In 2002, Rod wrote to Dr. Phil, seeking help for his “spending addiction,” which he said was ruining his life. Admitting that the cycle of spending began every time he got paid, he said, “I spend-spend-spend, and then - within a week to 10 days - it’s gone.”

In this video from season 1, Rod acknowledged that he had wasted “thousands” on clothes, entertainment, and dining out - with “nothing to show” for his spending sprees.

Watch the video above to hear Rod’s response when Dr. Phil says, “Tell me what it is that is pushing you so hard – so much from inside – that you’re willing to go destroy your life financially, socially, and emotionally, to keep from dealing with whatever it is that’s coming from the inside?”

In Memory of Roderick Durham
Dr Phil Staff

Roderick Durham died at age 52 on Sunday, March 13, 2016, 14 years after he first appeared on "Dr. Phil."  Dr. Phil along with the production staff and crew extend our heartfelt condolences to his friends, family, students, and everyone he inspired.

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