During a recent appearance on the “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike Podcast,” Jacoby Shaddix opened up about the mental health struggles that he has faced amid the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman revealed that he “fell off the wagon” during these trying times, but has now reentered recovery.
Shaddix said the following:
“Just to be straight with you, I, during the pandemic, I fell off the wagon and I was smoking pot. And I was just, you know, I just got caught up and depressed, you know, depressed and just stuck in this space. And I wasn’t working an active program of recovery. And I found myself with a joint in my mouth, you know? And yeah, it’s legal in California. And yes, it is medicine to some people, but it’s not to me. Anytime, I put any kind of mind altering substance in my body, there’s like this veil that gets dropped on me and just kind of like isolates me from the world.”
He also added:
“When I was with my brothers in recovery, I was like, ‘Hey, man, this what I’ve been up to, I need help, dude, I need it. I need help getting myself back out of this. Because…I knew I was getting closer. You know, I told my guys, you know, ‘Well, at least I didn’t drink,’ you know, and they’re like, ‘Well, yeah, that’s good. That is good, Cobe. But you were heading straight towards it, homey. Like, that’s where you are going. And that was a really hard realization, but a good realization for me to have – is to really understand like, I was feeding the bad wolf.”
[via The PRP]