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          PLAYING Man Spends About $20,000/Month On Heroin — For Him And His Mom

          Man Spends About $20,000/Month On Heroin — For Him And His Mom


          September 5, 2016

          Kathy, 58, lives with her 32-year-old son, Erik. Aside from sharing a home and bills, they share an addiction to heroin.

          “I do think it’s abnormal for a mother and son to be into heroin addiction,” says Kathy. “I found out Erik was using heroin. I tried it … I’m kind of embarrassed that I did like it. I started off once in a while … I snort five or six lines per day now.”

          WATCH: A Mother And Son Whose Heroin Addiction Bonds Them 

          Turning to Dr. Phil, Kathy says, “I’m supposed to be the mother, there’s something wrong here … How the hell did I get to this point?”

          Dr. Phil tells Kathy, who rationalizes that snorting heroin isn’t as egregious as shooting it up: “You’re a mother doing heroin with her son … It’s ridiculous. It’s disgusting. You’re doing heroin with your child. That’s a ridiculous excuse for a parent.”

          “I feel guilty about introducing heroin to my mother’s life,” admits Erik, who estimates that he spends upwards of $15,000-$20,000 per month on drugs for both of them.

          WATCH: What Life Is Like For Heroin-Addicted Grandma Who Gets High With Her Son

          "Where the hell are you getting that much money?" Dr. Phil asks.

          "From hustling, basically," responds Erik.

          "Meaning you're a dealer."

          "Basically, yeah."

          Watch the video above to witness this mother/son relationship, and tune in to Monday's show to see if they're ready to get the help they need. Check here to see where you can watch.

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