Last week a video of Miley Cyrus reportedly taking hits of salvia from a bong made its way onto the Web. The video didn’t slip past Celebrity Rehab host Dr. Drew and now he has some advice for the star.
“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,” Dr. Drew told Access Hollywood. “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.”
And the reported drug Miley was smoking has some serious effects.
“It’s a very powerful hallucinogen,” Dr. Drew explained. “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,” he continued. “The smoking causes a very intense hallucinatory high. It lasts just a few minutes and they’re very bizarre many times, too.”
So what’s his advice to the 18-year-old “Can’t Be Tamed” singer?
“If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately,” he said. “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.”