Aaron Carter has struggled with addiction issues throughout his life, and things are not getting any better. In a new interview with The Sun, Carter said that he is voluntarily attending an outpatient rehab program. He is currently fighting to regain custody of his ten-month-old son, Prince.
Here is what you need to know about Aaron Carter’s current situation.
Aaron Carter fighting for custody of son
Aaron Carter lost custody of his son, Prince when the court mandated that he was a risk to the child. The court pointed out Aaron’s history of domestic violence and drug use. Aaron said that the courts did not request he receive rehabilitation services, but he did it voluntarily. More so, he wants to prove he will do what is best to regain custody. At the moment, his fiancée Melanie Martin’s mother has custody of Prince.
“It’s an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor,” Aaron said in the interview. “I do group therapy, parenting classes, domestic violence classes, I got myself certified in CPR, just a lot of different things.”
While Martin and Carter are still together, they have a history of a violent relationship. Earlier in the year, Melanie said Aaron fractured three of her ribs while they had a fight. Aaron said it never happened and later Melanie said she made up the accusations. She suffers from postpartum depression but the two have since reconciled.
Aaron Carter denies addiction problems
Aaron Carter said he does not have an addiction to prescription drugs. He said that his rehab trip was to help him manage “triggers” that make him want to smoke marijuana. Aaron claims he doesn’t want to or need to smoke marijuana anymore, but feels he needs help stopping. He did say that he takes Xanax as part of a “regimented medication” program to stop his huffing addiction.
In a 2019 episode of The Doctors, Aaron tested positive for “marijuana, extended opiates, hydrocodone as an example, and benzodiazepine.” The doctor said the last was a prescribed medication to deal with Carter’s multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, and acute anxiety. As for the hydrocodone, he said that was for dental work. He said he had already thrown all his opiates away.
Carter also admitted in 2019 that he had an opioid addiction. This was revealed on his E! True Hollywood Story, where he said “I had to take a painkiller to even sing.” However, he also said at the time that he “stopped all of it.” He said they prescribed him painkillers and he won’t even take them anymore.
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