“You can drug-test me whenever you want.”
And the same goes for being open about how they handled Dax’s recent relapse after 16 years of sobriety.
Dax’s relapse occurred last summer after an ATV accident that caused him to take opioids.
In a new interview with Self, Kristen said Dax came to her right away when he acknowledged there was a problem.
“We realized, ‘OK, our math didn’t work.’ I mean, he admitted it so quickly. It was like, ‘I did something I did not want to do. I’m going a bad way. I want help. I want your help.’ And I looked at him and said, ‘OK, you’re coming up with the new math,’ ‘Kristen explained.
Dax then gave Kristen “full privilege … to call him on something” and even administer drug tests at her own discretion.
Kristen added that Dax wanted safety nets knowing that he could be tested at any time.
While she has not yet exercised the privilege, Kristen says she just appreciates how hard Dax has tried.
“He’s just good at trying, and that’s all you can ask for someone. No one is perfect. He’s proved to me that he’s committed to development, and he loves personal growth,” Kristen concluded.
As for why the couple chooses to be so sincere, Kristen says she has “a responsibility … to try to make the world a safer and better place for other people”, and that Dax is constantly checking in to see if she is “honest”.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.
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