Dax Shepard had Rob Lowe on his podcast, Armchair Expert, and the two talked about drugs, specifically talking to their kids about doing drugs. Both Dax and Rob have been sober for a while. And Dax said that since he knows drugs, he’s going to use his expertise to let his daughters, 7-year-old Lincoln and 5-year-old Delta Bell, know that they should really only stick with booze, shrooms, and weed. Dax has flipped the iconic “I Learned It By Watching You” anti-drug PSA upside down by telling his kids to yes, learn from him by staying away from the hard stuff.
HuffPo says that Dax, who has been sober for 15 years, is all for his daughters going on a shroom-produced trip in the future. But not because Dax is some psycho who wants his kids to trip out and see a leprechaun melt into the carpet. He’s read different studies that claim it makes you more creative:
“I am pro my children doing mushrooms at some point.
There’s a lot of different studies that have pretty conclusively shown that you have long-lasting creative advantages, right? People who have done mushrooms have markedly more creativity that lasts. So, yeah, I guess I’m going to tell my girls to do shrooms and to smoke pot and to drink and just don’t do cocaine or opioids. If you don’t do those two things, you’ll likely be able to do all the others ones for the rest of your life. But if you get involved with those two, it’s probably going to end the party. Or at least it did for me.”
Rob, who has been sober for 30 years, said he’s not even worried about his kids doing cocaine because they’ve told him about Adderall! His son, 27-year-old Matthew Lowe, needed to use Adderall in school:
“What kids are doing–they tell me that “Why would we do coke when we can do Adderall?” For my oldest son Matthew, it saved his life–studying. It’s a great thing, but it’s easily abused.”
Dax added that he’s happy there’s no “video record trail” of his “reptilian thoughts and actions.” Rob added that he’s happy he got sober before coke got cheap:
“I got lucky in that I got out of the game before coke was really cheap, before there was Viagra, before there was gnarly sleeping pills easily available, and before Facetime and all of that. Because that combination, would’ve killed me.”
Viagra?! Rob would have been abusing Viagra?! But I mean, dealing with an insane Tom Cruise as a roommate would drive me to drugs as well. Although if Rob had some Viagra with him, Tom maybe would have been more excited to share a room. And Dax and Kristen’s little daughters may ask if they can toke up now to deal with their parents blackout fighting.