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Monday, December 13, 2010

Dr. Drew Responds to Miley Controversy

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Dr. Drew Pinsky arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures and MTV Films' 'Jackass 3D' at the Mann's Chinese Theater on October 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has, of course, decided to put in his two cents regarding the controversial video in which Miley Cyrus allegedly smokes salvia from a bong.

Here's what Dr. Drew had to say:

We know that she’s going to be acting out now because her family’s in trouble, so it’s not unusual to see depression manifesting as various kinds of acting out behaviors. Adolescents don’t get depressed the way adults do. They don’t get sad and cry and withdraw. They often act out and become irritable, they act out with drugs and… get in trouble and she seems to be suffering.

It’s a very powerful hallucinogen. It grows along the freeways here in Southern California. They make a powder out of it, they smoke it, they make tea out of it. The smoking causes a very intense hallucinatory high. It lasts just a few minutes and they’re very bizarre many times, too.

If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately. This cat is out of the bag. This is a child who is in trouble and who is suffering and this is her way of trying to manage that. Get professional help.

He brings up some good points, although making them so publicly kind of undermines his authority, don't you think?

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