Dr. Drew Pinsky was asked a simple question: "As a father, what would you do?" His answer has created quite a media stir.
Dr. Drew Pinsky was asked a simple question: "As a father, what would you do?" His answer has created a media stir.
Friday night, KNBC reported the comments of Dr. Drew and was unable to get his response because he was in flight to Iowa. On Saturday, Dr. Drew responded to the media circus surrounding his latest comments to Lindsay Lohan's father.
An excerpt of Dr. Drew's blog on The Huffington Post:
I am not naïve about the treatment of addiction and I know well that some times any and all interventions are in vain. There are those professional who would argue that abstinence based interventions are unrealistic for severe addicts and physicians should pursue replacement or so called harm reduction therapies. But when I was asked as a father, if I were in Michael Lohan's position, what would I do to help my daughter, I am clear that I would go to any lengths to get her to and retain her in treatment. Bringing legal consequences to bear is often the only alternative. It would kill me but I would do it. Perhaps I surrendered my equanimity to a flight of journalistic excess by even suggesting that he plant drugs. But if I was in his position and I knew she was addicted (which I personally do not) and all else had failed, I suspect I would contemplate even this as a last resort.