Eminem Research Paper

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Eminem, one of the most influential rappers in the history of Hip-Hop has been known to suffer from drug addiction to painkillers such as Valium, Xanax and Vicodin. He started his rap career in Detroit and the movie 8 Mile is based upon how he got his start in the rap industry and became one of the most biggest and influential rappers in history. He helped pave the way in a majority African-American industry and helped other white rappers to come into the picture. However, in the early 2000’s he became addicted to painkillers such as Vicodin, Valium, and Xanax. There was a point in time where he was taking an average of sixty pills per day in order to soothe his addiction. The cost of the addiction was that the painkillers were wearing holes through his stomach and he would sometimes eat endlessly in order to stop his stomach from hurting and causing him pain.…show more content…
This could be seen as Binge Eating Disorder because he was eating more than he would during a normal meal in order to counter his pain in his stomach. The reoccurrence of over-eating caused his weight gain and can probably be put under Binge Eating disorder. Binge Eating Disorder is where a person can experience and episode of over eating, or mindless eating that leads to the consumption of more food than would be necessary to satiate hunger at a normal meal sitting. He struggled with this addiction and tried a numerous amount of times to stop. However, as his 2009 album Relapse suggested, he relapsed back to the addiction. During that year, he had a scare where he had overdosed on the painkillers and was taken to the hospital where the doctors said he had taken the equivalent of four bags of heroine (Business Insider). That is when he realized that he needed to stop. In 2010, his album Recovery was released in which showed that he had overcome the drug

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