October 31, 2012 01:29:43 GMT
The octomom is dealing with 'anxiety, exhaustion, and stress' due to her addiction to Xanax that is prescribed by her doctor.
Nadya Suleman is seeking help for "anxiety, exhaustion, and stress" as a result of prescription drug addiction. The mother of 14 entered the Chapman House Treatment center in Orange, Calif. last Tuesday evening, October 23.
"Ms. Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery," her rep told ABC News. "She will be in treatment for 28 days or more if needed."
The representative continued, "Although the rehab offered to treat her at no charge, Ms. Suleman opted to pay for the program."
Nadya leaves her children in the care of babysitters and friends. The octomom reportedly calls home twice a day from rehab and is expected to visit the kids for the first time this coming Saturday. "She's been crying a lot," one of the nannies says.
The 37-year-old mother had financial issues that led to her filing bankruptcy in April this year. She was also accused of neglecting her kids and allowing physical and sexual abuses at her home, but she's cleared of the allegations due to lack of evidence.
Nadya recently made an adult video and posed semi-nude for a magazine to earn cash. According to TMZ, she caught her oldest son watching her R-rated video online last summer. She reportedly told one of her nannies about it while crying.