Kari and her mom, Michele, say they fear for the life of Kari’s sister, Amanda. The women say Amanda is a severe alcoholic
who has died twice and now lives with a pacemaker. The women also say that Amanda’s living environment in her father, Steve’s, home, which they claim is full of trash and excess stuff, is contributing to her addiction.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a family drama that needs Dr. Phil’s help?
“Her father’s house is one step below a homeless encampment; it looks that bad,” Michele says. “As long as Amanda stays in that house with him, I don’t think the cycle of drinking will end.”
“My dad is very delusional when it comes to my sister drinking,” Kari adds. WATCH: Alcoholic Gives Tour Of Room She Lives In Filled With Empty Bottles And Throw-Up Bags
Steve, however, says his house is not a “disaster zone,” and he claims he’s trying to help Amanda. He admits he’s given his daughter alcohol to help with her withdrawals but realized that didn’t work.
In the video above, Dr. Phil explains to Steve what it means to enable another person and how he has been enabling Amanda. Is Steve ready to change his behavior? And on Tuesday
, hear from Amanda. Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Do you need Dr. Phil to "get real" with someone?
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