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Episode 111: Kristine

Season 7, Episode 11

Kristine
Age: 36
Location: Davis County, Utah
Addiction: Alcohol (vodka)
What’s Memorable: How her parents actually blamed her for their divorce. The hiding of the bottles all over the house. The sad relationship with her husband. How little she seems to care about whether she lives or dies.

Official synopsis: Although she has a blood clot in her brain that makes drinking dangerous, Kristine is an alcoholic. But she doesn’t believe her condition is a reason to quit because she recently learned that she may have leukemia. Now she figures she may as well keep drinking because the leukemia might kill her anyway. Can an intervention save her–and if she does have a terminal illness, is a successful intervention even an answer?

Original Air Date: February 2010

Interventionist: Jeff

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  1. Sandi Wallace

    Just watch a Dr. Phil episode with Kristine. After being in a coma and expected to die, she recovered. She is now drinking hand sanitizer! Wow. She agreed to go to treatment. Good luck to her

      1. kristy

        Dizzy I’m wondering if Dr. PHIL has had any updates on her yet after rehab

      2. Becca

        Hi Dizzy, I was also wondering if Kristine got out of rehab with the help of Dr.Phil?. I want you to know Dizzy how much I appreciate your hard and dedicated work on this website. I have been sober close to 2 1/2 yrs. this site helped me get closer to see that I WAS at me bottom. Words cannot tell you enough how thankful I am. I pray for you Dizzy. Love is being sent your way.
        Becca

  2. Kristy

    Haven’t found any updates on Kristine from the dr phil show yet but still looking he is usually really good about updating guests that he has sent to rehab unless they didn’t stay. Maybe she didn’t

  3. Dewey

    After seeing Kristine on Intervention &Dr Phil, I would love to know how she’s doing. Seemed like a nice family

  4. Andrew

    I don’t think Kristine will ever get sober. She’s been drinking so long and has gone to rehab so many times. Like she knows she has a problem but at the same time I don’t think she wants to change. Oh well I still wish her and her family the best.

  5. Ida

    No updates not good news. That’s for sure

  6. Anna

    Any one know how she is doing? I really identify with this episode

  7. Bee

    She is still on the alcohol roller coaster. At times it seemed like she would finally finally fight for herself and break away from this awful addiction, just to get pulled right back in. It is really sad because this affects her whole family as well. She is such a sweet, caring, and truly giving person who is just full of life and love for people. To have watched the path this addiction has led her down breaks our hearts.

    1. Sue Ellen Hegstrom

      any news? She made me kind of angry, and I don’t like saying that because I know there’s pain there. She’s on a par with Jennifer from Arizona with the crazy mom.

      1. Kitty Katt

        Kristine pissed me off too! She acted as if it’s all a joke and laughed pretty much through the whole show. Her daughter crying on the floor yelling “I want daddy” after he left the house. Yet, Kristine couldn’t be bothered to console her and ignored her as if she’s not even there. She was too busy drinking which takes priority over anything or anyone else.

      2. Sue Ellen Hegstrom

        She was that way on her Dr. Phil appearance too. If she doesn’t care, that’s her business, I guess. But she can’t have the booze and her daughter. One has to go, and if it’s the daughter, that’s causing WAY more irreparable damage than giving up the booze will.

  8. Rehab helper

    I used to help patients like this and one would love hand sanitizer. It was quite sad.

    1. Andy

      Yay! I’m so happy to here that. She seems so much happier sober.

  9. Kristy Leja

    Ahhh. For some reason I just get the feeling that she hasn’t been sober for 5 years. I hope I’m wrong.