Charlie Sheen Graduates From Rehab, Recalls "Chaos" Of Addiction

By Bryan Le 04/15/19

“You get tired of apologizing for things that you can't remember doing. The amends can't just be words, they have to be actions," Sheen said.

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Charlie Sheen, speaking in an interview on Loose Women, announced he has graduated from rehab. On the show, he revealed his biggest motivator for getting sober: being unable to take care of his daughter. At times, he admitted, he felt like he was “possessed by a demon” when he craved alcohol.

“To this day, I am not sure how I created such chaos and wound up in that headspace. It's as though there was some alien or demonic possession going on,” he said.

Sheen’s trouble with drugs and alcohol were highly public, including one infamous 2011 interview where he declared he was indeed on a drug—that he was all too familiar with.

“I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen,” he told ABC News. “It is not available because if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

Now, after rehab and therapy, Sheen is 16 months sober. He spoke about how he feels about recovery in his recent interview with Loose Women.

“You get tired of apologizing for things that you can't remember doing. The amends can't just be words, they have to be actions. It's hard but not impossible,” Sheen said. “I said to the [therapist], 'Is there an end point here?'... and there isn't. It's an ongoing thing. You make the amends when it is appropriate, it's not about making them on your terms, it's about approaching others on theirs.”

Sheen’s decision to get sober came after one fateful day where he realized he was simply too drunk to help raise his own daughter.

“I couldn't get my daughter to an appointment that she had. I don't drink and drive ever, I have never had a DUI,” he explained. “'I was like, 'Wow, I am not even responsible enough to be available for my children's needs.' The next morning I woke up and was like, 'Today is the day.'”

Sheen believes he’s in a much better and safer state of mind now and doesn’t fear that he will relapse.

“I have a game plan and I stick to it,” he said. “There is nothing left in that world, I exhausted it completely. The only thing left would be something catastrophic.” 

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