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(Original Air Date: 10/02/13) Two years ago, 20-year-old Desaleen was the only survivor of a drunk-driving accident that killed two people -- the driver and her best friend. Desaleen, who admits she was also drinking, captured the horrifying ordeal on video, from the passenger seat. See the dramatic footage, and hear Desaleen’s account of that night. She says her physical injuries healed quickly, but her emotional scars are still very raw. She confides that since the accident, she’s been angry and oftentimes reckless with her behavior, including going out partying for days -- leaving others to care for her 6-month-old son -- and even getting into cars with people who have been drinking. How does she explain her choices? And, hear from Michael and Brenda, the couple who took in Desaleen and her baby after following her story on the news. What do they say are their biggest concerns for Desaleen? Plus, Dr. Phil talks to reporter Andrea McCarren, who covered the accident. Why does she say she is so determined to help Desaleen?

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(Original Air Date: 10/25/13) Valerie says her 19-year-old daughter, Alyssa, is a lazy, irresponsible mom who refuses to get a job and is often found asleep on the couch, leaving her 11-month-old baby unattended. Valerie claims she and her husband, Greg, are frequently left to care for the baby while Alyssa goes out with friends. Alyssa says she can’t stand being around the house because her mother and stepfather are religious extremists with overbearing rules. She says Greg installed cameras in the home to keep tabs on her during the day, and her mother tracks her every move with the GPS on her phone. Alyssa also reveals that she recently shared a horrific secret with her parents -- but questions whether they believe her. Alyssa takes a polygraph test to back her claim -- what will the results reveal? And, can Dr. Phil heal this fractured family and bring peace back into their home? Then, actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr. is campaigning for a new law banning the growth and distribution of medical marijuana in homes with children under 18. He faces off with the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” Cheryl Shuman, Executive Director of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club. Find out why they are so passionate about this controversial subject.

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(Original Air Date: 10/10/13) At just 11 years old, Hope became pregnant with her then 13-year-old boyfriend, Bailey’s, child -- Ashlynn, now 7 months old. Hope’s mother, Lisa, says she was shocked to learn about her daughter’s pregnancy -- when Hope was six months along. But Hope’s father, Matt, his fianceé, Kayla, and Bailey’s parents all say that Lisa is largely to blame for Hope’s decisions, and claim she continued to enable her daughter by concealing her pregnancy for months. How does Lisa respond to their allegations? And where were all the other parents? Can Dr. Phil get them to stop pointing fingers at each other, and start focusing on what’s best for their children and grandchild? Plus, hear from Hope and Bailey. Do they want custody of Ashlynn, who is currently being cared for by Hope’s aunt? What is their relationship now? And, are they still having unprotected sex? Then, Dr. Phil weighs in. What does he think is best for Ashlynn? And, what advice does he have for these families moving forward? The following program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

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(Original Air Date: 09/26/13) Jules says she was living the high life without a worry in the world -- but everything changed after her husband filed for divorce, and later for bankruptcy. Jules says she’s now unemployed, at least half a million dollars in debt and facing eviction -- and claims she’s not seeing a dime from her ex. She insists that she only wants what’s “fair” for herself and her kids -- but are her expectations too high? Dr. Phil enlists the help of Larry Winget, author of Grow a Pair, to give Jules some tough advice about downsizing and supporting herself. Will she be open to changing her lifestyle? And, 28-year-old self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” Steven is unemployed, in debt and in no rush to leave home. He says his parents pay all the bills, and his mom cooks, does his laundry -- and even powders him after he showers. Are they helping their son or hurting him? Larry makes a house call to see the situation first-hand. Is Steven ready to leave the nest, or will it always be a party of three?

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(Original Air Date: 09/10/13) In a Dr. Phil exclusive, the mother of reality TV star Gia Allemand opens up about her daughter’s tragic suicide. On August 14, 2013, the 29-year-old former The Bachelor star was removed from life support two days after her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, found her clinging to life after her suicide attempt. Gia’s mother, Donna, says she was the last person to speak to her daughter. Did Gia give any warning signs of what she was about to do? Donna speaks out about what she believes is the real reason her daughter took her own life. Then, he broke her heart on The Bachelor, but they developed a close and deep friendship. Bachelor star Jake Pavelka remembers Gia in emotional tribute. And, Gia’s former publicist Penelope Jean Hayes remembers her kind and gentle friend. If a friend or loved one is talking about or planning to take his or her life, reach out for help now. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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(Original Air Date: 10/15/13) Three years ago, Glenn Lemoine’s body was found floating in a canal -- just miles away from his abandoned car -- and his death remains a mystery. His 11 children want answers -- and several of them are pointing fingers at their own family members. What do they think happened to their father? Denise, Amy and Bernadette say they suspect their mother, Ellen, and brother, Shawn, may be withholding information about their father’s death -- but why? Ellen and Shawn strongly deny having anything to do with Glenn’s death and say they’re willing to take polygraph tests to prove their innocence. What will the results reveal? Plus, Glenn’s body was exhumed for a second autopsy -- did the medical examiner find anything suspicious?

