Addicted to Prada?: United States v. Roach Shopping Addiction, Significantly Reduced Mental Capacity, and United States Sentencing Guideline 5K2.13

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).

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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

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