Dr. Phil To Employee Who Overcame Substance Abuse: ‘We Don’t Turn Our Back On People That Have A Problem’

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Lindy began working as an intern at Dr. Phil” when she first moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and quickly moved up the ranks. But, unbeknownst to Dr. Phil, the staff, and her family, Lindy was hiding something. She says she had been addicted to Adderall since her college days, then moved on to alcohol and other prescription drugs. “I was in denial that I had an issue,” she says, noting that “Everything came crashing down in 2015 when I had to leave ‘Dr. Phil.’” Today, Lindy says she has been sober for nearly five years. She was hired back as an associate producer in 2020. “We don’t turn our back on people that have a problem, and so we were grateful that you came back,” says Dr. Phil to Lindy. Watch the video above to hear Lindy tell her story of dependence and recovery - and what she says about taking her second chance to work at Dr. Phil. This episode, Update: “Dr. Phil Saved My Alcoholic Wife’s Life,” and “Dr. Phil Gave Me a Second Chance,” airs Friday. Check your local listing. WATCH: ‘I Think That Meeting Dr. Phil Saved My Life,’ Says Woman In Recovery For Alcohol Dependency TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is Dr. Phil your only hope?