Alexis Neiers on Drugs, Prison, and the Bling Ring: Profiles by VICE

Alexis Neiers on Drugs, Prison, and the Bling Ring: Profiles by VICE

first time I tried I mean what classifies a hard drug like xanax xanax I was maybe in like seventh grade eighth grade was the first time I had tried cocaine and I snorted a little bit of meth did you give me a list of what for see how frightened pot samox antidepressants cocaine crack heroin oxycontin mess – CB – CI acid shrooms MDMA I know that there’s more but I can’t think of them all off the top of my head my name is Alexis Neiers at the age of 17 I became a reality TV star at the time I was also a huge drug addict using heroin and crack in between cakes of my show pretty wild when you’re using a lot of drugs you tend to fall in with a bad crowd and that definitely happened to me in 2009 I was arrested for my involvement in one of the robberies that served as an inspiration for the movie with The Bling Ring I ended up being sent to jail twice before being put into a poor ordered rehab facility where after years of drug use I finally obtained sobriety my life is pretty different now I’ve been sober for more than three years and I’m married with a baby many of my friends are still out there abusing drugs including my ex-boyfriend Kevin I’m hoping to help him and as many people as I can to find a new life clean of drugs [Music] we are going to go meet up with an old friend of mine Kevin and he is currently a heroin addict and he reached out to me and he said that he got hit by a car and then he got his arm broken and he didn’t know what to do and so I got him into a treatment center and he says that he’s ready to go so hopefully this will be the last time that he uses Forrest my neighborhood hair on City no I think everybody here is a day-to-day heroine I love the mostly myth and then the other parts is mostly crack crack is cheap my first time smoking crackers with you oh yeah crack is horrible though craps Christ shoot we probably look much prefer Downers yeah I prefer both Kevin and I began dating when I was about 16 years and we had a long crazy relationship and [Music] eventually we broke up he still remained as my drug dealer and using buddy and then I got sober when I first started dating Kevin he was athletic he loved skateboarding he was into art he loved painting and drawing he was very spiritual when he started using stopped painting stop doing art start focusing on his spirituality so happened pretty quickly for him just like it did for me number Kimbo the yeah why does that die yeah I can see oh I saw I don’t know I don’t have a phone anymore advice to have a picture of him and you naked him up no shot he had his little paw around your booth oh you don’t have that photo anymore are you what about the photo that you said you didn’t it’s only the first time that I had tried oxys I was in the car with heaven I took my first hit and I fell in love I remember Kevin looking at me and saying you know you need to slow down this is really dangerous I didn’t stop from that day forward Alexis and my foster daughter Tessie looked like holy hell sometimes and you know we had a lot of good things happening in our lives they were doing great things as far as they were booking movies in the entertainment industry major motion film I couldn’t understand why they were so out of control I was a trip watching you become famous it’s just I got of nowhere blowme because we got on TV and I asked my girlfriend I was the star of a reality television show with my family called pretty wild during pretty wild was when my drug use escalated to probably the highest it’s ever been my sister and I had a ten thousand dollar a week habit we were smoking 22:25 oxys a day 80-milligram oxys clearly I was like really emotionally unstable totally loaded on drugs and that makes for great reality TV I don’t think they really like understood how bad we were I didn’t know that that the girls were using the oxycontin until a couple of months into the filming and that’s when I started noticing that their eyes were rolling in the back of their head my youngest daughter Gaby came running into my bedroom and she’s like mom don’t you smell that and I’m like yeah it smells like burnt coconuts what is it and she said it’s oxy cotton and I’m like well what is oxy cotton and she said mom it’s a really bad drug my mom knew that we were drinking and partying and she came to my apartment and she walked in and she went to the kitchen and all I had in my kitchen was like half a Subway sandwich some beer and foil like five rolls of foil and she lost it you know she was like what the is wrong with you and my response was you you get the out of my house I like to bake and I slammed the front door on her and that’s just the way it was you know when the money stopped coming in from pretty wild really our only option was switching the black tar heroin heroin feels like our three times ten it feels so good and then when you shoot it for the first time who’s never like it it’s instant I mean like I get the chills like I can almost feel the feeling just thinking about it [Music] in October of 2009 I was arrested and charged with residential burglary targeting the homes of celebrities I was sentenced to six months in jail with three years of probation when I got out of jail I didn’t show up to probation for two months and they raided my house on December 1st and that’s when I was charged with possession of heroin you can spunk a few on I was waiting to start walking used to hate on me for smoking look oh my god used to crush my cigarettes and pull them out of my mouth and put them on oh my god pour water on them now look at you that was someone doing that to me I’d be so pissed right now I was pissed when I was 13 I started selling drugs cuz everyone always asked me for drugs at school because I knew everybody so basically one day I’ve got a bunch of drugs for certain people and at the end of the day I ended up with more money in my pocket so it seemed like free money to me I became a heavy this is where you got raided last time