“An episode I hoped I might by no means must report, however one I felt I owed to all the attractive Armcheries who’ve been on this journey with me for the final couple years,” Shepard stated in an Instagram put up saying the episode.
Within the episode, Shepard — recognized for his roles on “Parenthood” — detailed the bumps of his journey, most just lately coping with an dependancy to Vicodin, the opioid painkiller. For the final eight weeks, he stated, he had been “on all of them day,” after taking them initially for accidents.
This led to a scenario the place he was “taking, you recognize, eight 30s a day, and I do know that is an quantity that is going to end in a fairly unhealthy withdrawal. And I begin getting actually scared, and I am beginning to really feel actually lonely. And I simply have this monumental secret.”
At first Shephard stated he tried to repair the issue himself by slowly weaning off the capsules — however it did not work.
However this month, he revealed his dependancy to spouse Kristen Bell and his mates. As of Friday, he’s on day 11 of being sober as soon as extra.
Shepard has beforehand handled dependancy to cocaine and alcohol, which he says he has not touched in 16 years. The actor has been open about his restoration journey, discussing it up to now on his podcast and in interviews.