In addition to his outstanding musical achievements, Eminem has just reached another milestone as the multi-platinum selling rapper recently celebrating 12 years of sobriety.
Along with a photo of his 12 year sobriety coin, framed by the Alcohol Anonymous’ triangle representing “recovery,” “unity” and “service.”, Marshall Mathers confirmed his accomplishment on social media with the words “Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid”. Check out the post here.
The story behind Eminem’s journey into and through sobriety started on April 20th, 2008 when the Detroit musician ended years of addiction to prescription pills such as Vicodin (he had a tablet tattooed on his left arm), Valium and Ambien. Twelve years in, the rapper hasn’t taken a drug but has written and recorded albums reflecting his progress, including Relapse and Recovery.
The former project saw the artist trying to find his sound from the 1999 Slim Shady era, and while the production was on point, the drug-fueled energy was not there. Recovery, on the other hand, saw a wholly different man claiming to know who he was with a fresh and clear mind. This 12-year achievement is a continuation of all the work he’s put in over his career.