Woman Says Agreeing To Appear On ‘Dr. Phil’ Was ‘The Best Decision I Have Ever Made For Myself’

Three sisters wrote to Dr. Phil saying their mom, Linda, had a drinking problem and it was destroying their family. They claimed she was always drunk, belligerent and abusive.

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“Agreeing to go on the show was the best decision I have ever made for myself and my family,” says Linda, now sober since 2014.

“Our family was beyond broken. We were hanging by a thread,” her husband Scott says. “I can’t describe how much Dr. Phil has helped my family and how grateful we are to have given us the gift that he has of sobriety and of saving our lives.”

This episode airs Wednesday. Watch more inspiring updates here.

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Woman Who Drank A Gallon Of Vodka A Day Shares What Dr. Phil Said To Her That Inspired Her To Quit Drinking

Intervention Protocol Supported By ‘Dr. Phil’ Show

When Dr. Phil decides to help a family intervene with an addicted loved one, there’s certain protocol the show follows.

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Some of the protocol includes not physically engaging with a guest, especially if they start acting out. “Our intervention protocol will tell you, keep things calm, keep things safe and if you need to, you [call 911],” Dr. Phil says.

Watch more in the video above, and read about the protocol here. And on Wednesday’s episode, see inspiring guest updates. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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People Who Say Their Lives Have Been Touched By The Sobriety Of ‘Dr. Phil’ Guests

How Life Has Changed For Young Woman Who Was Pregnant And Addicted To Heroin

Niki was a successful college freshman until she tried heroin. She says she soon became addicted and ended up living in a van, pregnant and using heroin multiple times a day. When Dr. Phil gave her the opportunity to enter treatment, Niki agreed to go.

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Almost a year since appearing on the show, Niki returns with a shocking update. Watch the video above to hear what her life is like today.

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‘You Made Me Feel Like I Was Actually Worth Saving,’ Former Guest Tells Dr. Phil

‘You Made Me Feel Like I Was Actually Worth Saving,’ Former Guest Tells Dr. Phil

After appearing on Dr. Phil, Carly returns with a special message for Dr. Phil.

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“You made me feel like I was actually worth saving. You made me realize that I was just very sick, and I just needed a lot of help, which you provided. And thank you for that,” she tells him. “Because if it wasn’t for you who planted the seed for me 11 years ago, I would be dead today for certain.”

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Carly admits that she used to drive blackout drunk six nights a week and was even found passed out behind the wheel in the middle of the road. Her mother wrote to Dr. Phil eleven years ago, and now, the young woman has been sober for seven years.

Hear more of her story in the video above. And on Wednesday’s episode, watch more inspiring updates. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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Heroin Addict Who Continued To Use After 10 Days In A Coma And Open Heart Surgery Gives Update On Her Life

Former Alcoholic Says: ‘Without A Doubt, Dr. Phil Saved My Life’

When Brandi appeared on Dr. Phil, she had been arrested for assault and child endangerment, had received 3 DWIs and had been arrested for shooting up the bedroom of a man she dated with a .38 revolver. Her ex-husband insisted Brandi’s problems were all alcohol related, but Brandi claimed she was just “an excessive person.”

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In the video above, see how Brandi is doing today and why she says, “Without a doubt, Dr. Phil saved my life.”

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Father Says He’s ‘Convinced’ Daughter Wouldn’t Be Alive If They Hadn’t Come To ‘Dr. Phil’

Former ‘Dr. Phil’ Guest Says She’s Always Felt Supported By Staff – Even Seven Years After Appearing On The Show

When Layla appeared on Dr. Phil, she proudly admitted that she liked to party, drank to excess and even crashed four cars while driving under the influence. After a wake-up call from Dr. Phil, she agreed to enter treatment.

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Now, seven years later, a sober Layla returns to the show and tells Dr. Phil how her life has changed.

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In the video above, she shares with Dr. Phil how she has grown close with the staff and feels like she can always reach out, especially if she hits a bump in her recovery road. And, hear from a Dr. Phil producer who shares some of the protocols for managing guests with addiction problems.

On Wednesday’s episode, watch more updates on former guests. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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How Life Has Changed For Young Woman Who Was Pregnant And Addicted To Heroin

Father Shares Update On 21-Year-Old Daughter Who He Says Was ‘Spiraling’ Out Of Control

David wrote to Dr. Phil concerned about his 21-year-old daughter, Danielle, who he said was spiraling out of control. He said not only did she have violent rages, but she was also using drugs and driving under the influence.

