Addressing Addiction!

View Comments
Actor Charlie Sheen was charged in a domestic dispute case that stemmed from an alleged incident that happened in Aspen in December 2009. Sheen was accused of holding a knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her at his Aspen home. Prosecutors charged TV's "Two and a Half Men" star with felony menacing and misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and criminal mischief. (credit: Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Actor Charlie Sheen was charged in a domestic dispute case that stemmed from an alleged incident that happened in Aspen in December 2009. Sheen was accused of holding a knife to his wife’s throat and threatening to kill her at his Aspen home. Prosecutors charged TV’s “Two and a Half Men” star with felony menacing and misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and criminal mischief. (credit: Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

With the recent news of another celebrity expected of having an addiction problem, many are wondering what they would do if they had to deal with an addiction issue in their family.

Metro State Psychology Professor Travis Heath says, it’s not the addiction that’s the real problem.  It’s what’s causing the addiction in the first place that needs to be dealt with. Otherwise, the person will always fall short of their goal.  Prof Heath says, that’s why addiction is a family issue…not an individual issue.

It’s really tough watching Charlie Sheen (who denies he has an addiction problem) talking about what is and isn’t going on in his life on the various talk shows.  There seems to be a sense of exploitation taking place.  I hope Sheen gets help before it’s too late. 

For those who want to help themselves or a family member with an addiction problem, check out the links below.

www.celebraterecovery.com

For more information about Society of Addiction Counselors, click below…

http://www.sacc.cc/

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,466 other followers