Mama June, also known as June Shannon from the TLC reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," has admitted to spending at least $2,500 a day on drugs — a habit that caused her to lose her house, belongings, and custody of 14-year-old daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
The reality TV star made the confession during an emotional reunion with her other estranged daughter, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, during the latest episode "Mama June: Family Crisis."
"The only reason I sold the house … we was dead f***ing broke," she said, according to Fox News. "Because, you know, at that point we was doing quite a bit. I mean, it was a couple ounces a day. Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more."
Dr. Ish Major, who has been helping June get clean since she was arrested for suspicion of drug possession with her boyfriend in March 2019, explained that the amount equated to 25 grams of meth a day.
"Me and you take two … we’re done," he explained.
June then admitted to her daughter that she had abused drugs before and had no valid reason to do so.
"'It wasn't something that just started, and 'oh my God, I started using drugs,'" she said. "You found out that I got busted. I got high because I wanted to. It's not the first time I've ever done drugs."
Lauryn reunited with her mother in order to determine whether or not it was safe to allow her mother back into her sister's life. In order to do so, the 20-year-old told June she would have to get a working cell phone, take weekly drug tests and enter an in-patient rehabilitation center.
June was reluctant to agree to the third stipulation.
"To me, I think in-patient is not something that I’m willing to do because I don’t want to be cut off from everything," she said, and Lauryn relented.
"I want to be there for her, and I want her to be a part of the kids’ life," she said. "So, I’m willing to give it another chance."
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