He was trying so hard and apparently clean for months but who knows. Artie has been banging heroin and coke for 40 years and he can’t stop. He won’t stop. Not even the loss of his fucking nose can make him stop.
I don’t even know if this is a disease, to be honest. I mean, science says it is and as someone who readily admits to not being able to drink, I know it is, but it’s different for everyone.
People only stop doing shit like this when they have a genuine moment of clarity or and ‘An HA” moment. If his own face isn’t one of those moments I fucking *SHUDDER to think what that moment might be for Artie.
What comes first? The addiction or psychopathy? Meaning, why do people become alcoholics/drug addicts? Because they have a mental issue (depression, anxiety, etc) and have no path to dealing with real life. It’s mental self-medication for someone who’s too scared to go to the Dr or deal with anything remotely difficult. It’s easier to keep going than get clean and, I think Artie just might be ‘one of those guys’.
No one is a lost cause. Not even Artie.
Artie Lange Through The Years
a month or so ago, a video of Artie collecting Garbage as part of his community service for his next-to-last arrest and I thought maybe if he saw the video of himself, he might have licked it.
It’s really a matter of wanting to be happy. It might require meds, therapy, group, rehab, etc. There’s a real chance for everyone if they ‘chase’ that path to happiness. I’m living proof of it. You never really graduate from addiction or anxiety. You just become strong enough to live a normal, happy life which comes by that ‘chase’.
It’s easier to not do the work. But it comes with real-life consequences like this. And what’s next is way worse than a nose job.
Artie, I hope you have that moment soon.