Just last week Nadya Suleman (AKA) “Octomom” shared not only her parenting tips, but her excitement about moving into her brand new 5000 square foot home. Unfortunately it looks like she won’t be spending much time there as TMZ reports that she has checked into a 30 day rehab program for a prescription drug problem.
An Octomom rep tells TMZ, “Nadya admitted herself into the Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California over the weekend after acknowledging she’s become dependent on Xanax … an anti-anxiety drug … which she began taking to deal with stress.” “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,” they added.
What about the 14 kids? It’s a good thing they are in a brand new, comfortable home because they are going to need the comfort and security as three nannies, friends (but not family) and even a driver have been called in to take care of the child care duties.
Reportedly her porn career can pay for her rehabilitation but it won’t have to. Apparently the rehab center has offered to pick up the tab for this treatment.
Xanax, according to WebMD.com is used to “treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA). Drugs.com offers several warnings about the use of Xanax including not to use while pregnant, or if you have certain health issues. It also warns “Xanax may be habit forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.”
Xanax overdoses have been linked to several celebrity deaths including Amy Winehouse, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith and Whitney Houston.
Serious side effects may include hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, memory problems or loss of coordination. These side effects should be reported to your doctor immediately. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you or a family member is suffering from these symptoms or suspect a drug or alcohol problem you can find help through your local physician or contact one of these drug and/or alcohol rehab centers in Houston, Texas.
Memorial Herman Prevention and Recovery Center
Or you can call the Houston Drug Rehab Hotline at 800-501-9330 or visit them online.