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On the show she said she suffered from love addiction, not substance abuse. In one of the show’s scarier moments, McCready suffered a seizure and was rushed to a hospital where scans showed brain damage.

Also in 2010, police went to McCready’s mother’s home for a report of an overdose, and McCready was taken to a Florida hospital. However, neither the hospital nor McCready’s publicist would say why McCready was hospitalized.

McCready also fought the release of a tape in which she reportedly talked about former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, with whom she had an affair as a teenager.

A call to a lawyer representing McCready in the custody case was not immediately returned.

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Caitlin R. King contributed to this report from Nashville.