Dax Shepard’s Relapse Story— Podcast Episode 44!
Sundays With Stories is a segment of the LPP podcast that Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads created in order to illuminate the myriad natural recovery (recovery without support groups or rehab) stories all around us. They do so because people are often hesitant to tell their own natural recovery own natural recovery stories, for fear that they will upset the addiction industry, or perhaps because they believe their own story is a non-story (they had a problem, then they matured out of it– not exactly a Hollywood movie).
This is episode 44 of the LPP Podcast (and the 11th segment of the “Sundays With Stories” series).
The actor, podcaster, and AA advocate Dax Shepard has decided to turn his sobriety count from 16 years all the way back to one day. This is the result of a recent decision to take narcotic pain killers off-script.
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss why Dax’s own personal development is being stymied by 12-step ideology, and why he either cannot OR refuses to acknowledge that fact.
(Part I — Current Events)
Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads begin the show by reviewing some recent current events in addiction, harm reduction and psychology.
0:00 – 6:20
Zach discussed an article from Filter Magazine (written by Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard) regarding a new plan by the DEA to expand patient surveillance for drug takers.
6:20 – 12:50
Stanton talks about a recent New York Times article about happiness, depression and suicide.
(Part II — The Dax Shepard Story)
12:50 – End
Today’s main story centers around the recent relapse admission of actor, podcaster, and 12-step advocate, Dax Shepard.
After 16 years of total abstinence from alcohol and illicit substances, Dax decided to take prescription pain-killers, first as prescribed at first, but then off-script.
——————–The audio version of the podcast is here———————
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