‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Rehab Update
Earlier this month it was discovered that ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Kim Richards had taken a very light approach towards recovery from addiction. Richards’ problem with drugs and alcohol became public after her own sister called her a “sick alcoholic” in season one of the show, and another housewife on the show, Brandi Glanville, accused her of doing cocaine and “being wasted out of her mind” in season two. On December 5th, 2011 Kim entered a rehabilitation center to get help for her problem with drug and alcohol addiction, and just a few weeks later on January 9th, 2012 she left the rehab center. But news this week has possibly shed light on Richard’s situation and reputation.
In a recent interview with Andy Cohen, Kim admitted to the fact that she is an alcoholic. In most cases, admitting your problem is the hardest part of the recovery process and Kim has appeared to clear that hurdle. We’ll see where she goes from here, but coming to the self realization that she has a disease is a big step towards recovery. Kim’s full interview will be shown on Bravo on February 13th.
Whether or not this was a publicity stint for a reality TV star is yet to be seen, but one important lesson can be taken from this situation by people who also struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction—admitting your problem. Lying to yourself and claiming that you can handle your problem on your own is just going to make things worse. It’s important to find treatment that focuses on you as a unique individual instead of just tossing you in a mixed bag with a bunch of strangers. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized alcoholism detox and drug rehab center that takes an individualistic, holistic, and unique approach to recovery that is extremely successful. Seabrook House has three locations in the northeast United States: two rehab facilities, in Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ) and Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA) and a New York (NY) City outpatient office. All Seabrook House programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Once you’re ready to admit that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, contact Seabrook House to get on the road to recovery!