Originally Posted by Debb70;4125793;
Hadn't thought about his financial situation, but of course, you're right. Sadly, treatment for lots of illness comes down to insurance and finances. It does bother me, however, that the show seems to bring together people who aren't at the same stages of their recovery at all. Some just don't seem ready to benefit from the kind of treatment available at the Pasadena Recovery Center, and obviously it would be best for everybody if they only accepted people for the show who were liable to succeed.
Honestly, with this group, I can see where the more mature and/or quieter residents could find it very hard to deal with the louder, more deliberately combative residents. I've never had an addiction issue, and I'd have serious problems trying to deal with people like Jason, Janice, and Mrs. Cole (I can't think of her name at the moment) myself. Their behavioral issues are such that it makes me think that some people are just being quiet and shutting down because they don't want to get involved. Jason, in particular, seems to take some kind of weird delight in tormenting the women---I notice he doesn't try his adolescent nonsense with the guys. Frankly, he needs to learn how to deal with being part of a group, period, before he can ever be a part of a therapy group. His sense of privilege is really annoying. I'm surprised he hasn't been called out on his nonsense by Dr. Drew and told to rein it in or be handed a behavioral contract.