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Mama June Claims She Spent Over $1 MILLION On Cocaine During Drug Binge

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By Favour Adegoke on May 10, 2023 at 8:30 PM EDT

Mama June Shannon is finally on the mend from her cocaine addiction and reflecting on her past choices. The reality star revealed that she deeply regrets "blowing" over $1 million on cocaine and wasting money.

Shannon is now three years sober but still suffers from health problems that cause headaches and dizziness. The TV star said doctors have found it difficult to diagnose her because they judge her substance abuse history.

Shannon is set to release a new season of her reality show, which covers her recent wedding to Justin Shroud. Shroud also shared that it's difficult for him to see Shannon's daughters distance themselves from her. 

Read on to find out more.

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Mama June Regrets Spending So Much On Cocaine

Mama June at Build Series in New York City

During a recent exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Mama June Shannon opened up about her crazy spending during her crack cocaine addiction. The reality star grew to prominence when her daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson became famous on "Toddlers and Tiaras."

At the time, the world watched as Shannon shared her weight loss journey and eventually got addicted to crack through ex-boyfriend Geno Doak. Now, three years into her recovery, the TV star is sharing some of the "stupid" things she did because of her addiction.

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Shannon's interview was to promote her new show, "Mama June: Family Crisis." She reflected on how her addiction affected her body and finances and fractured her beautiful family. She said she often self-reflects and thinks, "Girl, what the hell are you doing spending all that d**n money?"

Shannon shared that she also talks about it with her husband, Justin Shroud because she's "always thinking about that." She added, "I think about a lot of things I could do with that money. My husband tells me all the time that I can't dwell on it."

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She Has Recovered From Her Addiction

Honey Boo Boo & Mama June at Build Series

During the interview, Shannon further shared that she has moments of self-hate over her actions during her drug addiction. She said, "I don't remember like a lot of that time frame. Just bits and pieces and stuff. But the biggest, stupidest thing I've done is spend that much money on drugs."

The reality TV star, however, proudly shared that she's improved a lot regarding her spending. She said, "Now I've gone back to being like penny pinching, and Justin tells me I'm a money hoarder." The reality star, who claimed that at one point, she spent up to $3,000 to buy drugs each day, is now frugal with her spending.

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Mama June Suffers From Unidentified Health Problems

Honey Boo Boo, Mama June & Lauryn Pumpkin

As of 2023, Shannon is officially three years sober but still suffers from unidentified health problems. These issues have caused the mother to be hospitalized with dizziness and severe headaches multiple times in 2022. However, various tests and hospital scans have yet to determine precisely what is wrong with Shannon.

The "Road to Redemption" star commented on her lack of diagnosis and said doctors have failed to find a cause for her illness because of prejudice. Shannon said they all judged her because of her substance abuse history and didn't take her current health problems seriously.

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She said, "I hate that the doctors will look at someone who has been through something in their life, like an addiction, and they think that someone can't change. I'm over three years straight and clean. But when I'm honest and tell people that, the doctor just looks at you like you've got some major disease and I don't."

She's Releasing A New Season Of Her Show

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Shannon is releasing the new season of her show later this year, and it'll cover her courthouse wedding with Shroud in 2022 and their family ceremony this year. During her interview, the TV Star shared that the season will show their family in counseling and working through their problems.

Shannon also said it would feature her trying to repair her relationship with her daughters, whom she gave up custody of during her addiction. Her husband Shroud shared that it's been difficult for him to see the girls keep their distance from Shannon ever since.

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He said, "I see the change that she's making every day, but they wasn't around to see it." Shroud continued, "But I understand where they're coming from too, you know, because I was an addict myself and people get tired of being told that you're going to do something and yet that it never comes."

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