By peoplestaff225
Updated May 28, 2008 09:14 PM

Actor Martin Sheen, 67, opened up to AARP The Magazine about his son Charlie‘s difficult battle with drugs. Martin shared,

The former West Wing actor explained how he got involved with Charlie, 42, to help him regain control of his life.

When Martin suffered from alcoholism himself in his past he used his religious faith to help him battle the disease, but when it came to backup support for Charlie, he chose to lean on Alcoholics Anonymous to help.

Charlie and his ex-wife Denise Richards have two daughters together: Sam, 4, and Lola Rose, 3 on Sunday. Charlie also has daughter Cassandra Jade, 23. Cassandra’s mom is Paula Profit.

Source: AARP The Magazine July/August Issue via Access Hollywood; Photo by Bauer Griffin