The actress said her “18 to 20 pills a day” habit made her “lose everything”.
Stacey Desch opened for the first time about her previous substance abuse.
In a sneak peak from Thursday “Dr. Oz,” the “clueless” veterinarian said she recently celebrated five years of sobriety after battling an addiction to Vicodin painkillers. The sobriety, according to the star, brought her clarity about her past strained relationship with her parents.
“I’m clean for five years and in those five years my biggest blessing is that not only have I been able to be honest with myself and become a better person – but I was able to understand my parents and that they did love me and that they did the best they could and that they were just sick, they were addicted. “
Asked how “bad” her addiction was, Dash said, “I took 18 to 20 pills a day.”
“That’s expensive,” said Dr. Oz, to which Dash replied, “Yes, I lost everything.”
On a Facebook posten to promote her appearance on the show, Dash wrote, “I share my deepest, darkest secret. I thank the Lord for saying that I have grown more in the last 5 years than I have in my entire life.”
“I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who have loved and supported me through my most difficult time.”
In another clip, Dash addresses some of her earlier controversial statements. In 2015, she was temporarily suspended by Fox News for disparaging comments about Barack Obama and in 2016 she said transgender people should go to the bathroom “in the woods” because they do not endanger children’s safety.
“I’m not homophobic. I’m not a racist. I was just angry and it benefited me,” she told Dr Oz.