Mama June Shannon has never been more open about her drug addiction until now. In an exclusive clip from Friday's episode of Mama June: Family Crisis, the 40-year-old mother of four gets candid about her methamphetamine addiction with her 20-year-old daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon.
"The only reason I sold the house, I was dead f**king broke," Mama June tells Pumpkin. "Because you know, at that point, we was doing quite a bit. I mean, it was a couple ounces a day. Our habit was $2,500 a day, if not more."
In the observation room, a person then clarifies that with that amount of money, it could equal about 25 grams of meth a day.
"It wasn't something that just started and, 'oh my God, I started using drugs,'" Mama June continues. "You found out that I got busted…I got high because I wanted to. It's not the first time I've ever done drugs."
Pumpkin then tells her mother that she understands, but it was the first time that she has seen her "strung out" since they were older. She also adds that she can't have her sisters around that, and brings up how she doesn't like her mom's boyfriend. See more in the video above.
Last March, Mama June and her boyfriend, Eugene Edward "Geno" Doak, were arrested in Alabama. A spokesperson for the District Attorney's Office of Macon County, Alabama, told ET at the time that Mama June was arrested on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges.
After Mama June was arrested, Pumpkin was given legal guardianship over Mama June's youngest daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. Mama June is also mother to 25-year-old Anna and 23-year-old Jessica.
In April, Pumpkin opened up to ET about her and Alana's complicated relationship with their mom.