Addiction can affect anyone regardless of upbringing, education or talent, and that includes rapper, actor and music producer Eminem. He was raised in Detroit and showed natural talent for rap music as a teenager, but his future included more than a successful career in the music industry. That career came along with a long-term addiction to painkillers.
The Chaos of Addiction
Eminem is now speaking openly about how addiction impacted his life. He was admitted into a drug rehab facility in 2007 after admitting that he was losing control of his life and almost overdosing on methadone. Not only did he experience the emotional chaos that often comes along with addictive behaviors, but he expressed shock at his physical transformation. He had gained a considerable amount of weight without realizing the change.
A Way Out of the Chaos
In October 2011, Eminem told Rolling Stone that his addiction got so bad that he wasn't taking the pills to get high. He needed them to feel normal. If you can relate, we want you to know that you're not alone. Eminem told Rolling Stone that a rehab counselor was key to his journey into sobriety, and we want to help you find a counselor, rehab and other addiction services in Detroit.
Eminem is now back to producing music, and painkillers no longer have the power to sabotage his success. If you know you're losing control over your life due to an alcohol or drug addiction, you can follow Eminem and many other addicts who have regained control of their lives.
It starts with admitting that you need help. When you're ready to take that step, we're here to help you step out of the chaos and into the successful life you were meant to enjoy.
Your Rehab Experience Should Be Private
Admitting that you have an addiction problem is the first step toward recovery and lifelong sobriety, but it can be a difficult one to make. Your next step will be choosing a rehab center that is right for you. Attending drug or alcohol rehabilitation is a highly private situation that should be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Those who are particularly worried about how confidential and private their treatment program will be may want to consider traveling out of town in order to seek treatment. In many cases, you might not need to travel very far to find a secluded enough location where you feel comfortable addressing your addiction problem.
On the other hand, outpatient treatment centers may need to be chosen based on how close they are to where you live. Because you'll be coming and going, having a nearby location for treatment will enable you to continue on with your life as usual. Our toll free hotline has representative standing by who can help you with this critical decision and let you know about local or distant rehab centers that will fit your needs.