‘I Believe Without Pain Medication, I Wouldn’t Be Here Anymore,’ Claims 52-Year-Old
Nate and his sisters, Alex and Demetria, all claim that their mother, Helen, is dependent on opioid pain medication and has been for years. They say they’re afraid that if she doesn’t stop, the painkillers she relies on will kill her.
Helen denies she has a problem with opioids but says she needs the medication to help her control chronic pain from illness and complications from multiple surgeries.
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“I believe without pain medication, I wouldn’t be here anymore,” says the 52-year-old who insists she doesn’t take opioids to get high – she takes them for relief.
When Dr. Phil says, “I really want to help you, but you’ve got to be completely honest with me and yourself,” how does Helen respond?