Christina Haack Says Smoking Toad Venom ‘Kicked Out Years of Anxiety in 15 Mins’

Christina Haack revealed that she smoked hallucinogenic toad venom before meeting her husband, Joshua Hall. The HGTV star’s ex-husband, Ant Anstead, recently slammed her parenting and filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son, Hudson. The English TV presenter cited Haack’s experience with toad venom as an example of her being a bad mom. 

Christina Haack wears hoop earrings and smiles.
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Christina Haack claimed that smoking toad venom ‘reset her brain’

On July 8, 2021, Christina Haack revealed that she had smoked a Bufo toad before meeting her husband, Joshua Hall. She posted an Instagram photo showing Hall with his arm around her on a beach. The photo was taken from behind, showcasing Haack’s long blonde tresses blowing in the wind. 

“I met Josh when I wasn’t in a state of fear or fight-or-flight,” Haack shared in the caption. “I had taken time off social, hired a spiritual coach and smoked a Bufo toad (which basically reset my brain and kicked out years of anxiety in 15 mins).”

She went on to discuss the pressures of fame and social media, and how she felt “crazy protective” of Hall after meeting him.

“I may be a bit crazy and im definitely not perfect but I will never live my life based on other peoples judgments or opinions,” Haack wrote. “We pride ourselves on never judging others and always wanting others to be happy and we wish others would have the same respect.”

Christina Haack’s ex-husband, Ant Anstead, used the HGTV star’s experience with smoking toad venom as an example of her dangerous parenting

On Apr. 28,  TMZ reported that Christina Haack’s ex-husband Ant Anstead filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son Hudson. Anstead accused the HGTV star of endangering the toddler and putting him at medical risk. 

According to the publication, court documents showed that the English TV presenter cited Haack’s experience with hallucinogenic toad venom as one example of her being an unfit parent. 

The Flip or Flop star responded by submitting her own legal documents, including a letter providing evidence she believes supports her claims that her ex had lied (per Page Six).

Haack did not deny “illegal drug use on July 08, 2021” (referring to her smoking Bufo toad venom). But she wrote that Anstead failed to admit that he left for the U.K. “shortly thereafter, leaving Hudson in [her] care for 10 days.”


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Other celebrities, including Hunter Biden and Mike Tyson, have tried toad venom

Christina Haack isn’t the first celebrity to share their experience with toad venom. Boxing champion Mike Tyson opened up about the drug (which is illegal in the U.S.) in 2018. 

“It’s almost like dying and being reborn,” Tyson said on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (per Forbes). “It’s inconceivable.” 

Hunter Biden wrote about his experience with toad venom in his 2021 memoir Beautiful Things. He claimed the drug helped him overcome his addiction to crack cocaine for a year. “I know it sounds loopy,” Biden wrote.“Yet whatever else it did or didn’t do, the experience unlocked feelings and hurts I’d buried deep for too long. It served as a salve.”

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