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: Mid-life crisis, are you in one? Dr. Drew's got news for you!

Is a mid-life crisis an excuse for men to behave badly? Dr. Drew and his guests have something to say about that! Could biology be to blame? Is it a matter of discipline? What, if anything, can you do about it? If you, or someone you love, is in the throes of a mid-life mess Dr. Drew wants to hear from you!

And we'll talk about paranoia and the role it may have played in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida boy by a volunteer security guard.

Is doomed cruise compensation enough?

Why are survivors of the wrecked Italian cruise ship now outraged at the company`s behavior? Dr. Drew takes a look.

Cruise ship survivors recount horror

An Italian cruise ship crashed off the Italy Tuscan coast Friday night, sending 4,200 people into a state of panic. On Monday night, Dr. Drew talked to the Ananias family who survived the tragedy. They explain how they helped people, including a baby, off the ship almost until the very end.

“Many times as the ship was tilting - we were with a family on the life boat and they had a little 3-year-old," Georgia Ananias said. "We stayed as a team. We pulled each other up ... All of the sudden ... a father turned to me and said, 'take my baby, take my baby' … I held the baby and then as the gravity was pushing - it was pulling me - and we`re at the top of a stairwell and I knew that eventually the baby would just fall out and fall down the stairwell … I said 'you have to take your baby back' - and I don`t know where they are now."

Tonight: Admitted murderer Joran van der Sloot doomed to prison in Peru, plus "scream rooms"

The man suspected of killing Natalee Holloway was sentenced today to 28 years in prison. He admitted earlier this week that he strangled a young woman in a Lima hotel room. Why the plea? Will it lead to answers about Natalee? Is this justice? Dr. Drew and his guests answer those questions and others.

Plus, "scream rooms". Some kids in a Connecticut school are put in them when they need a time out. Parents say they didn't know about the closets in which blood and urine have been found. What's going here? Who decides how to manage your child when he/she is at school? Is all this legal? Dr. Drew will sound off on this. Guess what he thinks!

Tonight: Plea deal in killing of gay teen

The teenager who fatally shot a fellow student in the head has agreed to spend 21 years in prison. A plea deal avoids a second trial for Brandon McInerney. His first trial ended in a mistrial. Is this justice for the victim, Larry King? Dr. Drew and his guests have some answers.

In another school-related case, a girl was suspended for touching her teacher. The student says she was simply stretching and that any contact was incidental. The teacher says it was deliberate. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Show goes on after August stage collapse

The house was packed in Indianapolis last Friday night as country duo Sugarland delivered an emotionally-charged free concert.

This was a concert that was moments away from starting last August 13 when the stage collapsed during a severe thunderstorm.

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