Most rich kids can suffer from a lot of mental illnesses like loneliness and depression but what about when a kid gets drunk and hits 3 people and blames it on Affluenza. Affluenza is a illness that effects most of the rich kids since they have money they think that they’re allowed to do what ever they want and get away with it. they should know that they’re human just like us there for they should all be able to take responsibility for they’re actions. Ethan Couch was put on probation after killing four people while driving under the influence, the court agreed on giving him a decade of probation. prosecutors had sought a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.