yeah I came out through here with two laptops to go sell them in the the narcs followed me through the alley and put me over in this last few months I haven’t been selling drugs cuz the cops are just on everything so what I’ve been doing to get money is I go come up and steal stuff so it’s like quick easy money for me and that’s become a hobby stealing stuff it’s just like your whole day and all the times revolved around getting money or how to get drugs how to get high and stay well so you’re not just feeling like she yes no that’s not a way to dude is this a good idea your arm is broken [Music] yeah this is the apartment complex that I lived in it’s my girlfriend like my baby but now we’re already together and we had to leave cuz the cops okay coming in harassing and trying to save my cave away his girlfriend obviously didn’t want to deal with that so she went with your parents and I’m just on the street so I’m just like going day by day and just basically trying to make money every day just simple I’m happy but heroin is everywhere in us so everybody’s doing it it was hard to stay away from me you know my whole life before getting into opiates I was in a lot of pain because I suffered from like so just so much crazy abuse and so much fucked-up had happened to me so using opiates was a way to put my mind to sleep it allows you to be free and do not give a anymore for the people that started with pills I know started like that with me because I I didn’t know what I was getting myself into and like I didn’t know opiates made you feel like that so once I couldn’t get oxycontin or whatever I was getting sick I don’t know what’s going on and then someone said a well heroin is the same type of thing so I started doing heroin and I feel instantly better and I became a habit did you have you had a moment like that yet where you’ve had like a moment of clarity like oh my god I can’t do this anymore all the time just low points like shooting up like just stare myself in the mirror just like trying to find a vein like and I just poking myself with a needle blood everywhere and like you just like what am i doing there was many low points in my drug use you know panhandling on the streets for drugs low point considering prostitution low point being raped low point losing a relationship with my family low point going to jail low point I thought that I was gonna die a number of times and then the day before I got sober I prayed and I didn’t even know what I was praying to but I knew I was dying I knew it was over [Music] I’ll get cleaned and I’ll go to jail and get clean and get out and just be like oh I’m gonna do this and that and then it barely lasts like a few weeks I just gonna sucks right back into it a little alright you know if I consistently do it it’s gonna end up in jail still alright so I just think about it and it’s like is time for me to stop drugs because heroin is putting me in positions that I wouldn’t have I don’t want to be you know me that’s what drug use is it’s fun and it’s fun with problems and it’s not fun anymore it’s horrible that’s just the way that it is and then eventually you get sober or you die I gotta say whatever right now you another snack you just had a snack Hey oh my god you a candy addict you’re gonna put on like 30 pounds in Riau and just get it you have a nice gym over there you don’t know I’ve never been there so I don’t know it looks so nice I saw the beach people on the beach kicking in girls oh there you go there is some incentive he and the drugs were my everything he sustained me you know and that’s really how unhealthy the relationship became we spent every single day together all day long so whether it was like cutting coke or selling drugs or picking up drugs or taking drugs that’s just what we did towards the end it was like we’re living parallel lives and think sometimes they would like cross and do each other’s you know and then like we’d keep moving on and then like I just I never thought that like we would ever sit face-to-face again we are currently on our way to pick up Kevin to take him to treatment at the Spencer Recovery Center and Laguna Beach California when I entered drug rehab I fought them tooth and nail I would fight with every therapist I said I am opiate dependent you people don’t understand me I have to use drugs because I’m a victim I had this huge ego and at the same time this huge victim consciousness where everybody in the world had me over you know because no one was going to take my drugs from me no one was gonna say that I had a problem and that’s just the way it was what did you last use like few hours you so you’ll be fine until a doctor comes and sees you yeah checks you out I’m sure they’ll have someone there like right away I went to one group with this guy and he was a recovering heroin addict and he said one thing to me that changed everything he said normal people don’t do heroin something clicked where I was like holy he’s right that was it I know I can take you out of that car seat are you talking to it’s like touching my head [Music] I’ll come visit you after you’re done detoxing and me and Harper will come down [Music] [Music] the people I live with how long have you been at this house like a month do you like you’re better than Calabasas oh yeah they get a lot better but I mean from our cover he’s better here you’re like 168 days sober what’d you say like 65 I got no desire to go back to doing that but I got like live for today at the moment cuz I don’t know what’s gonna happen in the future how I’m gonna feel in the future so I might be trying to think about that but yeah I don’t know what I was doing when I was doing that stuff I think that when you have your first love you’ll always love them it’s a different type of love it’s like you just care about them you know and I think that when you’ve been through experiences like we’ve been through there’s like a bond that’s there that it’s like I care so much about him in his future and you just once so badly like to see each other do Wow at the end of it all [Music] [Music] you [Music]

