Dennis Quaid is opening up like never before about his battle with cocaine addiction.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly that aired on Monday, the 64-year-old actor shares how his past drug addiction has affected his life.
"I grew up in the '60s and the 7'0s and there was a completely different attitude about [drugs] back then," Quaid says on Megyn Kelly Today. "It was even in some movie budgets. I kept roaring on."
Quaid also reveals that he "was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the 80s."
“I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me,” Dennis Quaid on his addiction to cocaine and when he decided to get help and go to rehab. #MegynTODAYpic.twitter.com/3imer8FShJ
"I spent many, many a night screaming at God to please take this away from me. [I said], 'I'll never do it again because I've only got an hour before I have to be at work,'" Quaid says. "At about four o'clock in the afternoon I would go, 'That's not so bad.'"
The turning point for the Parent Trap star was an out-of-body experience of sorts. "I had what I call a 'white light experience' where I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me," he recalls.
Dennis Quaid out and about
Dennis Quaid out and about
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Dennis Quaid sighting at Global House on April 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Dennis Quaid on the Today Show. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Actor Dennis Quaid discusses 'Fortitude' with the Build Series at Build Studio on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Dennis Quaid visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Jemima Kirke and Dennis Quaid -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 18: Actor and recording artist Dennis Quaid of Dennis Quaid & The Sharks performs during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXIII at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
Actor Dennis Quaid (R) visits Sandra Bernhard's 'Sandyland' on SiriusXM's 'RadioAndy' at SiriusXM Studios on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Dennis Quaid -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, January 23 included Dennis Quaid ('A Dog's Purpose'), Bill Burr ('Walk Your Way Out' comedy special) and musical guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Actors Cary Elwes, Christian Cooke and Dennis Quaid attend Sony's Crackle 'The Art Of More' Rings The New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange on November 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Dennis Quaid (L) and Santa Auzina attend 'The Art Of More' Season 2 Premiere at Museum Of Arts And Design on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid, and Christian Cooke attend The Build Series to discuss 'The Art Of More' at AOL HQ on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Molly Shannon and Dennis Quaid backstage during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, November 7, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Christian Cooke, Dennis Quaid, Elvis Mitchell and Cary Elwes attend the Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q&A of 'The Art Of More' at LACMA on October 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Dennis Quaid, Faye Dorn and Richard Dormer attend Photocall for 'Fortitude 2' as part of MIPCOM at Palais des Festivals on October 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actor Dennis Quaid attends a career retrospective for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations at SAG Foundation Actors Center on October 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Dennis Quaid and guest attends MIPCOM Opening Party at Martinez Hotel on October 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)