Octomom Nadya Suleman: 'Rehab Has Changed My Life'

"I will be continuing my treatment."
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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.”

Suelman was specifically denying reports that Michael Lohan, the father of actress Lindsay Lohan, organized an intervention.

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.”

Watch our video interview with Suleman, below.

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  • Reny Simone
    Reny Simone

    You said it perfectly! Its always been about Nadya only, right from the start!

  • Joe

    The psycho nadya went to get bigger implants. That was her rehab. What a joke!

  • donedonedone

    Rehab has done so much for me, me, me. Everything looks so new and different me, me, me. I got to eat out in Hollywood, go to Tennessee and explore what is so special about, me, me. And learn to do something new: focus on the wonder that is me, me, me. Because it is ALL ABOUT ME Kids? Oh, yeah I have a bunch of kids behind door number 3, I think. But enough about them. I have something to tell you about how rehab has changed me, me, me. ............

  • annie

    how was your vacation lady.....had someone else take care of your kids.....great vacation hu??? she won't change at all..just go into rehab when she gets tired...yaapeeeee idiot!!!!

  • Toni s.
    Toni s.

    I hope Nadya Suleman can get her life turned around. Her own life is her worst punisher. Lord, can anyone imagine caring for fourteen children? I don't always blame doctors but in this instance I do. Patients may at times present with unrealistic demands but that is when a doctor should show constraint and good sense. I hope some good church will find it in their hearts to minister to this woman and her children. It can be done albeit with difficulty. No-one wants fourteen children to become out of control adults.

  • Deanna

    Too bad there isn't a fix for her insanity. Or her innate ugliness.

  • Bella Young
    Bella Young

    I don't care how many stories the media posts on this lady, but I don't even see hints of beauty either. If this is the latest of celebrity media today, seriously, ewwwwwwgh.