Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Charlie Sheen is a dangerous role model for fledgling and active alcoholics and impressionable young people everywhere. We already have an epidemic of celebrities drinking and doing drugs in public, and getting attention for behaving badly.

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most amazing fellowship of the spirit, and it is the furthest thing away from being a "cult" or a place for weaklings.

Charlie Sheen, when he puts down AA, has no idea what he's talking about. The most telling thing I heard a reporter say was: "If he is actually clean and sober according to the drug test, isn't this even MORE reason to worry?" meaning: isn't it scary that a person can be sober and still be such an asshole? The fact that he brags he is sober yet still says such astoundingly arrogant things, is cause to worry that he may be an actual sociopath.

He seems to care nothing for his fellow human being who may not have tiger's blood or Adonis DNA.

AA is the easier, softer way. I am 16 years sober by the Grace of the fellowship -- which is actually "god in the flesh." The best thing I ever did was let go of my intellectual arrogance and old ways of thinking - and surrender to a power greater than myself.

When I finally stopped thinking I was in control, a power much greater came in and lifted me out of a suicidal depression.


  1. Lydia,

    I started following you on Twitter after you followed my company, PixiesDidIt! This was such a great posting. It's exactly what I was thinking when I saw Charlie Sheen on the Today Show this morning.

    All the best,
    Kelly McMenamin

  2. Well said, Lydia! Good writing!

  3. Lynnie12:06 PM

    As someone who has 24 yrs of sobriety I am appalled at his comments. One does not get " sober" overnight or within a week. It takes YEARS of hard work, many tests along the way before GOD steps in and knows you are serious about staying sober. I am THANKFUL my higher power, GOD saw that and gave me a new life. Through AA and with the blessing and support of loving friends I surround myself with, I can't imagine a better way to live. I love you all and I will PRAY for Charlie as it's so obvious he needs serious help!

  4. I agree, he is a VERY dangerous role model. So sad that he gets so much attention.

  5. Oddly, I got a lot of email asking for further commentary on Charlie Sheen in my TV column. result follows. Tried for a Great Unified Theory of the world gone nuts. Cheers and love your blog -


  6. Charlie Sheen's cheese has completely slipped off his cracker. It is sad because he had a really funny sitcom. If you like funny stuff, check out the funny videos at Off Color Fun.

  7. I donl't think he is a dangerous role model , just a dnagerous human being. It will all end in tears, believe me:(