Heather says after graduating from nursing school as the valedictorian of her class, she achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. But now, she says she’s afraid her license may become permanently revoked because she’s turned into a real-life “Nurse Jackie” and is under investigation in three states.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Explosive family drama?
“I take Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin, Oxymorphine, morphone, benzodiazepine, soma,” admits Heather who currently works as a registered nurse in a treatment center where they treat patients with substance abuse issues. “When I am coming off the medication, I am a real bitch because I’m panicking.”
Heather says that her husband’s behavior and their toxic relationship drives her to abuse drugs.WATCH: Husband And Wife Blame Each Other For Their Own Substance Abuse Problems
“John is a hardcore alcoholic,” Heather claims. “I don’t know what to do to get John to understand that his drinking is causing me to do what I do.”
John, however, claims his wife is physically and verbally abusive and that she even burned him with a lit cigarette when he found her medication stash. He says it’s Heather who drives him to drink.
“I feel like when it comes to my drinking, I do have it under control,” John says. “I don’t feel like I have an alcohol problem; I feel like I have an abusive wife problem.”
Hear more of their story in the video above. And on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, hear how Heather gets her drugs. And, is it possible for Heather and John to stay together and fix their dysfunctional relationship? Check here
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