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          PLAYING ‘My Mom Is A Big Reason Why My Sister Is A Pregnant Addict’

          ‘My Mom Is A Big Reason Why My Sister Is A Pregnant Addict’


          February 9, 2017

          Amy says she places much of the blame for her younger sister, Kaitlin’s, drug addiction on their mom, Joelle. She claims she enables Kaitlin by providing her with money, cars and hotel rooms, and even helped her buy drugs on the streets of Los Angeles the day before they met with Dr. Phil.

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          “My mom is a big reason why my sister is a pregnant addict,” Joelle says. “Every time my sister wrecks a car, my mom buys her a new one.”

          Kaitlin, a former high school cheerleader, is currently six months pregnant with her third child and says she’s doing heroin at least five times a day. She is homeless, has lived in motels and has lost custody of her two children, who are being raised by Joelle since she learned they were living in a hotel room filled with cigarettes, trash and drug paraphernalia.

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          Joelle claims that she has given Kaitlin close to $10,000 in cash over the years.

          “In the past, I’ve paid for Kaitlin’s rent, groceries, bills, cigarettes,” Joelle admits. “Just this morning, I gave Kaitlin $60 to buy heroin.” Joelle also admits that she has bailed Kaitlin out of jail three times.

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          “If my mom does not stop enabling my sister, all of her help will end up killing her,” Amy says.

          On Wednesday's episode of Dr. Phil, Kaitlin shares how she started using heroin, and why she believes she can kick the habit on her own. Is she ready to get clean? See what happens when Dr. Phil offers her the chance to enter treatment. Check here to see where you can watch.

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