Seven years ago, Brandon was addicted to drugs, and his parents feared he'd die at any time. Dr. Phil and Brandon's family performed one of the first interventions on national television. Now Brandon and his mother, Debbie, are using their experiences to help other families deal with addiction and recovery.
Brandon and Debbie meet with Dr. Phil to show him a family that is going through the same thing they did seven years ago. Nick is 23 and addicted to heroin and alcohol. His mother, Barbara, is in recovery herself and feels guilty for all the years Nick was exposed to her drinking. Nick's father, Kevin, moved away when he was young, but wants to rebuild a relationship with his son.
Meet this family and see the tragic parallels to Brandon.
Brandon and Debbie prepare Nick's family for his intervention. Then, see the heart-wrenching confrontation with Nick. Will he accept the help and agree to go to treatment?
Two weeks after Nick's intervention, Dr. Phil, Brandon and Debbie meet with his parents, Barbara and Kevin. Although divorced, can they come together and do the work that is required as a family to help Nick's recovery? Dr. Phil doesn't mince words when he assesses what they've done so far.
- La Hacienda
- Vital Intervention Professionals
- To find a treatment center in your area,
go to findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
- National Drug Facts Week
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- NIDA for Teens
- Drugs: Shatter the Myths
- The MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation's Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest offers a great opportunity for aspiring teen musicians to use the healing and uplifting medium of music to help spread the message about the importance of healthy choices and the dangers of drug abuse. Learn more about the contest.
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