Dax Shepard Discusses The Link Between Child Molestation And Addiction

His brave admission may help many

via Flickr user (cc) antsnax

Although addiction has many causes, sexual assault victims are shown to have very high incidences of drug and alcohol abuse problems. According to RAINN, victims of sexual assault are 26 times more likely to abuse drugs than those who haven’t been victimized. That’s why actor and recovering addict Dax Shepard’s recent admission that he was molested at the age of seven is so important.

The star of Idiocracy and TV’s Parenthood, opened up about being molested on Monday’s episode of The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM. “It took me 12 years to tell anyone that,” Shepard says. “Then all that time, I was like, A) ‘It’s my fault.’ As generic as that is...And, I’m gay. I must have manifested this because I’m secretly gay.’ I had all these insane thoughts for 11 years or 12 years.”

Shepard made the connection between his molestation and addiction after his mother, a court-appointed child advocate, told him, “If you’ve been molested, you only have a 20 percent chance of not being an addict.” His brave admission may help other addicts understand the roots of their problems and, ultimately, overcome their disease. Understanding the link between molestation and addiction can also help victims, parents and healthcare professionals prevent abuse victims from falling into the clutches of addiction.

via The Hill / Twitter

President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

Keep Reading
The Planet
via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

Keep Reading

The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

Keep Reading
The Planet