Sherry admits she abused pills and alcohol while her children were growing up, but she is adamant that the substances didn’t prevent her from being a good mother.

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Her children, however, disagree. They claim their mother’s behavior is out of control and that she drinks and drives under the influence, pops non-prescribed pills, and has even pulled a gun during an argument. Sheri disputes her children’s version of the gun incident and says abusing pills and alcohol is in her past.
 

After hearing her children’s pleas and speaking to Dr. Phil, Sherry admits she needs help. 
 
“I want to be the mom for my kids. I want to fix it. I don’t want to hurt anymore,” she tells Dr. Phil.

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Dr. Phil questions her sincerity. “You spent the entire time trying to deny, deflect, point fingers,” he says. “If you think you’re telling me what I want to hear, you got the wrong guy.”
 
See their exchange in the video above.
 
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