Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards Leaves Rehab

USMagazine, Monday, January 9, 2012, 10:36am (PST)

After more than a month of treatment, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has checked out of rehab, Us Weekly can exclusively report. "Kim is doing well," a source says.

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During her short stay, Kim "tried to leave and she ended up coming back," another insider told Us on December 29, adding that the 47-year-old was "very defiant."

Because she was in treatment, Kim -- who recently split with Ken Blumenfeld -- was unable to tape The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion special, airing later this year.

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Kim's erratic behavior was a central theme of the show's second season: in one episode, costar Adrienne Maloof's plastic surgeon husband Dr. Paul Nassif informed Kim that she was taking too many prescription pills, resulting in slurred peach and a "sedated" demeanor.

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Costar Brandi Glanville also accused the former child star of being "wasted out of her f-cking mind" during game night at Dana Wilkey's house.

"Kim's alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems has been obvious for quite some time," a close pal told Us December 6. "It's really good that she's finally getting help."

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