Even if Alex's doctor is put out of business, another one would pop up to replace him. There is a real medical need for pain meds, it's just so sad that weak people seeking a high make it difficult for people who really need opiates to get them.<quoted text>
What's with the so-called doctor Alex goes to? The Feds were closing down some of these pain clinics in Florida.
Marty could use his fear of Alex being hurt or killed in a hurricane as an excuse to convince her to move now,(forecasts are for a bad season with above average number of strong hurricanes), but I don't think sociopaths respond to threats like these. They don't see themselves as vulnerable to any harm.<quoted text>
Marty doesn't want her living in a trailer, he should tell her hurricane season is coming. You notice how they left this open to do a whole new season of shows on this f-cked up family even though throusands of people on the boards are screaming they are sick of them? My neighbor wouldn't miss an episode!
Living in Tony's mother's dilapidated, broken down trailer while trying to regain custody of Tony Jr. is sickening in itself. Does Alex believe it's in Tony Jr.'s best interest to be with her in a particularly disgusting trailer, the area outside surrounded by junk, under constant threat of having the basic utilities turned off, or with her parents? This is another symptom of a sociopath -- only caring about what they want and seeing a child as nothing but a possession.
Yeah, really wily of old Dr. McGraw isn't it? Leaving his audience hanging about whether Alex goes to rehab. If this whole family thing is staged, it would be brilliant manipulation on his part.
Alex looks overweight, so she probably isn't doing methamphetamine or crack cocaine, which would cause her to be skinny. I thought it was especially nasty of Alex to suggest that her tall sister Katherine is 90 lbs. soaking wet and therefore must be on crack.
Apparently Alex makes some of her money by doctor shopping and selling her excess pain pills. But she screamed at her mom at the end of last season about picking up her check -- welfare $ or child support $? Why would Erin be turning over state welfare or child support checks to Alex when Alex doesn't have her children? That would be enabling by Erin, so she's accusing Marty of doing what she's doing. As soon as Alex is reduced to breaking & entering, and robbing to support her habit, her immediate need to alleviate the pain may get the better of her and she'll relent to rehab. Too bad, like you've posted, sociopaths can't be treated successfully, yet she could quit the drug habit.