Dax Shepard: Rock Bottom Isn't Always What Makes You Change Your Life

  • Published on Jan 29, 2019
  • Dax Shepard talks about the struggle of recovery, and that there are just some things in life that money can't fix.
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  • Steve Calderbank
    Steve Calderbank 7 hours ago

    Great talk bro. On the subject of waking up in strange places. I got into a smoky van in Columbia MD. I vaguely remember being escorted out of everywhere we entered. I came to ( had one of the epiphanies) at Red Rocks Colorado with some woman named Star who was on a quest for her lost Marble's
    Needless to say the collect call from COLORADO to Baltimore was prey expensive. Explaining to Mom how this happened on a collect call was nothing less than a miracle.
    I was this close to getting sober
    When it happened it was more of a moment of Clarity. A gentleman by the name of Bill Feely used to say that.
    The end was not my bottom
    I wasn't even dope sick
    But it did feel as if the Sun, moon, and stars are lined up and I better take this

  • JW Money
    JW Money 9 hours ago

    I'm sorry for his intense problems. Some of us have to deal with all of that AND we have to provide for our families while just barely getting by. Millions of people have it even worse.

  • R M
    R M 2 days ago

    Dope ! Ur cool thank u man for being honest a lot of people feel and go through these things glad ur strong and made it out of the mess . God bless bud 🙏🙌💪

  • Caitie Fernandez
    Caitie Fernandez 2 days ago

    I’ll be two weeks sober tomorrow. It’s been the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do in my life because my boyfriend has left me instead of supporting me through my recovery. I hope I can keep going.

  • JJ G
    JJ G 2 days ago

    Been sober 17 years...I quit 17 times before that last drink. I’m glad I didn’t quit quitting! What a great quote

  • Shanna Kelley
    Shanna Kelley 2 days ago

    Thank you Dax for being so honest and you were right on.. not many of us make it out alive...

  • MarsHolst20
    MarsHolst20 3 days ago

    Man, preach. The big moment is a trip. For me (binge drinker), the most embarrassing moments werent the life changing moments. The life changing moment for me was watching a fucking reality tv show where this chef was talking about his battle with alcohol; and the look in his eyes...I knew that look of shame and pain and longing and...man...after that, some switch flipped and it was like I knew I was completely done.

  • Dr. Briseis Miller
    Dr. Briseis Miller 4 days ago

    A truly intelligent man ♥️

  • jjutt87
    jjutt87 4 days ago

    Wow, I got respect for dude now. Glad he survived!

  • burns83
    burns83 4 days ago

    Huge commercial for drugs

  • Some random youtube channel

    This is such an important clip of this interview. His honesty about his addiction is so real to so many people. It is so important for people to hear this is what addiction is like. I'm not familiar with him, so I don't know, but I hope he is still in recovery and sober. I hope he is proud of himself for it, because it is impressive.

  • Bo Hunter
    Bo Hunter 5 days ago

    Dax Shepard’s wife is a baby killer.

  • Robert Denham
    Robert Denham 5 days ago

    If rock bottom was a monumental climbing rung, no one would be homeless or addicted to drugs or alcohol.
    Rock bottom just tells you, you're doing it ALL wrong - GET UP!

  • Latent Tweet
    Latent Tweet 5 days ago

    How did they mic him up this sound quality is astonishing

  • Master of Reality
    Master of Reality 5 days ago +21

    Finally an interviewer who doesn’t love to hear his own voice.

    • Ben
      Ben 4 days ago +1

      yeah only realised now you said it but so true

  • itsurhomie
    itsurhomie 5 days ago

    Thank you for sharing ur story Dax

  • Jake
    Jake 6 days ago


  • John Boudreau
    John Boudreau 6 days ago

    Wow. That’s me.

  • Gina OMarrow
    Gina OMarrow 6 days ago

    I realized a long time ago that all we really need to be content are the necessity’s in life, food, shelter and clothes. If we can’t be happy with those few thing, we will never be content. Circumstances aren’t what brings us happiness, we are what makes us happy. Just ourselves. Nobody can make us happy, we are responsible for our own happiness. Choose who you want in your life and choose how you will live your life. How much money we have can make things easier, but it doesn’t change how we feel.

  • Michael Tipton
    Michael Tipton 6 days ago

    Is it just me or is this guy breaking his anonymity at the level of press, radio and film? 🤷‍♂️

    • Rose Armentrout
      Rose Armentrout 4 days ago

      Some people are just very open about their struggles. I’m the same way. Even if he weren’t famous, he would probably still be open about it. Some people are just like that.

  • Daniel Mc Sween
    Daniel Mc Sween 6 days ago

    I can relate

  • Patricia King
    Patricia King 7 days ago

    He who is without an addiction cast the first stone. The rocks should be piling up!!!!!

