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The Addictions Coach Breaking News: The “Affluenza” Virus is Spreading

The Addictions Coach Breaking News:  The “Affluenza” Virus is Spreading!

The term Affluenza has hit.  It stands for having money and being exempt from certain laws.  The term comes from parents not knowing how to parent, and simply throwing money at the problem.  The message sent, is that you can do anything you want and get away with it, as long as you can pay someone off.  In the below article you will read about someone who killed four people and only got probation.  That is unheard of.  He was driving drunk after stealing alcohol and killed four people, yet the judge ruled “affluenza” as the problem, meaning it was bad parenting, whereby making him unaccountable for his actions.

The team of professionals at The Addictions Coach are experts in dealing with failure to launch children, and helicopter parents, as well as the  “affluenza virus”.   Be proactive, Be accountable.

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Ethan Couch, Teen Convicted in ‘Affluenza’ Case, Missing From Probation

KTLA 5 News

To the families of his victims, Texas teen Ethan Couch got off easy with 10 years’ probation after killing four people while driving drunk. Now his probation officer can’t find him, Couch’s attorneys said.

“The juvenile probation officer has been unable to make contact with Ethan or his mother with whom he has been residing,” attorneys Scott Brown and William Reagan Wynn said this week.

Part of Couch’s defense two years ago was that he was the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy. A psychologist said in court that Couch, who was 16 at the time, suffered from “affluenza.”

The term triggered widespread outrage.

Eric Boyles, who lost his wife Hollie and daughter Shelby, felt the judge — with the probation sentence — had doled out no consequences to Couch for his actions.

“The primary message has to absolutely be that money and privilege can’t buy justice in this country,” he said then. He felt Couch’s sentence sent the opposite message.

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