Eminem Opens Up About Drug Addiction, Recovery

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The bigger the crowd, the bigger my habit got.

So says Eminem in the latest issue of GQ, as the rapper holds little back when discussing the addiction that almost got him killed.

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“I’m very much a creature of habit,” the artist tells the magazine. “If I’m used to waking up in the morning and having [a Red Bull], I could do it every morning for the next ten years straight until I find something else to move on to. So if I’m used to taking a Vicodin when I wake up in the morning because I’m hungover from ­drinking or taking pills."

Pick up GQ for a lot more from Eminem's interview's, excerpts from which we've posted below.

On a stint in rehab: "Every addict in rehab feels like everyone’s staring at them. With me? Everyone was staring at me.”

On finally seeking help: "I had a feeling in my arm that was weird, man. Like, it really freaked me out. So I went to some people I trust and said, ‘Look, I know I need help. I’m ready now.’ I got a room in the same hospital where I overdosed, and I detoxed."

On addiction: "I wish I was wired like a regular person and could go have a f-ckin’ drink,. But that’s the biggest thing about addiction: When you realize that you cannot f-ck around with nothing ever again. I never understood when people would say it’s a disease. Like, ‘Stop it, dickhead. It’s not a disease!’ But I finally realized it really is.”


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