DP Family Family in Court: Drug Test

Drug Testing

Beth, a Dr. Phil producer, speaks with Alex over the phone. "One of the really important things that Dr. Phil wants to talk to you about doing is we want you to agree to attend some random drug testing," Beth says. "As you know, some people are claiming that you have abused some of your pain pill prescriptions from when you had your accident, and I know that you said that is something that is totally untrue. So something we would like to do is start random drug testing as soon as possible, so we can preemptively start working on that."


"That's invading my privacy. Unless the court asks me to, and there's a subpoena to do that, I don't want to do that," Alex says. 


"If your results are clean, would you not want everyone to know, to prove them wrong?" Beth asks.


"I don't care what everybody else thinks. I really don't, Beth. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks but my children and a judge," Alex retorts. "I'm not doing drugs. I don't feel like I have to prove that to anybody but a judge. I have custody of my daughter. I'm not losing that. I'm not afraid of losing her. She's not going to go anywhere. The only thing that I'm concerned about is Nathan's case."


[AD]"We're just trying to help you. I promise you that," Beth assures her. "I'm going to have to go back and speak with Dr. Phil and let him know that this is something that you're not willing to do, and see if we still can help you."


After the call, Alexandra says, "I am entitled to my privacy."