Zip Code:
Provider Type:
          PLAYING ‘Might As Well Give You A Loaded Gun,’ Says Dr. Phil To Guest Who Admits To Taking Prescription ‘Cocktail’

          ‘Might As Well Give You A Loaded Gun,’ Says Dr. Phil To Guest Who Admits To Taking Prescription ‘Cocktail’


          May 31, 2017

          Danny says he thinks his mother-in-law, Alana, might have a problem with prescription drugs. “She slurs her words a lot. She has crazy mood swings. She’s unstable,” he claims to add that he worries, “If she is on drugs – then anything can happen. She could put my baby in the car and crash.” Danny claims Alana is a danger to herself – and to his family, which she denies.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is your family a stressed mess?

          After hearing from Alana about three prescriptions she says she takes together for anxiety, depression, and pain, Dr. Phil tells her, “These three drugs are called ‘The Holy Trinity Cocktail,’ noting that the combination of prescription medications has been referred to by that name because of possible serious drug interactions resulting “with overlapping side effects of drowsiness, respiratory depression, confusion, seizure risk – and death.”

          “Might as well give you a loaded gun.”

          “You’re 90 pounds, you’re malnourished, and you’re depressed – so let’s give her ‘The Holy Trinity.’ Good God.”

          What other, ordinary, substance does Alana’s family claim she’s overly consuming and “addicted to” that Dr. Phil tells her can cause effects that mimic “cocaine brain?” This episode airs Wednesday.

          Find out where you can watch here.

          TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Conflict so big it needs a Dr. Phil solution?

          ‘Why A Woman Claims She's ‘Exhausted By The Tug-Of-War’ Between Her Husband And Her Mom

          Phil in the Blanks – The Podcast

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a family struggling with hunger during the holidays.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons