March 20, 2008
Americans were shocked to see an inebriated David Hasselhoff on videotape allegedly asking his 16-year-old daughter to record him. Should teens have to police a parent who is drug-addicted or just overall irresponsible? Dr. Phil weighs in.
Imprisoned by Her Dad’s Addiction
Robert has been in rehab six times in the past four years for an alcohol addiction. His 14-year-old daughter, Keryn, pours out his beer daily, cleans up his bloody wounds after drunken falls, and walks him home to prevent the police from arresting him!
Robert’s wife, Eileen, says she feels torn between protecting her children and loyalty to her husband. Will she stop enabling Robert’s addiction, and will Robert get the wake-up call he desperately needs?
Words of Wisdom
Dr. Phil sits down to talk with Keryn as one child of an alcoholic to another. Keryn has been her father’s overseer for so long, is it too late to reverse their roles?