March 24, 2010
"Parents, pay close attention. This is not just a Hollywood problem; this is happening in your neighborhood, it could be happening in your family," Dr. Phil warns.
"Doctors Are the Ones Prescribing These Poisons"
Recently, child star Corey Haim tragically died at the age of 38. Now, his name is being associated with a growing list of Hollywood stars who got caught up in the deadly world of prescription pills. Dr. Phil and his panel discuss Corey's drug use and the prescription drug trend.
Commonalities in Celebrity Deaths
Celebrities Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and Heath Ledger passed away from prescription drug overdoses. Legal analyst Loni Coombs gives an update on the case against Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. And, addiction specialist Dr. Harold Urschel weighs in on why doctors prescribe these medicines to people with a history of drug abuse.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is spearheading an investigation to fight prescription drug abuse. He shares the details and how Corey Haim's death may be linked to a massive drug ring investigation.
Inside the Minds of Young People
Studies show that one in five teens has tried prescription drug painkillers. Listen in on Kelly's candid conversation with a group of young adults who have taken pills, and find out where they got them, how often they took them and why they do it. And, child star Jeremy Jackson shares his struggle with drugs.
Lucy lost her 15-year-old son to acute methadone poisoning, after he took pills he received from a friend. She and her daughter, Diana, join the show. And, Dr. Phil has an important message for kids.