Recently Dax Shepard shared his experience of him slipping back into addiction after 16 years of being sober. He was amazed at the support he received from all his fans after his relapse.
The Bless This Mess star, was admitted last week after a motorcycle accident; he was prescribed Vicodin for shoulder pain, which initiated his relapse later on.
He has been detoxing since then and has been experiencing sweating, back pain and jerkiness after ceasing the opiates.
After getting in a better shape, Dax thanked each one of his fans who supported him and helped him get through the process in an episode of his podcast.
“I want to say thanks to all the people that have been so unbelievably lovely to us in response to ‘Day 7,'” Shepard, said during Monday’s episode of his Armchair Expert podcast.
Monica Padman, Shepard’s co-host, said she hoped that the actor “felt loved and supported” after sharing his news and that his “fears were abated.”
“My fears were the opposite of what the result was,” before he admitted that he’s “struggling with some fraudulent feelings of receiving love based on a f— up,” he also mentioned. “But, at any rate, I am really, really grateful, and there’s so many beautiful, nice people,”
The actor further clarified that his recent decision of shaving his head was not driven by any addiction. He did it on purpose so as to match his daughter’s “specific haircut.”
“A lot of people said, ‘I could see you were high as a kite,’ ” Shepard said on the podcast. “I actually was not. I was having a metamorphosis, transitional — I wanted to make a physical statement that I was shedding something.”
After giving all the details of his relapse, Shepard ended his speech by mentioning that he’s still “very proud” of his 16 years of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine, but admitted that he has “not been sober in the way I would like to be sober, where you don’t have secrets and you’re not afraid to tell people about the grey area you’re going through.”