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Topic : 12/18 Dangerous Daughters

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Created on : Thursday, December 13, 2007, 05:11:08 pm
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Little girls are often the apple of their parents' eye, but what happens when these sweet, innocent daughters grow up to become dangerous young women? Dr. Phil's guests say their daughters are on destructive paths to nowhere. Krista, 22, was a beauty queen who went from wearing a tiara to walking the streets. She will beg, borrow and steal to get money to support her drug habit. She says if she doesn't get help, she will die, but you won't believe what happened after the Dr. Phil cameras left her house! Her mother, Janet, says after two overdoses and four trips to rehab, the family is beginning to lose hope that Krista can be saved. Find out what Dr. Phil tells Krista she must do in order to turn her life around. Then, Beverly and Gil's 26-year-old daughter, Barbara, brutally attacked Gil with a hammer while he slept. Why do they believe Barbara's ex-girlfriend, Corrina, is to blame for the attack? They say Barbara showed no signs of violence before the beating, but did they miss the warnings? Corrina says she has no idea what made Barbara snap, and she wants to clear her name. Barbara's sister and brother weigh in. Why do they also say Corrina is responsible? And, hear what Barbara has to say from behind bars.  Join the discussion.

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December 18, 2007, 3:45 pm CST

12/18 Dangerous Daughters

Quote From: ktfreij

Holy cow, I just watched the mom in the "what happened after the show" portion and I can't believe her! I think she is hurting her daughter's chances of recovery.

 

Did I read the end correctly where they wrote about the follow-up? Did the say that the mom is NOT attending al-anon? Krista is doomed if she goes back home.

I believe the statement said that Krista's Mom IS attending Al-Anon.
 
December 18, 2007, 3:50 pm CST

Being a beauty queen is NOT the issue

By this girl's own admission the fact that she won some obscure pageant like Miss Illinois American Queen, gave her some confidence. Unfortunately she has an addictive personality. She is well on a destructive path that will lead to her death if she doesn't get herself into a hospital fast.

 

For the person who posted something derogatory about beauty queens take note: I've known several in my business. They are exceptional students, outstanding role models and are teachers, doctors, lawyers and moms. Some people like beauty pageants, some people like golf. Frankly, I think hitting a tiny ball around sound grass is pretty boring and you can get skin cancer as a result of all of that sun.

 
December 18, 2007, 4:08 pm CST

Dangerous Daughters

I think mama totally needs a reality check. Just becuase the doctor perscribed them it doesn't mean that you don't have a drug addiction yourself. The  daughter is getting in troubel in rehab becuase she can't keep her panties on. What's the deal?
 
December 18, 2007, 4:09 pm CST

Dangerous mothers, not daughters

It is heartbreaking to see two mothers in a row in the program, where the mothers are in severe denial. First one is a drug addict herself, then claims she never saw it coming and never suspected anything although her daughter started drinking at age 14, etc.   The second mother blames her daughter's friend for the murderous attack on the father, although her daughter had perpetrated several murderous attacks since she was 2 years old.  Very sad indeed, that a parent is so much in denial that she can block out of memory the past attacks and smooth them over, and now refuses to accept the fact of having closed her eyes to the attacks in the past, and still at this point is continuing the same by blaming the daughter's friend.  I am surprised that Dr. Phil did not latch on to the mothers' cases, but perhaps the focal point was to help the daughters recover a path to normalcy - both of these mothers are beyond help as they have bastioned themselves into the belief that they had nothing to do with what happened to their daughters. My opinion as a plain viewer, not a medical or mental health professional.

 

 

 
December 18, 2007, 4:11 pm CST

wishing for help too!!

Quote From: show_fan1

My daughter is 28 years old and has been in and out of rehab since she was 18.  We thought the last time she fell off the wagon that it would be the last time--that was in 2004.   I have always wanted to write Dr. Phil about this to get help, but never could muster up the strength.  I wish I could send you a picture of her--she is a beautiful girl, blonde hair blue eyes.    She went to parochial school through 8th grade and was in public high school.  Her college tuition was paid for 2 years and she threw all of that out for drugs.   She got out of rehab again in 2004, found a job, got married, and subsequently fell off the wagon. Since I am retired, I told her while she had a chance to get help while she was covered by her husbands insurance to get it.   But she sacrificed all of that and ended up on the streets in June of 2007.   Her husband left her and divorced her and took the dog.   It has been 5 months of torture, but she is finally in a halfway house. It wasn't easy getting her there.   Lots of phone calls.  I got her arrested to get her off the streets and get shelter and food for her.   But once again, she was one up on me and she found some "sugar daddy" to post bond for her and she went back out on the streets.  I then still had to get in debt and hire an attorney to help.   One would ask why I just didn't bring her back home.   The answer to that is that when she lived at home, money became missing out of my checking account.   To bring her back home, I would become a prisoner in my own home, having to lock up everything.   I feel like I would have to take the computers away (yes, she used Myspace to find some of her crummy friends), and I would have to be a taxi cab to take her everywhere because I wouldn't trust her to drive my car. 

