Javanna says she had a traumatic childhood. She admits she is alcohol dependent and says she drinks to cope with being molested from an early age.
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“I have not been able to move on from it,” she says.
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Javanna says she blames her alcohol addiction on her mother, Tracy, claiming that Tracy did nothing to stop the abuse.
“I failed to protect her,” admits Tracy in the video above.
How does Tracy respond when Dr. Phil asks, “What the hell were you thinking?”
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