 12, 2013 in Bolivia, North Carolina. Evans was originally sentenced to probation but failed a random drug test. (Photo by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office via WireImage)
OAK ISLAND, NC - AUGUST 08: In this booking photo provided by the the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, Jenelle Evans poses for a mug shot August 8, 2011 in Oak Island, North Carolina. Evans, of MTV's 'Teen Mom 2', was arrested Monday for violating the terms of her probation after testing possitive for Marijuanna and opiates. Evans was placed in jail on USD 10,000 bond and later released. (Photo by Brunswick County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)
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When Evans and her husband, David Eason, returned home with Ensley, CPS carried out a wellness check and eventually closed the case. “They came and did a checkup, and everything [was] fine,” she said.

But according to the reality star, she is no stranger to CPS wellness checks. “CPS has been [to my house], like, 30 times, not just for that, but for haters online saying that I abuse my kids,” she said. “So they came and checked up on that.”

Evans (who is also the mother of sons Jace, 8, and Kaiser, 3) has been open through the years about her past with drugs, including her near-fatal heroin overdose in 2012. “I was afraid to speak out and tell people that I was on drugs,” she recalled in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly in July 2017. “People were accusing me of it, but I just thought, ‘Oh, they don’t know me. I have it figure out.’ I was in denial.”

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