Kim Richards is reportedly ready to get back on track with her sobriety. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member left her previous facility to attend daughter Brooke Brinson’s Mexico wedding.
According to E! News Richards has checked into yet another rehab facility. Sources say the 50 year old has been back in treatment for a few days. She has reportedly decided to attend a different facility than she was attending prior to her daughter’s wedding, though the exact reason for the switch has not been given. The site says that, as of right now, her treatment is going well.
“She’s doing ok, a lot better than she had been,” one source said.
Richards first sought treatment at a Malibu facility on April 26, just days before her dramatic sit-down with Dr. Phil McGraw. People reported that the decision to get help came out of sheer embarrassment. Sources told the publication “she humiliated her kids and she wants to avoid jail.” Unfortunately her stay was cut short. The former child star was reportedly given a pass to attend Brinson’s wedding in Mexico. The only stipulation was she had to return by May 25. Sister and “RHOBH” co-star Kyle Richards said on May 28 that she was not sure if her sister had returned to the treatment center, although it was “the plan.”
Richards is being treated for alcoholism, which she has openly struggled with for many years. According to People she first sought treatment in 2011, but left the facility after just two weeks. She continued to struggle with her sobriety, relapsing while filming Season 5 of “Real Housewives.” On April 16 Richards was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel and charged with several crimes including resisting arrest, public intoxication and battery on a police officer. She is slated to appear in court June 10.