Amy says her 20-year-old son, Jai, is a “rageaholic” and worries he’s on the verge of seriously hurting someone. She claims managing Jai’s anger is a constant battle, so much so, that she says he got her fired and she is on the verge of being evicted. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Explosive family drama?
She admits she allows her son to do nothing all day besides smoke pot and play video games because she says she feels bad for him because of his recent battles with two life-threatening illnesses and some life-long mental health issues.
Jai says Amy is a helicopter parent who still treats him like a child. He didn’t finish high school, doesn’t have a job and says he is depressed and angry. Jai says he loves marijuana, smokes 24/7, and believes it’s the only thing that helps him keep his rage in check. WATCH Dr. Phil To Rageaholic On Marijuana Use: ‘It’s Dysfunctional, But It’s Not Totally Irrational To Seek Some Way To Put Yourself In Check’
n Today’s Takeaway, Dr. Phil says, “Sometimes, you just have to shake up all your patterns to break out of a rut.”
Does Jai say he’s ready to make a change?
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