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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Comments • 508

  • Jon Folz
    Jon Folz 6 days ago

    Good story. Thank you for sharing.

  • Stephanie Burns
    Stephanie Burns 6 days ago

    Very good perspective. Thanks!

  • OM:Orchestrated Manifesting

    The 81 people who disliked this, says everything about them and their perceptions and absolutely nothing to do with this video or message. When we realize we can choose our perceptions, everything changes.

  • OM:Orchestrated Manifesting

    Thank you thank you thank you! Perception is everything. Having worked in the music industry for a long time, having lived in Los Angles for over a decade I've seen too many people succumb to their demons..I was almost one of them. Thank you to interviewer for bringing this up, thank you to Dax for being brutally honest. This is immensely helpful.

  • Yocomment
    Yocomment 12 days ago

    Who is this guy that gets this people so open to talk about so much? Like not even oprah ! Great interviews.

  • Mark D
    Mark D 12 days ago

    Dax you just saved my life! Thank you for being so honest!

  • Alllove2u
    Alllove2u 12 days ago

    so grateful to him& people like him for sharing his story 💜🌹

  • Damien Holland
    Damien Holland 13 days ago

    Yeah, you won't be happier with that million dollars BUT it can afford you a nice rehab center, retirement, a house, or other things to make your life less of a stressful struggle. It's not that it didn't make him happier it's that he had other issues that got in the way of his appreciating it.

  • Gussy Gatlin
    Gussy Gatlin 14 days ago

    I dont recognize this guy... lol
    On a more serious note.... He says some people dont get to see the difference between having the "If Only I Had This" dream so they could see thats not the answer.
    Ive had it... On a Lower scale... Its an AWAKENING!!!!!
    Ive used and hated it all at the same time!!!! My rock bottom didnt stop me for long... Went right back... ONLY TO DISCOVER... I WAS OVER IT..!!!! 😃 AHHHH The Sweet Smell Of Vicktory..!!!!!!
    Thank You Father God! 🙌🙌💞

  • Mary M
    Mary M 14 days ago

    100 Vicodin equates to 14.2 pills a day x 7 days. He'd overdose on that alone or be hospitalized. No way that ALL was for a week and a half. Much over exaggeration or he'd be dead right now.

  • Devin Michael Roberts
    Devin Michael Roberts 14 days ago

    That many xanax alone over 2 days would kill even the most hardcore addict. It's more likely that someone stopped in to check on him while he was passed out realized what he had and threw the rest of his pills away.

  • User Name
    User Name 15 days ago +1

    *the man who just wanted you to go away, because he was batin'*

  • User Name
    User Name 15 days ago +1

    *you somehow forgot to include the rgb channels in your video, you can re-upload it with them included if you still have them*

  • Lea S.
    Lea S. 17 days ago

    His testimony is really good.

  • Blue Sunshine
    Blue Sunshine 17 days ago

    As he said, I had countless “rock bottom” moments, and never could overcome it.
    For me, it wasn’t until I became so exhausted of doing drugs and drinking alcohol every single day of my life, that it stopped being about finding the right horrible moment to quit, and all about making a conscience choice to quit. Which I did cold turkey, and never looked back in 23 years.
    It definitely wasn’t easy, especially the first year, I honestly thought I was going to die, but my desire was stronger than my addiction, and I fought harder than I ever had in my entire life.

  • Dana Wilson
    Dana Wilson 18 days ago

    Thank you Dax, you have helped so many people who struggle with addiction. My loved one struggles. Much love to you.

  • John Rambo
    John Rambo 18 days ago

    I would eat 40 10/650 Lorcets a day(when they made them) Woke up gasping for air sooo many times from forgetting to breathe while passed out. His first story reminded me of myself

  • Susan Bush
    Susan Bush 18 days ago

    I didn’t know that so thanks for sharing. Congrats on winning right now! Keep up the hard work!!👏👏

  • Atlantis Returning
    Atlantis Returning 18 days ago

    Thank you Dax for Idiocracy! We rewatch it frequently. Time masheen. You know who's got one.

