Charlie Sheen Shocks the World: I'm One Year Sober!

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Well, we didn't see this one coming.

Then again, that's been true of pretty much every news story involving Charlie Sheen for at least the past decade.

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Everyone's favorite dragon-blooded warlock from Mars took to Twitter today to reveal that he's been sober for a full year.

Sheen tweeted a photo of his newly-acquired anniversary chip from Alcoholics Anonymous along with a characteristically enthusiastic caption.

“So, THIS happened yesterday! a fabulous moment, in my renewed journey,” wrote Sheen.

Charlie's Chip

He added the hashtag: “#TotallyFocused.”

We've joked around over the years about Sheen being more cocaine than man, but we'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate on adopting a healthier lifestyle.

We probably don't need to tell you that Sheen's substance abuse caused some problems for the actor over the years.

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Of course, what's less talked-about is the fact that the Sheenius apparently had more than a decade of sobriety under his belt at one point.

In a 2016 interview with Dr. Oz, Sheen joked that he'd attempted to quit drinking "about 2,000" times.

And it seems that at one point, he was victorious in his battle against the bottle.

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“There was a stretch where I didn’t drink for 11 years. No cocaine, no booze for 11 years. So I know that I have that in me,” he said.

Sheen is HIV positive, and in the same interview, he revealed that it was his diagnosis that caused him to fall off the wagon.

“It was to suffocate the anxiety and what my life was going to become with this condition and getting so numb I didn’t think about it,” Sheen told Oz.

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“It was the only tool I had at the time, so I believed that would quell a lot of that angst. A lot of that fear. And it only made it worse.”

To his credit, even in his darkest and most scandalous times, Sheen tends to be more forthcoming about his flaws than most celebs.

In the interview with Oz, Sheen was asked to provide three words to describe his old self and three to describe his current self.

The actor said he used to be “hammered, fractured, crazy" and is now “focused, sober, hopeful.”


Of course, that was in January of 2016, and Sheen celebrated one year of sobriety today, so we can safely conclude that his path to recovery has had its share of roadblocks.

But as any addict or recovery expert will tell you, the important thing is to remain focused on sobriety in spite of past failures -- and it seems that's just what Charlie is doing.

We wish him all the best.

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