Here is my opinion of why the ladies are really in the S.O. House:
Allison - She doesn't want to live in reality. I think she did come for help with surviving cancer on the 1st show, but now she is comfortable and I am not sure if she even has a drinking problem - she knows they film everything, so why pour so much wine unless you want them to see it and then they won't graduate you. She enjoys being weak and scared.
Jessica - I think she had bad blood with her mom before she died and has a lot of guilt. I don't see how coming to this house could help her if she hated dealing with the public and her mom's death. I think she went through a terrible ordeal - but don't think she was honest with what she need help with. (as much as she cries - why doesn't she always have tissue).
Lisa - Looking for a wider field to find her next meal ticket. Her parents are getting too old and she needs to have a backup. I do believe she is lying about the abuse and that he threaten to kill her parent - and her crying is fake all the time EXCEPT when she had assignments - those tears were real b/c she is an idiot and can't do anything.
T.J. - her reasons are real - she is there b/c she can't connect in an emotional way to people in general - she just speaks her mind point blank and then realizes it was too harsh. She is there to learn how to care about the people she interacts with. I think she is real.
Christine - one word --WICKED!!! Enough said.
Jill - I think she wants to learn how to break the cycle of her mother controlling her life - and help with medical issues. I think she knew more about her health issues than she admitted but I do believe she is honest in her cries for help.