’Octomom’ Checks into Rehab Citing Anxiety, Stress
LOS ANGELES - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has checked herself into a rehabilitation center, citing anxiety, exhaustion and stress, a spokeswoman for the mother of 14 said Tuesday.
Suleman had been taking the medication Xanax under a doctor’s care to deal with her problems, but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery, spokeswoman Gina Rodriguez said in a statement.
Suleman checked herself into Chapman House Treatment Center on Oct. 23 and "will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed," Rodriguez said.
The rehab facility declined to confirm they are caring for Suleman because of patient confidentiality laws.
Meanwhile, three nannies and two of Suleman’s friends will care for her octuplets, who will be 4 years old in January, and her six older children.
A driver will take the kids to and from school, and their Palmdale home in the Mojave Desert has around-the-clock security, Rodriguez said.