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Kim Richards' Rehab Stay Is "a Step in the Right Direction," Says Adrienne Maloof

USMagazine, Monday, December 5, 2011, 3:03pm (PST)
  • Kim Richards is finally getting the help many believe she so desperately needs.

    Several insiders tell Us Weekly that the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, 47, has checked into an undisclosed rehab facility; Entertainment Tonight first reported the news of Kim's treatment.

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    Though Bravo declined to comment, Kim's co-star Adrienne Maloof tells Us Weekly: "I wish her well. It's a step in the right direction."

    Maloof isn't the only one rooting for the former child star, who briefly sought treatment in mid-2010 after her sister Kyle, 42, called her an "alcoholic" on national television.

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    "Kyle is doing okay. Even though Kathy [Hilton] is not on the show, I know that they are close," a source tells Us of the tight-knit sisters. "It must be very difficult for Kyle and Kathy and their families."

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    Adds a second insider: "The only way Kim is going to be able to move on and enjoy her life is to free herself of these demons."

    During Season 2 of the Bravo series, Kim's erratic behavior caused co-star Brandi Glanville to accuse her of being "wasted out of her f------ mind" during game night at Dana Wilkey's house.

    VIDEO: Kim Richards talks trash about Brandi Glanville

    Maloof's husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, attributed Kim's slurred speech to a bad combination of prescription pills: Lexapro (anti-anxiety), Trazadone (antidepressant) and Topamax (an anti-seizure medication that can also be used to treat alcoholism).

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