November 25, 2016
Ryan is an admitted heroin addict who says he is currently in a methadone treatment program. He lives with his father, Joey, and says he’s been clean for five months. Joey says he knows he enables Ryan but he supports his son, because - at 43 - Ryan isn’t permitted to drive and hasn’t been able to hold a job in three years.
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In the video above, Joey says his daughter Christe gets upset with him and wants him to kick Ryan out. However, he says that won’t happen – unless Ryan returns to drugs. “I’m not going to have him die under some bridge because I didn’t take care of him.”
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He says his ex-wife, Marilyn, also enables Ryan by giving him money.
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Marilyn and Joey say they’re just trying to get Ryan on his feet, but is Ryan genuinely trying to get and stay clean? Tune in to Dr. Phil on Friday to see the results of a drug test. Later, there’s an offer of additional help for Ryan who says he has more problems than drug addiction.
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