If you thought the Charlie Sheen radio rant was over-the-top, a leading addiction expert agrees with you. Dr. Jeffery Huttman of Challenges Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention Center says there is more going on beneath the surface with Charlie Sheen.
Dr. Huttman says, “I would consider if there is more going on beneath the surface. One does not often act with such extreme anger and impulsive behavior without contributing difficulties. He is apparently unstable and may be drawn to using drugs to self medicate. I would recommend an assessment by a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist to truly understand the difficulties he may currently be experiencing.”
Dr. Huttman adds, “You don’t recover from an addiction simply by stopping your use of drugs abstinence is only the first part of the process. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use, triggers are reduced, and obstacles of relapse are put in place. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. Charlie Sheen didn’t make the big changes in his lifestyle in order to get clean and sober.”
Going to an island with porn stars and your ex-wife? I think Charlie’s actions scream that he’s not very serious about his addiction rehab or changing his habit. What do you think?
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