Dr. Drew is always one of the first people to chime in whenever a celebrity does anything drug-related, so of course he has a thing or two to say about Miley Cyrus being videoed while huffing on a bong full of salvia. The addiction specialist told Access Hollywood, “If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately,” Dr. Drew told Access. “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.”
Saying that Miley needs professional help because she indulged in a legal drug with some of her friends sounds a bit extreme, but Drew says that this is probably the first of many incidents we’re going to see like this from the young star. Drew says:
“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.”
Uhhh… I’ll meet you in the middle on this one, Drew. Miley probably does need to talk to a therapist about a lot of things, but I don’t think her “drug use” is one of them.