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.
“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.”
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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