Dax Shepard Revealed The Reason He Spoke Publicly About His Relapse Despite Being “Fearful” Of Losing Sponsorship Deals – BuzzFeed News

“After I ride sometimes on the track, I feel I’m entitled to take two Vicodin at the end of the day because I am in pain,” he said during an episode of his podcast, Armchair Expert.

“For the last eight weeks … I’m on them all day,” he went on. “I’m allowed to be on them at some dosage because I have a prescription, and then I’m also augmenting that. And then all the prescriptions run out, and I’m now just taking 30 mil Oxys that I’ve bought whenever I decide I can do [it].”

“I know that’s an amount that’s going to result in a pretty bad withdrawal,” Dax added. “And I start getting really scared, and I’m starting to feel really lonely. And I just have this enormous secret.”

“Kristen doesn’t deserve for the next six months for every fucking interview she does to be, ‘Oh, Dax relapsed,'” he said. “I’m sorry and I’m embarrassed I’ve put other people in this situation.”

“The thing that I love most about Dax is that he was able to tell me and tell us and say, ‘We need a different plan,'” she told Ellen in October. “We have a plan — if he has to take medication for any reason, I have to administer it. But he was like, ‘We need a stronger plan.'”

“He’s addicted to evolving,” Kristen went on. “He was like, ‘I don’t want to risk this family and I did, so let’s put new things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.’ We’re going back to therapy. I love that he’s addicted to growth. I will continue to stand by him because he’s very, very worth it.”