Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, is headed to rehab to seek treatment for a prescription drug problem. She has apparently checked into the Chapman House Rehabilitation Center in California to treat a dependency on the drug Xanax which she was taking to treat anxiety. According to a statement issued by reps for Miss Suleman, “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. She will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed. Although the rehab offered to treat her at no charge, Ms. Suleman opted to pay for the program.”
Suleman, who famously gave birth to octuplets back in 2009, will be leaving her 14 young children in the care of friends and nannies while she receives treatment. Despite filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, Octomom seems to have eased her financial woes of late by launching a career in adult entertainment. While her finances may have stabilized her abilities as a mother have come under serious question in recent years. According to nannies that have worked for Suleman, the older children have sexually abused their younger siblings. Reports of black eyes and other indications of abuse have been reported as well. Social Services paid Octomom a visit not too long ago after a hairstylist who went to Suleman’s home to give her a $2,000 haircut discovered that the family was living without plumbing, using training toilets in the backyard instead. She is also finding it difficult to protect her children from her budding porn career. According to a nanny, who reported the incident to family services, Suleman caught her 11 year old watching one of her adult videos on the family computer back in June.