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Truths About Eminem's Drug Addiction You Never Knew

Getting addicted to drugs is something that is very common in the industry.

Marshall Mathers or as we commonly know him, Eminem had a gruesome drug problem back in the day but nobody really understood the intensity of the problem initially. The rapper and songwriter had to struggle a great deal before he made a name for himself in Hollywood, and coping with drug addiction was one of them. Although, he never hides any of his secrets and his angst is depicted very graciously in his songs, here are some facts about Eminem's drug addiction that we didn't know. 

Truths About Eminem's Drug Addiction You Never Knew

Truths About Eminem's Drug Addiction You Never Knew

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Eminem didn't have an easy ride.

Eminem didn't have an easy ride.

His sick mother and drama concerning his ex-wife and custody of his daughter are some of the examples of tragedies from his life. On top of that, he had his drug troubles.

Yet, he never hid anything from his fans.

Yet, he never hid anything from his fans.

His songs and lyrics made his life transparent and he made his fans a part of his struggle.

It started in 2002.

It started in 2002.

He started using Ambien when he was filming 8 Mile. Initially, it was harmless and he would use them to help him sleep well.

But that wasn't all.

But that wasn't all.

That was just the beginning and then substance use issues began with Eminem.

Then, the Valium started.

Then, the Valium started.

It mainly acts as an analgesic and Eminem started using nearly 50 a day. He gained a massive amount of weight and he was almost recognizable to people close to him.

In 2007, he overdosed on Methadone.

In 2007, he overdosed on Methadone.

Another analgesic drug only made available to terminally ill patients. He overdosed on it and it was supposed as though he had taken nearly three bags of heroin.

Doctors said he was 2 hours from dying.

Doctors said he was 2 hours from dying.

He was resuscitated on time, otherwise he wouldn't be alive today.

His condition was still not improving.

His condition was still not improving.

He also suffered from a seizure during his hospital stay and that's when he decided to turn things around.

He's in a much better shape now.

He's in a much better shape now.

He quit all the drugs and became clean. He now attends church regularly. By 2008, he was fully clean through diet control, exercise and counseling.

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