The Dr. Phil Show had a young man and his parents on today as a family in crisis. Bo Douglas Morgan has been charged with two DUIs, running over a man while under the influence, and the possession of several drugs, including 66 tabs of LSD, two Xanax pills, and a trace amount of marijuana. The young man is now just shy of his 18th birthday, but he is being charged as an adult. Dr. Phil was tasked with getting Morgan to take his situation seriously, but the psychologist was getting a strong whiff of what is now being called affluenza.
Affluenza first became a term used in the courts and the media after Ethan Couch, a now 19-year-old in Texas who, because of his indulgent childhood, was said not to be responsible for running over and killing several people while he was stoned and drunk, as reported by the Inquisitr. Couch's lawyer argued that his parents never said no to him, so Couch didn't fully understand right from wrong. Couch walked away on probation, but after violating that probation, he and his mother fled the country and hid out in Mexico. Ethan Couch is now in jail as a result of the probation violation and for going on the run. His mother, Tonya Couch, is also facing jail time.