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: Death by soda?

Tonight: Death by soda?

The state has rested its case in the ‘Loud Music Murder Trial.’

Will the man on trial for murdering a teen take the witness stand in his own defense? Dr. Drew and the Behavior Bureau discuss it.

Cat Valdes and Meghan Camarena

Dr. Drew wonders: Does this bother you?

Thursday night, Dr. Drew shared lapel-cam video from the Albuquerque, New Mexico, police department that gives the viewer the distinct experience of being in the middle of an aggressive shootout.

Astonished guest Sean Klitzner said the footage reminded him of Grand Theft Auto. Dr. Drew wanted to know: Does the rise of a social media era mean we're seeing things we shouldn't?

Tonight: Loud music murder trial

Tonight: Loud music murder trial

A white man kills a black teen after a dispute over loud music.

The defendant claims self-defense. But no weapon was found on the victim. Just what was the threat? Dr. Drew’s guests are taking sides. Is this about race? About standing your ground? Or something else?

Couple die while having sex in car?

Couple die while having sex in car?

Two YouTube stars -- Colleen Ballinger (best known for her online character "Miranda Sings") and Olga Kay -- join us for our series, "Hooked: Social Media Stars."

Watch as they discuss the story of Keith Payton and Salina Johnson, both 40, who reportedly died of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in a car.

Tonight: Selena Gomez's secret revealed

Tonight: Selena Gomez's secret revealed

Four people arrested in death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Police say they are believed to be linked to the drugs found in the actor’s apartment when his body was discovered. Dr. Drew will talk about how this case has renewed the focus on the use of heroin and abuse of prescription drugs.

Tonight: How can you help an addict?

Tonight: How can you help an addict?

The last 24 hours of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s life.

Where did he go? What did he do? Dr. Drew says the drugs found in the actor’s apartment appear to indicate that he could have been trying to “detox himself.” One of them is a psycho-stimulant that in Dr. Drew’s opinion, “drug addicts should never be on.” A recovering heroin addict tells us what happens when heroin has a user in its grip. And we’ll discuss this: Should family and friends stand by a drug addict during tough times, or should they sever ties?

Connor Franta

Video: Watch the stars of YouTube sound off!

This week on Dr. Drew on Call: The stars of YouTube tackle today's hot topics.

Dr. Drew also looks into the mentality behind our obsession with social media -- and how it's become a forum for worldwide fame.

Tonight: The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Tonight: The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction expert Dr. Drew has a lot to say about the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

He says addiction is a chronic medical problem; a lifelong condition that needs to be managed. We wouldn’t blame someone with cancer for being ill. We’d try to help them.

Dr. Drew: You can't kick addiction, it's 'lifelong'

Dr. Drew: You can't kick addiction, it's 'lifelong'

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials. The 46-year-old had a needle in his arm and close to 50 envelopes in his home containing what is believed to be heroin, according to police.

Dr. Drew Pinsky not only hosts a nightly show on HLN at 9 p.m. ET, but he's also a practicing physician who is board-certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. We asked for his take on Hoffman's death:

Kaitlin Pearson

Teacher's aide back on job after racy pics sent to school

A young teacher's aide in Massachusetts returned to work this week after being suspended for racy modeling photos.

Earlier this year, a Fitchburg, Massachusetts, school placed 23-year-old Kaitlin Pearson on paid administrative leave after someone anonymously sent the pictures to her employer.

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