Dr. Drew On Call

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Tonight: Oscar De La Hoya, a champion in life

Boxing's 'Golden Boy' lived a life that wasn't what it appeared to be. Yes, he was an Olympic champion, held ten world titles and made many millions. But he abused alcohol and cocaine while training, and even considered suicide. Now he comes clean to Dr. Drew, revealing the secrets that almost destroyed him. It's a  poignant and genuine look at man who is, above all,  human. He is happy that he confronted his demons and that his troubles are behind him.

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Whitney Houston drowned, drugs were in her system

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office says Houston's death was accidental. She drowned. But cocaine, Xanax and other drugs were found in her system. Dr. Drew breaks it all down for you in language you can understand. What does the presence of drugs mean? What was the state of Houston's overall health? What about foul play? Was her death preventable? Get the answers to these and other questions from Dr. Drew and his guests.

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Oscar De La Hoya: A blackout drinker

Tonight: Boxing's 'Golden Boy', Oscar De La Hoya, and the 'monster' that almost destroyed him

He won ten world titles and defeated tough guys at every turn. But his biggest opponent was alcoholism. A blackout drinker for most of his life, Oscar De La Hoya confronted what he calls the 'monster' last year. He has been sober ever since.

Dr. Drew talks to the champ about why he wanted to tell the truth, how he wants to inspire others, and what's most important in life, now that drinking is not a priority. Hear his message for millions who are struggling with addiction now, and get his take on Whitney's Houston death.

Tonight: Who failed Whitney Houston? Why her story relates to you!

Whitney Houston's history of addiction was well-known. Did anyone try to help? Do you know what to do for a friend or family member who is abusing drugs? Is there a right and wrong way to intervene?

Dr. Drew answers these questions and many more tonight. He is an addiction expert who treats substance abusers. He’ll help us all understand what is, perhaps, one of the most complex and misunderstood illnesses today. Even some physicians don’t comprehend the myriad dangers of prescription drugs and their effects on addicts.

Wisconsin mayor admits alcoholism

On Wednesday night, Dr. Drew talked to the Sheboygan, Wisconsin mayor who admits that he was a binge drinker and alcoholic.

Bob Ryan, a first-term mayor, says he is in recovery and has not touched a drink in six months. But could the problems with his public intoxication ruin his career?

Are you a problem drinker? Find out now!

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Tonight: Joran van der Sloot in his own words & can city recall mayor because of alcoholism?

Dr. Drew is live tonight! He and his guests will examine admitted murderer Joran van der Sloot's handwriting samples in which the killer reveals his thoughts about Natalee Holloway, gambling, and former girlfriends.

And citizens of a town in Wisconsin are trying to recall the mayor who has alcoholism. Mayor Bob Ryan and his wife Mary join Dr. Drew to discuss his public behavior and if it's grounds for losing his job. Dr. Drew  will define what "problem drinking" is and how you can help those who suffer from it.

Wednesday Poll Question

Mom: Four Loko killed my son

Heartbroken parents have sued an alcohol company. They say their son died after drinking what some have nick-named "blackout in a can" and "liquid cocaine".

One can of the drink Four Loko packs a burst of caffeine and a ton of alcohol. A 15-year-old apparently drank two cans of the stuff before he died. One can of Four Loko is like drinking five beers and four cups of coffee. This teen had the equivalent of beers and eight cups of coffee the night he died.