He makes some pretty solid points!
Dr. Drew Pinksy is the latest celeb to speak out about the recent leaked video (above) of Miley Cyrus tripping out after smoking a bong filled with salvia, and he fears that this is her way of acting out in light of her parents recent split!
“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. Salvia is a very powerful hallucinogen. It grows along the freeways here in Southern California. They make a powder out of it, they smoke it, they make tea out of it. The smoking causes a very intense hallucinatory high. It lasts just a few minutes and they’re very bizarre many times, too. If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately. 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.”
Although we think it's normal for most teens to experiment with this sort of thing, Miley has had a very different life than most people her age and given her past behavior, we think that this definitely could be a big cause for concern!
We just hope that her parents are putting their child's personal well-being before anything else!