Friday night’s special episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot gave fans their first inside look at Mama June Shannon’s (alleged) struggle with drugs, but the reality TV star has allegedly been using— and trying to kick—drugs for a while, according to a new report by Hollywood Life.
According to the site’s sources, June attempted to get clean at a Georgia rehab earlier this year but was unsuccessful.
“June went to rehab at the end of February in Georgia after they wrapped filming Season 3 of her show,” the source said. “She was in there voluntarily, but she left and was on a drugs binge until she got arrested.”
(As The Ashley previously reported, June and her boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested in March on drug and drug paraphernalia possession charges.)
June attempted rehab at the urging of the producers behind her WEtv reality show who allegedly saw signs of drug use inside June’s home long before June and Geno got arrested, but it was kept under wraps.
“I’m so shocked this didn’t get out long before,” one insider told Hollywood Life. “When you’d go to her house, she would be out of it like you’re out [of it] before you get put under before surgery. She was wiped.
“There were needles everywhere in her home,” the source claimed, adding that this is when June’s teenage daughter Alana (aka “Honey Boo Boo”) was sent to live with her older sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon.
On Friday night’s episode, Alana, Lauryn and other members of June’s family urged her to get help, but June refused.
It appears not much has changed since that episode was filmed months ago. June is allegedly now holed up in an Alabama casino with Geno, despite the fact that a judge has ordered they have no contact, due to a pending domestic violence charge Geno has for what went down the day of the couple’s arrests.
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“I’m disgusted there has not been change in June in all these years,” a second source told Hollywood Life. “She is still blaming others and has a drug problem.”
Mama June has not spoken publicly about her alleged drug issues, nor has she confirmed Hollywood Life’s claim that she has had at least one failed rehab attempt.
Watch a clip from Friday’s dramatic “The Road to Intervention” episode of ‘Mama June’ below.
(Photos: WEtv; Twitter)