She also admits that she didn't used to understand Kim's alcoholism as a disease.

on Oct 1, 2013 - The Dish0

Kim Richards' bumpy road to sobriety has been well documented, most strikingly in the second season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when it was revealed that she had finally checked into rehab for alcoholism.

Now proud younger sister Kyle Richards reveals to E! that her sister is "doing incredible. She is so strong and in such a great place."

In fact, Kim is doing so well that her family no longer even celebrates sobriety milestones because it has become everyday life for the Richards clan. "We're just moving forward with the new sober, happy, healthy Kim," Kyle says.

Things didn't always look so rosy for the two sisters, especially as Kyle admits that she didn't used to understand Kim's addictions. "I wasn't equipped to deal with it years ago because I didn't understand that it really was a disease. I'm such a control freak that I was like, 'Just get it together!'" she says. Now she knows that "you really have to have the support of your family and friends and people around you that really get that it is a disease."

Both Kyle and Kim will be appearing in the new season of RHOBH which premieres on November 4th. Watch a preview of the show below.

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4 comments
rosyposy
rosyposy

I am happy to hear that Kim is doing so well.  Hopefull, her problems will no longer be part of the show drama, and people like Brandi will no longer target her.  As for the comments about you talking about it:  people, it was part of a reality show.  Other cast members blasted Kim and Kyle about it all the time.  Kim herself talked about it, especially at the reunion.   Kyle is proud of her sisters recovery.  Many people fail in trying to stay sober, so Kim's beating the odds is  simply something that a family member is expected to be proud of.  If Kim  wasnts Kyle to never mention it again, she will tell her and I am sure Kyle will do as she asks.  Chill.

angie0238
angie0238

Stop Kyle, just stop with commenting on your sister, please. All you have to say is "no comment".........sobriety is a day to day situation and she should be allowed to keep it off the show and out of the tabloids

 

AA is about anonymous and no one comments about anyone else. Read the Serenity Prayer.........day to day........one day at a time.

 

You are on a TV show, her sobriety is her business, not your business. Please stop, you are hurting her. No need to comment.

 

You didn't need all that "face tightening either"......you were the most beautiful one on the show.  

AKAAKA
AKAAKA

 @rosyposy KIM U SEEM TO BE DOING VERY WELL; HOWEVER, I WENT OFF MY PAIN MEDS ON MY OWN AT HOME FOR 3 MONTHS IT WAS HELL.... I WENT OFF THE MEDS AND IT WAS HELL BUT I DID NOT WANT TO GO TO REHAB TO GO ON A MED TO GET OFF OF MEDS. THAT TO ME IS BULLSHIT!!! NO MATTER WHAT UR BODY GOES THRU WITCH WAS HELL FOR ME BUT I DID IT!!! MY BODY IS FULL OF PAIN BUT I REFUSE TO GO BACK ON PAIN MEDS. LOTS OF LOVE TO UR RECOVERY. 

 

fiesta
fiesta

 @angie0238

 One of Kyle's earlier blogs said she gained weight due to the stress of her relationship with Kim, hence the lyposuction.  Now this one!  Wish she would stop using her sister to get attention!