Meth is bad
| PEOPLE – Mama June Shannon is focused on getting her life back on track.
On the most recent episode of Mama June: Family Crisis, the WE tv reality star opened up about her past and present drug use — including Fioricet, a prescription pain medicine used to treat the symptoms of tension headache, and Xanax, a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders — during a tearful reunion with daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon.
“The only reason I sold the house, we was dead f—ing broke,” June, 40, admitted on Friday’s episode.
“Because you know at that point we was doing quite a bit,” June further revealed about doing drugs with boyfriend Eugene Edward “Geno” Doak. “I mean, it was a couple ounces a day.”
“Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more,” she said of her methamphetamine usage.
Reflecting on her decision to do drugs, June said that she “got high because I wanted to.”
“It wasn’t something that just started, and oh my God, I started using drugs, you found out that I got busted. It wasn’t. I got high because I wanted to,” she told Pumpkin. “It’s not the first time I’ve ever done drugs, and you know that.”
But for Pumpkin, “it’s been the first time since we’ve been older that you’ve ever been strung out.”
“The thing is like, you can’t get clean and then Geno not get f—ing clean,” Pumpkin said.
June’s relationship with daughters Lauryn and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has been strained since she was arrested in March 2019 on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges after she allegedly had crack cocaine and a crack pipe on her.
Doak was also arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. In September, both were charged with felonies … Read more.
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