June Shannon: Yes, I'm a Crackhead! And I Want My Family Back!

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Time for some real talk, readers of The Hollywood Gossip:

Is June Shannon really a changed woman?

Geno Doak and June Shannon on the Finale

Over the past few episodes of Mama June: Family Crisis, the troubled main character and mother of Honey Boo Boo and other children delved into detail regarding her extreme drug habit.

It nearly made her blind.

It cost $2,500 per day.

June Shannon here

It cost her relationships with the children we referenced earlier, and who have been ever-present in her oft-maligned life / recent quest to overcome her demons and get clean.

Therefore, the all-important question heading into Friday night's finale was this:

June Shannon on the Finale

Would the 40-year-old Shannon realize the error of all her ways - and actually seek help, righting the ship once and for all?

We didn't start off on a promising note.

June was about to go to rehab, but bailed on outpatient treatment despite making it clear she hit rock bottom ages ago.

June Shannon and Geno Doak Aren't Doing Great

"It got to the point where being able to afford a hotel and being able to live just was not possible, so then we started sleeping in the Suburban," she revealed of how far she and boyfriend Geno Doak fell.

"It was a few nights we ended up staying in there."

Doak, who sucks so very much, also chimed in.

June Shannon and Geno Doak

"In the past six months, we spent 150,000 on cocaine," he said.

"It's been rough, it really has."

It seems impossible to comprehend, but June said the couple could polish off "a couple ounces a day, sometimes three" -- with Geno saying they'd go through "an 8-ball in an hour."

Trust us: That's CRAZY!

Geno Doak with Mama

Honestly it's kind of amazing they're alive.

Back to last night - in a surprising twist, the two actually entered the Banyan Treatment Center in Florida, except they couldn't see each other until they finished their 30-day program.

This was a welcome move, of course, although June - who tipped the scales at only 196 pounds - was hesitant to call herself an "addict" when speaking to a therapist.

Mama June Confesses

"I have an addictive personality and let's just leave it at that for right now," she said.

"I have an addictive personality, but I'm not a crackhead."

Fast forward nearly a month, however?

June Shannon New Teeth

"My addiction to crack cocaine, cocaine, I didn't think I was an addict ... now that we're ready [to leave], I am definitely an addict," she said on camera, confessing to the benefits rehab.

What was her next step then? Now that she was hopefully clean?

"Getting our kids back and getting our lives back together."

Mama June Hot

This is where the season ended for June, but the episode also spent time on the custody battle over young Alana.

Her sister, Lauryn, was granted temporary custody at one point, but this angered step-mother Jennifer Lamb, who is married to Sugar Bear and who thought she would serve as the better guardian.

"We're stable and you're not," she told Pumpkin.

"I'm nothing like your mother, I'm not a crackhead."

Lauryn Shannon is Furious

Pumpkin hit back, though, and hard.

June's daughter accused Jennifer of just wanting to cash in on the former child beauty pageant winner and her family.

"We all know the only reason you want Alana is to be Honey Boo Boo's stepmom," she said, hitting where it hurts.

Alana Thompson with Stringy Hair

At this, Alana finally exploded.

"You're always making decisions on my life and I can never make them for myself," she said, before breaking down in tears.

"I appreciate you wanting to be in my life, Sugar Bear, but we should just know I want to stay with Pumpkin and that's the end of the conversation."

Alana Thompson Cries Outdoors

She then screamed:

"[Sugar Bear] never calls me, all he does is text me ... I know he's texting me only if we go to court so it looks good."

"Sugar Bear does not want to be in my life, I can tell you that right now Jennifer!"

Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson and Jennifer Lamb

"Sugar Bear does not want me because I'm not a boy. That man does not want to be in my life, I can tell you."

Lauryn agreed, saying that Sugar Bear is a "piece of sh-t" before driving off with her sister.

"You are too, you're the biggest piece of sh-t there is!" Jennifer yelled as they sped away.

As far as we know, without any new episodes to update us for awhile, Lauryn still has custody of her sister.

And Mama June still has a long way on her road to recovery. How do you think this will all end?

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June Shannon is the mother of six-year old Alana Thompson. She is the matriarch of the family at the center of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. More »
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