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Charlie Sheen Is 'Holding A Loaded Gun In His Hand' By Still Drinking, Says Dr. Drew

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Apr. 1 2012, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor

Charlie Sheen's admission that he still drinks means he is still very much in the throes of addiction, Dr. Drew Pinsky tells exclusively.

As we previously reported Sheen revealed during an interview on the Today show last week that he still drinks alcohol.

A shocked Matt Lauer said at the time, “You've admitted issues with drugs: I don't know one addiction specialist who would tell a guy in your position, ‘It's okay to drink'."

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The former Two and a Half Men star responded, “Well, if you do, I should probably go to that guy! I have different theories about the whole thing, one of them is, park near the VIP exit!"

"These are not the words or the actions of someone that is in recovery," board certified addiction specialist Dr. Pinsky tells

"I truly worry for Charlie because of his extensive history of drug addiction. Under no circumstances should Charlie, or anyone in recovery from prescription drugs, street drugs, etc., consume alcohol, period. There is no grey area on this.

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"Yes, Charlie does seem to be doing better now than he was last year, perhaps he is on some psychiatric drugs that are controlling his bi-polar issues and mania, but he is holding a loaded gun in his hand by drinking alcohol," Dr. Pinsky insists.

"My wish for Charlie and anyone else battling an addiction, I wish them to seek the help needed to lead a sober life and someone who is healthy in recovery. At some point, it's extremely likely Charlie will have a full blown relapse if he doesn't take steps to engage with professionals that will help him achieve sobriety. Charlie is immensely talented, and we want him to be healthy and well, period."



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