Dr. Phil: Out Of Control Teenagers
Dr. Phil has been talking to a mother named Kristin who is terrified both of her daughters are going to die. Her daughters are both using drugs. Her daughter Sara is a pregnant teen and admits to smoking cigarettes and marijuana, as well as using heroin and cocaine, while she was pregnant. Sadie is 20, a self-described drug addict, and Sara blames her for encouraging her drug use.
Dr. Phil: Is She Still Using Drugs?
Kristen claims Sara went on a two-week heroin and crack binge when she was six months pregnant. Sara said that she did heroin and crack at the beginning of her pregnancy, but that she absolutely didn’t do that a month ago. Dr. Phil said that whether it was at the beginning of the pregnancy or now, Sara is hurting her baby.
“When you use those drugs in the first trimester of your pregnancy, brain, spine, and central nervous system are at risk,” Dr. Phil said.
“I know and I feel like a scumbag, thank you,” Kristen said.
“Yeah, well, you’re welcome. Thank you for abusing this child,” Dr. Phil said sarcastically.
Sara said that she doesn’t want her baby. Dr. Phil told her that the drugs she used could cause her baby’s brain and spine to be malformed. Dr. Phil said that he wants to help Sara because he wants to help the baby and she should want his help so that she can get the resources she needs to protect her baby.
Dr. Phil: Alcoholic Mother Leading To Drug Use?
Kristin admits to being an alcoholic when the girls were young and says that she wasn’t there for them like she should have been. Dr. Phil said that this is a legacy in the family that needs to be addressed.
Dr. Phil also noted that they probably don’t know everything about Sara’s drug use. She wasn’t in Los Angeles for the Dr. Phil taping 24 hours before she did marijuana and cocaine in the hotel room. In fact, Dr. Phil was fined $250 because they smoked marijuana in the hotel room and the hotel has to do a special cleaning in the room to get rid of the smell.
Dr. Phil: Is Her Sister Enabling Her Drug Use?
Sara said that her sister Sadie is the one who enables her drug use. She said that she doesn’t use drugs when she’s not around her sister. Sadie admits to doing crack and heroin, even with her sister Sara. Dr. Phil said he’s not a lawyer, but he thinks that when you recklessly endanger a child, it could be a crime. Sadie would be an accomplice in that case.