In the late 1990s, Brooke confided to 20/20’s Diane Sawyer that her mom’s boozing habit was still ongoing despite her efforts, revealing that her co-star and troubled friend David Strickland tried to help Teri stay on track before hanging himself in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Teri addressed Brooke’s remarks and didn’t think it was necessary to go public.
“However, that’s Brooke’s opinion and I respect it,” said Teri. “I’m an alcoholic, but I’m a recovering one,” she added, crediting a 12-step program for her strides.
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