NYC Real Housewives Tips for You

Real Housewives of New York City De Lesseps in recovery

Leann de Lesseps provides insight on Real Housewives of NYC

Luann de Lesseps, celebrity reality tv star of Real Housewives of New York City admits that she is a recovering alcoholic. Unfortunately, an embarrassing incident at a gay bar led to her admission. It was reported by the New York Post that during a karaoke session, she grabbed the microphone and started to belch out cabaret songs.

This isn’t the first time that the featured cast member of the Real Housewives of New York City humiliated herself in public. A few years ago, Luann De Lesseps, also known as “the Countess” was arrested on Christmas Eve while in Palm Beach, Florida. The police charged her with disorderly intoxication, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and threatening a public servant.

You don’t have to be a member of the Real Housewives franchise, family of De Lesseps, or a rich and famous celebrity tv star to sympathize with Luann De Lesseps. Or cringe at the thought of what her closest friends and family is going through. Many of us have been there.

We’ve had to make excuses for family members who have succumbed to the temporary highs of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription pain killers. Many have attempted interventions and sought to pressure abusers to seek medical attention and to convince those who are still in denial. It looks as though Luann De Lesseps has come a long way and may recover yet.

As Luann De Lesseps said herself, “while I’ve made great strides over the years, there’s been times I’ve fallen. It’s one day at a time!” Interested in real housewives tips you can use to help a member in your family who has been enticed by substances to abuse them? Please read below

Real Housewives Tips for You

  1. Show more empathy and less judgement.
  2. Offer and give unconditional support and love.
  3. Separate the behavior from the person This means that you continue to express love for the person but to express dismay in their behavior.
  4. Have a frank conversation with him/her about your concerns.
  5. Present examples and incidents where they can recall (with you together) the times in which the substance impaired their judgement, decisions and behavior.
  6. Offer to take them to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or DA (Drug Anonymous) meetings.
  7. Identify the triggers that provoke substance abuse relapses and attempt to mitigate the possibility of occurrence.
  8. Take care of yourself too. You are of little use to yourself or others if you allow yourself to be fully drained of emotional energy.
OC Real Housewives Tips for You

Daughter of Real Housewives of Orange County Arrested

Arrest of Real Housewives of Orange County Daughter Agony of Many Wives

The daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tammy Knickerbocker, was arrested in Arkansas for alleged possession of drugs and forgery.

You don’t have to be a reality superstar, A or D Lister to be impacted by the drug epidemic. Many housewives as mothers of teens and young adults can attest, arrests due to drug possession is on rise in the U.S. The Bureau of Drug Statistics estimates that the number of arrests for drug abuse violations has been increasing among adults. At the same time, arrests have decreased for youth under the age of 18. For instance, about thirty years ago during the height of the 80s drug driven crime wave, drug arrests represented 7.4% of the total of all arrests reported to the FBI. By 2007, drug arrests had risen to 13.0% of all arrests.

But getting back to Lindsey Knickerbocker, the daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County, star Tammy Knickerbocker, was as pulled over as a result of the officer noticing a broken light near her license plate. After her car was searched, officers discovered almost 1/2 gram of Methamphetamine, street name Meth, about $2,000 in counterfeit money, a counterfeit check printing device, and two forged checks.

Real Housewives Tips for You

What are the signs that your child may be abusing Meth? Experts suggest that parents look for these warning signs:

  1. Changes in your child’s behavior and moods.
  2. Changes in friends, social groups and preferred entertainment activities.
  3. Changes in waking and sleeping patterns.
  4. Missing money, jewelry, household items, and other valuables.
  5. Loss or increase in appetite.
  6. Drugs and/or drug paraphernalia around the house.
  7. Suspicious activity and/or hypervigilance.
  8. Frequent absences from school or work.
  9. Lack of interest in activities previously pleasurable.
  10. Avoiding interaction and conversations.
  11. Refusal to answer questions.
  12. Problems with or fear of the police.

Often, many housewives, parents and loved ones miss these signs as did Tammy Knickerbocker. I hope that this article is helpful to all real housewives out there to teens and young adults. We send out all positive thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement to those impacted.