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Dr. Phil accused of giving addict guests booze and drugs

Dr. Phil accused of giving addict guests booze and drugs

"China" victor Todd Herzog and other former guests on the "Dr. Phil" show have accused its producers of supplying drugs and alcohol to struggling addicts.

Herzog condemned the thinking behind giving an alcoholic anti-anxiety medication, knowing that the combination could have put him in danger.

When on the show, Todd Herzog blew a 0.263 BAC through a breathalyzer, indicating a very strong level of alcohol poisoning roughly an hour or so before going on stage.

In a report published Thursday on STAT, with information obtained in a joint investigation conducted with the Boston Globe, several former guests made the drug- and alcohol-related allegations contained in the report.

Herzog accuses Dr. Phil of using his condition to play up the show's dramatic effects, with McGraw telling his audience during the interview that he had never spoken with another guest who appeared to be closer to death than Herzog was during the taping.

According to Forbes Mc Graw is the highest-paid daytime TV personality earning $79 million last year. While he holds
Dr. Phil accused of giving addict guests booze and drugs

Todd Herzog (one of the greatest winners in the history of Survivor) should not be provided an item he is addicted to in his unattended dressing room, nor a drug he is not prescribed to, nor has ever taken before.

Former Survivor victor Todd Herzog, who battles with alchohol addictions, first appeared on the "Dr. Phil" show in 2013.

"You know, I get that it's a television show and that they want to show the pain that I'm in", Mr. Herzog told STAT and the Globe.

The STAT and Boston Globe investigation suggested that guests weren't given the support they needed to overcome addiction.

"What would have happened if I had died there?"

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"I'm grateful in a lot of ways for the show", Herzog admitted. "You know, that's horrifying". For getting me help in the nicest places in the country.

A Dr. Phil representative, psychologist Martin Greenberg, denied these allegations.

Herzog said that when he got up from his chair, he had to be physically removed because he was so intoxicated. CBS reps did not immediately respond to a separate request from The Post seeking comment.

"Addicts are notorious for lying, deflecting and trivialising", he said. "But, if they are at risk when they arrive, then they were at risk before they arrived, The only change is they are one step closer to getting help, typically help they could not have even come close to affording".

Guests with addiction problems are apparently left to their own devices in a hotel room while they detox and wait to film their interview; some said they scored drugs during this time with the knowledge of show staff.

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