Dr Phil: Two Amandas, Two Addicts
In a past episode, Dr Phil helped rescue Amanda G. from a life of drugs and desperation. Her parents told Dr Phil just how worried they were for her. When Dr Phil’s team went to investigate Amanda’s living situation, they found her and her best friend, Amanda T. in a very bad place.
Amanda G. agreed to go to rehab and Amanda T. urged her to go and save herself. At the airport, Amanda G. walked away and refused treatment. Two weeks later, both girls agreed to go to Origins Recovery Center. Their transporter, Angie, said they were close to death.
Dr Phil: Amanda G.’s Fight
Dr Phil said this episode is a lesson of where he doesn’t want to see people go. The girls arrived at the airport high and passed out. They said they had been on the run for days and had to go into acute hospitalization to prevent withdrawal.
Amanda G. was live from Origins where she is still under recovery. She told Dr Phil she is grateful to be in a safer place and getting help. Her doctors said that every time she got high it was potentially fatal. She made $250,000 through selling herself and spent it all on drugs. Amanda G. knows she deserves a good life.
Dr Phil: Amanda T.’s Story
Amanda T. said that when she met Amanda G. they became instant best friends. They both ran in a very dangerous crowd full of drug dealers. They were both very sick and even their dealers told them they would be dead soon. She said that she slept with men for drugs and felt dirty and dead on the inside.
She said that today feels like a Cinderella story. Dr Phil’s crew pulled her out of the darkest place and gave her something her family couldn’t afford. Amanda T. looks back at her life and feels like she’s been given a whole new lease on life.