Seven Days to Change: Can Amanda be Saved?

July 30, 2010

Dr. Phil follows up with Terry and Laurie, whose 20-year-old daughter, Amanda, admits to abusing drugs. Did the parents get a wake-up call about their enabling?

 

 

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Backstage Breakthrough
When Terry and Laurie last appeared on the show, they said they were desperate to save their daughter, Amanda, who admits to abusing OxyContin, cocaine and heroin. Dr. Phil met with the couple backstage to give them a wake-up call about how they are sabotaging Amanda's recovery.

 

 

Did Terry and Laurie get real about their enabling? 

 


 

A Life Hanging in the Balance

Amanda admits that she started using drugs when she was 11 and says she will lie, steal and cheat to get what she wants. Is the young woman ready to kick her addiction? 

 

 

 

"Drugs, for me, are definitely a love/hate relationship." 

 


 
Picking Up the Pieces
Dr. Phil checks back in with Rick, the father of 19-year-old Michael, who admitted that he was addicted to OxyContin. How is the teen doing now?
 
 
 
 
Rick weighs in on his son's progress.

 

 

 

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