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If you've been keeping up with the
Kardashians Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, then you know Kim Richards has been acting pretty weird lately!
Her speech slurs, her eyes kind of glaze, it's all just a big mess. But why is it so??
A few episodes back, Brandi Glanville accused her of using crystal meth in the bathroom. That didn't end well…
And since then, it's really heightened the conversation to a new level. People really have been wondering what's wrong with Paris Hilton's aunt!
Finally, on Monday night's episode, all was revealed. It turns out that Kim is in fact on drugs.
…they're just not he illegal kind some had been speculating.
According to Kim and co-star Dr. Paul Nassif, she's taking three kinds of prescription drugs to treat anxiety and prevent seizures: Lexapro, Trazadone, and Topamax.
Dr. Nassif told Kim he was becoming suspicious too so he was really happy when she opened up to him. The doc says taking all three can induce slurred speech and a hazy look.
Kim expressed her fear of everyone thinking she was doing recreational drugs when she insists that just isn't so.
So that's that! She's NOT doing crystal meth. But we hope she takes very good care of herself. Prescription drugs can be just as deadly as the illegal ones!
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Jeremy Mayfield, a NASCAR driver who was suspended indefinitely in 2009 for failing a drug test, has been arrested for possession of crystal meth.
Officials took the 42-year-old former race car driver into custody on Tuesday night at his North Carolina home, where they found items that appear to be STOLEN! However, authorities have not verified if they were actually stolen property.
At the time of his suspension, he told the media the drug test results turned up positive because he took over-the-counter allergy medicine and Adderal for his Attention Deficit Disorder.
It sounds like THAT was a line of bullshizz! Mayfield is currently out on a $3,000 bail.
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OH NO SHE DID NOT!!!
Newcomer to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills clan Brandi Glanville accused Kim Richards of being "cracked out" of her mind from using crystal meth.
Now, in Brandi's defense, she made the comment after being berated rather harshly for her lack of what Kyle and the others deem proper parenting.
But daaaaammmmn girlfran! You do not play!
What happens next is a big bowl of ME-OW!
Watch above as Kyle and Kim attack Brandi, provoking her to erupt. The LOOK on Taylor Armstrong's face…priceless.
According to the government’s 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 22 million Americans 12-years-old and up use illegal drugs. That's almost 9% of our population!
Marijuana was the most popular drug of choice last year with 17 million users, which has increased by 3 million people since 2007.
Gil Kerlikowske, the U.S. director of national drug control policy, believes this may be due to the growth of medical marijuana, explaining:
"Emerging research reveals potential links between state laws permitting access to smoked medical marijuana and higher rates of marijuana use. I urge every family - but particularly those in states targeted by pro-drug political campaigns - to redouble their efforts to shield young people from serious harm by educating them about the real health and safety consequences caused by illegal drug use.”
Fortunately, evidence shows marijuana is the only drug that had a significant increase.
Cocaine use has dropped nearly 1 million from 2006 to only 1.5 million, while methamphetamine use dropped by more than half to only a 10th of 1% of the population.
What we found to be the most disturbing news is how EASY it is for kids to get drugs.
Half of the kids between 12 and 17-years-old surveyed said it would be "fairly easy" or "very easy" to get their hands on pot, while 1 in 5 said it would be easy to get cocaine, and 1 in 10 said it would be easy to get heroin!
If there is anything to take away from the survey it may be the importance of educating your kids about drugs at a younger age. Don't wait until they're in high school to start talking about drugs because your kid's friends probably won't wait until high school to start getting curious.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to start up a crystal meth habit, we say hold off for another few minutes and check out this clip from Intervention.
Gross. After watching that, you should be able to confidently add "meth face" to the list of a million other reasons not to do it.
Apparently it took quite some effort to get her to rehab. So much that the show had finished her episode so there weren't any "after" pictures or anything to the case.
Point is, don't do meth.
Reality television comes in all forms these days, but Intervention's powerful peek at the effects of a drug addiction never ceases to remind us why we shouldn't do drugs in the first place.
This week was no exception as the most recent episode profiled a young mother named Tiffany whose meth addiction causes all sorts of outlandish behavior, especially denial. Lots and LOTS of denial!
Watch the preview from Monday night's episode and be thankful you're worst habit is biting your finger nails.
If what you're seeing looks familiar, GET HELP! Tiffany may not be thanking her family now for their intervention, but she will a little bit further down the road!