The Doctors welcome back former reality star and former addict turned drug counselor Alexis Haines to help a family battling addiction.
Georgette, who is mom to Melia, reached out to Alexis and her mom Andrea for help. The families grew up together and sought out the help of Alexis, who works as a counselor at Alo House. Georgette says her daughter is currently homeless and is using a variety of drugs including heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. Her mom says she has been in treatment 5 or 6 times.
Alexis sits down with Melia for an emotional meeting. Melia says she is dealing with pain surrounding her relationship with her parents. She says she felt "abandonment" as a kid and turned to food and then drugs to cope. Melia reveals she began using drugs by junior high and uses drugs daily and will take anything that helps her escape.
"I go to any means to get drugs. Selling myself, selling other people," she says. "It's pretty ugly. Every area of my life is toxic. I want to feel... full, loved, I want to feel proud of myself."
Melia says she is "filled with a lot of fear an anxiety" surrounding the idea of seeking treatment yet again. Alexis offers Melia several months of treatment at Alo House - but is she ready and will she stay in treatment?
Find out an update on Melia's treatment when Alexis, Andrea and Georgette join ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry, in the video below.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call the confidential and free National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit their website.