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Dax Shepard Has Been Extremely Open About His Struggle With Addiction

In a time once we all attempt to reveal solely one of the best elements of our lives to the remainder of the world, there’s one thing very refreshing about individuals who aren’t afraid to be susceptible and share a few of their struggles. That goes double for celebrities, who already spend a lot of their life within the public eye and always should take care of folks anticipating much more from them. 

What was Dax Shepard hooked on?

Dax has mentioned that he first developed a substance abuse drawback when he was 18 years previous (he’s now 45 years previous). He struggled for a few years to beat his habit to cocaine and alcohol earlier than lastly reaching sobriety in 2004. In Sept. 2020, he and his household celebrated his 16-year “Sobriety Birthday.” Nevertheless, that very same month, he revealed that whereas he hadn’t had alcohol or cocaine for 16 years, his wrestle with habit was not a factor of the previous.

Within the Sept. 25, 2020 episode of his podcast Armchair Professional (entitled “Day 7”), Dax revealed that he had relapsed and began utilizing painkillers following his motorbike accident that had occurred in August. Actually, Dax mentioned that this current relapse wasn’t the primary time throughout his 16 years of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine that he had abused painkillers.

In 2012, eight years into his sobriety, Dax bought into a motorbike accident and rapidly realized that the bodily ache, coupled with the actual fact he was struggling along with his late father’s current most cancers analysis, put him in danger for relapsing. 

In 2012, eight years into his sobriety, Dax bought into a motorbike accident and rapidly realized that the bodily ache, coupled with the actual fact he was struggling along with his late father’s current most cancers analysis, put him in danger for relapsing. 

“I instantly known as my sponsor and I mentioned, ‘I’m in a ton of ache and I started working all day, and we’ve got mates which have Vicodin.’” Dax mentioned on the podcast. “And [my sponsor] mentioned, ‘OK, you possibly can take a pair Vicodin to get by way of the day at work however it’s a must to go to the physician, and it’s a must to get a prescription and it’s a must to have Kristen dole out the prescription.’” 

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Dax says this plan labored initially, however he quickly discovered himself in a troublesome state of affairs when he went to go to his father and took on the duty of creating certain he took his prescribed painkillers. “So I give him a bunch of Percocet after which I’m going, ‘I’ve a prescription for this, and I used to be in a motorbike accident, and I’m gonna take some too.’”

In 2020, Dax was concerned in an ATV accident and a motorbike accident, each of which resulted in critical accidents and painkiller prescriptions. Whereas the plan had been for Kristen to dole out his medicine, Dax mentioned he quickly started buying his personal capsules and mendacity to folks round him about how usually he was taking them. That’s when he realized he had relapsed, and wanted to stop and get assist.

Not too long ago, Kristen spoke to Ellen Degeneres in regards to the progress her husband has made since his relapse. “The factor I like most about Dax is that he was in a position to inform me and inform us and say, ‘We want a unique plan,’” she mentioned. “We’ve got a plan: if he has to take medicine for any purpose, I’ve to manage it. However he was like, ‘We want a stronger plan.’”

Kristen says that a part of that plan includes the 2 of them going “again to remedy” and persevering with to work by way of every thing collectively. “I’ll proceed to face by him as a result of he is very, very price it,” she mentioned.”

In case you or somebody is battling alcohol or drug abuse, name SAMHSA’s Nationwide Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

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