Jeffrey Michael Goldman, Addicted to Prada?: United States v. Roach Shopping Addiction, Significantly Reduced Mental Capacity, and United States Sentencing Guideline 5K2.13, 39 Gonz. L. Rev. 197 (2004).
Scott Weiland (recovering drug addict, Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer): Someone who is a shopping addict … you start buying [and] something happens … . It’s not just a physical thing … there’s a mental thing. It’s like something that happens for whatever reason … you don’t feel right about yourself – and you start to learn that through [this] medicating – medicating the way you feel, it starts to make you feel … like a whole person. And so when you’re left with those empty feelings and there’s nothing – you’re not treating it with any kind of way, no kind of program.
Dr. Drew Pinsky (psychotherapist): You can’t. Your brain won’t let you.
Bill Maher (host, comedian): But at some point, you made the choice not to [get better].
Dr. Pinsky (to Weiland): You didn’t make a choice.
Weiland: [I got better] with the help of other people -
Dr. Pinsky: With the help of law enforcement…. Read More