Javanna admits she is dependent on alcohol and partial to vodka. She says that since the coronavirus hit, she has sometimes resorted to drinking hand sanitizer when she isn’t able to obtain her spirits of choice.
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“Every time you do this, you’re poisoning yourself,” says Dr. Phil, breaking down the chemical compounds found in many disinfectant gels. “This is a very ugly death,” he adds.
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Consuming hand sanitizer can lead to blindness, organ failure and death, but Javanna says she continues to do it when she becomes desperate.
When Dr. Phil asks, “Do you want to die?” what is Javanna’s response? Watch the video above to find out.
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