Mama June Shannon is finally understanding what an addict means. In ET's exclusive Mama June: Family Crisis clip, the reality star talks about her addiction with a therapist at Banyan Treatment Center in Stuart, Florida.
When asked how she feels and if she thinks she has a drug addiction, June says, "I feel like I have spent a lot of money…I do have an addictive personality, but when I think about a drug addict, I guess I don't think about myself."
The therapist continues by noting that the first step in getting better is accepting that "you are an addict."
"I was managing every day, but I knew to manage and get up and do what I needed to do, that dope had to be there when I woke up," June explains. "I was [managing] to be able to function."
She then shares how she would go on binges for a couple days, until she admits that drugs did end up taking over her life and health. "My kidney and my liver has [been affected]," she says.
As the therapist tells her that drugs became a priority over every person and everything in her life, she asks one more time, "Are you an addict."
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In previous episodes, June has admitted that she and her boyfriend, Eugene Edward "Geno" Doak, would spend $2,500 a day, if not more, on drugs. Last week, she detailed her addiction, saying, "[My drug of choice] has to be cocaine crack. I started snorting it, lost my vision, and then I quit and then I went into using... just smoking crack."
Last March, June and Doak were arrested in Alabama. A spokesperson for the District Attorney's Office of Macon County, Alabama, told ET at the time that June was arrested on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges.