Kim Richards enters rehab

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards has entered rehab at an undisclosed treatment center.
The news that the 47-year-old reality TV star and aunt to fellow TV personality Paris Hilton entered the facility was first reported by “Entertainment Tonight” – which said that multiple sources confirmed the news.
The drinking problems suffered by Richards (who is a former child star) became a focal point of the hit reality series that follows, amongst other wealthy socialites, sisters Kim and Kyle Richards and Kelsey Grammer’s former wife Camille Donatacci.
During the shows first season Kim and Kyle Richards argued while in a limousine, with Kyle calling Kim “sick” and “an alcoholic.” This season new cast member Brandi Glanville accused Kim of being “wasted out of her f***ing mind.”
As a child, Kim Richards starred in hit films like “Escape to Witch Mountain,” and “No Deposit, No Return.” In November she revealed on the smash reality series that she is currently taking anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications.

Kim Richards enters rehab
Kim Richards.

Well, no one is surprised. We just hope these same people are giving her all the support and love she needs. That’s what she really needs right now – not a bunch of naysayers screaming: “I told ya so!”
It was announced earlier today that Kim Richards from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” entered rehab today to combat her alcohol addiction. Friends and family of the reality and former child star are speaking out, but they don’t have too much to say that isn’t laced with negativity.
For one thing, a source close to Kim says that she spent this past Thanksgiving “stumbling and stuttering” through the holiday; a normal occurrence for her on a daily basis. However, this same source doesn’t put too much stock in Kim’s attempt to better herself, saying -
“She has been in rehab so many times. She almost died of alcohol poisoning several years ago. Her youngest daughter found her passed out on the floor and called 911 and saved her life.”
Sad. But that was then. This is now, and maybe she’s really trying to learn from her mistakes.
We’re disappointed in the people in her life for not giving her enough credit. If she’s in rehab and she went willingly, that must mean she is ready to at least try and turn her life around. That’s all we can ask of her right now.
Where’s Kyle in all this? We bet she’ll stand by her sister!

It has been mere hours since Kim Richards announced that she was headed to rehab to treat her issues. She didn’t specify what her issues were exactly, but people who have continuously watched “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” know that Kim was taking a mixture of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. In addition, her past problems with alcohol seem to have resurfaced throughout the show.
Kim’s decision to go to rehab doesn’t come as a surprise to friends and family, who have seen things viewers have not. “On Thanksgiving, Kim was stumbling and stuttering” – a source close to the family has shared with Radar Online. “She definitely abuses alcohol.”
It seems that Kim Richards’ family and friends are pleased that she is seeking help, but it appears to have been a long time coming. According to Radar Online: “Kim entered a rehab facility but the source said this is another thing in the long list of problems Kim has.”
She has apparently tried getting help so many times that people are wondering if this stint in treatment will even help her. “She almost died of alcohol poisoning several years ago” – the source shares. Even that event wasn’t enough for her to get sober. Perhaps these are the events that Kyle Richards have been talking about on the show that viewers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills know little about. According to the source close to Kim Richards: “her youngest daughter found her passed out on the floor and called 911 and saved her life.”
Let’s all hope that this stint in treatment is the one that will save her life.

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