Kim Richards' rehab trip 'a step in the right direction' according to co-star

kim-richards-gi.jpgWhen a reality star heads for rehab, you can tell who their true friends are, because true friends always go immediately to the press to make their comments known.

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards -- child star and Paris Hilton's aunt -- checked into rehab this week. She's been called an alcoholic on the show and has admitted to a dependence on anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants.

Now, her co-star Adrienne Maloof tells Us that rehab is "a step in the right direction" for Richards. "I wish her well," she says, which sounds super-genuine to us.

Maloof's husband, a plastic surgeon, also suggests that Richards' often slurred speech can be attributed to the combination of pills she's taking -- Lexapro (anti-anxiety), Trazadone (antidepressant) and Topamax (which can be used to treat alcoholism).
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