June Shannon Crushes Family's Hopes, Bails on Rehab AGAIN

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Previews for this week's Mama June: Family Crisis showed Jennifer Lamb's cruel taunts about June Shannon being a crackhead.

In this sneak peek, we see the family's horror as June once again bails on her promise to attend rehab.

Lauryn Shannon and Alana Thompson are Overwhelmed

"One month later," this sneak peek clip of Mama June: Family Crisis begins.

Likely, that means one month after the explosive confrontation with Jennifer and Mike.

It is also one month after Mama June was supposed to report to rehab for her expensive drug habit.

alana thompson coughs

Here, we see that Alana is also sick at the moment.

She is coughing, and Lauryn has gone to the store in part to pick up the worst thing in the world -- cough syrup.

Alana is complaining because Lauryn declined to buy her lip gloss.

Alana Thompson Wanted Lip Gloss

Frankly, given the choice between the two, Alana would prefer the lip gloss.

And while we would normally prioritize medicine, in this case, we can't blame Alana. Cough syrup is worse than most coughs.

However, she was not given a choice, and Lauryn explains why she cannot simply have both.

Lauryn Shannon Explains Their New Reality

Lauryn is frankly a little overwhelmed right now and on a budget -- which is probably a mix of truth and for-TV drama.

This is where June's absence is shown to be taking its toll upon the family.

"Mama would have let me get lip gloss," Alana points out, but Lauryn shuts that down.

Alana Thompson is Not Feeling Well

At this point, Alana -- a braver soul than I am -- actually takes the cough syrup.

She has no choice, since she is not yet an adult who can choose to cough with dignity rather than down that repulsive tar.

But the cough is the least of the family's worries. June's poor choices have put them in a crisis.

Alana Thompson with Cough Syrup

So why, exactly, is the family falling to pieces?

"The past month has been nerve-racking," Lauryn explains whie speaking to the camera.

She details why June, who had appeared in all of two episodes, is not around to explain for herself what is going on.

Lauryn Shannon is Majorly Stressed

"[June's manager] Gina called me," Lauryn shares. It sounds for a moment like she said "Geno" but that's not her fault.

She reveals that Gina Rodriguez called "to tell me that Mama skipped out on rehab."

Lauryn emphasizes that June has done this to the family "once again."

Family Crisis: alana and lauryn and ella chaos

"And," Lauryn laments, "things have just gotten worse since then."

We can see for ourselves that her life is in chaos.

"I just don't know how much more I can take," she expresses."

Lauryn Shannon is Furious

"I'm having to put dinner on the table," Lauryn mentions.

She notes: "I'm basically a single mom when [husband] Josh is not here."

Lauryn also reveals that she has been taking extra shifts at work -- which in turn force Alana, a busy teenager, to also provide childcare.

Alana Thompson Says Mama Would Have Bought Her Lip Gloss

Alana expresses: "It's so frustrating."

As if speaking to her absent mother, she asks: "like why don't you try and do better for yourself?"

She says that June should want to do rehab "so you can be back in our life."

Alana Thompson with Stringy Hair

"She's not showing any improvement," Alana laments.

Alana would have hoped "that she's trying to get better because she misses us."

Instead, it seems like Geno and drugs were just way too tempting for her.

Alana Thompson and Lauryn Shannon Await Their Surprise

"It's either you miss us or you don't," Alana points out.

"And if you don't," she says, "don't lie to us."

Alana feels betrayed and hurt by her mother's desertion, as she should.

Alana Thompson Stands Up For Herself

"It'd be great if Mama came back healthy," Alana hotes, "and everything was just fine,"

"Maybe then," she says, "I could just be a normal teenager."

Instead, she is spending time watching her niece instead of doing homework and talking to friends. That's not fair at all.

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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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