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          PLAYING ‘There’s No Incentive For My Brother To Get Clean’ Says Woman Who Claims Their Parents Enable His Drug Addiction

          ‘There’s No Incentive For My Brother To Get Clean’ Says Woman Who Claims Their Parents Enable His Drug Addiction


          November 25, 2016

          Christe says she no longer speaks to her mother Marilyn. She says it’s because Marilyn and Joey, her father, enable Christe's 43-year-old brother, Ryan, in his addiction to drugs. Ryan who, currently lives with Joey, admits he’s addicted to heroin but says he's in a recovery program.

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          “There’s no incentive for my brother to get clean. Everything’s done for him,” says Christe in the video above. She says Joey provides Ryan food and a place to live, while Marilyn gives him money and drives him for treatments at the methadone clinic.

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          “If he needs to go to rehab – I’m going to take him,” says Marilyn, noting that Ryan doesn’t have a license to drive.

          Christe says she only stopped talking to her mother after she claims Marilyn took her daughters to Joey’s house, against her wishes. She says Marilyn knew she didn’t want her kids around Ryan.

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          Tune in to Friday’s Dr. Phil to find out why Marilyn says Christe is “extremely jealous of Ryan,” and has been "for years." Later, when Ryan and Joey join them on stage, Dr. Phil starts to peel back the many layers that make up this family’s complicated relationships.

          Click here to find out where to watch.

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