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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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DreamBig1    

He lost his job because of substance abuse. That is why he never had a real storyline. He was given many chances to get it together. This is why he knows scandal justifiably fired him.

102 days ago
17.

HCK    

Isn't "getting drunk more than you should" the actual definition of "drinking problem"?

102 days ago
18.

sh    

Dude, get it together. U were blessed with looks, talent and a high paying job on a HOT show. Get back on track....be a good dad to your kid, stop the baaaasd substances, and u might find yourself on another tv show. Man up!!!

102 days ago
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hayter1968    

Get it together AAA meetings

102 days ago
20.

blackmailthem    

Go to a program, even if you don't need it, go, its a statement that says to people that your done being reckless and you ready to be serious about your career again

102 days ago
21.

MGFunk    

Buy a 33.8 oz bottle of S.Pellegrino. Drink two of those, full of water. That's a little over 8 glasses of a water. The bottle size helps you down that water fast and you only fill it once in between 8 glasses of water. This will help your alcohol craving. Flushing your body, plus you'll lose weight and feel awesome. Works for me. Good luck-

102 days ago
22.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

He's done with drinking? OK haha I think it's cute he said that. Is he also done using THE N-WORD? Or is he going to just keep using the N-WORD repeatedly as if there's nothing wrong with it?

102 days ago
23.

Bacall    

Columbus Short clearly needs help. But what kind of money manager reveals such private info? Sounds highly unprofessional to me.

102 days ago
24.

FREEDOM    

DETERIORATED!!!!!

101 days ago
25.

FREEDOM    

ITS THE GHETTO OR HOLLY WEIRD NO DIFFERENCE .

101 days ago
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