Mama June Claims She Had a $2,500 a Day Meth Habit

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Did you know that right now your doctor could write you a prescription for meth as a weight-loss drug? People have been using various types of amphetamines to lose weight for over 100 years.

June Shannon, also known as Mama June from Toddlers and Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, has lost 300 pounds after having gastric sleeve surgery, but it turns out her secret to keeping the weight off was doing a truly massive amount of meth.

Page Six reports that she claims to have been doing $2,500 of meth a day, something I’m not sure is humanly possible. I looked into this, and according to, a dose of meth costs about $5. If a human being were to take 500 doses of meth in a day they would die and they would have died way before they got through all their meth.

During a recent episode of “Mama June: Family Crisis,” the 40-year-old reality star admitted during her reunion with daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon that she was doing $2,500 worth of the drug per day with boyfriend Eugene Edward “Geno” Doak.

“Because you know, at that point, we was doing quite a bit,” she said. “I mean it was a couple ounces a day. Our habit was $2,500 a day if not more.”

A single dose of crystal meth is 1/4 of a gram, and there are 28 grams in an ounce, which means she would have been taking 100 doses a day and I’m entirely sure that would kill you.

I have to assume that June walking around with an unexploded heart means that’s she’s either a bit of a fabulist or she’s just really bad with math.

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