You can't watch TV or read the news without facing accounts of his most recent antics. Many people seem to find it somewhat entertaining, or at least amusing.
I don't. I think it's scary and sad, and I feel for his parents, his siblings, his wife and yes - his children.
I won't claim to be an expert on addiction, but I will say that it should be obvious to us all that he is a man in trouble - big trouble - and I don't think we're helping by laughing at - or even with - him. Addiction is scary, consuming and unmanageable - period. By making his plight - and his family's plight - a public laugh-in, we're failing addicts everywhere.
Is it Charlie's job to manage his issues? Of course it is, but I still think that society is doing wrong by addicts everywhere by turning this saga in to a public laughfest.