It’s true.

I am addicted to Charlie Sheen.

I cannot stop watching the interviews.

They bother me – and I am fascinated by them at the same time.

I keep telling myself ‘Enough!’ And then I find another one. ‘Click’.

I’m an addict, You’re an addict

Charlie is not my first addiction.

Let’s face it, if Diet Coke was available intravenously – I’d hook up.

I’m not proud of it.

But the fact is I think the majority of people we admire have some type of addiction.

Barack Obama. Addict. George Bush. Addict. Bill Clinton. Addict. Oprah.

Our music libraries and our museums are filled with the artwork of addicts.


Have you seen Picasso’s stuff? Tell me that guy wasn’t trippin’.

How different would our world be without such gifted addicts?

And it got me to thinking…

Does having an addictive personality makes you more likely to succeed??

After all, addicts are not quitters. They pursue their passions to a fault.

“Hi, my name is Amy….”

While I have never had to check in, I have personally been involved in a 12 step program.

And the reason I am telling you this is that it was probably the most significant growing experience of my life.

For example, the entire program is, in essence, based on the serenity prayer.

Do you know it?

G-d, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Who could not learn from that?

I am grateful every day for the experience, painful as it was.

Sorry Charlie

Unfortunately, I have had enough personal experience with addiction to know how this story ends.

Addiction ruins lives and ruins families.

The same personality traits that lead to an addict’s success will lead to his demise. (Hello Tiger??)

Charlie says ‘I’m tired of pretending I’m not special’ (he’s got that bragging thing down!), but he’s not really special at all. He’s the same as every other addict. And he’s the same as you and me.

If we don’t learn from our mistakes we will repeat them.

What is your experience with addiction?

Do you believe it is a disease?

And let me say in advance…

Thanks for sharing.

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