Octomom Nadya Suleman checks into rehab for Xanax addiction
Nadya Suleman — famously known as Octomom — has now entered a rehab facility for prescription drug addiction, and her 14 children will reportedly remain with nannies for at least the next month.
According to reports, 37-year-old Nadya Suleman admitted herself into the Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California over the weekend because of “anxiety, exhaustion, and stress,” acknowledging she has become dependent on Xanax. It is said to be an anti-anxiety drug which Suleman began taking to “deal with stress.”
The rep of Nadya Suleman said in a statement, “Nadya wanted to get off the Xanax she was prescribed by her doctor and learn to deal with her stress, exhaustion and anxiety with professional help with a team of doctors. Nadya wanted to deal with her issues and make sure she is the best mother she can be.”
“Ms. Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery,” the rep added. “She will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed.”
The rep concluded, “Although the rehab offered to treat her at no charge, Ms. Suleman opted to pay for the program.”
As for the her 14 children, reports said that Nadya Suleman is using three nannies and two friends to divvy up the child care duties while she is inside the rehab facility. She also has a driver to take the kids to and from school.
Neither Nadya’s mother nor father have been tapped to care for the kids.
Reports stated that Nadya Suleman can afford to pay for treatment by herself because she’s been making quite some fortune out of her porn career, but the rehab facility offered to pay her bills anyway.
Octomom made headlines when she gave birth to octuplets back in 2009 – in addition to her six other children.
Nadya Suleman filed for bankruptcy in April and recently made an adult video and posed semi-nude for a magazine to earn money.