  • Amy Sharon
    Amy Sharon 19 days ago

    wow!!! this is really good. I will watch this over and over. .....Thank u so much for sharing, dax, and enriching the rest of our lives. .....You are telling so much about everything, -about 'life'! You are wonderful! :)

  • Elena Pina
    Elena Pina 19 days ago


  • Sunday Weiss
    Sunday Weiss 19 days ago

    Don't quit on quiting.☺

  • Dawn Blevins
    Dawn Blevins 20 days ago

    Profound, from a jackass...will wonders never cease.

  • Kenny G
    Kenny G 21 day ago

    I'm sober too. People don't know what we feel.

  • Challais McDonald
    Challais McDonald 21 day ago

    This is SO true!! We get there when we get there. It took me MANY tries to get where I am at today. Much love to you ❤️🦋

  • Kindred Kai
    Kindred Kai 22 days ago

    Oh my God after seeing "What Really Killed Prince" and how so many street pills can be laced with fentanyl, it makes me so nervous. I had no idea how dangerous and insidious it is-- and Prevalent.
    I so appreciate the respectful candidness with which Dax shares, and the new perspective he gives that most of us live with a carrot we keep reaching for & use it as an excuse for why we're the way we are-- and/or Not where we want to be.. because if we Were, all our struggles would go away. Such an illusion.
    So much to think about and appreciate. Thank You.

  • Rikavari
    Rikavari 22 days ago

    I had so many newcomer chips I could have decorated a Christmas🌲. I finally started giving them back. Lol. The last time stuck.

  • Marcie Willis
    Marcie Willis 23 days ago

    Thank you

  • H No
    H No 23 days ago

    Its not just addiction that hits multiple levels of rock bottom. Dwelling with mental illness, that happens, too.

  • Dennis Tokay
    Dennis Tokay 23 days ago

    Addiction with money lol

  • satrsmndri
    satrsmndri 23 days ago +1

    DAE feel like the quirky, apple commercial music jingle at the end ruins the tone of every single one of these clips?

  • Barbara Kelly
    Barbara Kelly 23 days ago

    He used to be so cute and funny. Now we know why.

  • Arleathia Lorenzen
    Arleathia Lorenzen 23 days ago

    Thankyou for Sharing it means a lot

  • Kenneth Wilson
    Kenneth Wilson 24 days ago +1

    Amen brother,, been there done that for year's,, been clean for 15 year's now...

  • Ellen Boemer
    Ellen Boemer 26 days ago

    Beautiful truth!

  • Krista Howells-Wasser
    Krista Howells-Wasser 26 days ago

    Thank you Dax, this is what I needed for today.

  • Crystal Harter
    Crystal Harter 26 days ago

    Daxs podcast is life guys.
    Its armchair expert. Hes such a great story teller. I love to hear his experiences

  • Chris Lloyd
    Chris Lloyd 27 days ago

    Isle of dogs I've been watching them for over 15 years now as one of the jackass groupies I'm so glad that he found a beautiful wife and family and his HEALTH which is most important & spiritual connection,,,, I pray you keep making me laugh for years to come it's the best medication for me✝️💖😂

  • Laura chambers
    Laura chambers 27 days ago

    Keep coming back! It works if you work it. My husband is 28 years clean and sober because of this program. Have you ever been to Founders Day in Akron, Ohio? Stay humble!!

  • Darth Maul
    Darth Maul 28 days ago +1

    Never knew dax was a drug addict, that just shows you that being sober makes you look smarter and healthier

  • Regina Kiefer
    Regina Kiefer 28 days ago

    Damn Dax. That's more than you know. That helps.

  • Enric Teller
    Enric Teller 29 days ago

    This is amazing. No excuses.

  • L Cookie
    L Cookie Month ago

    This was so moving.

