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.

Does paranoia explain killing of unarmed teen by security volunteer?

Does paranoia explain killing of unarmed teen by security volunteer?

Unarmed Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman made a call to 911 indicating that he thought the youth was up to no good. An operator told him not to follow the teen, but Zimmerman did anyway. Minutes later, Martin was dead. Zimmerman says he fired in self-defense. Martin was carrying a bag of candy and a can of iced tea.

Zimmerman is licensed to carry a concealed firearm. He is not a police officer, but aspired to be. Was he an overzealous enforcer? Was race involved as some have claimed? Does what we know about the case-and Zimmerman-reveal personality traits that might explain his actions?

Funding restored to Planned Parenthood

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She reacts to the foundation's announcement. Watch.

Teens suffer from mystery illness

A mysterious illness has surfaced among 12 teenage girls at a New York high school.

The teens at times will shake uncontrollably, stutter profusely and exhibit bursts of nervous twitches.

Backstage reaction: Dr. Drew on teen girls' mystery illness

Dr. Drew and Dr. Sharp talk after the show about the mystery illness of 12 teens from LeRoy Junior-Senior High School in New York.

Dr. Drew: ‘Don’t make Paula Deen go away’

Televsion personality Paula Deen’s recent disclosure that she has type 2 diabetes has created quite a frenzy as of late ... but HLN’s Dr. Drew has someone of different take.

“Paula Deen is entitled to confidentiality as it pertains to her health care,” he says. “She has no obligation to share anything about her health care with anyone … she’s advocating a certain culture and certain kind of eating. She’s entitled to do that … I just think our reaction has been too impulsive and unthoughtful.”

'Doctor's Orders': RX for humor

Watch the premiere of HLN's Dr. Drew's new segment 'Doctor's Orders' with special guest, comedian Jeff Ross.

If you’ve seen a hilariously offbeat video or photo online … or if you’d like to get Dr. Drew's take on the latest celebrity shenanigans, bring it to his attention now. Submit your link here.

Tonight: Joran van der Sloot copping to murder?

The man suspected in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has hinted that he might confess to the murder of a young woman in Peru. He's on trial there now, apparently considering a plea in that case. Dr Drew and his guests wonder what he's up to and if this is the start of his coming clean about Natalee.

Plus, "real housewife" Kyle Richard tells Dr. Drew why you're seeing another side to her on this season's shows. Just which one is the true Kyle?

Widowed teen mom kills intruder

Sarah McKinley grabbed two guns, her baby and hid as two men broke into her home. Hear what happened next.

Tonight: Warren Jeffs rules FLDS from prison?

A life sentence in prison has not prevented leader Warren Jeffs from controlling the men, women, and children of the FLDS. He was locked up for sexually assaulting two underage girls, yet he still he wields considerable power. How, and why, is this being allowed to happen? Dr. Drew and his guests examine how control, influence and fear infects - and destroys - lives. If prison can't stop Jeffs, what can?

Plus, defending your life. Can you get away with murder, if you are protecting yourself? Dr. Drew looks at two recent cases that might have you asking what you'd do!

Tonight: Headliners of 2011

The father of a missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds speaks out publicly for the first time.

Justin DiPietro, 24, says he has no idea what happened to his daughter. Dr. Drew takes a closer look.