 

There is a dread that I have, that she will always fall off the wagon and expect Mom to come running financially to get her well.   I found that my helping her financially was merely enabling her to do more drugs.  Some parents can afford this--unfortunately I am not one of them.  My money has to last me until I'm "6 feet under."   Not knowing if a lifetime of drugs is what she end up with I am supporting her emotionally, and am only jump-starting her at this halfway house.   I have done all of the work for her to get her there, now it is her turn, but I will always be there for her emotionally.  These are your kids and you love them; however, drug addiction is one of a parents worst nightmares.   I do love my daughter Amy so much and I pray for her every day.

My daughter is 24 and keeps doing the wrong things also.  She has be caught with perscreption drugs and have found them missing from my home.  She is cute and works part time and attends college.  She is sitting in jail for 3 days flat time on a possion charge and I hope she learns a lesson with this.  I'm scared and  don't know what to do. I understand where and what you are going though.  I love my daughter so much it hurts.  She blames me for all that is wrong in her life.
 
December 18, 2007, 4:29 pm CST

12/18 Dangerous Daughters

Quote From: jac_jac

This is my first post EVER,  for any show.  Today's show about the so called beauty queen prompted me to register on this site and post this.  Dr. Phil really disappointed me today.  Putting on his respectable show Kristen and her mom.  Can anyone else see that the mom is obviously on drugs, regaurdless if they are prescribed or not?????  Fake crying and acting the whole show, it looked like she wanted the attention and sympathy from everyone.  it is a good start for Kristen to get FAR away from her!  That was truely pathetic and a disgusting display of being concerned on the moms part.
This is my first post ever, for ANY show , as well.  I am so happy for all of the critics who thought Mom was fake, and daughter wasn't an addict.  I am happy for you because you are clearly NOT in the world of addiction, like I am, since MY beautiful daughter began making HER crazy choices, and led me into a world of pain, disappointment, shelters, and addiction, and halfway houses, and broken promises and tears, tears tears. You wouldn't pick my daughter out of a crowd , either, and know she was an addict, unless you could see what she looks like during times of sobriety. Addicts don't ALL look the same as some anti-drug poster hanging in an elementary school.  They look like my child, like the child of all the other good people at Al-anon, like your child IF they get lost in life. 
 
December 18, 2007, 4:41 pm CST

12/18 Dangerous Daughters

Quote From: norewind

It is heartbreaking to see two mothers in a row in the program, where the mothers are in severe denial. First one is a drug addict herself, then claims she never saw it coming and never suspected anything although her daughter started drinking at age 14, etc.   The second mother blames her daughter's friend for the murderous attack on the father, although her daughter had perpetrated several murderous attacks since she was 2 years old.  Very sad indeed, that a parent is so much in denial that she can block out of memory the past attacks and smooth them over, and now refuses to accept the fact of having closed her eyes to the attacks in the past, and still at this point is continuing the same by blaming the daughter's friend.  I am surprised that Dr. Phil did not latch on to the mothers' cases, but perhaps the focal point was to help the daughters recover a path to normalcy - both of these mothers are beyond help as they have bastioned themselves into the belief that they had nothing to do with what happened to their daughters. My opinion as a plain viewer, not a medical or mental health professional.

 

 

My daughter is an addict, and I certainly didn't cause that, and I am NOT in denial.  I did NOT see evidence

of drug use when she was 14 or 15, yet she tells me now that she was using even back then.  As soon as I became aware of the truth (she was then 16), I did everything I could think of to do, learned, and read, and consulted specialists, sent her away, moved to a new state, did an intervention, and more.  I didn't cause my daughter's addiction, and neither did today's guest.  Do you think YOU really have the power to 'drive someone to drink"?  (or drug??)

 
December 18, 2007, 4:57 pm CST

Mother is no example...

Sorry, but from what I saw, even though the mum says she's in "recovery'", she sure has a lot of drugs on hand that her daughter has gotten into too many times in the last couple of years...She (the Mom) kept putting an emphasis on her "precribed" drugs (of which there seemed to be many) but she looked out of it to me, even more than the daughter....Just saying.   
 
December 18, 2007, 5:14 pm CST

disappointed

Corinna has an almost evil presence about her....and I agree if Barbara was so happy with her why did she ask her to leave?  Also not enough information was given about Barbaras growing up days.  I don't see those two people as uncaring parents... I think they would have gotten her any help she needed.

 

 

 
December 18, 2007, 5:21 pm CST

Krista and hermother

Who is sicker....Krista or her Mother?  I think her Mom needs a serious amount of help as she is obviously an enabler and doesn't get addiction despite her many years of alleged sobriety.  What was with the Mom's overly dramatic tears?  I wish them both well.  
 
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