How Kristen Bell Helped Dax Shepard With His Relapse

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Dax Shepard devoted a podcast to admitting he broke his sobriety, and credited his wife Kristen Bell with helping him through many relapses.
Dax Shepard has come clean that he had a relapse after 16 years of sobriety. In fact, he's had several since 2012, and Shepard credits his wife, Kristen Bell, with helping him through each one. Shepard hosts the Armchair Expert podcast where he usually interviews celebrities. He devoted an episode Sept. 25 to speaking about his struglges with his audience.

The first time Dax Shepard relapsed, Kristen Bell helped him control it

Shepard said his first relapse came in 2012, when he was coping with injuries from a motorcycle accident and the death of his father. Doctors gave him a prescription for painkillers, with with the caveat that Bell would monitor his usage.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell | Christopher Polk/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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"I immediately called my sponsor and said, 'I'm in a ton of pain, I have to work all day and we have friends that have Vicodin.'" Shepard said. "He said, 'Okay, 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 you have to have Kristen dole out the prescription.' I had a prescription for Vicodin that Kristen was administering. No problem yet."

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