Dr. Phil July 24, 2014 Preview
Recapo Update: Here are the articles for this episode:
- Pregnant Teenager Out of Control, Smoking Cigarettes & Using Drugs
- Dr. Phil: Alcoholic Mother Shocked She Can’t Control Her Pregnant Teen
- Dr. Phil: Is This Pregnant Teen Using Drugs? Is Her Family To Blame?
- Dr. Phil: Pregnant Teen Still Using & Drug Addict Stole From Boyfriend
Dr. Phil has a great episode July 24, 2014 with the first part of a two-part story involving an intervention for Kristen’s 18-year-old daughter, Sara, who is seven months pregnant and smokes cigarettes and marijuana and uses cocaine and heroin . Sara says she makes bad choices around her 20-year-old sister Sadie, who also abuses drugs. Is there any hope in getting these girls to stop their troubled ways?
Dr. Phil: Will Her Baby Be Addicted?
It’s pretty much common knowledge that it’s bad news to smoke cigarettes while pregnant. I think even in the era when cigarettes weren’t known to be as hazardous to our health as they’re known to be today, pregnant women were discouraged. In fact, if you type “smoking cigarettes” into Google, the first suggestion is “smoking cigarettes during pregnancy.” The risks to the baby are numerous — it increases the chances of stillborn and miscarriage, increases the chance of the baby being born with respiratory problems, and increases the chance of Sudden Death Infant Syndrome. And that’s just for smoking cigarettes. I highly doubt smoking marijuana and doing cocaine and heroin does anything good for the baby. Even if they baby comes out relatively healthy, it could also be born addicted to drugs.
Kristin says she’s terrified for the welfare of her unborn grandson and doesn’t know what to do. Sara says she’s not worried about the drug use, because she’s seen other expectant mothers do the same thing and she doesn’t see any problems develop from it for their babies.
Dr. Phil: Sisters Co-Dependent & Supporting Each Other’s Drug Use
Sara says she only makes bad choices around her sister Sadie, although she does admit to smoking cigarettes and marijuana daily and cocaine and heroin occasionally. Both siblings say that they haven’t used any drugs except for marijuana in two weeks.
Dr. Phil gives the siblings a drug test. Plus, Dr. Phil uncovers some disturbing and shocking details about the girls’ childhoods. Will Sara realize the error of her ways and stop doing drugs while pregnant?