With names like Relapse and Recovery for albums titles, it was only evident that rapper, Eminem was suffering from some kind of addiction, but for what was the question.
In a documentary that will be released later this month titled, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, the rapper opens up and gets candid about his addiction to Vicodin. In it, he also reveals about the night he almost died and still did not stop doing drugs; he just continued on his Vicodin rampage.
“Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died,” he said. “My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything.”
But even though, that could have been the rock-bottom moment for him, the rapper still continued to do drugs. “My bottom was going to be death, and within a month I had relapsed and shot right back up to the same amount of drugs I was taking” he explains about his relapse.
He also reveals that he had come up with several ways to justify his drug addiction by saying that he was not “out there shooting heroin” nor was he “putting coke up my nose.” “You’re struggling with the argument of ‘Do you have a problem, or do you not have a problem? Can you control or can you not? And I literally thought I could control it” he admits about the deciding factor in his addiction.
He explains that he fell into his addiction because he was just taking whatever people were giving to him which led him down that dangerous path.
“They look like a pill, and they’re shaped like something you would take, so you take. Xanax, Valium …all in the same family. F*** it, take it,” he explains.
Eventually, Slim Shady did hit rock-bottom and went into rehab to take care of his addiction. “Coming off of everything, I literally was up for three weeks straight,” he says. “I had to regain motor skills. I to regain talking skills.”
And if there’s anything that he will tell those that have suffered a similar fates him he says the following, “So I would say to anybody that it does get better. You know, it just does.”
How To Make Money Selling Drugs is set to be released in theaters, today.