Huffpost Weird News

Octomom Goes To Rehab: Nadya Suleman Seeks Treatment For Xanax Addiction

Posted: Updated:
FILE - In this May 19, 2010 file photo,
FILE - In this May 19, 2010 file photo, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman poses for photos outside her La Habra, Calif., home. Police are investigating allegations of child neglect at the home of Suleman and her 14 children in Orange County. La Habra police said Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, the claims were reported last month by a caregiver. Suleman's manager, Gina Rodriguez, says the claims are not true and come from a woman who became obsessed with the children. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Octomom is in rehab.

Nadya Suleman checked in to the Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California to help deal with a dependence on the prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax, according to TMZ.

The site reports that Suleman has left the care of her 14 children to three nannies and two friends.

“Ms. Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery,” her representative said in a statement to ABCNews.com. “She will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed.”

The news comes weeks after Suleman avoided being charged for child neglect. The allegations were made by a woman who had become obsessed with Octomom's kids, according to Suleman's manager, Gina Rodriguez.

Related on HuffPost:

Octomom Nadya Suleman Photos
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman reportedly checks into 30-day rehab ...

Octomom Nadya Suleman Checks Into Rehab | E! Online

Octomom NOW IN REHAB -- Kids Left with Nannies | TMZ.com

Octomom checks into rehab for drug problem

Octomom Enters Rehab for Prescription Pill Addiction - UsMagazine ...

TMZ Live: Octomom -- She's in Rehab, Are Kids in Jeopardy?

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman reportedly checks into 30-day rehab, leaves 14 kids ...

Octomom checks into rehab over addiction to prescription drugs