“I became an alcoholic the day that my fiancé passed away,” says Amanda. “From that moment on, I’ve been drinking almost every day.”TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?
The 31-year-old says her drinking started with a bottle of wine and then progressed to hard alcohol. She says after getting married and then divorced, her drinking got really bad. “I would wake up and take a shot and then, I would walk to the liquor store. I didn’t realize at that point that it was affecting my health,” says Amanda who has died twice and now lives with a pacemaker. “One drink turns into 10 drinks. It doesn’t just stop at one.”WATCH: Alcoholic Gives Tour Of Room She Lives In Filled With Empty Bottles And Throw-Up Bags
Hear more of her story in the video above. And, Dr. Phil questions the former model about her relationship with her father, with whom she lives in a trash-filled house and who her sister and mom claim enables her.
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