There was a time when the idea of June Shannon checking into rehab and getting sober seemed like nothing more than the most improbable dream her loved ones could conjure.
But believe it or not, it happened.
And what’s even more shocking is that it might not have happened without Geno Doak, the man who got Mama June smoking crack and using meth in the first place.
The season finale of Mama June: Family Crisis saw June and Geno checking into a rehab facility in Florida.
Fans were skeptical about the couple’s chances of getting sober, and rightfully so.
At their lowest points June and Geno seemed to value getting high above everything else, including their own lives.
June ignored months of desperate pleas from her daughters in order to continue “partying” with the man who entered her life and essentially set fire to everything she loved.
But in a reversal worthy of any scripted drama, it seems Geno has redeemed himself by not only getting sober, but helping Mama June do the same.
Therapist Dr. Ish Major spoke with UK tabloid The Sun this week and revealed that as far as he knows, June and Geno have remained sober since leaving rehab in May.
“Geno has been the driving force in their sobriety,” Dr. Major told The Sun.
“He has come in and said, ‘We got to do better.’ She has followed his lead.”
In many ways, of course this is an astonishing development.
After all, this is the man who introduced June to the drugs that very nearly claimed her life.
In other ways, however, it’s not all that surprising.
Geno seems to have held tremendous sway over June from the moment they met.
It makes sense that the man who got her addicted would be the only one who can get her clean.
Currently, the future looks bright for June and Geno.
But Dr. Major warns that there are difficult days ahead.
In fact, he went so far as to say he believes June and Geno will both relapse at some point.
“Relapse is a part of recovery. I do suspect there will be one,” he told The Sun.
“They’re a couple of months out and their recovery is still very, very fragile,” he added.
“Relapse is happening, it’s coming. We know that. Three weeks, three months, six months, it’s happening.”
Dr. Major emphasized that the goal of rehab is to help addicts steer clear of relapses — and also to help …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip