Recently celebrating 16 years sober, Dax Shepard relapsed. Back in 2012, Dax was going back and forth visiting his father who was undergoing cancer treatment. Around the same time, he also got into a motorcycle accident and due to the pain, called his sponsor to see if he could take Vicodin while he was at work. His sponsor told him, “You can take a couple Vicodin to get through the day of work, but you have to go to the doctor, and you have to get a prescription, and then you have to have Kristen Bell dole out the prescription.”
After Shepard agreed, he flew back out to see his father and because his wife wasn’t going to be with him, he didn’t bring the pills with him. During his visit with his father, Dax Shepard took Percocet that he was giving to his father. He recalls being “stoned” with his father and felt so happy in that moment. His wife Kristen had surprised him, and it was then that Dax Shepard admitted to relapsing.