“You can test drugs whenever you want”
And as well as being open about how they handled Dax relapses after 16 years of sobriety.
Dax’s relapse occurred last summer after an ATV accident forced him to accept an opioid.
In a new interview with Self, Kristen said Dax came to her right away when he realized there was a problem.
“We realized that ‘OK, our math doesn’t work.’ I mean, he quickly accepted it. ‘I did something I didn’t want to do, I was going down a bad road, I need your help, I need your help.’ And I looked at him and I said, ‘OK, you came up with a new number,’ ‘Kristen explains.
After that, Dax gives “Full privileges … call him anything” and even administer a drug test at her discretion.
Kristen added that Dax needs a safety net to know he can be tested at any time.
While she has yet to take advantage of the privilege, Kristen said she was just admiring Dax’s hard work.
“He’s good with just the effort and that’s all you can ask anyone, no one is perfect, he has proven to me that he’s committed to improving and he loves growing up,” concludes Kristen.
As for the reasons both of them chose to be straightforward, Kristen said she had. “A responsibility … to try to make the world a safer and better place for other humans,” and Dax is constantly checking whether she’s “honest” or not.
If you or someone you know is battling substance abuse, you can call the SAMHSA National Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.
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