An Addicted Mother Apologizes to Her Daughters

Heidi, a mother of three daughters, had been taking prescription pills for five years. At the peak of her addiction, she was taking 15 pills a day. After seeing an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show featuring an addict in denial, Heidi realized she needed help. Two months after quitting pills, she came on the show to talk about her addiction and reach out to her children, who had been, for half a decade, hurt by their mother's behavior. Heidi wrote a letter to her daughters and brought it with her on the show. Watch as she reads it aloud, and see Oprah's emotional reaction.

Original airdate: April 7, 2004

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