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(Original Air Date: 10/03/13) Robbie and Jessica have been engaged for more than seven years, but he says he can’t commit to a wedding date unless she can curb her anger and drinking. Robbie claims that Jessica falls asleep with a can of beer in bed every night, has hit him with an umbrella and constantly undermines him in front of their three children. Jessica admits to drinking a couple of beers at night to “tune everything out,” and says she sometimes loses her temper due to the stress and chaos in their blended household. She claims that Robbie only accepts the son they share -- and not her two older children. Jessica’s mother weighs in -- does she think the couple should get married? Then, hear from Jessica’s older children. How do they describe their mother’s behavior? How do they feel about Robbie? And, exactly what did Jessica’s teen daughter catch on videotape and send to Dr. Phil? Can this family get back on track? Plus, Jessica says she lost 100 pounds in an attempt to get healthy but claims her husband, Brendan, doesn’t support her transformation. Brendan admits that he worries about other men hitting on Jessica -- but is she giving him cause for concern? Jessica shares what happened during the couple’s recent two-month separation that is now threatening to destroy their marriage. Can Jessica and Brendan save their relationship?

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Twenty-one-year-old Samantha says that four years ago, she began obsessively picking at her skin, leaving her with scabs and scars all over her face and body. She confides that she hates her appearance so much that she even wears makeup to bed. She says that she desperately wants help to stop her picking, especially since her younger sister, Rachel, has also started doing it within the last year. What does Dr. Phil think is at the root of the siblings’ behavior? How can they overcome their compulsion -- and reclaim their lives? Then, Stormy says that her boyfriend, Keven, is obsessed with order, cleanliness and having everything done his way -- and it’s tearing their relationship apart. Keven insists that he’s not the problem and says that Stormy lacks attention to detail and thoroughness when it comes to keeping things clean and orderly. When confronted with some of his many demands for their household, will Keven see things differently? Plus, Cindie says she’ll do anything to avoid going to the doctor, despite having a family history of heart attacks, breast cancer and early deaths. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, stresses the importance of getting regular checkups. Will her words make an impact on Cindie?

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Dr. Phil talks to two families who are torn apart by tragic deaths. First, Rod says two-and-a-half years ago, his brother, Jerry, was shot six times and left to die in an alley. No charges were ever filed, and Rod says he’s working nonstop to find justice for his brother. He says he always protected Jerry in life, and to stop his investigative efforts would feel like a betrayal to his brother. Rod’s wife of 20 years, Lori, says her husband is consumed by details of the case and has become so withdrawn, it’s destroying their marriage. Is he willing to give up his fight in order to save their union? Hear from Rod’s daughters, Karina and Taylor, who say they fear their father’s obsession could lead to his untimely death. Is Rod in danger? Then, Rob and Veronica say their marriage is on the brink of divorce after their 13-year-old son, “Little Rob,” was shot and killed by a friend nearly three years ago. The death was ruled accidental, but the parents say they’re not convinced. What do they believe happened? The couple admits they feel guilty about their son’s death and have been taking their anger out on each other. Can they learn to grieve as a united front and save their marriage?

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Carmen says she thought she had the perfect husband in Dennis, until earlier this year, when she discovered that, for most of their 10-year marriage, he had been cheating on her with at least 15 women he met online — and secretly videotaping the encounters. She says that Dennis pretended to be a retired sheriff and a pimp to lure the women, many of whom he says were prostitutes — and nearly emptied their life savings to fund his secret escapades. After he admitted to his indiscretions, Carmen says she took Dennis back — but why? And, how does Dennis explain his actions? Dr. Phil sends international Christian evangelist and author Paula White, who counsels couples in crisis, to Carmen and Dennis’ home, where she says she uncovered something that left her very concerned for the couple’s 13-year-old daughter. Then, Jacob and Lucy say in 2010, their 18-month-old son, Izaiah, was struck by a 17-year-old drunk driver, while his grandfather pushed him in a stroller, leaving him partially paralyzed and brain damaged. With medical bills topping $1 million, the young parents say they’re struggling financially, despite being awarded a $55 million judgment — money they will likely never receive. For the first time, the parents speak to the driver, who spent 480 days in a juvenile detention center for the crime. Will his words offer any comfort? Plus, don’t miss Dr. Phil’s big surprise for Izaiah’s parents! This program contains sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

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