  • Amanda denman
    Amanda denman Month ago +1

    This made me like Dax even more than before. I can relate to this except for the million dollar thing. Lol

  • HeyThats Justin
    HeyThats Justin Month ago

    5:25 I recently felt the same way. I’m not famous or rich but I finally make enough to provide for myself and those who depend on me, live on my own successfully, and work at a place I never thought I would. I’m still not sober and maybe that really is what’s creating this weight of lack of will or joy

  • Michael Holland
    Michael Holland Month ago

    That was very powerful... to say the least.

  • Jitin Joshi
    Jitin Joshi Month ago

    I can allude to the point that there can be many levels of rock bottoms.
    However the fact that there was something in which he could see his reflection and his present state with the amount of money in the bank, made him realize that it's not all dull and gloomy & most people don't get that level of satisfaction with their lives, not in a financial way only but emotionally too is what stops them from breaking character.

  • Infobahn Pirate
    Infobahn Pirate Month ago

    This was impactful.

  • Penny Flores
    Penny Flores Month ago

    Dax God bless you. Your a very inspirational person you helped me. I thank you and will pray for you to stay strong.

  • Sarah Fox
    Sarah Fox Month ago

    That was amazing. I absolutely know what he said is true. Instead of being grateful and proud it's easy to push the recover down and out of your life covered in shame and fear of being found out. This interview changes that around. Probably the most empowering video I've seen and allowed me to use that experience rather than deny it.
    It has a use and it's vitally a part of me.
    Thanks guys x

  • spookmineer
    spookmineer Month ago +1

    This is so brutally honoust, I've only seen his "funny, pleasing" side but this blew me away.
    Didn't even know his past, thanks for sharing and for removing the huge chair in your living room.

  • verZatile _bmotp
    verZatile _bmotp Month ago +1

    When you change the way you look at things,...the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
    One saw a quitter, The other saw someone who would not quit.
    Perspective is everything!

  • Jared Paulson
    Jared Paulson Month ago +6

    My dad warned us to never open his blue book because he was ashamed of the things he had written in there. This truly is rare. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Good Messenger Jennifer 2.0/Malak

    Life sucks. Cry me a river....you have millions and get to go on a vacay in Hawaii and smoke crystal....CRY BABY!

    • MeKKan
      MeKKan Month ago +2

      I think you totally missed the point. You know where he said how grateful he was, and how life is so much better now? He was sharing his experience, not being a cry baby.

  • Shan V
    Shan V Month ago

    Seriously, thank you for this video. My father and older brother have become heroin addicts as of 2014-2015 and it's been really, really hard for me to cope with and to even try to understand.. I spend so much time being so fucking angry at all the things they're doing, how bad theyve financially ruined our family, the legal issues theyve gotten into, etc.. and I really think I needed to see this and hear what he had shared about addiction.

  • Robert Worton
    Robert Worton Month ago

    It’s funny because I’m at me financial issues and it’s pushing me to do more drugs Buckley I can’t afford them it was good to hear that it doesn’t matter I need to fix what’s broken inside

  • Margie Rice
    Margie Rice Month ago

    Very profound truth, thank you Dax!

  • D Best
    D Best Month ago

    God bless you Dax , the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and you got your old man's genes...

  • Banu Joy
    Banu Joy Month ago

    This was incredible. THANK YOU, Dax.

  • Judith Bisson
    Judith Bisson Month ago

    new subscriber, how intelligent Dax is, Thank you

  • Betsy Ray
    Betsy Ray Month ago +1

    God, I'm so proud of him. I'm where he was then, right now. Quitting drinking. Seeing stuff like this gives me the courage to keep going, to "not quit quitting".

