When the world first met the Mountain Dew-fueled aspiring pageant queen known as Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson and her family were a source of guilty pleasure comedy.
All these years later, the Thompson/Shannon clan remains a reality TV fixture -- but no one is laughing these days.
Much of the problem is that Alana's mother, June Shannon, is trapped in a potentially fatal downward spiral.
June's substance abuse issues have been well documented, and insiders say her continued drug use is tearing her family apart.
Already, June has been the subject of a failed intervention, and her family believes she'll never get clean until she purges one particular bad influence from her life.
We're talking, of course, about Shannon's boyfriend Geno Doak.
June's troubles with the law and with addiction seemed to begin shortly after she started dating Doak.
Alana moved out on her mother and took up residence in her sister's home, reportedly out of fear of Geno.
But it's not as though Mama June's daughters are abandoning her.
According to a new report from TMZ, the girls recently reached out and issued June an ultimatum:
Apparently, Alana agreed to move back home with her mother on two conditions -- June would need to dump Geno and seek professional help for her addiction issues.
Sadly, Shannon reportedly refused to take either step, and Alana will remain in the care of her 19-year-old sister Lauryn for the foreseeable future.
Insiders say Alana's sisters agree with her that it's simply not safe for the 13-year-old to return home until June has fully cut ties with Geno.
In addition to the fact that he's rumored to be Mama June's main drug supplier, Doak's own erratic behavior has become a major cause for concern.
It's been less than two months since Doak crashed his car June's garage before emerging from the vehicle naked.
Doak claims he's been unfairly portrayed in the media -- but there's really no way to spin something like that.
Meanwhile, these tumultuous times are clearly taking a toll on Alana, who pretended to snort coke during an Instagram Live session, much to her sister's chagrin.
Here's hoping June is able to get the help she needs and be the mother her kids deserve before it's too late.