During an interview on February 14, 2011, Martin Sheen commented
that his popular son Charlie Sheen's addiction is pretty similar
to a cancer. He said, "If he had cancer, how would we treat
him? This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to
have an equal measure of concern and love and lift him up."
Charlie Sheen's addiction history reveals that his problems with
alcoholism and drug addiction are no less than a chronic illness.
Recently, when he suffered an accidental or intentional overdose
of drugs and alcohol, he was hospitalized and after that he was
accepted for undergoing an in-house rehab for health improvement.
However, this is not the first time when he faced rehab to get
rid of his alcoholism and drug addiction. In 1990s, the Charlie
Sheen addiction history came to center-stage when he suffered
with drug addiction and alcoholism, accidental overdoses and he
was admitted to an unnamed rehab facility. However, his career
as a popular star wasn't affected by his addiction as is the case
with other celebrities. He worked in the movie "Major League"
and he replaced Michael J Fox to gain the lead role in "Spin
Martin Sheen Shines ...
Martin Sheen always remained sensitive and helpful for his son
and for all other drug addicts in general. While Charlie Sheen's
addiction story was gaining momentum in 1998, Martin helped in
creating a special court meant to help first time drug offenders.
However, in 2000, Martin Sheen commented that courts should take
harsher actions against drug addicts.
Obviously he was worried about the never ending issues of Charlie
Sheen's addiction problem. He said I've seen how devastating drug
addiction can be. Drug addicts need to be held directly accountable
by the court with real sanctions."
While Martin Sheen and other family members were worried about
Charlie Sheen addiction saga, he helped Ben Affleck to deal with
his alcoholism in August 2001 when he took Affleck to Promises
Clinic in Malibu, California to get help with alcohol abuse.
I'm a Winner ...
Charlie Sheen has admitted to have problems with cocaine in the
past. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Sheen currently admitted
to using cocaine as well. In addition, his ex-wife was also not
very supportive and she herself was suffering alcohol abuse and
drug addiction. In December 2009, Brooke Mueller made a complaint
against Charlie Sheen and claimed that he held a knife against
her throat and threatened her. On February 16th 2010, it was reported
that Brooke Mueller entered a rehab center to get help against
substance abuse and crack addiction.
In 2011, while Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Irwin Estévez)
was riding the success of the hugely popular "Two and a Half
Men" comedy series on CBS, he again made news when he suffered
health issues on sets due to excessive alcoholism and drug abuse.
His wife and sister helped him and cajoled him to take him to
rehab to get help against the addictions.
However, with the abrupt end of "Two and a Half Men"
it is difficult to believe that Charlie Sheen addiction story
will end so easily. It certainly seems like a cancer that is still
Currently Charlie Sheen stars in the Anger Management TV series.