Eminem’s struggles with drug addiction has been well-documented over the his life. In 2002, Em became addicted to Ambien and sleeping medication while working 16-hours days during the shoot of his film, 8 Mile. According to a feature in Rolling Stone, Eminem attended rehab in 2005 but failed out and is addiction to prescriptions drugs like Xanax, Valium and Vicodin grew worse in the wake of the death of his best friend, rapper Proof.
In December 2007, Eminem overdosed on methadone after taking the rough equivalent of four bags of heroin, according to doctors. Aftewards, Eminem got sober in April 2008 and started attending drug counseling meetings at churches around Detroit. Em would later document his struggles with addiction on his latest two albums, Relapse and Recovery.