‘RHOBH’ Eden Sassoon Suggests Xanax Smoothies While Questioning Kim Richards’ Sobriety?

Posted on Jan 24 2017 - 1:54pm by BeachSpin

The addiction drama escalates on tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. A preview clip reveals Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, and Eden Sassoon chatting over smoothies, as Rinna tosses out a line about medicating her drink with Xanax.

“I have not put alcohol in a smoothie, but I have thrown a Xanax in,” says Rinna.

“I would do that,” Eden responds.

Eden has already admitted a past struggle with addiction, and stands firm to the claim that she is four years sober.

The part-time rookie has already launched a pre-episode damage-control effort on Twitter, in a seeming effort to dodge being labeled a poser and a  hypocrite. Eden even hawked an interview to counter the Bravo picture.

Eden will also continue her exhaustive analysis of reality veteran, Kim Richards, on tonight’s episode. 

“She [Kim] has the behavior of a straight-on alcoholic,” Eden says to a drop-jawed Lisa Vanderpump.

Catch the shady drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, tonight at 9 pm, ET on Bravo.

 

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  • Jennymckitty

    Wow. Just wow. I’m so glad Eden is such a gifted energy reader and diagnostion. She has been around Kim for one evening. I don’t think Kim had been drinking. I think she has a lot of social anxiety. I think she spent the majority of her life on something during social situations and when she acts anxious and high strung, she is sober.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      ITA Jenny. Kim seemed sober to me that night but she has a lot of nervousness and probably some residual effects. What I don’t understand is why all these HWs who claim to be so knowledgable don’t allow Kim to take one day at a time. Isn’t that Recovery 101? If she is sober today then she’s succeeding. Tomorrow is another day.

      • Trippinhhard

        Your post is spot on, recovery from any addiction is onedayvat a time.. my sister
        use to say one hour at a time, because anything could trigger a relapse…

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          It just seems to obvious so I don’t understand why the likes of Rinna and Eden, who claim to know so much about addiction, are expecting her to be cured overnight.

      • HankyPanky

        Yes Hills, & Kim is very nervous/anxious, they should let her be. As for her being anxious about the baby, normal I reckon, my Mum was the same with me & my sisters when we were pregnant.

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          ITA re the baby. It is an anxious time and Kim has admitted she has anxiety many times on this show.

    • HankyPanky

      Eden is weird. LVP saying Eden looks/is different everytime she sees her is quite telling? She is a contradiction? Never know which Eden you’re dealing with.

    • WMK

      And given these women are regularly drinking and claiming to be on something that would heighten her anxiety even more I’d think. When I was on a prescription I knew my mom had been addicted too I didn’t mention it and I wasn’t around her when I took it because I was scared it would trigger her. The fact that she will even show up to these events is impressive to me. My mom wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t have. I’m nervous and anxious all the time anyway, let alone putting me in the situation I used to have a crutch to deal with, with people that you can tell they have been doing something or have openly said prior they were on.

  • italiano bambino

    Once i see her stealing, acting high as a kite then been film on tape then she in the same category as rambling Richard until them xanax no biggie.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Some people are just better at hiding it…more cunning.

  • TartLemon

    ROFL…prescribed so they’re okay… No, please stop, I can’t catch my breath ROFL **gasp** STOP! I’m not a junkie! It’s prescribed! ROFL

  • criley

    Calling it Dr. prescribed does not justify taking it. If you were an addict then you would know better than to start an addictive drug. Rinna and Eden are hypocrites.

  • Haz

    Umm why doesn’t anyone talk about the fact Rinna might have a drug problem? Nonchalantly talking about Xanax and her outbursts might suggest she has a problem. Anyone who has taken Xanax knows it’s highly addidictive, mixed with alcohol you do stupid things, say stupid things, blackout, and so on. Rinnas behavior in Amsterdam, her messages to Kim, and other behaviors could be due to her taking them. It’s actually irresponsible for Bravo and the housewives to advocate their use in a way. Benzodiazepines are only meant to be used for a short period of time. Three years later Rinna is still going on about them? I’m surprised she remembers anything, I take a half of one my memory becomes spotty, much less a whole or a couple. Benzos such as Xanax should be classified higher by the DEA than a schedule 4 drug, they should be be in such casual conversations.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      At first glance (considering her skeletal frame) and all, Rinna COULD be an addict of sorts, but for me, any indication of addiction stops there. Considering her success in the business, her marriage and family, QVC line etc; she would have to be the world’s best totally functioning alcoholic or drug addict. Also, most people would never even bring up the subject of addiction (as she’s done with Kim) if they were an addict themselves.

      • Trippinhhard

        Oh yes they would, alcohol is legal and they think they are better than Kim, but the more you take Xanax, the more you need to calm you down.. Also besides xanax
        I think Lisa is on ADD medication, because she rarely eats anything. My sister RIP was a functioning addict to the White Lady, that what she called Cocaine.. Most didn’t know but the ones who had the balls, to tell her something about her using..
        She would open a can of whip ass on you, telling your business, your husband or children. To look at her one wouldn’t think she’s an addict, she was so beautiful, but she was a Bitch and didn’t take shit from anyone ever?.

      • Haz

        I will say this I’ve been in those rooms. I’ve seen many who have said that they lost nothing and didn’t see that they had a problem. I know I’ve deflected certain issues at time to not face them, and went after someone else. No matter what it is irresponsible for them to brag or condone this type of talk when it’s been proven Xanax and other similar benzos can be addictive.

