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Octomom Dishes On Addiction, Panic Attacks, And Rehab

November 08, 2012 04:00 PM by Lisa Princ

When the news broke that Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, was entering rehab, some people were relieved, while others were left wondering if this was just another ploy for attention. In a new interview, Octomom shared some of her struggles, and dished about heading to rehab!

News of Octomom entering rehab, for an alleged addiction to Xanax, did not come as a huge surprise to most. While some have been speculating that Nadya actually suffers from a severe psychological disorder, Octomom says she did indeed have an addiction, and that is why she decided to seek help.

Just a few days before Octo entered rehab, she sat down for an interview with In Touch Magazine, where she shared her struggles with panic attacks. “I wake up at 5 every morning and take a five-minute shower,” she said, before admitting that she only sleeps a few hours per night. Nadya then went on to add: “I do the cooking for the next day in the middle of the night. It’s been exhausting.”

Just taking care of 14 kids must be exhausting, and Octomom has been plagued by financial woes as well, leading her take on whatever jobs she can. “I just do as much as I can to survive and generate as much revenue as I can,” she went on to reveal, as her reasoning for doing porn, stripping, etc.

And while Octomom may not be proud of things she has done for money, one thing she is proud of is that she took the first step to overcome her addiction. Nadya issued the following statement recently about her stint in rehab: “I chose to seek treatment for my recent use of Xanax, which was prescribed by my physician for panic attacks. I am working in therapy every day regarding the origin of these attacks so as not to have to rely on medications to handle it.”

Do you think Octomom actually has a drug addiction? Or does it matter, as long as she’s seeking treatment for her problems and leaving her kids in good hands? Share your opinion in the comments section below!

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14 Responses to “Octomom Dishes On Addiction, Panic Attacks, And Rehab”

  1. gail o Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    It is disgusting everything is about …Her… and not the children. She is shopping for a dumb sucker who hasn’t kept up with how those kids have been treated. Only one millionair sucker with a few bucks is all she needs.

    I have nothing but contempt for anything called a rehab that lets her run around like she does. Same goes for child services. She has exposed what a joke both are.

    Does anyone remember or care about the children? So far…not!

  2. gwen01 Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    You know I just don’t buy this self sacrificing, I do everything for my kids, I don’t sleep, I gave up my bed etc., crap that comes out of her mouth. I don’t believe she would turn down an opportunity for a reality show but says she would only because no one really wants to see her. She is a lot like Kate Gosselin in the fact that everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie to try and make herself look better or more likeable. She is mentally ill and how she has kept her kids is beyond me. Whatever happened to her finishing her degree and how did she go from becoming someone with a PH.D to someone who wants to teach aerobics? She has called every show on t.v. from Dr. Phil to Dr. Drew, Oprah etc., spewing her belief system and stories with the hope that at the end of a show she will be gifted with money to help with her mortgages or food or whatever and so far outside of Dr. Drew getting her a maid service she has not faired to well.

  3. Kimgal Says:
    March 8th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    It would make a lot of sense to me if she is in fact an addict. Addicts use drugs or anything mind or mood altering to make them feel better about themselves, or to “take them out of themselves.” She had all those babies because she thought they would “fix” her. There is definitely something missing within her. She is not happy with herself and that is what she needs to work on before she can ever be a good, nurturing mother to those children. Addicts don’t love themselves. If this is true, how can she love her children if she doesn’t love herself? I hope she gets the help she needs, learns a new way to live, and becomes a productive member of society instead of making a spectacle of herself for the tabloids. Like all addicts, she is guilty of attention seeking behavior. There is nothing shameful about being an addict as long as the person gets help. Recovery is possible and they can go on to lead good, productive lives. She MUST get involved in recovery for herself and to give her children the life they deserve.

  4. guest Says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 7:23 am

    She should have the Duggars adopt all her kids,they have enough babysitters build in

  5. Marion Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Just a woman trying to make herself rich through reality TV. She ended up being a dependent on social services. Seriously….what was she thinking, or should I say NOT thinking. I feel bad for the kids she littered the state of California with. Hopefully these kids will be an asset to California. SELFISH woman that’s all she is.

  6. Janis Says:
    April 20th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I have been a single mother to 2 children and it is HARD.
    I DO not agree that she had so many children but it seems she is making the best of it. It was the hardest thing I ever did and absolutely exhausting. Please give her more respect

  7. Janice Darrow Says:
    June 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    No Janis, I will not give her more respect. She is having panic attacks because she had 14 children. I was a stay-at-home mom for 16 years and although it can be exhausting, I did not burden anyone else with my problems and I was not on public assistance! I was also smart enough not to have more children than I could nurture and protect! 14 children is the most ridiculous thing she could have done, because she did have alternatives to having 8 at one time. She was offered selective reduction and she CHOSE not to do that. I have zero sympathy for her! She is quite a ridiculous figure.

  8. MomTwo Says:
    June 8th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Chill everyone, how sharp is the tongue that criticizes this human being doing the best she can. I understood her reason for having the last kids she thought only 1 embryo would survive but she couldn’t discard a possible life herself. Knowing this and how hard EVERYTHING has been for her makes me want to show compassion when compassion is due. Did you guys EVER screw up????? Use words to help not hinder! Oh and guess what it takes a lot of money to live on these days.

  9. Stephanie's Mom Says:
    June 23rd, 2013 at 10:46 am

    at least she can get away from all those kids checking in to Rehab–like a mini vacation–who keeps the kids? She needs a Sugar Daddy! A real wealthy one.

  10. Hopefull Says:
    June 25th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Well I feel for her. I do believe she loves her kids, OR when everybody stopped paying attention to her she would have given them up. She needs more help, you guys crying about how it is always about her on the news that’s because she is what the story is about. It’s not about the babies this time. Go over to her house and help her for a few hours Geez louise..

  11. zahara Says:
    July 13th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    no one can handle 14 kids. The law only lets daycare workers have 8 kids. She needs help and she needs financial help. No one will babysit 14 kids so how is she supposed to work? She should have done the Kate Gosslin thing and had a reality show. That would have provided money for a home and food and education for the kids. Why are you people so judgemental? YOU could not handle 14 kids. Yes she needs psychological help but so would YOU if YOU had 14 kids.

  12. ngnations Says:
    July 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    she needs to put these kids up for open adoption, if she really loves them. She could still be in their lives and they could know she loves them and only wants what is best for them. She is sick or she would have been satisfied with 6 kids, which she may have been able to handle, but still required assistance with. Why has she been allowed to keep all these kids when she can’t handle it, they are the victems and need rescuing. Yes the law only allows daycare workers to have 8, so what is the difference? There are people who would help her, but she seems to want everything her way or no way.

  13. Heidi. Says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Janis D. I am so glad for you to be able to stay at home with your children, that trulg is amazing and they are certainly lucky. With that said, i would like to point out that there is a difference between being a stay at home mom and a single mom. Single moms work, have the sole financial hardship among many other things. My point was simply that you seemed to lump them together and they are vastly diffe tee nt.

  14. Gisele Says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Yes, she was wrong, she should not have had so many children on her own. I think she has paid a heavy price for it. People pretended to want to help her but they only wanted to exploit her and hold her up for ridicule.

    She didn’t murder anyone. She had too many children. I think any God would want people to be merciful towards her.

    For the sake of the 14 children people should have helped her to keep a couple of nanny/housekeepers. Logistically it’s an impossible task.


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