100 thoughts on “Alexis Neiers on Drugs, Prison, and the Bling Ring: Profiles by VICE

  1. There needs to be common sense drug reform to disarm the groups of indivividuals of funding that brings these drugs into our country. If they were forced to rely on meth, heroin, and coke for income, they would be much less capable of transportation and distribution. Its an easy equation. Take the marketplace away from the the ones actively gaining

  2. What's more sad and pathetic… her or the Kartrashians? They are from the same neighborhood…. This is real Calabasas people! I should know… I live here! A lot of kids here are on these drugs!

  3. The only people willing to truly help addicts are addicts! More recovered addicts need to step up like Alexis has! Our stories are similar, I really commend her for everything! Hard work every second of every day for eternity, the life of an addict in recovery!

  4. That fucking accent. Eurgh. It’s so irritating. Upward inflection. Also, she thinks she knows her drugs but lists them mixing brand names in with slang and then categories. Moron.

  5. glad she’s doing better. i remember my mom following this case soooo much and just telling my 6 year old self how y’all were stealing shit from celebrities and I was just sipping my chocolate milk like “hmmmm bitch what?”

  6. First time I've ever see or heard of a heroin addict who uses IV and also smokes it. I am 2 years clean but i know for a FACT that once you go to the needle smoking is totally useless. Not trying to be cool it's just really surprising to me.

  7. This dude saying he just used and she is cool with him touching the baby’s head…. if I saw this shit as the dad and her man…. I’d beat the addict out that mofo

  8. Fuck you

    I like to bake

    Never understand how Americans seem to go straight for the pin??
    I've used heroin for close ten years and one shot up two or three times and do not see the fixation with it!?
    Drugs do not,make you free, you get a habit and your a prisoner.

  9. I never even heard of this chick. Her drug use & abuse is definitely not an isolated incident. This just seems like it could have been an interview with virtually anyone, considering how not well known this chick is. Just my personal opinion.

  10. watching her talk about how good the drugs she was taking felt is scary like … she's been clean for three years and idk its just scary. and i'm worried abt her relapsing which is kind of irrational but she has a kid and ?? it's sad that all this started when was like in middle school. that's really fucking awful

  11. Help him get off drugs, proceeds to discuss their favourite drug of choice. she’s just keen on Kevin’s D still.

  12. Anybody who is suffering from any sort of addiction and desires
    spiritual inner peace…please seek out Jesus! Jesus has a track record
    of helping people out. Try 1) Verbally communicating. Pour out all
    that's on your mind. 2) Randomly go through a bible. Could be
    something you read will bring you comfort. 3) Listen to a Jesus loving
    bible teacher who will likewise open your heart and mind to something
    positive to help you….One site that helped me…teachingfaith com has
    all free content, there are good. Start with a series titled, 'change
    of mind'…30 free streaming videos….It's worth a try.

  13. Omg Spencer's Recover Center Is a fucking JOKE. I went to the one in Laguna Beach, and one of the ones in Florida. And it was HORRIBLE. They don't give a rats ass about recovery. They only care about money. I'm still close friends with a lot of the people from the one I went to in Florida, and we all agree that Spencer's is absolute shit. It honestly needs to be fucking shut down. I've heard nothing but horror stories of people doing drugs from the other one in Flordia I didn't go too. From people who had gotten moved from one to another. It was common for people to move from one to another, just like I did. Because you can pretty easily get drugs at all of Spencers rehab centers. and when you test dirty. They just move you. I wouldn't reccomend this place to ANYONE. Your only going to get sober there if you TRULY want too. It's more of a place to dry out, because they don't teach you shit for recovery skills.