  • KoreaMojo
    KoreaMojo 7 days ago

    I told my boyfriend what he says near the end often. He always says if I were taller, if I was rich but I know without having all that from small triumphs that it's never enough. It's not the problem nor the solution. Maybe if his parents were raised by parents who knew how to show love they would have showed him unconditional love and he would never have to fix his foundation but he does. He has to want to live better. The false-self is the narcissist's dealer and supply is their addiction.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 7 days ago +2

    Dax and his wife, Kristen, are among my favorite "Hollywood" couples of all time. Funny and philosophical Michiganders.

  • Anna Leet
    Anna Leet 8 days ago

    I said the same thing the other day about rock bottom
    It is so true. It doesn't always mean rock bottom and that's it

  • Mike S
    Mike S 8 days ago

    I had no idea

  • C. M.
    C. M. 8 days ago

    The Childhood vaccine schedule today is too aggressive and its causing the autism epidemic.

    GDGUY4LIFE 8 days ago

    This guy looks exactly like Jamie Shepard. He is Just a little less funny!

  • Jesus SavedJeff
    Jesus SavedJeff 9 days ago

    Rock Bottom is where you find Jesus.

  • objectivitycave11
    objectivitycave11 9 days ago +2

    Jesus Christ is the only way out of Babylon. He is The Highest Power. Anyone who builds on other land has built on sand . When the rain comes... with Jesus Christ, there is no bottom that he will not find you ... even death

    • Master of Reality
      Master of Reality 5 days ago

      itsurhomie Also I don’t know it all. I’m sorry if I came across that way. The words I speak aren’t perfect because I’m not perfect.

    • Master of Reality
      Master of Reality 5 days ago

      itsurhomie what anger are you talkin about?

    • itsurhomie
      itsurhomie 5 days ago

      Master of reality do you not hear your anger viciosnous self righteous know it all way of speaking? Im sitting in church right now listening and im letting you know by the way you are speaking you are def pushing away more lost sould then you are saving. Take a look at yourself my friend. Good luck in your endeavor

    • Master of Reality
      Master of Reality 5 days ago

      itsurhomie most religions are either concerned about meditating emotions down to nothing, owning virgins, or worshiping your own idea of God
      (Yourself) All of which are totally unholy and unstable. Christians are hated because we don’t create our own idea of God. We worship the WORD by God himself. Not some “prophet”. Christians are hated by people who haven’t accepted Jesus because they’re angry at us for the peace we’ve found. Jealousy rages. It’s no coincidence that every surviving ex crack or heroin addict I’ve ever met HAS accepted Jesus, regardless of what their family might believe. I believe Islam and Buddhists alike can never truly understand what it means to be saved because those religions are so deeply ingrained in the family, it’s not even about GOD for them, it’s about appearance to the world and the rest of the family. They more so just turn off their emotions, rather than feel the infinite love from God. The Bible is full of so much good. Never once does it talk about selfish desires and accept them as “normal”. Which is the exact reason why people hate it so much. It doesn’t tell you what you WANT to hear. It tells you the truth. Most things written in this world have a hidden agenda. But the Bible despite how brutally honest it is, is not at all deceptive. it’ll make your head spin, but only if you choose to see it for what it is, not for what the world tells you to see. But of course naturally, ppl rather deny Jesus and accept a world on fire because the new age is all about BEING A god rather than worshipping the real one. Drug addiction always starts there. I’ll never comprehend the darkness, because I’ve accepted the light, and I’ll never be shamed into hiding it.

    • itsurhomie
      itsurhomie 5 days ago

      Right well AA is open to any religion and even open to atheists and agnostics. Also the true purpose of working steps is not to abstain from drugs but to build an actual relationship with a God of your understanding. Religion especially specific religion is not all-inclusive. AA is a great way to attract someone to God as opposed to pushing them away. The founders definitely had some sort of divine revelation. Research before you bible thump

  • Mark
    Mark 9 days ago +2

    No Dax Shepard is addicted to botox now.

  • Monie Muse
    Monie Muse 9 days ago

    What a powerful moment to realize something much more deeper is broken.. what a life he lived, he’s always so cheerful and happy - I wouldn’t have known he struggled with addiction

  • Kathy Ingram
    Kathy Ingram 9 days ago +1

    ~3 months today off alcohol~Not waiting for rock bottom & losing everything makes being off the addiction much more enjoyable~

  • Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson 9 days ago +3

    2 years clean of everything Coke, Pills, Weed, Alcohol and Tobacco. Saw this video last year and had to come back.

