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'How to Make Money Selling Drugs' Features Eminem's Near-Death Experience With Prescription Pills

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    Eminem performing "Love The Way You Lie" at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 13, 2011.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
June 28, 2013|9:55 am

A new documentary film, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs," will feature rapper Eminem talking about his past as a drug abuser and how he beat it.

"My name is Marshall. I'm an addict," he says in Matthew Cooke's movie.

Eminem's main drugs of choice were Vicodin and Xanax as he has never shied away from speaking about his vices.

His album Relapse was created with him coming off the drugs and was very chaotic. His follow up album, Recovery, was about getting his life in order and was much more level headed.

"When I took my first Vicodin, it was like this feeling of, 'Ahh.' Like everything was not only mellow, but [I] didn't feel any pain," Eminem says in the film speaking about how his life spiraled. "I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more."

"People tried to tell me that I had a problem. I would say, 'Get that (expletive) person outta here," he continued. "I can't believe they said that (expletive) to me. I'm not out there shooting heroin. I'm not (expletive) out there putting coke up my nose. I'm not smoking crack."

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Eminem goes on to tell about how his problem worsened when he started mixing all of his pills together and even nearly died after an overdose.

"Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything. They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death," he says in the documentary.

The hip-hop artist conquered his addictions himself by doing a detox program that had him incapacitated for 24 hours a day for at least three weeks.

Eminem, who's real name is Marshall Mathers, had to relearn how to talk and walk, according to Yahoo! News.

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