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In the video above, David shares an update about Danielle. On Wednesday’s episode, watch more inspiring updates. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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How Life Has Changed For Young Woman Who Was Pregnant And Addicted To Heroin

Woman Who Drank A Gallon Of Vodka A Day Shares What Dr. Phil Said To Her That Inspired Her To Quit Drinking

Jessi says she used to drink a gallon of vodka a day, had driven drunk numerous times, got buzzed during work and had lost full custody of her son. She says that appearing on Dr. Phil changed her life.

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“I realized what I had been doing was completely tearing my family apart,” she says, now almost four years sober. “I definitely needed the reality check.”

Watch the video above to hear what Dr. Phil said that inspired her to change, and how her life is today. And, watch more inspiring updates here.

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Update On Bad Boy Blake

Man Describes Moment From ‘Dr. Phil’ Appearance That He Says Changed His Life

When JJ appeared on Dr. Phil, he was living in a camper in his parents’ backyard, using drugs and behaving violently. He also blamed his parents for his situation.

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In the video above, he describes the moment he realized he needed to change his ways, and he gives an update on his life.

Watch more inspiring updates here.

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Why Former Addict Says He Decided To Enter Treatment

Three Sisters Who Were Addicted To Heroin Return To ‘Dr. Phil’

When sisters Valeen, Amanda and Tiffany appeared on Dr. Phil, they were all addicted to heroin and got high together in their parents’ home. Encouraging the siblings that they could change their lives, Dr. Phil told them, “You can turn this around,” and offered them the opportunity to enter treatment.

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Now, three years later, the sisters return to Dr. Phil and share their progress – and bumps — on their road to recovery. And, hear what they say their experience was like being on the show. Plus, Valeen offers advice to others who may be struggling to get sober.

Watch more updates on Wednesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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Former Alcoholic Says: ‘Without A Doubt, Dr. Phil Saved My Life’

Heroin Addict Who Continued To Use After 10 Days In A Coma And Open Heart Surgery Gives Update On Her Life

Clyde and Charlotte were desperate to save their daughter, Bethany’s, life when they appeared on Dr. Phil. They said that despite open heart surgery, a pacemaker, and 10 days in a coma, Bethany continued to abuse heroin.

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Now nine months sober, Bethany tells Dr. Phil, “I feel really good, physically, mentally.”

In the video above, also hear from her parents. And on Wednesday’s episode, watch more inspiring updates. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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People Who Say Their Lives Have Been Touched By The Sobriety Of ‘Dr. Phil’ Guests

Why Former Addict Says He Decided To Enter Treatment

Steven was 25-years-old and using heroin – and being enabled by his parents – when he first appeared on Dr. Phil. He admitted that he felt remorse for what his addiction was doing to his family and says he came to the show because he knew he needed to go to treatment.

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In the video above, Steven describes what Dr. Phil said that made him finally agree to treatment. And, find out how the young man is doing today.

Watch more inspiring updates here.

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Three Sisters Who Were Addicted To Heroin Return To ‘Dr. Phil’

Young Woman Shares Turning Point That Made Her Decide To Quit Drinking

Layla admits she used to love drinking and partying. She says she drank often and drove, wrecking four cars, including a Lexus while driving 110 miles per hour. But she says nothing stopped her from partying – until she appeared on Dr. Phil and got a wake-up call from a young woman who will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair as the result of being hit by a drunk driver.

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Now seven years sober, Layla returns to Dr. Phil to talk about her journey.

“You gave me a life beyond my wildest dreams, and I thank you for that,” the now married and pregnant young woman tells Dr. Phil.

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In the video above, hear more about Layla’s life today, including what she says was the turning point that made her want to change her life.

And on Wednesday’s episode, see more inspiring guest updates. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Father Shares Update On 21-Year-Old Daughter Who He Says Was ‘Spiraling’ Out Of Control

Father Says He’s ‘Convinced’ Daughter Wouldn’t Be Alive If They Hadn’t Come To ‘Dr. Phil’

“Our family is so grateful to what the Dr. Phil show, and your staff, Justin, and everybody has provided to us,” says Ken, who appeared on the show in 2012. “We’re totally convinced that if we hadn’t been part of your program five years ago, that my daughter wouldn’t be with us today.”

