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Dr. Phil Under Fire For Allegedly Putting Addicted Guests At Risk By Supplying Drugs And Alcohol

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

New controversy is surrounding TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw after a recent Boston Globe/Stat News report alleging he enabled drug and alcohol addicted guests to boost ratings.

Former reality show contestant Todd Herzog won Survivor and a million dollars when he was just 22, but soon after lost himself in a spiral of addiction. Before his appearance on Dr. Phil's show, Todd claims to have spent two days in his hotel room detoxing. But after he arrived to tape the show, Todd was left unsupervised in a room full of alcohol. After drinking an entire bottle of vodka, someone offered him a Xanax to "calm his nerves" and then carried him to the stage for his dramatic encounter with Dr. Phil.