Dr. Drew's Daughter Reveals Anorexia and Bulimia

Paulina Pinsky, daughter of the famed addiction specialist, admitted to struggling with eating disorders.
3:00 | 02/24/14

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We have this statling admission from the drawer of Dr. Drew Pinsky. Paulina has been fighting her battle with eating disorders for years. Linzie Janis with the details. Reporter: His only daughter is speaking out with brutal honesty about hat she calls with her struggle turned weight of perfection and the role her family played. He's achieved fame and fortune helping everyday people and lebts with their problems. This morning, Dr. Drew is facing issues closer to home. As his 21-year-old daughter, Paulina Pinsky opens up with what she says is her seven-year battle. Speaking out for the first time while hosting the school's body positivity week. She says the disorder started as she was training as an ice skater in her teens. She said she felt pressure from others, including her mother. She needed me to be perfect. I was the pretty blonde girl who was a cheerleader and an ice skater. When Paulina told he she had been throwing up since the seventh grade, she says her mother responded, well, get your teeth chaeked. Many parents don't realize how much weight their words have on their daughter's body image. When the parent scowls at something hay see, they reinforce the message that girls must be thin to be valuable. This is what you have to work on. It's not black and white. Reporter: She says she needed help about two years ago. Writing I had hit rock bottom. Purging eight times in one day had finally scared me enough to take action. She says her disclosure to her mother brought them closer. She said she finally understands. It wasn't just I who had been affected by society's demands for my body. It was my mother, and her mother before her. In a statement late last night, trchlt drew said we're so proud of Paulina and her outreach to help others and empower women. It sounds like the ice skating world she grew up in was really tough. One -- a fellow mother, a mother of one of her fellow ice skarts said if you go to bed hinge are you, you'll lose weight. She's got good held inspect the family. Now that we know. And going to help other people, too. Now to the new health alert

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