Lauri Peterson

After an emotional year, Lauri Waring Peterson and her son Josh speak candidly about his battle with drug addiction.

on Jan 29, 20080

Bravotv.com: Thank you so much. We can't thank you enough for being so open.

Lauri: I would like for [people to know] how courageous he was in exposing his life and his problems. And I think that because a young person goes through these types of trials and tribulations at a young age, that doesn't necessarily label them for life. People can change. People can move on. People can accept change and do better in life. And I think that they can reach success ....

Josh: They say that the first step to getting what you want out of life is deciding what you want out of life. So, that's where I'm at right now, so all the viewers know, that's where I'm at right now - I'm deciding what I want to do, where I want to be. I fell in love and [Hannah] got me to take a second look at my life because as far as I was concerned I was so happy making the money I was making, even though it was dirty money. ...She made me look twice, and she said, "I would love you if you were dirt poor." So that made me look at my life and go...that made me look at my life and see that it wasn't wrong and the second step was finding out what I needed to do to be clean and sober, clear-headed. I did that, and now I'm trying to find out what I want.

6 comments
Sara Ava
Sara Ava

Lauri, the programs are not going to be the same without you in them I refuse to watch them any more.

D L White
D L White

Lauri, who is was the designer of the dress you wore to your bridal shower and where can this dress be purchased?

ROCHELLE
ROCHELLE

LAURI, I MISS YOU ON THE OC.I WAS WONDERING IF YOUR STILL MAKING YOUR JEWLERY? I LOVED IT AND WOULD LOKE TO SEE MORE.THANKS ROCHELLE

sharon maryland
sharon maryland

Lauri, I feel the same way about missing you. For me you were the main reason I watched, because of your family and your struggles with Josh. You are a beautiful real person who is dealing with a real life situation. God bless and come back.

Amy Springfield
Amy Springfield

Lauri, we miss seeing you on the show. Hope you will be back soon. I have watched the show since season 1 and i dont miss an episode. You are such a wonderful mother with your kids and always hold that in your heart as you work through this with Josh. You and your family are in my prayers. I am a mother of two boys, Nathan-13yrs. and Nicholas-4yrs.old and they are a precious gift. I hope to see you and all the housewives back on bravo soon. God bless you and take care.