    • Seldane 321
      Seldane 321 Month ago +1

      Betsy Ray keep at it I’m trying to get sober too I was using 4 ounces of china white 2-3 of pure fent and a gram of pure Xanax powder a month and it’s been hell detoxing but I’m done living this life I want to be to person I know I can be and I’m sure you do too

  • AskMiko
    AskMiko Month ago

    In my world travels, I have encountered some of the poorest people who were the happiest. The journey to happiness in life doesn't reside with just finances... emotional, societal, spiritual well-being are some of the top areas after the fundamentals are met: food to eat, roof over your head, and hobbies to keep yourself busy. I have also encountered many rich people who were unhappy for the same reasons. "Balance" and "Moderation" have demonstrated that what we seek can be attained. Money helps fuel our passions and helps us facilitate "celebrations" (as one guy I know calls vacations, family dinners, etc. - they are celebrations). Companionship fits into all of this with a small network of friends and caring family members. The consequences to wanting and at times having everything are huge if we don't practice moderation and balance.

  • denise wittman
    denise wittman Month ago

    Definitely subscribed! Amazing content

  • Louvenia
    Louvenia Month ago

    This is so powerful. Thank you for your honesty, Dax. I'm glad you had your aha moment and are here today to share your talents.

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  • MMA RiffRaff
    MMA RiffRaff Month ago

    This interviewer looks like a young Freddie Roach...

  • Citysin Angels
    Citysin Angels Month ago

    This is the realest thing I've ever heard.

  • D B
    D B Month ago

    Dax who? Next!

  • Renee MacKenzie
    Renee MacKenzie Month ago

    Great interview. I love Off Camera and this interview was one of the BEST.

  • tjwright
    tjwright Month ago

    It's a lack of Jesus. That is the answer. A million dollars won't make you happy, a new house, a better job, none of it. You'll always be empty without Jesus.

  • spolarium
    spolarium Month ago

    His experience reminds me of BoJack Horseman

  • Kelsey Maitland
    Kelsey Maitland Month ago

    I have a story very similar to Dax about taking too many drugs, waking up and realizing I shouldn't have woken up. I didn't lose 2 days of my life but I remember how it felt to realize I shouldn't be alive very vividly.

  • Dennis Tokay
    Dennis Tokay Month ago

    This dude is so overrated

  • Jess Feldmann
    Jess Feldmann Month ago

    One of my best friends i grrw up with actually killed himself shortly after saying someyhing so similar to what Dax said in that he had just come into a boatload of money and felt his soul judt drop when he realized that it made him feel not the least bit better. He told me "I just always thought if i just had money...if I jus didn't have to feel guilty about not providing financially like i should if i just could enjoy life without stressing about paying my rent...I wouldn't be fucked up. I would like...not want to be here..."

  • fogs
    fogs Month ago

    He seems like such an unhappy guy, he rarely smiles, he needs to read learned optimism.

  • fogs
    fogs Month ago

    Like Louise gay always says, don’t wait till you have the perfect job to love yourself, don’t wait till you lose weight to you love yourself, don’t wait till you have enough money to love yourself.

  • Erikka Juvonen
    Erikka Juvonen Month ago

    Dude I wana party with DAX.. lol jk good for him for being clean and being able to talk openly and honestly..

  • Volvican
    Volvican Month ago

    Just a friendly piece of advice - don't use the 'special link' and subscribe. The service works so incredibly poorly. I'm writing this because it's been this way for months and they aren't doing anything about it. But you don't have access to all the videos, trying to figure out which you can watch is a total mess, the videos aren't even listed in the correct order anymore. I can't tell you how much of a mess it is. I love these episodes but I don't really think it's worth the bother anymore. It's that bad. The only thing that seems work is them taking your $6 a month.

  • Mrs Howard
    Mrs Howard Month ago

    “Oh, it’s none of those things” ❤️

  • Sophie
    Sophie 2 months ago

    dax and his podcast be changing my life

  • Shelli Porter
    Shelli Porter 2 months ago

    Damn. Talk about a mirror. 😢

  • NinjaOutfitInTheWash
    NinjaOutfitInTheWash 2 months ago

    I mean a million dollars wouldnt hurt either. But good for him that he got clean.

