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Kids Left with Nannies

10/30/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nadya Suleman has checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug problem ... leaving her 14 kids without a mother for 30 straight days ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Octomom tells us ... Nadya 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 us, "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.”

TMZ has obtained photos of Nadya on her way to the treatment center (above).

As for the kids ... we're told Nadya is using 3 nannies and 2 friends to divvy up the child care duties. She also has a driver to take the kids to and from school.

Neither Nadya's mother nor father have been tapped to care for the kids.

We're told Nadya 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.


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She probably needed to get away from those 14 unruly children of hers. What's going to happen when she comes back from her 30 day vacation? She'll still have all those kids to deal with on a daily basis.

688 days ago

Joan K    

When will this crazy person finally go away, oh wait she willbe on vacation for 30 days so th public won't have to see or hear about her for a little while. Now if only all of the Trashians could join her

688 days ago


Regular people have to just stop their pain medications/anti-anxiety medications cold turkey....but in Hollywood, they check into rehab. I think she is looking for a break from the kids more than anything. She did something incredibly stupid and now she has to pay the piper by taking care of a house full of screaming kids for many many years.

688 days ago


Next they will take her kids! Palmdale was the wrong place to move!

688 days ago


Chapman house is like 7,000 at least. Im sure she has no insurance because she has no job. If she is on Medical, Chapman house does not take medical.

688 days ago


everyone criticizes her over every thing that she does, and it is pretty ridiculous. i actually applaud her for realizing she has a problem, and reaching out for help before it spiraled out of control. many of today's celebrities should try that, instead of making an ass out of themselves.

688 days ago


Exactly how does a 30 day vacation help Nutya learn to deal with the stress in her life? Xanax dependence could easily be treated as an outpatient where a therapist could help her deal with the reality she has 14 kids.

My bet is that Nutya has been diagnosed with something far more serious (bipolar, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, etc) and this little 30 day absence from her brood is ahead of a court mandated one. Social services has been involved with this family. Social workers won't pull kids because a mother is mentally ill- but they can require a mentally ill mom get treatment.

688 days ago


A phone call at the treatment center:

"Hey Mohammed! We need you aver at admitting to do a cavity search."

"Huh? Why me? I'm the gardener! Well, Octomom is checking in and you have the longest arms here."

"Oh...OK. Be right there."

"Cool! Oh, and Mo'...bring a flashlight...and some rope!"

688 days ago


Yeah.... the rehab is paying for it because it gets their name out there... and because, hey.... how convenient that there were photos of the exact moment that reps from the rehab in Orange County went all the way up to Palmdale to pick her up? It's publicity for the rehab center.

688 days ago

✫✫✫ The King Of Pop ✫✫✫ Pill Popping ✫✫✫    

I Feel Your Pain,


688 days ago


It's a shame she couldn't get hooked on birth control pills instead.

688 days ago


OMFG, really?

688 days ago


Go read the Radaronline story with Audio. She has a drinking problem, even her Father has concerns.

688 days ago


Canada Only

688 days ago


Keep her in Rehab please...those little creatures deserve the best.

688 days ago
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