Dr Oz: Dr Drew Pinsky – Family History Of Addiction Increases Your Risk
Dr. Oz and Dr. Drew Pinsky talked openly about the television show Celebrity Rehab and the stigma of addiction. Dr. Drew expressed how sad he was at the news of Mindy McCready’s recent suicide, but he does not believe the show is responsible for her death. He believes that stigma is to blame and he explained why to Dr. Oz.
Mackenzie Phillips: Deep Personal Relationships Key To Staying Sober
Mackenzie Phillips, a Celebrity Rehab cast member, joined Dr. Oz and Dr. Drew Pinsky via satellite to discuss the show and the death of Mindy McCready. Mackenzie told Dr. Oz that when a person leaves a treatment facility, it is up to them what path they take to in their recovery journey. She said she chooses to make it a daily priority in her life so that when challenges arise, like the recent death of friend Bonnie Franklin, she can cope with them on her own and with the support of people who care deeply for her, rather than allowing them to push her back to using drugs or drinking alcohol. She said those deep, personal relationships are key to her sobriety.