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Columbus Short

I'm DONE With Binge Drinking

7/12/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Columbus Short knows his life won't get better unless he stops getting wasted -- so he's vowing to cut out binge drinking ... but he DENIES he's an alcoholic.

Short met Wednesday with Ed Butowsky -- a well-known Dallas money manager -- who tells us Short realized he needs help after several high profile arrests.

Butowsky tells us ... they discussed Short's drinking at length.  Butowsky says the ex-"Scandal" star doesn't think he has an alcohol problem and refuses to join a program -- but he did admit to getting drunk more than he should and vowed to aggressively cut back.

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We're also told ... Short now knows he needs to stay out of bars ... and cut out all of the people who are bad influences in his life.

Butowsky says he urged Short work with charities to "make his soul feel good."  He's also having Short look at rental houses in the Dallas area ... to get out of L.A. for a while.

We reached out to Short ... so far no comment.

39 COMMENTS

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1.

Greg    

He's doing the "black" handshake.

81 days ago
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Bridget    

Wait, he knows that alcohol is negatively effecting his life, but he will just "cut back". Yea, your not an alcoholic *rolls eyes*

That's code for, I will get drunk home alone more. And less out in public.

81 days ago
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Dee    

More power to ya brah

81 days ago
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kewljewl    

OK..when u lose ur job. Ur family and basically ur freedom very soon becuz u were drinking...ur an alcoholic

81 days ago
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Petite    

I think alcoholism is overrated in the 21st Century. I've seen 'raging alcoholics' in my lifetime and most of these celebrities who have "drinking problems" are far, far from the alcoholism that I've personally witnessed. This guy just needs to tone it down and get back to enjoying life while drinking in moderation.

81 days ago
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shakedoggy    

at least he dont b smokin krak like sum Afros

81 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Hang in there bruh. Ain't nobody gonna bring you down man. You represent all day every day on TMZ, 24/7. Dat ain't gonna change. You ain't got no alcohol problems, don't listen to da white men, they hatin'. Just keep doin' whatchu do and it all aights. Truth.

81 days ago
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01void    

Sure he's done until next time

81 days ago
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bozzman    

binge alcoholics need to stay out of bars

81 days ago
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TransAm0914    

When you have to control something it's out of control...

81 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

The good news is that he'll have less money for alcohol once he starts paying his child and spousal support.

81 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

At least he is admitting his problems aren't other people and racism. Maybe you can stop reporting on this nobody now? It's like everyday and I still don't know who he is because you don't tell us

81 days ago
13.

Toilethead    

I'm not.

81 days ago
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DreamBig1    

What about the cocaine? How is this going to work? His only job is club promotion. Not the greatest of ideas when you are an addict wgo doesn't think he needs help. Lost family, job, friwnds, self dignity no he is doesnt have a problem

81 days ago
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jackmama311    

the issue is that HE is the the bad people he needs to stay away from!

81 days ago
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