Euphoria & Greed –
Oct. 10, 2020 – People who have achieved sobriety from other substances can easily fall into opioid addiction.
On Sept. 21, actor and comedian Dax Shepard released to the public that after 16 years of sobriety, he had relapsed with Vicodin. Shepard was prescribed the painkillers after surgery for four broken ribs following a motorcycle accident in August.
Like many people who are prescribed opioids, Shepard didn’t initially feel like taking the prescribed medication would be a problem.
During the episode of his podcast, “Armchair Expert,” Shepard explained that he was taking eight 30-milligrams pills of the drug every day while hiding his addiction from friends and family.
“I know that’s an amount that’s going to result in a pretty bad withdrawal,” he said on the podcast. “And I start getting really scared, and I’m starting to feel really lonely. And I just have this enormous secret.”