Richards and her children, Brooke Brinson, Kimberly Jackson, Chad Davis, and sat down with Dr. Phil to talk about her dependency struggles, which may have contributed to her recent high-profile arrest.
However, during the tense interview, Richards stormed off after Dr. Phil pressed her on her use of drugs and alcohol and how they impacted her as a mother.
"Here's your microphone, I'm done. F*ck him. I'm leaving," the 50-year-old reality star told the producers as she walked off set. "He just totally put me on the spot with all of these people."
By enlisting the help of Richard's children, Dr. Phil managed to get Richards to admit to using drugs and to face the consequences of her behavior.
Dr. Phil's cameras followed Richards' children to her hotel room, where they confronted their mom, behind closed doors, in an attempt to convince her to seek professional help.
"I'm not drinking every day," Richards told her kids.
"I live with you," her son responded. "I'm not saying you're drinking, but you're taking pills. You do this every once in a while, you smoke pot."
"Every once in a while...." Richards reluctantly admitted.
Before storming off, Richards tearfully revealed that she believes her tumultuous relationship with her sister Kyle is the cause of her emotional turmoil.
"It was the relationship with my sister," Richards explained. "It's the overall outcome of where my relationships are with the people that I love the most."
Richards also told Dr. Phil that the pressure put on her by appearing on Real Housewives has taken its toll as well.
"The fans are very hard on me," Richards said. "[They say], 'You're a ho. You're a liar. You are a drunk.' They were calling me all kinds of names, and I am an alcoholic. I've said that."
On April 16, Richard was arrested
at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Allegedly, Richards was acting belligerent and was refusing to leave the hotel restaurant, according to hotel security.
When taken to the police station, Richards allegedly fell to the floor and kicked a police officer in the leg. She was arrested for public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer, and then was issued a citation for a misdemeanor.