How to Be Winning With Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA: The Dual Diagnosis Dilemma of Charlie Sheen
“Wow, and then what? What’s the cure? Medicine? Make me like them? Not gonna happen,” Sheen said in an infamous interview with Andrea Canning of ABC News in March 2011. “I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there. Now what? If I’m bipolar, aren’t there moments where a guy like crashes and is lying in the corner like, ‘Oh my God, it’s all my mom’s fault?’ Shut up. Shut up. Stop. Move forward.”
The question of Charlie Sheen’s mindset came after he had one of the craziest party weekends during January 2011. He had one of the wildest parties that month. Over 36 hours, Sheen held a party that included a business advocate, two porn stars, and many women. Following many hours of drinking, someone came over to his house to bring a designer briefcase which housed a great deal of cocaine.
Sheen began to immediately do the drug for several hours following the arrival of the drug. He eventually was hospitalized because of severe abdominal pains. Stan Rosenfield, the representative for Sheen, stated that he did not know if this account was true. “I can’t comment because I have no idea if it’s true,” Rosenfield stated. “You can choose to believe your source. I don’t.” He was suffering from a hernia, causing food and acid to clog up one’s esophagus, for a number of years.
Sheen seemed to confirm what happened at this party. Talking about the last time he did drugs seemingly at that party, he said he was proud of what he created. “It was radical,” Sheen stated. He said he was proud of doing all those drugs. “Of course, why wouldn’t I be?” Sheen responded. “Because I exposed people to magic. I exposed them to something they’re never otherwise going to see in their boring normal lives. And I gave that to them. I may forget about them but they’ll with that memory for the rest of their lives. And that’s a gift man.”
Kacey Jordan, one of the porn stars there, stated she could not keep with him. “I had to leave because if I didn’t I’d be in the hospital,” Jordan stated. “I couldn’t keep up.” Previously that night, she recounted how a drug dealer brought the briefcase of cocaine in. “This guy comes in with a Gucci satchel, all professional… He sits down at the kitchen table and dumps out like five eight-balls,” Jordan said.
Five eight-balls of cocaine accounts for an eighth of an ounce of cocaine or 3.5 grams each of it. Jordan said it was around $20k worth of cocaine. Dr. Paul Nassif, a neighbor of Sheen’s and the husband of Adrienne Maloof, a star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, stated he received a call from Sheen’s home asking for assistance.
“We did receive a call from Charlie’s house this morning, asking for medical assistance and advice,” Nassif and his wife stated. They stated to the person calling that they should dial 911. Nassif also did the same, he said. Sheen said it was not his problem that one of the women at this party might overdose.
“What’s that got to do with me?” Sheen said. “I just…um…you know, that’s got nothing to do with me. That’s all on her. And. And if, if she does, I’m sorry.” While at the hospital, it was reported Sheen’s red blood cell count was low and his white blood cell count large because his body might have an infection and he had fought off an ear infection before. His dehydration levels were low too.
Yet, Jordan disputes the hernia-related story. She said it was meant to cover up the fact Sheen actually had a cocaine drug overdose. Regardless of what you believe, Sheen stated in another interview that he does not see himself relapsing anytime soon.
“Just….I don’t know….. I just won’t do it,” Sheen stated. “That’s….. I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written and it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and you know Adonis DNA.”
He didn’t care that the person interviewing him mentioned other people who were strong-willed ended up relapsing in the past. “Fools. Fools. Trolls. Weak. Defeated,” Sheen said. “They allowed defeat to be an option. I will not. I’m not sayin’….I’m not sayin’ you know…. ugh I’m not saying I’ll never have a glass of champagne again or a glass of wine because those are you know things that you celebrate with. Umm….I have no interest in cocaine.”
Since that time, people have debated whether or not Sheen may struggle with bipolar disorder. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that leads to unusual changes in energy, activity levels, the ability function day-to-day, and mood. “Though Sheen reports he’s beaten his demons in a ‘nanosecond’ and has provided recent urine and blood tests to prove his sobriety, he may be struggling with something more,” Dr. Deborah Serani, Psy.D. said, writing for Psychology Today. “Many of his behaviors are similar to those of Bipolar Disorder. And Bipolar Disorder is not something that you can stop or cure in a nanosecond. Nor can that be said about addictions.”
Dr. Stuart Fischoff stated he believed Sheen seemed to exhibit traits of being bipolar. “He looks bipolar — he’s in a particularly manic phase,” Fischoff said. “His reality testing has been severely impaired, marked by delusions of grandeur. His head now is as large as the moon.” It may be a reason for Sheen to go to dual diagnosis treatment centers. He said to Dr. Mehmet Oz on The Dr. Oz Show that he has been diagnosed as bipolar.
“I’ve been described or diagnosed ugh by enough people that….And I guess at some point you have to take a look at it if it keeps walking like a duck, you know?” Sheen stated. It’s not so much of a definitive statement by Sheen himself whether he believes he might be able to benefit from dual diagnosis treatment centers. However, he seemed more open to the idea of seeking help than ever before when Dr. Oz brought in Dr. Shahla Modir to talk with Sheen about his potential bipolar condition.
“She’s presented it in a way where it makes sense, it’s not an attack, there’s no judgment,” Sheen stated. “So I think the good news is even if I do have this thing I’m really in superior company, is what you’re saying.”
About the author: Tommy Zimmer is a writer whose work has appeared online and in print. His work covers a variety of topics, including politics, economics, health and wellness, addiction and recovery, and the entertainment industry.