Dax Shepard has a big reason to smile — yesterday, Sept. 1, marked 12 years of sobriety for the actor, 41.
The former Parenthood star honored the occasion on Twitter, writing, “12 years ago today I came out of my last toxic life threatening stupor. I now have a wife [and] babies [and] some self-esteem. #gratitude #promises”
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12 years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) September 1, 2016
12 years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises
Earlier this year, Kristen Bell — Dax’s wife and mother to his two daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1 — opened up about how the funnyman’s addiction inspired her to help others.
“I have a particular affinity towards helping people who feel outcast whether they’ve made mistakes, like having past felony convictions or recovering addicts,” she explained. “My husband is in recovery and is almost 13 years sober. And seeing the world through his eyes has really opened mine to knowing that it is a disease and nobody is choosing to drink more than others, they are doing it because of a variety of reasons and they deserve the attention of a mental health profession, and not the county jail or however else we’re choosing to pretend we’re fixing the problem.”
More than a decade clean is no small feat — congrats, Dax!