Eminem is 11 Years Sober From Prescription Drugs – and Deeply Grateful for It
Mathers’ prior drug use was no private matter – songs like “Drug Ballad” and “These Drugs” punctuated a body of work so substance-inspired that a Project Know survey of Rap Genius archives found that Eminem made the most drug references in hip hop. He discussed his issues with pill addiction openly in a 2009 interview with Vibe magazine: “It’s no secret I had a drug problem. 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.”Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as Eminem, is 11 years sober – and proud of it. The prolific rapper posted a photo of his 11-year chip on his Instagram and Twitter accounts with the caption “11 years – still not afraid,” a brief but apt description of the bravery, hope and optimism inherent in the recovery journey.