Is Charlie Sheen a poster boy for the non-12-step, non-disease crowd?
Some honest reporting from Scientific American on the reality of natural “recovery” or self-change from substance use problems
A lot of people think Charlie Sheen’s claims about Alcoholics Anonymous are crazy. Penn & Teller did a great job exposing the truth about AA, addiction, and alcoholism on their show, Bullshit!. See the video here.
The cancellation of Two And A Half Men is really a heightened version of a spat between 2 men about whether or not AA is an effective solution for a substance use problem. Chuck Lorre holds most of the power in this situation, he also happens to be completely devoted to Alcoholics Anonymous, which Sheen has been openly criticizing. See the evidence here, along with new info from CBS execs.
When Charlie Sheen said that AA was a cult, he was right. Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has cancelled production of the show because Charlie denounced AA, and it’s teachings. Why would he do this when he’s continued production in the past when Charlie went through rougher incidents? Because Charlie was in AA back then – but now that he’s left the cult, he needs to be punished.
Dr Drew shows us the true attitude of addiction counselors in his latest comments on Charlie Sheen.