Stacey Dash was taking “18 to 20 pills a day” at the height of her Vicodin addiction as she first talks about past drug use on Dr. Oz: ‘I’ve lost everything’
- During a performance on Dr. Oz revealed to Dash she was taking ’18 to 20 pills a day’ at the height of her Vicodin addiction
- The Clueless star, who recently went five years sober, said she ‘lost everything’ due to the expensive nature of the habit
- According to the Rehab Spot, the average street price per pill of Vicodin can range from $5 to $25
- Those with a heavy addiction to Vicodin and similar opioids are estimated to spend more than $70,000 a year on pills
- Dash labeled her past drug use as her “deepest, darkest secret” and said getting clean helped her “be honest with myself and become a better person.”
Stacey Dash first revealed she was addicted to the prescription opioid Vicodin.
‘I took 18 to 20 pills a day,’ admitted the 54-year-old actress Dr Ozu, adding that she “lost everything” due to the expensive nature of the highly addictive habit.
Dash, who was recently sober for five years, labeled her addiction her “deepest, darkest secret” in a Facebook post teasing her appearance in Thursday’s episode.
Opening up: Stacey Dash first revealed she was addicted to the prescription opioid Vicodin; Dash pictured in March
While she is with Dr. Oz spoke, the Clueless star said overcoming her addiction helped heal her hostility towards her “sick” parents, who also suffered from drug addiction during their lifetime.
“I’ve been clean for five years and in these five years my greatest blessing has been that not only have I been honest with myself and become a better person, but that I have been able to understand my parents and they did. love me and that they were doing their best and that they were just sick, that they were addicted,” she told the host.
Stacey’s mother Linda and father Dennis have since passed away.
dr. Oz remarked to Dash that a Vicodin addiction is “expensive,” with the… Rehab citing the fact that the average street price per pill can range from $5 to $25.
National Scale: “I was taking 18 to 20 pills a day,” the 54-year-old actress admitted to Dr. Oz, adding that she “lost everything” due to the expensive nature of the habit; Stacey and Oz in the picture Thursday
The Addiction Source estimates that a “heavy” addiction to opioids such as Vicodin and the painkiller Oxycontin “can cost more than $70,000 a year.”
“Yeah, I’ve lost everything,” Stacey replied.
In her Facebook post, the New York resident thanked the Lord and her support system for “being able to say that I’ve grown more in the past 5 years than in my entire life.”
She continued, “I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who have loved and supported me through my most challenging time. Thanks everyone!’
Step: Dr. Oz noted to Dash that a Vicodin addiction is “expensive,” with the Rehab Spot citing that the average street price per pill can range from $5 to $25
Darkest secret: Dash, who recently celebrated five years of sobriety, labeled her addiction as her “deepest, darkest secret” in a Facebook post teasing her appearance in Thursday’s episode
Stacey encouraged others who “have a story they don’t want to tell to share with the world” because they “never know who can identify with you and who can help it.”
the dr. Oz Show shared another clip from Thursday’s show on their website, where the actress addressed some of her past controversies.
In particular, the actress was suspended — and then released — from her Fox News correspondent position after she swore on air during an angry rant about then-President Barack Obama.
Sharing stories: Stacey encouraged others who “have a story they don’t dare tell to share with the world” because they “never know who can identify with you and who can help it”; Stacey pictured in 2020
She was also criticized in 2016 for saying that transgender people should “go in the bush” instead of fighting for their right to use the toilet that aligns with their gender identity.
“I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not going to endanger my child’s life because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs – which means I need to change my beliefs and my rights? No,” she said during a… ET interview.
Stacey told Dr. Oz that she made those controversial statements out of anger and that they were “advancing her” at the time — presumably her career aspirations.
‘I’m not homophobic. I am not a racist. I was just mad and it did me good,” the star admitted.
Iconic: Stacey became a household name after appearing as Dione in the Alicia Silverstone-led teen comedy Clueless; (LR) Alicia, Brittany Murphy and Stacey pictured in 1995