May 07, 2009
Dr. Phil delves into the topic of addiction with two families on the verge of losing it all. If you think a loved one may be struggling with a bad habit, or if you suspect your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol, don’t miss this show! Learn the no-holds-barred truth about addiction, relapse and rehabilitation, and what it takes for addicts to get sober and stay sober.
About to Lose It All
Rigo was a police sergeant in charge of keeping crime off the streets, but at home he was taking up to 2,000 pain pills a month. He says his addiction caused him to lose everything he loved, including his job and his family. Now he fears he’ll lose his marriage too. Rigo says he’s been sober for seven weeks, but his wife of seven years, Robin, says if his current sobriety doesn’t stick, she will divorce him.
Not about Willpower
Dr. Phil introduces Rigo to a top expert in the field of addiction with some important advice for the former police officer. Dr. Harold Urschel offers insight into the chronic medical illness that is addiction and how to treat it effectively.
A Habitual Relapser
Chuck is a former therapist who is unemployed due to his alcohol addiction. He says he’s had so many DUIs and spent so much time in jail, he can’t keep track anymore. He says he quit the bottle 90 days ago, but his wife of two years, Janet, calls him a habitual relapser. Is divorce in their future? Plus, learn the action steps to take if you have a loved one who is an addict.
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