      • Dushio gregio

        I don’t agree with any of what you said. I lost 4 in-laws to addiction that I was very very close to. Im close to many others. She doesn’t work steady, QVC is once a month, her daughters are adult, hubby never home and has a housekeeper. After so long an addicts pills or whatever helps them to function normally. My stepdad drank a case of beer a night but had his own successful business and didn’t even start drinking until 5pm. Addicts bring up the subject of addiction OTHER people’s to deflect away from themselves.

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          Douche, I have a hunch the vitriol you feel for Rinna is clouding your judgement.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Didn’t Kim give that “my doctor prescribed it” excuse on poker night? And also to Paul Nassif when she reeled off prescribed drugs she was taking? Rinna and Eden need to clean their own houses before looking at anyone else. Rinna was so quick to gasp at Yolanda’s meds closet last season…maybe it was in awe rather than horror like the rest of us.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      She was probably trying to remember the name of the pills so she could go & ask her Dr for a ‘script. LOL!!

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      I forgot that – Rinna has a closet of drugs in her purse!

  • Bryan

    These women are idiots

  • wellWellwell

    Do these idiots need a reminder, just because you get it from a “Dr.” doesn’t mean you should take it, inhale it, put it in your veins…Courtesy of Dr. Conrad Murray

    • TartLemon

      There’s no doubt in my mind they know. It’s just the best excuse for their CHOICES. Few are convinced, but people like Eden have convinced themselves WE are believing the bs.

      • wellWellwell

        Absolutely! So many sitting on the ‘High Horse’ from years ago preaching to the youth today while popping pills and washing it down with alcohol. It’s o.k. for them to do it, but Gawd forbid if the youth do it. Damn it makes me mad, we had a Sheriff who is known to be underhanded, drugs and alcohol give a speech at the middle school..wtf is going on these days? The lesser of the evils should be left to fiction.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    As if having a prescription excludes anyone from being an adddict. There are more overdoses stemming from prescription drugs than ever before.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Between Brandi, Vicki G., Ramoaner, and countless other Bravo stars’ contstant promotion/glamorization trivialization of Xanax, I’m beginning to wonder if Bravo isn’t getting some kind of cut. Speaking for myself, I definitely started using Xanax from watching the shows because; they all make it seem like a perfect solution to “stress” in life. However, I’ve since learned that in reality, Xannies only temporarily medicate; when it wears off the problems are still there. Again speaking from experience, I’m glad Rinna emphasized that she didn’t take it with alcohol, because it can be a lethal combination. I’ve had a few close calls and various medical professionals have warned me about the dangers mixing Xanax with alcohol … apparently the drug has the ability to (simultaneously) double the alcohol in your blood and the alcohol can double the drug … hence accidental overdose … and this concludes this evening’s PSA on the dangers of Xanax.

    • sunkissed748

      Thank you for that. Agree re the way all the HW’s talk about Xanax, as if popping a Lifesavor candy or something just as simple. Definitely no where near.

    • WMK

      I was taking it before housewives brought it up because my attacks would happen so fast and physically painful I was in the ER several times in a two month period thinking I was having a heart attack. It was all the symptoms but I wasn’t having one. It is for short term use. I have a longer lasting medication now, but I have often wondered sort of the opposite. Are they showing this to make it look awful. I moved to a different state and the hoops I’ve had to jump through to stay on my meds have been insane. I mean I guess I could apparently just fly on over to any housewife location and pay some hack to prescribe it because the way they talk about any med is like it’s the easiest thing in the world to get. Like they stopped at a Costco on the way home and it was by the energy drinks.
      It sucks, another side of me says “is it because they have money so doctors are just like ‘well I can get more money if u give them what they want’?” They are showing us something with these shows and it isn’t pretty.
      Both my parents have/had addiction issues and it scares me. Sometimes I won’t watch the housewives because even the ones I love, in certain takes you can tell they are just loaded and I’m like “stop losing your allure.”
      I skipped the “bag of pills” episode and half of “game night”. It’s making anyone with genuine needs look like an addict. Maybe they are, it’s easy to be addicted to a medication you are given for any length of time, but why is it always a story line in each housewife section except Atlanta (they have enough problems they don’t need to add that to their mix).

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    Yes, Darlings!! The fabulousness of it all. Now this is why I started watching HW. The amazing trips, fabulous homes & the wealth.
    I guess the less money you have the more you have to rely on “shade” & “reads”. LMAO!!

    • HankyPanky

      Ab Fab Bette, & for once I agree with Rinna, I love Boy George

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        I saw them in concert last year. I have a great pic of him. They sold out both nights.

        • HankyPanky

          Wow!!! Also think he’s a fun guy, I saw him on TV years ago without his makeup, he was gorgeous !!

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Eden – you are not sober. Bye

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    This season is so boring

  • nvrbl

    That scene glorifying xanax was disturbing, especially coming from the two hags second guessing Kim’s sobriety.

    • Trippinhhard

      Us that the truth, pot calling skillet black. Just because it’s a prescription doesn’t mean you can’t get addicted to it..There’s more people addicted to Xanax, ADD and pain pills.. The people who really need pain pills have hard time getting them and the amount of pills you get is smaller. In Hollyweird they can get whatever drug the want from their doctor.. Lisa not only take Xanax, she takes ADD medication… She super hyper most of the time and the new lady was right, Evileen and Lisa scheme and plot with each other all the time…..Evileen was sooo upset, when Lisa V. told her that Vinnie was under some woman’s skirt, but Evileen has a crush on Erika and it shows,. Erika can defend herself, she doesn’t need help…

      • sunkissed748

        Gotta laugh @ Evileen haha! Good one. Catchy too. 🙂