Jael Strauss Has Crystal Meth Addiction, Appears on Dr. Phil
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JAEL Strauss is battling an addiction to crystal meth.
The former America’s Next Top Model contestant has spent six years struggling with drug addiction since she left the show, and now, Dr. Phil aims to intervene.
The 28-year-old’s family says she is close to losing her battle with methamphetamine.
In what they say was a last ditch effort to reach out to their daughter, the family enlisted the help of Dr Phil. However on the episode, which airs on September 13, “the full blown meth addict” resists all help.
Strauss is living on the streets when her brother, Brandon, and mother, Debbie, enlist the TV quack, who persuades her to leave her hometown and travel to Los Angeles.
During Jael’s 2007 appearance on America’s Next Top Model, she had to deal with a friend’s death from an overdose.
While she decided to remain on the show, saying in an interview, “There was never, never a question in my mind to leave the competition. My friend is gone and I am still here living life to the fullest,” she chose to dedicate her picture that week to her dead friend.
Then, that same year, she sued over the release of erotic photos taken of when she was 16.
Her family adds that while experiencing her friend’s overdose “really shook her” — she herself could not keep away from drugs.
Strauss’ habit has taken its toll both mentally and physically, including rotting her teeth and leaving her body covered in sores.