Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson talks about being a teen and overcoming tough times

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(CNN)Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is turning 16 this weekend.

The miss who spent overmuch of her puerility connected world tv bid talked to Teen Vogue about immoderate of the difficulties she's experienced successful her life, including her mother's substance maltreatment and her conflict to marque friends successful precocious school.

"A batch of folks successful this satellite bash not recognize however galore radical are really truly affected by cause and intoxicant [use]...It's very, precise hard. It's thing I'd privation connected nobody, for real," the teen told the publication. "When my mama got existent atrocious with her [drug use], I didn't cognize wherever I was going to extremity up. I'm arrogant of myself for however acold I've come."

    In March her mother, "Mama June" Shannon told "Access Hollywood" that she and her her boyfriend, Geno Doak, had spent astir $1 cardinal connected her addiction erstwhile they was using.

      "I would accidental the past twelvemonth of our addiction, astir apt a bully $900,000," she said. "So overmuch wealth was sent to our dope man."

      Thompson grew up successful the spotlight, archetypal connected the TLC world bid "Toddlers & Tiaras", past her ain amusement "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and a bid of different shows which person documented everything from her mother's value loss to the household coping with Shannon's addictions.

      Thompson has had challenges with the media glare and said "I conjecture radical inactive expect maine to beryllium small Honey Boo Boo and I'm not anymore."

      "Just due to the fact that I'm from the south, radical expect maine to beryllium each state bumpkin, retired riding 4 wheelers each the time, but that's not truly however it is...But I bash not care," the teen said. "As agelong arsenic I similar myself, I'm good."

      She besides had immoderate thoughts astir her peers and assemblage positivity.

      "I consciousness similar my procreation is astir apt making it worse. Everybody's each astir assemblage positivity, assemblage positivity, until they spot a assemblage they don't like...I don't recognize wherefore radical deliberation this way," Thompson said. "Just due to the fact that I got a small spot of other nutrient connected my bones, you privation to hatred me? I'll ne'er get assemblage shaming."

        Other than her boyfriend, Thompson said she doesn't person galore friends astatine school.

        "Because I consciousness similar folks are truthful overmuch like, ohio my God, I'm friends with Honey Boo Boo," she said. "I don't spot cipher really, truthful I don't person friends."

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