Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          PLAYING A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Alcoholic

          A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Alcoholic

          VIDEO

          February 1, 2017

          “I’ve been a chronic alcoholic forever,” says Marna who claims she began abusing alcohol at the age of 15 to help her cope with issues from her childhood. “I drink to forget. I drink – so I don’t have to feel anymore.”

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?

          Describing her drinking habits, Marna says when she wakes up each morning, the first thing she does is look in the refrigerator, and then her “hiding places” to make sure she has alcohol. “And if I can’t find them – then I panic.” She says she consumes a liter (or more) of liquor every day.

          Marna claims to have blackouts and memory issues when she drinks; and anger, shaking and even twitching when she doesn’t consume alcohol. She also admits she uses alcohol as a sedative, sometimes drinking until she passes out. Marna says, “My biggest fear is that I’m going to die.”

          On Friday’s Dr. Phil, Marna’s daughter, Kristin, says her mother is “a sloppy drunk who loves drama and attention.” And though she accuses Marna of exaggerating and even “faking” some of her behaviors for the camera, she claims her mother’s drinking, attention seeking behaviors, and a year-long prison term when Kristin was only 9, didn’t just embarrass her - they ruined her childhood. She recently cut Marna out of her life, saying her “out of control drinking” and “constant drama” disrupts family functions even today.

          Will Marna accept help before it’s too late? Tune in to Friday's episode.

          Click here for your local listing.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?

          Woman Says Mom’s Drinking Ruined Her Childhood: ‘My Friends Had These Outstanding Mothers, And I Had One Who Was Kind Of The Town Drunk’

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Is Your Spouse Driving You Crazy?

          Do his or her small habits annoy you in a big way? Do you bicker over things that appear to be silly but then eventually blow way out of proportion?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons