Mama June and boyfriend Geno checked into Florida rehab for 30-day program after ‘hitting rock bottom’ early this year – The Sun
MAMA June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, checked into a Florida rehab for a 30-day program earlier this year, the family’s therapist exclusively told The Sun.
Dr. Ish Major revealed June “Mama June” Shannon, 40, and Geno decided to enter rehab when they “hit their rock bottom.”
He told The Sun: “She’s thinking, ‘I’m running out of money, I’m selling my things, I have legal trouble, maybe it is time to get help.’ Finally she got to the part where she was ready to take action.
“They went in very discreetly, very quietly, once they hit their rock bottom they went to a treatment center in Florida.”
"That’s a win, I’ll take it!”
Dr. Ish previously told The Sun that Mama June is currently “in communication” with her four daughters, Anna, 25, Jessica, 23, Pumpkin, 20, and Alana, 14, from Florida, where she currently lives with Geno.
He said: “Family gets burnt out. ‘We tried and you never got it right. We poured resources into you, time, attention and affection into you, and none of that worked.’ Family is like, 'Listen we’re done. We’re aggravated.’ It’s a very tricky way to reintroduce yourself to the family.”
He continued: “We love you, but we’re going to love you from over here. The last thing I did with Pumpkin was help her realize the boundaries. If you cannot behave in an appropriate fashion, if you cannot make decisions better for yourself and us, then you don’t get to be part of our lives.
“The only way we’re going to tell that is time. This is June earning her spot back into the family.”
Dr. Ish revealed the family has scheduled Skype calls and other planned forms of communication to see if June follows through.
He added: “They are rebuilding trust. This is what you said you are going to do, let’s see if you can do it. History says you won’t. If you do then we can take that next step. This is how you work your way back into the family and we can trust each other again.”
Dr. Ish helped with June's intervention last season and has been supporting the family through their struggles.
Earlier on in the season, June agreed to go to rehab after she and Geno were arrested for possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine – and possession of drug paraphernalia – a crack pipe – in March 2019.
But she was a no-show when production picked her up from her home to bring her to the airport.
Instead, she sold all of her and her family's belongings in the home for fast cash.
On a recent episode, she admitted she wanted to "kill the person she was" while on drugs.
She told Pumpkin during their sit-down about selling the family’s beloved Georgia home: "The only reason I sold the house, I was dead f**king broke. Because you know, at that point, we was doing quite a bit. I mean, it was a couple ounces a day.
"Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more."
In a preview for Friday’s season finale, a voiceover asked: “Is she headed for rehab or just headed for disaster?”
She then said: “Nobody knows what the real story is. Peace out, b*****s!”
Mama June’s youngest daughter, Honey Boo Boo, has been staying with older sister Pumpkin, whose real name is Lauryn, her husband, Josh Efird, and their 2-year-old daughter, Ella.
While in Florida with Geno, June has been promoting her Cameo page, as she is charging fans $45 for personalized video messages.
She’s also promoting weight loss products and Payphone, where she is charging $15 per message, $30 for a 30 minute phone call and $50 for a video message.
The season finale of Mama June From Not to Hot: Family Crisis airs Friday at 9/8c on WE tv.
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