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Nadya Suleman, known colloquially on the Internet as "Octomom," says her decision to enter rehab was made after consulting with her manager, not through an intervention.

"I chose to seek treatment after consulting with my manager regarding my recent use of Xanax, which was prescribed by my physician for panic attacks," Suleman, 37, said in a statement. "There were no other people involved with me entering treatment other than my manager and myself."

Suelman went on to deny reports that Michael Lohan helped the mother of 14 enter rehab by organizing an intervention.

"There was no intervention that took place. I am working in therapy every day with my doctors and therapists regarding the origin of these attacks so as not to have to rely on medications to handle it. I am paying for my own treatment; I am finding my voice here."

Suleman checked herself into Chapman House Treatment Center in Orange, Calif. on Oct. 23 for anxiety, stress and exhaustion.

At the time, a rep for Suleman said she has been "taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with anxiety, but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery."

 

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