Kim Richards Opens Up About Sobriety, Says She is 'Fearful' for the Future

by Alex Ungerman 12:55 PM PDT, October 21, 2015
Playing Kim Richards Opens Up About Sobriety, Says She is 'Fearful' for the Future

Kim Richards stopped by Brandi Glanville's Podcast One show to give an update on her sobriety.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said that "everything is good" after her time in rehab, as well as her shoplifting arrest in August, and sounded cautiously optimistic about keeping on the right path.

"It's better now and, you know, it was a rough time for a bit there," Richards admitted. "Enjoying life, you know? Really one day at a time."

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However, the process of getting better hasn't always easy, and in fact, the 51-year-old admits that sometimes it's "one minute at a time.”

Right now, Richards focus is on positivity and moving forward.

"If I look too far back, or look too far forward, it gets kinda crazy and I get fearful, or you know, too much catches up," she admitted. "So, living in the present, for me, is just the best way, and it's the only way for me."

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As for how she stays in the moment, Richards says, “Just waking up this morning, just getting on my knees, and saying, 'Thank you!' And just looking at all that's around me right now.”

"I love sobriety," Richards told ET in July. "I've always loved sobriety, and relapsing was very hard for me. It was not easy. I have to say, don't take this wrong, but I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home."

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Meanwhile, in September, Glanville told ET that it's unfair Richards had to go through her arrest and struggles with alcohol in the public eye.

It's just unfair," Glanville said. "But at the end of the day, it's what we sign up for."

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"It's hard, because, you know, I'm a friend," she continued. "I'm not, you know, a sober companion. Obviously, I'm not a coach. You know, I'm there for her as a friend. I will always take her calls, and that's really all I can say about it right now."

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