One thing I'd address right away, because it seems to be the first question posed to Mormons in interviews.
The 'prohibition' on caffeine and strong drinks is part of the Word of Wisdom, which is EXPRESSLY not commandment. It is considered divine revelation that serves as a recommendation for temporal [ie, in this world only] betterment. ie, these are things you should do if you wish to live this life as healthy and strong as God provides. Failure to comply doesn't damn you eternally, nor does it countenance ex-communication. It is enforced more strongly for those actively representing the church, missionaries and central leadership, for the sake of presenting a wholesome face of the religion.
All Redd [Foxx] did all day was coke, grass and ****. . .
So our first network taping, name in big letters right on the set, Redd doesn't arrive at curtain call.
I go back to his dressing room, all I see is the girl doing his hair is sitting on him.
So I see her body, her dress, and his legs.
I say, Redd, don't you know we're on camera?
Redd sticks his head up from between the hairdresser's legs and asks indignantly. . .
"Can't a man relax?"
- Bob Einstein