Various media outlets have reported that Nadya Sulemon, who is also known as “Octomom” because she carried eight children at once after having fertility treatments, has decided to enter an addiction recovery program for an addiction to Xanax. Sulemon was a mother of six before having octuplets and she has been vilified in the media. In a statement released to the press, Sulemon wrote that she was originally prescribed Xanax for panic attacks and that she was finding her voice in rehab.
Her words are very poignant. A lot of people do find their voices when they seek treatment for addiction. While some may think that substance abuse allows them to express themselves, they may not realize that they are in some ways hampering their own freedom by becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol.
At Transitions Recovery, patients begin the journey to freedom from chemical dependency in the care of highly skilled, staff experienced in alcohol abuse treatment and drug rehabilitation. Each individual benefits from intensive ongoing clinical care, as well as structure and support in a reality-based environment.
If you are trying to find the courage to speak with someone about your problems with addiction, call us toll free at 1-800-626-1980. You can also complete the confidential contact form on our website. We do not sell or share your information with anyone else. We are here to help you get on the right track.