Ultimate Family Weight Loss Challenge, Part 2

Ultimate Family Weight Loss Challenge, Part 2
Dr. Phil checks in with the two families competing in the Ultimate Family Weight Loss Challenge."We discovered that Jake had a drug problem seven months ago. He
laid on our driveway begging for his life," explains Pennie. "We thought we were fine and then we found out about an essay he had written. Nothing could have shocked us more than to find out that Jake had a drug problem again."
In a school essay Jake wrote, "The biggest temptations in my life are drugs. After I OD'd last year, I thought I would never do them again, but I can't quit. I'm afraid that I will take too much again."
Jake says he smokes weed every week or two and that he "enjoys the feeling." He says last year he was around drugs in school. "A lot of kids on the football team would go and do drugs. I was just part of the crowd," he explains. "There were people doing lines of cocaine on
the lunch tables. There were even kids who had acid in their mouthpieces at football practice."
Pennie and Vic give Jake random drug tests every six weeks. "He's always perfectly willing to take them so we're thinking apparently he's clean," says Vic.
"I'm angry all the time. I just don't like myself," admits Jake, who says he finds ways to pass the drug tests.
"My biggest fear is that if he doesn't quit, this can and will happen again," says Pennie.Dr. Phil asks Jake, "What happens if you get caught?"

"I haven't gotten caught," he says.
"So you don't know," Dr. Phil makes clear, and asks him why he wants to do drugs.
"Because I like the feeling," he says. "It's just weed. It's not hurting me."
Dr. Phil sits at the edge of the stage in front of Jake and explains how the drugs are hurting him. "In teenagers, your brain isn't through growing until you get into your 20s, and there's a prefrontal cortex in your brain where reasoning, inhibition of impulses, problem-solving skills, the higher cognitive functions, that's where those things are housed. And that's under construction right now," he says. "Every time you ingest cannabis, it alters the construction site that's going on in your brain. It changes your personality, it changes your reasoning, it changes your problem solving and it changes your future. It sucks the motivation out of you and it causes you to accept things you wouldn't accept but for the drug. Other than that, it's probably not hurting you."
"I didn't know all that," Jake says.
Dr. Phil wants Jake to feel good about who he is without drugs. "I want you to be high because you are an excellent athlete, because you are pursuing something that you love and enjoy and you're nailing it and you're proud of what you're doing."Dr. Phil asks Jake what he's so angry about.
"I don't know. I can't really figure it out," Jake replies.
"I truly believe that when people show anger, that what's really
going on is hurt, fear or frustration. Are you frustrated about things right now?" Dr. Phil asks.
"I seriously don't know. I don't know what I'm thinking," Jake replies.
"Are you thrilled to have moved from Arkansas to where you're living now?"
"I don't like being away from my grandfather," admits Jake, who's also facing the challenge of integrating into a new school.
"The thing that you have to do to as you mature is you give those things a voice. You talk about them," Dr. Phil tells him. "When you go smoke dope, that doesn't put your grandfather back in your life every day. It doesn't put you back in the school where you were familiar and comfortable and knew everybody. All that does is push it off for a while so you don't have to think about it but then it comes rushing back."
Another problem Jake faces as he tries to lose weight is peer pressure from the guys who make fun of him for eating salad. "You know what my attitude about that would be? My attitude would be, 'You know what guys? I'm getting in shape and you ain't going to see nothing but the back of my head come next season. I'm going to be chiseled, I'm going to be tough.'"
Emmit Smith, the all-time leading rusher in the history of the NFL, sends a special video message for Jake. He addresses the issue of peer pressure that Jake is facing.
"I say to you and I say to your peers, this is not your peers' life; this is your life, Jake. Do not fall to the temptation of peer pressure. This is your life and your life alone," Emmit says. "I understand that the challenge to you is to lose 30 pounds between now and February. Man, I think this is going to be easy. All you have to do is be committed. If that happens, if you get half of it, guess what? You and I get to hook up and we get to have fun together. And I get to meet you personally. And I look forward to that opportunity. So don't let me down."

Dr. Phil makes clear that when Jake reaches his goal, he and his dad and his brother will fly out to Arizona. "You're going to go to practice with him, you're going to hang out with him, watch him work out and Emmit wants to sit down and talk to you one on one," he tells him."There is no theory on God's green earth where I will passively sit back knowing you are doing drugs and do nothing about it," Dr. Phil tells Jake. "So we're going to get this under control and I'm either going to do it with you or to you. It doesn't matter, but Jake we've got to take that out of the equation here." He points out
that the whole family is worried about Jake. "I'm just asking you man to man, eyeball to eyeball, if you will commit to not doing drugs again before I see you next," Dr. Phil says to him.
"Yeah, sure," Jake says unconvincingly.
"Listen, don't do me any favors. I'm asking you to make that commitment for yourself and if you don't, you ain't going to believe what happens next," Dr. Phil tells him. "I'm just asking you, do you want to be man enough to step up and say, 'Dr. Phil, I will look you in the eye and tell you I will not do drugs until I see you again.'"
"I won't do drugs until I see you again," Jake says.