Three sisters wrote to Dr. Phil saying their mom, Linda, had a drinking problem and it was destroying their family. They claimed she was always drunk, belligerent and abusive.

“Agreeing to go on the show was the best decision I have ever made for myself and my family,” says Linda, now sober since 2014.

“Our family was beyond broken. We were hanging by a thread,” her husband Scott says. “I can’t describe how much Dr. Phil has helped my family and how grateful we are to have given us the gift that he has of sobriety and of saving our lives.”

Watch more inspiring updates from this episode, "Classic Dr. Phil: 'Dr. Phil, You’re Our Last Hope; Amazing Stories of Recovery,'”