Eminem Opens Up About His Drug Addiction

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Eminem is opening up about his drug addiction in a new documentary that is painfully and beautifully honest. In a YouTube promo clip, the “Love The Way You Lie” rapper explains how he lied to himself about his addiction to prescription drugs for years.

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“I don’t know at what point, exactly, it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more,” he says. This is exactly how it starts for the 1 in 10 drug users who become addicts. Since 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time each day, this means that 250 of them could become addicts!

Eminem’s friends often questioned his drug use — he sometimes even questioned it himself — but it took a long time for him to come to terms with the fact that he was an addict. If you’ve ever had to question whether or not your own or a friend’s drug or alcohol use is a problem, it might be. Check out MTV’s Half Of Us to learn about just how much is too much, and how to get help if you need it. Call 1-800-273-TALK for 24/7 anonymous help. “It does get better,” says Eminem. “It does.”

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If you or a friend is worried about drinking or drug use please check out Half Of Us for resources and tips on getting help.

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