Some former guests of the “Dr. Phil” show are accusing the television series of exploiting them and putting them in danger by providing them alcohol or drugs before they appeared on stage to discuss their addiction problems. The bombshell allegations are laid out in a new STAT News/Boston Globe investigation.
“America’s best-known television doctor presents himself as a crusader for recovery who rescues people from their addictions — and even death,” that report states. “But in its pursuit of ratings, the ‘Dr. Phil’ show has put at risk the health of some of those guests it purports to help, according to people who have been on the show and addiction experts.”
After numerous allegations of sexual harassament and abuse against him—including a sting recording— Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein has decided to enter sex rehab. TMZ shares that The Weinstein Company co-founder was spotted boarding a private jet on Tuesday night. Initially, it was reported that he was heading for a rehab center in Europe for sex addiction. Later, it was shared that he was headed to Meadows rehab center in Arizona on Wednesday.
“He wants to come back with fresh, new ideas,” shared a source with TMZ. Although the 65-year-old was terminated from his position at the company he founded with his brother Bob, the sources share that the company is still mulling over how (if at all) he’ll be involved in the future.
At least 13 women have come forward to state that the Hollywood heavyweight was inappropriate with them, ranging from asking
Two Utah parents were arrested after police claimed they gave their newborn daughter drugs to hide that her mother continued using heroin and prescription pain medicine throughout her pregnancy, KUTV reported.
This resulted in their daughter having a drug addiction from the moment she was born, which the parents allegedly concealed by crushing pills of Suboxone—a painkiller used to treat opioid withdrawal—and rubbing the powder on their baby’s gums while hospital staff were out of the room.
Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and Lacey Dawn Christenson, 26, were charged with drug distribution and child endangerment for the action after Wilde was arrested for allegedly trying to “return” items at Walmart that had he hadn’t purchased.
When loss prevention employees stopped Wilde and his 2-month-old daughter from leaving the premises, he bolted, eventually handing off his daughter to a stranger before hopping in his car and driving away, KUTV reported.
Two drug counselors died after overdosing at an addiction facility in Chester County, Pennsylvania. “When it is the counselors at the halfway house who are overdosing and dying, that makes this a frightening and sobering experience for everyone,” said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan in a CBS affiliate report. He said he has seen an increase of overdose deaths from halfway houses in general.The two male counselors were found unresponsive in separate bedrooms of Freedom Recovery in West Brandywine on Sunday. Police administered naloxone but were unable to revive the men. One counselor was 33. The other turned 25 the day he was found dead. Their names have not been released.
The counselors’ duties included keeping medications under lock-and-key, according to ABC News. Six