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Mama June Shannon spent almost $1M on drugs as she details sobriety with new show

She’s endured a fair share of controversy as the matriarch of the family since her daughter stepped into the spotlight on Toddlers and Tiaras more than a decade ago.

And Mama June Shannon revealed she spent nearly $1 million on drugs during the height of her addiction to crack cocaine with boyfriend Geno Doak. 

Shannon, who now boasts one year sober from drugs and alcohol, chatted with Access Hollywood about her new show, Mama June: Road to Redemption, which chronicles her journey with sobriety.

Wow: Mama June Shannon revealed she spent nearly $1 million on drugs during the height of her addiction to crack cocaine with boyfriend Geno Doak

While Shannon found her own fame and a new body on Mama June: From Not to Hot while losing 300 pounds via weight-loss surgery and going from a size 18 to a size 4, she also spiraled into a devastating addiction.

‘I would say the last year of our addiction, probably a good $900,000,’ she said. ‘So much money was sent to our dope man.’ 

‘One dealer was close to almost $80,000,’ she admitted in the virtual interview. 

Shannon was waiting on $15,000 to get her ‘last high,’ but the payment never came through and instead, she entered rehab. 

Difficult:u00A0While Shannon found her own fame and a new body on Mama June: From Not to Hot while losing 300 pounds via weight-loss surgery and going from a size 18 to a size 4, she also spiraled into a devastating addiction

Difficult: While Shannon found her own fame and a new body on Mama June: From Not to Hot while losing 300 pounds via weight-loss surgery and going from a size 18 to a size 4, she also spiraled into a devastating addiction

'I would say the last year of our addiction, probably a good $900,000,' she said. 'So much money was sent to our dope man'

‘I would say the last year of our addiction, probably a good $900,000,’ she said. ‘So much money was sent to our dope man’

‘I went into rehab with $1.75 to my name,’ the former TLC star said. ‘And I came out with nothing.’ 

June, who has been sober now for 14 months, had to ‘learn those old hustles’ to make money amid the COVID-19 shutdown. 

‘It’s so much easier for me to say, “Hey, I don’t want to feel this,”‘ she said, adding, ‘I don’t want to go back to that. I don’t want to have my bank accounts overdrawn.’ 

At one point during her addiction, Shannon was spending upwards of $2,500 per day on her crack cocaine addiction. 

Hard road: Shannon was waiting on $15,000 to get her 'last high,' but the payment never came through and instead, she entered rehab

Hard road: Shannon was waiting on $15,000 to get her ‘last high,’ but the payment never came through and instead, she entered rehab

The 41-year-old reality star was arrested in 2019 for cocaine possession and, at one point, was on the open road with boyfriend Geno Doak, after reportedly selling her home in Georgia for $100,000 in cash.

The 41-year-old reality star was arrested in 2019 for cocaine possession and, at one point, was on the open road with boyfriend Geno Doak, after reportedly selling her home in Georgia for $100,000 in cash.

Where it all began:u00A0Shannon received the spin-off from her daughter's TLC reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was a spin-off from the famed pageant show Toddlers and Tiaras

Where it all began: Shannon received the spin-off from her daughter’s TLC reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was a spin-off from the famed pageant show Toddlers and Tiaras

The 41-year-old reality star was arrested in 2019 for cocaine possession and, at one point, was on the open road with boyfriend Geno Doak, after reportedly selling her home in Georgia for $100,000 in cash. 

In October 2019, Shannon and Doak pleaded not guilty to crack cocaine possession but are still both facing charges of felony drug possession stemming from a March arrest in Alabama.  

Her daughter Alana, aka Honey Boo Boo, has been living with her sister Pumpkin throughout the turmoil and it was reported at the time that June and Geno were living in an Alabama casino.

The We TV network has been the home of Shannon’s makeover show From Not to Hot since 2017 and producers have scrambled to get her the help she needs following her crack cocaine arrest.

Shannon received the spin-off from her daughter’s TLC reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was a spin-off from the famed pageant show Toddlers and Tiaras.

Struggling: The We TV network has been the home of Shannon's makeover show From Not to Hot since 2017 and producers have scrambled to get her the help she needs following her crack cocaine arrest

Struggling: The We TV network has been the home of Shannon’s makeover show From Not to Hot since 2017 and producers have scrambled to get her the help she needs following her crack cocaine arrest


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