Daryl Sabara shares advice to encourage him to stay sober
Daryl Sabara is truly understanding his path to sobriety.
In an appearance on his wife Meghan Trainor’s podcast Workin’ On It, the 30-year-old Spy Kids alum opened up about the advice he received that inspired him to quit drinking and smoking pot.
“One very helpful piece of advice that my therapist gave me was [that] she just said, ‘If you want to get in your A-game, maybe consider full sobriety,'” he said. “I was like, ‘Fuck! Of course I want to be in my A-game.'”
He explains that was the moment he decided to quit all substances – although he says he’s never had a particularly bad experience with marijuana.
“[Quitting marijuana] was hard for me because marijuana didn’t have any effects,” he explained. “I’ve never had an experience as bad as marijuana. It was awesome.”
Still, his therapist’s advice “did inspire me to go, ‘Well, you know what? Even though marijuana isn’t really bad for me right now, I don’t need to keep testing it to wait to get bad or get in trouble. So let’s try this totally sober thing.”
While the process hasn’t been easy, he says other opportunities for self-discovery are welcome.
“I’ve found that being alone is a trigger for me,” he shares. “I know now that when I’m alone, the little bastard in my head says, ‘Hey, man, it’s just us now. What are we going to do?’ It’s awesome to know it’s coming and not be like going for a drink or smoking weed.”
Sabara and Trainor, who share a 1-year-old son, Riley, have never shied away from talking about their personal lives – including Trainor’s “nightmare” breastfeeding experience after giving birth.
In a December interview with People magazine, Trainor, 28, revealed that they want to expand their family.
“I’m trying to have four kids, so I have to get on with it!” The singer said at the time, noting that she felt overwhelmed after welcoming Riley.
“After having kids, I felt like, there’s nothing I can’t do,” she said. “So now I’m just trying to cancel all the dreams on my dream list.”