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          Mom Who Admits To Having A Drinking Problem: ‘My Family Refuses To Understand My Struggles’

          May 9, 2016

          Christy’s parents and her younger sister say they are fed up with Christy’s “freeloading” behavior and can’t take it anymore.

          They claim she is an “alcoholic” who is unable to care for her own children.

          But Christy says she’s just misunderstood.

          “I’m the black sheep of the family. Everybody thinks that I’m a mess, this worthless person that does nothing and strives for nothing, and that’s certainly not the case,” she says. “My family refuses to understand my drinking and the struggles that I’ve been through.”

          WATCH: Parents Say They’re Fed Up With Daughter They Call A ‘Freeloading,’ ‘Alcoholic’

          For the past 10 years, Christy has been living rent-free in a duplex owned by her parents. And for the past three-and-a-half years, Christy’s parents have had custody of her two daughters, as they claim Christy’s drinking made her an unfit mother.

          “My little sister, Lori, constantly accuses me of taking advantage of my parents. They agreed to help me, and that is what they are doing,” Christy says.

          While Christy – who says she wants her daughters back and is ready to be a good mom – admits she has a drinking problem, she denies her family’s claim that she drinks “24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

          WATCH: Parents’ Message To ‘Alcoholic’ Daughter: We’re Not Giving Your Kids Back ‘Until You Get Your Act Together’

          “I’m not currently doing that right now. I drink three to four nights a week,” she says.

          Does Dr. Phil think Christy is ready to have her daughters back in her life? Plus, on Monday’s show, find out what agreement Christy made with her parents in order to come on the show.


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