Published October 30, 2012
Nadya Suleman has checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug problem, leaving her 14 kids without a mother for 30 straight days, TMZ reports.
A rep for Octomom tells TMZ that Suleman admitted herself into the Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California over the weekend after acknowledging she's become dependent on Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, which she began taking to "deal with stress."
Suleman's rep tells TMZ: "Nadya wanted to get off the Xanax she was prescribed by her doctor and learn to deal with her stress, exhaustion and anxiety with professional help with a team of doctors. Nadya wanted to deal with her issues and make sure she is the best mother she can be.”
As for the kids, TMZ says she is using three nannies and two friends to divvy up the child care duties. She also has a driver to take the kids to and from school.
Neither Suleman's mother nor father have been tapped to care for the kids.
TMZ says Suleman can afford to pay for treatment by herself -- because she's been making a ton of money from her porn career -- but the rehab facility offered to pick up the tab anyway.