  • Balls to the wall
    Balls to the wall 9 days ago

    This set looks like some Oprah shit! Two woman disguised as men.

  • chilln realeasy
    chilln realeasy 10 days ago

    U got kristen bell too mfkr. U truly have it all.

  • Joe Duke
    Joe Duke 10 days ago +1

    This guy's biggest achievement in life, is his wife... otherwise, nothing special.

  • Unique Username
    Unique Username 10 days ago

    How in the hell did he survive ???

  • Ian Inabinet
    Ian Inabinet 10 days ago +1

    A real bottom is spiritual, not physical. He does a great job explaining this.

  • C S
    C S 10 days ago

    This really hit a nerve for me. I am not an addict but I think we all carry something or another into our adulthood that weights us down like an anchor and it takes these types of moments of clarity to realize it is time to cut the cord. God bless him on his recovery path.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer 10 days ago

    WOW! Just ran across this unintentionally. I have always enjoyed watching anything Dax is in. I never had any idea about his past. I am not a movie star follower in media. Again, WOW. How amazing to hear this clip. I am touched by the incredible honesty of it all. Hope you found your happiness for ever Dax. You bring such joy. Thank you for this clip. Amazing

  • ima piledriver
    ima piledriver 10 days ago

    rockbottom has a basement

  • Melly Mel
    Melly Mel 10 days ago

    This is so inspirational! Thank you Dax for sharing. 🙏🏼❤️

  • Sean Bercaw
    Sean Bercaw 10 days ago +1

    Who in the fuck gives a shit about this loser

  • Puppi de Jong
    Puppi de Jong 11 days ago

    SO BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

  • Bear Bones
    Bear Bones 11 days ago +8

    Dude, you didn’t do 300 pills in two days. You got jacked.

  • bipola telly
    bipola telly 11 days ago

    I dunno who Dax is but I like him.

  • Lego
    Lego 11 days ago

    Jack and diet coke?... Your smoking meth and worrying about calorie count...

  • Evalynne Torres
    Evalynne Torres 11 days ago

    Can You GET TO T H E POINT Already?

  • Spencer Smith
    Spencer Smith 11 days ago

    He and his wife are sellouts to big pharma. That’s why Kristen recently got a star on the sidewalk in Hollywood.

  • Annette Breton
    Annette Breton 11 days ago

    Mediocre is in the mind of the beholder. This life is illusory. We’re out of the kingdom and into the world of collective concepts and beliefs. Being a child ( if not abused) is one of the most exhilarating times in your life. Why? Because you haven’t formed concepts and regulations.

  • romaine calm1
    romaine calm1 11 days ago

    Never quit quitting!
    Thank you for the powerful mantra!!

  • Brandon O'Neil
    Brandon O'Neil 11 days ago

    when you have a culture that as its main religion or thinking pattern, (science) states that only things exist and not feelings, when generations of monopoly have been played on said "things", leaving people not only in a state giving your power away, powerlessness, but also hopelessness, by limiting their capability to think as well as how far back in history they can learn from, what theyre allowed to look back on, they will turn into addicts toward anything that forces a change of that, until death, because that way of thinking, is not stable, and has no substance, by claiming and clinging to an idea of substance. Hence, substance ab-use. All of manifest nature is natural and useful, but as any hammer goes, only s many ways to use it correctly before you hit yourself. The addicts and manics and schizos and depressives and add/adhd and most "disordered" people are simply the moost sensitive ones, usually the ones with potential to develop more noticable synythesia if given guidance and not fear porn or dogmatic teaching, or "facts"

  • kushnasty Mcdabz
    kushnasty Mcdabz 11 days ago +1

    Dax Shepard just hit the nail on the head

  • Kuruflower
    Kuruflower 11 days ago

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Carolyn Ballerina
    Carolyn Ballerina 11 days ago

    I was so inspired by your acting Dax Shepard, one assumed u were happy & enjoying life, you were the most interesting actor out there. Hope u are doing better & are healthy now. 💛 from NZ.

  • Kevin Allen
    Kevin Allen 11 days ago

    Someone I worked for was filthy rich. Really cool guy.he went to rehab 8 times. Could never kick the party lifestyle. Finally killed him. Self preservation is number one. Take note. Keep the shit in check.

  • Anneke Rotterdam
    Anneke Rotterdam 11 days ago

    BS and word-salade. He's not been 'Rock Bottom '. ....

  • Teabonesteak
    Teabonesteak 11 days ago

    So the lesson is:
    1 million dollars is not enough; it has to be 100 million.

  • KosmikGlttrDiva
    KosmikGlttrDiva 11 days ago +2

    OK...so I get it that brains can be healed but he never said HOW. you can talk about all that yet didn't offer the info on how to do it