Charlie Sheen - This is what an addict looks like

Posted By: Lauren Marks · 3/1/2011 7:11:00 AM
This is absolutely breaking my heart.  Seeing Charlie Sheen descend into his own personal hell.  He may claim he's clean, but I don't buy it.  I do believe he is bipolar and the right medication can take care of it, but he is convinced that he is his own god. 
As a recovering addict myself, I recognize that defensive and combative posture that Charlie exhibited in the Today Show interview.  His ego won't allow him to let go of control.  I can really identify with that.  It's really hard to turn over my life to a higher power, especially when my ego tells me I'm weak for asking for help and I should be able to do it myself.
I get reminded on a daily basis that I am not in charge.  I get to take responsibility for my actions. I get to humble myself and seek help for things that are out of my control.  I cannot control my addiction.  The sad thing is, you can give up one addiction and pick up another one...a socially ACCEPTABLE addiction and still practice.   
When Charlie Sheen hit's bottom, it's going to be so hard that he may not survive it.  But if another really out their addict, Robert Downey Jr., can get his shit together, then there IS hope for Charlie Sheen.  Anything is possible.

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