"And we've been thinking about that," Rick says.
"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard," Brad argues. "How are you going to help someone by sending them to the most horrible environment there is: jail? That doesn't help people. That turns them into monsters."
"I don't trust your rationale because you're addicted," Dr. Lawlis tells Brad. "And you're not only addicted, but you also have the brain of a teenager " "
"Being addicted would require it being a necessity. It's not," Brad says.
"No, addicted means that it affects your brain. It has created toxicity. And just by your logic, it's clear to me that you're addicted," Dr. Lawlis says. He asks Dawn and Rick, "Are you guys going to step up as parents, or are you going to enable him?"
"I'm extremely angry with him because he's just so â€¦ It's like talking to a brick wall," Rick says. "But I know that he's not himself right now, so I know why he doesn't understand."
"I'm **** right here!" Brad yells. Brad argues that his father's drinking is a problem too.
Dawn brokers an agreement between father and son that if Brad quits drugs, Rick will stop drinking.
"The idea of having to go to rehab for marijuana, to me, seems ridiculous. I'm not sure how long I'll be gone away for, but it's going to be tough," Brad says as he checks in to the facility.
Dawn hugs her son and says goodbye, wiping tears as she walks away. "Leaving our baby boy somewhere with strangers, I think that's very hard," she says.
Rick says, "The main thing we're hoping is he's going to have the tools to make the right choices."
"Since Brad has come home, he is going to meetings, he's going to counseling, and he just completely has a different outlook on life," Dawn says.
"Brad seems to be connecting better with everybody," Rick notices.
"I would like to tell Dr. Phil thank you from the bottom of my heart because he completely did something that we couldn't do forever, and I just could never say thank you enough," Dawn says.