No one can have impact with the facts about addiction like a celebrity and Whoopi Goldberg’s frankness in this article is like fresh air in an area that generally stinks.
In the long run, no one can get away with doing drugs without loss of dignity, production and life force. Whoopi says the same, but much more eloquently in this article:
“Whoopi Goldberg talked about her own past struggles with drugs during a discussion of Charlie Sheen’s woes on Wednesday morning’s The View. The discussion centered on a report that Sheen has decided to continue to film episodes of Two and a Half Men rather than go into rehab, the hosts said.
There was some back-and-forth about whether or not this was a good idea. Goldberg, becoming exasperated, had to explain to her colleagues what a high-functioning addict was.
“He is an alcoholic, he is a drug user,” Goldberg said of Sheen. “He knows he has a lot of people he’s responsible for” on the Two and a Half Men production company.
“Having been a drug addict, I feel I can say this… I was a functioning drug addict, I showed up for work because I knew a lot of people would be out of work and I wouldn’t get a check that I needed to buy my drugs.
“I ended up sitting on a bed for three or four days scared there was something under the bed.
“I wet the bed, I pooped the bed… I was so scared. I hit bottom. I did that a long time ago,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg said that Sheen could do both — that is, rehab and work — but “this isn’t the producers’ decision [to make]. Until Charlie makes the decision that he’s ready and willing to stop doing what he’s doing … he’s not there yet.”
Goldberg added that she is now “as straight as an arrow.”
It was a striking moment of spontaneous honesty and heartfelt advice to witness.”
A primary purpose of Narconon is to educate the world about drugs. With pharmaceutical ads at every turn and “pain clinics” in every town, we need all the help we can get and celebrity help is the best.
For those who didn’t get the message and became addicted, Narconon drug rehab is the best answer.