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When Ken appeared on the show, his daughter, Tiffany, revealed that she was using heroin “to feel normal.”

Watch the video above to see Tiffany’s update. And, see more updates on Wednesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can tune in.

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Young Woman Shares Turning Point That Made Her Decide To Quit Drinking

Woman Says The Way Her Husband Parents Their Teen, ‘It Affects Her Self-Esteem’

Robert and Cynthia say their 15-year-old daughter, Sadara, started getting into trouble three years ago after the family relocated to a new state. They say their daughter, a one-time straight-A student, has virtually dropped out of school, run away from home repeatedly, stolen from them and others, and wound up serving nine months in juvenile detention on a charge of grand theft auto.

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The couple, who is currently separated, each claim the other’s parenting is to blame for Sadara’s behaviors.

“Robert loses it and demands that our daughter act appropriately all the time,” says Cynthia, who describes her husband as “a no-nonsense disciplinarian.”

“I will call Sadara on her stuff, but Cindy just wants to coddle her,” claims Robert. “She lets Sadara do what she wants, and it drives me nuts.”

Cynthia says the way Robert parents, “I sometimes think that it affects her self-esteem and it makes her act out even more.”

Why does Robert say he put chains around his daughter’s ankles? Tune in to Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. 

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Teen Claims Her Father’s Discipline Includes Shackling Her Ankles And Calling Her Names

Mom Claims Her Daughter’s Life Has Become ‘A Parent’s Worst Nightmare’

Cynthia says she always had a close relationship with her 15-year-old daughter, Sadara, but that changed three years ago after Cynthia, her husband, Robert, and Sadara moved to a new state.

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Cynthia claims that’s when Sadara began drinking, smoking pot and running away from home. “My daughter’s life has become a parent’s worst nightmare,” she says

She claims Sadara stole her car and wrecked it, causing over $5,000 in damage. “Earlier this year, she even stole our neighbor’s vehicle. She had been drinking and led the police on a high-speed chase. Sadara hit three parked cars and fled the scene.”

Charged with grand theft auto, the teenager spent nine months in a juvenile detention center.

Robert claims Sadara and her friends also took around $30,000 in valuables from their home, including jewelry and two loaded handguns, resulting in the SWAT team getting involved.

At 15, Sadara’s parents, Cynthia and Robert, claim she’s a chronic runaway and school dropout who has been getting into trouble for years. The teenager served nine months in a juvenile detention facility for grand theft auto, then recently went back for a probation violation.

Sadara claims that getting into trouble is her reaction to feeling like she has no value in her family. She claims that Robert is a tough disciplinarian who calls her names, has cut her hair, and even shackled her ankles to stop her from sneaking out at night. “He treats me like I’m nothing to him,” she says.

“Sadara manipulates everybody in her life,” claims Robert. He says his daughter isn’t the victim of a traumatic childhood but rather a smart, calculating teenager who needs to be stopped when she acts out. “She was raised right. She knows right from wrong,” he continues.

Cynthia and Robert are currently separated, and Robert says it’s because Sadara doesn’t want him there. Does Sadara admit she’s tried to get her parents to break up? Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. 

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Woman Says The Way Her Husband Parents Their Teen, ‘It Affects Her Self-Esteem’

 

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Why A Teenager Says She Fears She Could End Up In Jail For The Rest Of Her Life

“I miss the wonderful, bubbly girl that she used to be,” says Cynthia of her 15-year-old daughter, Sadara. She says she wants her daughter back the way she was before Sadara started running away from home, stealing cars and getting arrested.

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“If things don’t change and her life continues to spiral in this direction,” Cynthia continues, “I fear that I’m going to get a phone call that she’s dead.” Sadara claims she wants to change, but says she doesn’t know how.

“My greatest fear is that the next time I get in trouble I may not be able to wiggle my way around them, and I’ll end up sitting in jail for the rest of my life,” says the teen. “I’m tired of hurting everyone else, including myself.”

When Dr. Phil refers Sadara to Turnabout Ranch for an opportunity to change her self-destructive behaviors, will she accept the offer?

Check here to find out where you can tune in to Tuesday’s episode.

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Mom Claims Her Daughter’s Life Has Become ‘A Parent’s Worst Nightmare’