Octomom Nadya Suleman: 'Rehab Has Changed My Life'
She's back -- and touting a dramatic change in her life.
The woman known as Octomom, Nadya Suleman, ended a 28-day rehabilitation program at Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California on November 22, in time to spend Thanksgiving with her family.
“It feels good to be home with my family and to be in a better place then I was prior to entering Chapman Rehab," the 37-year-old mother-of-14 told Celebuzz in a statement.
"I am looking forward to my future and still feel I have a lot of work to do on myself, therefore I will be continuing my treatment. The staff at Chapman Rehab have been amazing and have changed my life, I am forever grateful for the valuable tools they gave me to help deal with my anxiety."
Suleman added that she will be continuing treatment for two day weekly retreats while living at home.
In the days after she entered the facility, Suleman told Celebuzz that her decision to seek treatment 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,” she said. “There were no other people involved with me entering treatment other than my manager and myself.”
Octomom -- who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009 -- added: “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.”