"Yvette is very manipulated by Yvonne," says Maria. "Yvonne does rely and expect Y
"I take more responsibility for the kids in the household than anyone who lives there," Yvette says.
Maria also feels that Yvonne influences Yvette to continue doing drugs. "Yvette tried to stop using drugs and was successful for probably two weeks. She began to start seeing things more clearly, and she became more reasonable, and Yvonne didn't like that at all, so Yvonne bought some drugs and gave some to Yvette," she recalls. "Misery loves company."
Yvonne claims that Yvette is always depressed. "She doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. I have more confidence in myself than she does. She looks up to me a lot," she says. "I feel that Yvette is worse off than I."
Yvette disagrees. "I think she is in denial," she says of her twin.
Back in his studio, Dr. Phil asks the twins about their comments captured on tape. "What do you say about that?"
"Do you believe the drugs are working?" Dr. Phil asks.
"For a little while," Yvette says, on the verge of tears.
"Do you recognize what the drugs are doing to you as a person?" Dr. Phil asks Yvette, pointing out that the drugs threaten her health, destroy her happiness and caused her to lose her daughter. "Do any of those things cause you to say, â€˜I've got to fight my way out of this'?"
"Yes," she says.
"When you're not on drugs, you're drinking, right?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Sometimes," she says.
"What are you like when you're drinking?"
Dr. Phil points out that taking the methadone caused Yvette's teeth to rot and three had to be extracted. "Would you take more drugs if you could?" he asks.
"Probably so," she says.
"When you get violent, what do you do?" Dr. Phil asks.
"I throw things. I hit my sister and my mom," she admits.
"Are you verbally abusive?"
"What do you call the kids?"
"Little **. Brats. They don't listen," she says.
"It's horrible. It's terrible. That's not a way to live," she says.
"Then why do you do it?" he asks.
"I mainly take a Xanax at night so I can sleep," Yvonne says, explaining that she's on her feet up to 10 hours a day and has a 30-minute commute.
"Yvette " " Maria interrupts.
"She hates that y'all are doing drugs, Yvette," Maria says.
"I'm not going to say what she does," Yvette says.