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Train wreck Bieber hits Miami like a Hurricane…and gets a wake up call in a Miami jail cell.

  Justin Bieber’s baby face won’t help him in Miami Beach Jail, neither will signing an autograph.  Miami is known for its party atmosphere and those that can keep up with the lifestyle.  Those that can’t get a babysitter or stay home.  Miami is not Chateau Marmont!  Maybe the conditions of the jail cell will give him a wake up call…probably not, this kid is on the fast track to a River Phoenix episode.

ASK THE EXPERT: The Addictions Coach Answers Your Questions

QUESTION:  As an addiction professional don’t you think it is important if your client has committed a crime to make them pay for it?  As in they stole something to get high and got caught and need to go to jail to learn a lesson?  ~ submitted by Jay S. Newark, NJ

Cali Says:  Sometimes, but not all the time.  If a client will be severely penalized for a small crime, then I do not think it is necessary to go that route. For example, if a financial advisor will lose his license because he stole a few hundred dollars from a client, then no I do not think it is necessary to ruin his career over a small amount like that, unless it is a habitual behavior with no consequences.  I had a client that kept getting out of trouble with the law because his father was a judge. The client crashed several cars, stole things, burglarized homes and never had consequences, so he kept doing the behavior.  In a case like that, jail time is necessary for the person to stop the behavior and realize that they will not always be taken care of when they do something wrong. It is imperative to send a message at that point.