Eminem is a Drug Addict

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Who knew Eminem had so much in common with Dr. Gregory House?

In the June/July issue of Vibe, the rapper tells the world that he's a drug addict, having recently overcome an addiction to pain medication that nearly killed him.

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"It's no secret I had a drug problem," Eminem writes in the first-person account. "If I was to give you a number of Vicodin I would actually take in a day? Anywhere between 10 to 20. Valium, Ambien, the numbers got so high I don't even know what I was taking."

Following a 2005 stint in rehab, the artist relapsed and almost died from an overdose after swallowing a handful of unidentified blue pills an acquaintance had provided.

"My doctor told me those mysterious new pills were methadone, which is used to wean heroin addicts off dope," he says. "Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn't have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can't even say 100 percent for sure. My doctor told me the amount of methadone I'd taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didn't click."

The rapper adds that he can now relate to his mother, who has battled addiction for most of her adult life.

Eminem has been sober for a year. His new album, Relapse will hit stores on May 19.

"I wanted to make an overall statement: I'm back. It was a slow process. You gotta remember I hadn't recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song In sober... I don't know the last time I shot a video sober, without drinking or taking anything. It's been years."

In closing, the man whose first single off Relapse is the hit "We Made You," says rapping has replaced using.

"I almost feel like a little kid again with rap. I wanna play around with different flows. If I don’t feel like it's what I'm fully capable of, if there's one weak line, I wanna change it. Rap was my drug. It used to get me high and then it stopped getting me high. Then I had to resort to other things to make me feel that ... now rap's getting me high again."

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yeah, dis goes out 2 dat dumb fuck dat said m's not gonna do well without dem drugs. Nigga u fuckin loosing ur mind or sumtin? Look if u aint gonna b happy 4 a hommie jst shot ur dumb fuck of a rat hole u call a mouth

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Eminem. . .we loves u pls cme wth a stnng perfmnce. . . !

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I dont care what ever he does I only care about that I love m

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wow. To "junkie" I guess the name really suits you. Regardless of what or how much you used you can get clean. From the sounds of it you ought to take a suggestion or two from eminem. Your EGO seems to tell you that the harder the drugs you do the cooler you are. I am here to tell you that you sound like a fucking idiot. Grow up buddy. It is a beautful thing to get clean and I am very glad that Eminem has the oppurtunity to see that!

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It helps when you switch to something else as a crutch right M.

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lol vicodin c'mon theres more tylenol than morphine in that shit and methadone you mean that shit people use to ween themselves off of real drugs? he's not an addict he just can't handle his middle school drugs

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yEAH I BET YOU DO LOVE THE DRUGS!!! jUST WAIT INTILL IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU AND TRUST ME IT WILL!!! i AM HAPPY TO HEAR HE HAS FOUND A NEW WAY OF LIFE AND HAS A CHANCE TO SAY AND SEE WHAT THE WORLD TRULY HAS TO OFFEER. STAY CLEAN!!! bLESS YOU :)sMILE AND LOVE BABY :)

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HE's DAmn gOOD MAn ........ i HAVe His aLL aLBUms aND it's gOOD hE LEfT THOSe dAMn fKIng DrUGs....... i lOVE U SlIM sHAdy.... ;)

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this idiot that says eminem wont be the same withour drugs is stupid ass fuck...drugs aint make him who he is his lyrics and skills got him where he at..dumb ass...nd he smart to get off them and RECOVER for his life and hailey...dumb fuck

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Shit i love rap and i think eminem is a great rapper but fuck..he aint going to be the same with out them drugs.hell i use drugs every single day and i fucken love it i love the fucken drugs so all i gotta say is fuck the world and enjoy being high.

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