The Party Girl

"This is an important show today," Dr. Phil says. "We're talking about getting your teen to get you information about their life " and it can be like pulling teeth. And, if they really are hiding something, forget about it. They aren't going to tell you anything."

Anna and her 19-year-old daughter, Allie, say they are at odds, and mother wants daughter to come clean. Anna says she was outraged to find out one year ago that Allie was addicted to prescription pills. Allie admitted at the time to using OxyContin every day for two years " and stealing money from her mother to finance it. "I'd go in to her ATM every day and take out [varying amounts of money]. I didn't even care."

Allie says she's been clean for the last four months, but Anna is not convinced. She thinks the teen is still hiding something. "I don't trust Allie," Anna says. "She's obviously lying to me and continues to lie to me."

Allie tells Dr. Phil whether she can be trusted.


[AD]"You need to tell me the truth. If you'd watched this show more than twice, you'd know you might as well tell me the truth. I'm not going to believe your lies," Dr. Phil tells Allie. "The honest truth is you're not worthy of trust. You're doing Xanax, cocaine and marijuana."

"That's my point," Anna says.

"Did someone stamp ‘Stupid' on my forehead?" Dr. Phil asks jokingly. "Other than those three illegal drugs that cause brain damage and addiction " you're fine!"

Anna agrees she's a pushover. "I've been broken down," she says.

"You probably expect now," Dr. Phil says to Allie, "that we've blown the whistle on this and that you are continuing to do drugs " what we're going to do is a bunch of yelling at you. That's your comfort zone. That's what you're best at. If we can get this in a yell-fest, it deflects away from the real issues at hand."

Anna says Allie has been in three car accidents in just the last seven months, and three weeks ago the police brought her home after being pulled over for driving erratically and failing several field sobriety tests.


Dr. Phil says he asked Allie earlier if she could be trusted, and her history with driving under the influence and crashing cars tells him she can't. He also lists off the multitude of drugs she says she's currently doing, compared with her repeated statements that she's been sober for four months. Allie tries to justify her behavior by saying she was only addicted to OxyContin, not the others that she continues to use.

"You tested positive for cocaine and benzos last week," Dr. Phil says. "How do you self-righteously and rather sanctimoniously say you've been clean for four months?"

[AD]"Kids do try stuff," Allie says deflecting from herself.

Allie's brother, Vinny, says Allie is a pathological liar whom he's grown to hate.

Dr. Phil asks Vinny if he believes his sister is doing drugs, driving under the influence and other worrisome behaviors. "It doesn't matter what I believe," Vinny says. "There's proof of it. It doesn't matter what I think anymore " these are just facts."

Dr. Phil tells Allie that failing all her field sobriety tests means she was motor impaired and, thus, under the influence. "Why they brought you home, instead of putting you in jail, I have no idea," he says. When Allie begins to argue when she took the prescription pills, whether it was the night before, or the day of, Dr. Phil stops her short. "I could care less about your time line of ingesting. You were operating a motor vehicle under the influence, and you don't have the right to do that. If you drive under the influence, and you severely injure or kill someone " or hurt yourself " your life is changed forever. This cute party girl is not cute anymore when someone is paralyzed for the rest of their life because you wanted to go out and party.

Can we agree you're currently doing drugs?" Dr. Phil asks.

[AD]"Yes. I say [I'm four months clean] talking about OxyContin," Allie says. "But obviously, I'm not clean because I do other drugs." She says it's widely known kids will go out, and party and do cocaine and take a Xanax once in a while. "In my group of friends, it is normal," Allie says.

"It may be normal in your group of friends because you're running around with a bunch of druggies," Dr. Phil says. "It's part of being a kid? Wrong. That is not true."

Allie explains how easy it is for her to get drugs.