Sheen has long battled substance abuse. In January 2016, he opened up to Dr. Oz about his past attempts to quit drinking, joking that he must have tried to say no to the bottle “about 2,000” times over the years.
He said he fell off the wagon after receiving his HIV diagnosis.
“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 said during the interview. “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.”
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