  • mims saila
    mims saila 2 months ago

    my babe ellen brought me here

  • ClusterHeadSurvivor
    ClusterHeadSurvivor 2 months ago

    #Humility .....

  • Victory to the People
    Victory to the People 2 months ago +1

    God bless

  • Elizabeth ***
    Elizabeth *** 2 months ago

    Oh my gosh that was such a valuable thing to share! I am very glad to have seen this and that he shared xo

  • chaz32
    chaz32 2 months ago

    He must have lost most of the pills or he'd be dead twice over, he listed several hundred. Nice anecdote, though.

  • Sylas Marner
    Sylas Marner 2 months ago

    i woke up in the emergency room a few times and that didn't change my behavior...

  • OmniCausticInfidel
    OmniCausticInfidel 2 months ago

    this is exaclty what we need! we need people to talk about this stuff and make mental health a thing we deal with. the states has a problem that even their regular medicine isnt socialized but that will happen soon and mental health will be included or follow shortly thereafter. When people tell their real story everyone listens and it is easy to tell its truth

  • Murmurs of Blaustein
    Murmurs of Blaustein 2 months ago

    There is not bottom that would make you stop hurting yourself - and there is no heavenly place on earth, where you cannot be hurt by others any more. We're drifting in between, and the best we can do is watch out for the direction we're flying: If you know the way you're going is wrong - don't tell yourself that it will become right behind the next cloud. It won't.

  • G F
    G F 2 months ago

    I want to try to like this guy but every time I see him in a movie he plays a CAD or a jerk

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King 2 months ago

    The real rock bottom is the trembling glimpse downward where a floor can not be made out. It's not an event, it's an the prospect of waiting for a reset by way of disaster, and it never comes. Hell is actually called the bottomless pit. One falls forever. It is the endless anticipation of ruin without the relief of it's dark fruition.

  • Jonas Polsky
    Jonas Polsky 2 months ago

    I REALLY appreciate how open he is about addiction. Really annoying how vague people can be with these stories, and it just takes all the gravity out of it.

  • Just For Fun
    Just For Fun 2 months ago

    That’s Xanax for ya!!! 😂

  • AwayFromTheWorld
    AwayFromTheWorld 2 months ago

    THE bottom is 6 ft. under.

  • Clear Adventure
    Clear Adventure 2 months ago +1

    "Well, I had a MILLION DOLLARS, but I couldn't get on a flight to fly 35 minutes". That sums up _SO_ much.

  • See One, Do One
    See One, Do One 2 months ago

    I didn't watch this video but I saw it in the recommended section. I hate Dax's face so much, that I just had to come share that with everyone. Thanks for your time!

  • Alex Rosetti
    Alex Rosetti 2 months ago

    never made it as a wise man

  • Jules Wick
    Jules Wick 2 months ago

    I love you Dax! It’s so powerful for you to share this level of vulnerability and truth!! So many people don’t hold back when it comes to talking as openly about how much they were drinking or using, they leave out the worst bits and gloss over the parts that are the most honest and really help people who have never struggled w/ addiction to understand it. Often people leave out the part about being so physically sick that they need to drink just to be at some level of homeostasis. I’m so proud of your strength and courage and your bravery... and your ability to keep trying and trying and trying again. Cheers to you on 14 years being the most uniquely amazing and beautiful YOU! I’m so happy you are here in this world and that we are all lucky enough to have the honor of hearing your story and listening to a human speak with such candor about this experience that we call life! You are doing great things and you’ve always been great! My heart is touched to see you believing that you are as great and as deserving of all you’ve worked for moreover that your past doesn’t dictate your future its just part of the story that’s helped shaped you to becoming the human you are today! I just love you! Xo!

  • Bryzz Lull
    Bryzz Lull 2 months ago

    Wahhhhhh im a drunk.