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Octomom enters rehab

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Nadya Suleman deals with a Xanax addiction

Octomom continues her year of headlines by entering a rehabilitation facility to treat an addiction to the prescription drug Xanax.

Octomom enters rehab

Octomom Nadya Suleman is making news again this week as she checked herself into rehab over the weekend. The mother of 14 will be staying at the Chapman House Treatment Center to wean herself off an addiction to Xanax.

Xanax is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, but it can also part of a program to deal with depression, agoraphobia and premenstrual syndrome.

Suleman's representative told TMZ, "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."

The 14 kids are currently under the supervision of two family friends and three nannies who are in charge of child care for the next month. Suleman has a driver in place to get the kids to school each day, but Octomom's own parents are not helping out at this point.

In another interesting side note to this story, her rep shared, "Although the rehab offered to treat her at no charge, Ms. Suleman opted to pay for the program."

Suleman has been earning her income through the adult film industry after having to file for bankruptcy earlier this year and losing her home in La Habra, California, to a foreclosure auction. She currently lives in Palmdale, California, in a 5,000-square-foot home paid for with the earnings she acquired in the porn business.

While it is doubtful that this is the last we have heard of Octomom, let's hope the next 28 days are quiet and stress-free for her while she gets treatment.

Image courtesy of Hugh Dillon/WENN.com
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