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'19 Kids & Counting' Update: Josh Duggar Out of The Rehab, Joining 'Jill & Jessa: Counting On?'

( [email protected] ) Mar 11, 2016 01:33 PM EST
After spending more than six months at a faith-based treatment facility, Josh Duggar is finally reunited with his family. The Duggar family announced the reunion on their blog and said they could not be more thankful.
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After spending more than six months at a faith-based treatment facility, Josh Duggar is finally reunited with his family. The Duggar family announced the reunion on their blog and said they could not be more thankful.

In a statement published on their blog (via US Weekly), the Duggar family announced that Josh already completed his program at the facility. The family revealed that Josh's treatment will continue even if he's back home. "Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program," the statement read. "We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program. It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counselling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family," the statement continued. 

The family said they continued to look to God for guidance. "We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him. We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead."

Before the family announced this, ET reported that sources confirmed to them that Josh "has been out for a few days," though his current post-rehab whereabouts are yet unknown. Regardless of where he is living right now, Josh's checking out of the rehab is quite timely. The family is returning to TV this month with "Jill & Jessa: Counting On" full season. It remains to be seen though if Josh will be making an appearance on the widely-talked about TLC show.

Before the family posted this great news on their blog, some of them told People magazine exclusively that they have already forgiven Josh. However, most said that they still cannot trust him completely. 

This release might be making Jim Bob and Michelle jump in joy. Just last week on Josh's birthday, they wrote how much they still love him, even though the scandals he caused led to the cancellation of their reality TV show, "19 Kids and Counting." "Today is our son Josh's birthday. The heartache of the past year cannot surpass the joy 28 years ago on this day when we first became parents!" the parents of 19 wrote. "We love you Josh and believe your best days can be ahead of you. We continue to pray for you every day."

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