Dr. Phil: Jordan Calls Roger An Enabler
Donna and Marianne have been pointing fingers for enabling their emotionally underdeveloped daughter’s drug habit, a lot of excuses have been made, and possible resolutions have been proposed, but what did Jordan have to say for herself? Well, Jordan was very open about just how much she has manipulated her father into supporting her through the troubles she has caused for herself, and about her half-hearted attempts at making it through rehab, admitting to never sticking around for more than a few weeks, and using while she was in rehab.
Dr. Phil: It Is Jordan’s Fault That She Is An Addict
Jordan said that her father is most definitely her enabler. He has bought her cars, paid her bills, and generally thinks that doing these things will make her want to be good. Though Roger wanted to set some parameters after her latest arrest last month, Jordan always falls right back into old habits, and any sort of accountability that might prove beneficial quickly falls by the wayside. Jordan said that she wants to get clean but doesn’t know how, but thinks that if her father stopped enabling her, it would certainly be easier.
Jordan said the she almost never doubts that her father will come to her rescue when she asks for it, and said that both of her parents have driven her to get drugs. Roger, in one of his many attempts at stopping the drug habit, put her on a receipt system, but that was quickly bypassed and fell to the wayside.
Dr Phil: How To Stop Enabling Drug Abuse
Dr. Phil wanted Jordan to own her decision to do drugs, and that she will say anything she needs to do to get her next fix. He told Jordan that she has learning impairment at this point because of the toxic chemicals she put into her brain when she was so young, and that even now, after years of experience taking drugs, Jordan still does not even know what she is putting into her body because mentally, she is still 14.
To try and get through to Roger, Dr. Phil had Jordan turn to him and straight up tell him, “you’re buying my drugs.” When she’s asking for money, it is not for anything but drugs. If the money were ever to run out, Jordan would quickly resort to whatever unsavory methods she had to so she could get her fix.
Dr. Phil said that the family needs to stop letting Jordan make her own decisions because if three grown, sober adults can’t figure out how to solve Jordan’s problem, how is an emotionally and mentally arrested drug addict supposed to?