Mike claims the medication he was given after back surgery in 2012 led him to abuse drugs. He also says he was molested as a young child and that he uses both prescription medications and street drugs as a crutch, “So I don’t feel the pain I felt realizing what happened to me when I was little.”
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Mike’s mother, Laurie, says she never imagined her son would grow up to abuse drugs. “He hides everything so well,” she says. Noting that she does not want to see Mike out on the street, Laurie says Mike “doesn’t have it in him” to stop using drugs on his own.
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When Dr. Phil says, “So basically you’re saying you’ve been enabling him because it makes you feel better,” what is Laurie’s response?
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