November 12, 2012

Ricki Lake Show lifts veil on addicted housewives

Posted Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Ricki Lake ShowMore and more seemingly successful stay-at-home moms are silently suffering from some form of addiction, and this week The Ricki Lake Show takes on the little-talked about issue.

During the Tuesday, Nov. 13, show, Dr. Drew Pinsky, board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist and television and radio personality, joins Ricki to shed some light on the alarming increase in full-time homemakers who have severe addictions to — among other things — prescription pills and compulsive shopping. 

Renew’s Betsey DeGree, writer of Mom Off Meth, visited the show as a guest to provide a voice of recovery.

“I showed that recovery is possible,” says DeGree. “I shared a little of my story and was able to talk about the possibility of recovery and what it has done for my life.”

Also during the show, Ricki introduces Dr. Drew to a modern-day “Carol Brady” — a woman with three lovely girls and three lively stepsons — who seems to have it all, but is secretly suffering from a crippling addiction to prescription pills. 

Click here and use the ‘Where to Watch’ button to find out when the episode will air in your area.


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