  14. Binge-watch all episodes of Pretty Wild right here:

  15. Wow I had no idea the pain she was dealing with inside. The way the reality show portrayed her and her sister Tess was as if they were just these dumb, privileged girls in LA. It’s sooo great to see her on out in the other side of the dark and scary tunnel of addiction. She looks great! Tess also looks great (not shown in video but on instagram)

  16. It’s crazy coz when you’re young, you try so hard to be cool, fit in, not-give-a-fuck, have fun, (like this is the peak/prime of your life) that you get lost in all this shit and next thing you know you’re a loser who can’t hold down a job and can’t get out of the shitty cycle of drug abuse that you’re in. When the party stops, you don’t know how to become a decent member of society..

    Also, E! totally pimped these girls out man. They were 17 and taking their tops off for massages in front of cameras..

  17. Their dynamic really touched my soul man, if you’ve ever had drug buddies and stopped using but they didn’t it’s so rough. That love doesn’t go away, you they are in there and you can empathize with everything they are feeling on such a deep level. But it’s so hard to straddle that line between loving and enabling.

  18. You have to get away from ppl in your past , especially an ex boyfriend.. Wow are you serious ? And your beta husband is ok with that?.. Not buying this crap. Stop lying, you still hang out with sum of those ppl bc you still do wat they do. Your self righteous just like any drug addict. If you get out the mud but keep visiting the mud. Your still getting muddy. Period.

  19. Were those bling ring people well off, like what I mean, they weren't homeless or living on the streets at the time?

  20. This is so touching. Criminalizing addicts/alcoholics for their actions is not the solution for a sustainable life. However, having one recovering addict/alcoholic share their experience, strength, and hope to another in the throes of their disease… That's what lasts.

  21. I remember how useless her mother was. She was living in a false reality and left her daughters to fend for themselves.
    She came a loooooooonnnnnng way, praises to her.

  22. Do you hear this girl? Smoking 20-25 oxy a day! She did not realize you can’t get high off them. Hence why your smoking 20-25 of them!

  23. I'm so late to this video but it's nice to hear from her after she just kind of disappeared after the show got cancelled.

  24. Kevin seems so human. The addicts I know (myself included) just lost their personality during deep addiction, he still seems positive and happy even though the situation. He has a lot of charisma, I truly wish him well and hope hes still sober. Alexis, I relate so much to your story and listening to your story has given me the strength again in my current low point. Lots of love to you both 💗

  25. Since when the fuck is crack cheap!? Its $20 a fuckin hit anywhere I've ever been. Well I mean a $20 piece is pretty much one hit. People think those 80s are a joke too. But someone with no tolerance eats one and they're essentially comatose

  26. Yes let's hang out with my ex boyfriend who's still using. Obviously ur not over him. And such a great way to increase your relapse chances

  27. I think she needs to stay away from her x and focus on her baby and own husband, cuz ur only one hit away from a relapse. She seems like she wants to get back with him once he is clean. But maybe im reading too.much into it.

  28. I thought this was amazing. Its real. Addiction is a bad bitch. Its life or death. I love seeing people get help and getting better

  29. I respect her so much. Her strength and maturity about her past. Now seeing that she has a husband that loves her and a beautiful baby. And she helped her ex boyfriend that supplied her. Wow she is truly an amazing person.


  31. Holy shit I had found myself wondering what happened to these girls a few times. Never wouldve guess she was using crack and heroin. Shame..

  32. Also.. I need to say for those of you that dont know anything about this life.. no one wakes up one day and says, hey I want to be an addict, I want to be a POS homeless person. It is always a series of unfortunate events and a few bad decisions. It can happen to anyone… it happened to me (I never did heroin but it's the same as opiate pills) and I HATED drug users and pills for my entire life. I grew up around addiction and saw what it did so I despised those who did it. It all started so very innocent and next thing I knew I was getting very sick without a pill every few hours. I was very self aware but the sickness kept me on them. Luckily me being so self aware, I knew if I didnt stop I'd maybe move to heroin or start doing bad things to get money for them. So I was able to get treatment and havent taken any in almost 10 years. But.. my point is, dont assume this can never be you and dont treat those in this situation like they're not human. TRUST ME they dont want to be doing it, theyd much prefer to have a home, a family, a normal life. It's just extremely hard to crawl out of that life if you dont have anyone willing to help you. Wish him the best. I know this is old.. hope hes ok now.

  33. Great she found fame despite making good enough choices not to end up on MTV's. Teen Mom.

  34. Drug dealers will destroy your life drug User Friends will destroy your life Drug use will destroy your life Drugs will destroy you

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