Musician Aaron Carter has enrolled in rehab for a fifth time — this time to regain custody of his 10-month-old son, Prince, who’s underneath the court-ordered care of his fiancée’s mom.
Forward of a courtroom date set for later this month, the previous youngster star advised the U.S. Solar on Tuesday that he voluntarily entered a month-long outpatient program by way of Lionrock Restoration.
“The main reason why I enrolled myself into recovery, outpatient programming, is to help with the weed,” the singer stated in a video posted by the publication. “So I don’t want to smoke weed anymore, I don’t need to.”
Carter, 34, shared that he and his fiancée Melanie Martin misplaced custody of their son because of home violence and drug-use considerations. He stated that the rebab stint is just not court-mandated however that he’s doing it to get his son again.
“I decided to enroll myself into that program. This will be my fifth time in rehabilitation, mainly to take care of aftercare,” he stated. “There’s been no relapses. I haven’t had any relapses … it’s just triggers are big right now for me. You know, so, I just, I want my son back.”
Carter added that he had a medicinal license to develop marijuana however he voluntarily removed the gear, vegetation and strains he was rising in a step to maneuver ahead.. He additionally stated that he’s allowed to proceed use of his “regimented medications,” a few of which he was prescribed throughout a earlier stint in rehab.
The “I Want Candy” and “Crazy Little Party Girl” singer stated that his earlier makes an attempt to wean off sure drugs, similar to Xanax, resulted in him going to “a very dark depressive state” and that he “didn’t function normally.”
“Xanax is a part of my regimented medication that I take from Alo House that was prescribed to me in rehab, so I take a regimented medication, a series of medications which helps keep me clean from huffing dust,” he stated.
Carter has survived greater than 100 seizures from the habit, he stated.
The singer just lately raised considerations about drug abuse after he was seen slurring his phrases, showing “out of it” and demanding Xanax on social media livestreams. The movies in query are “over-exaggerated” and don’t have anything to do with narcotic use or habit, he stated, and he insisted that he doesn’t have a prescription tablet or opioid downside.
Carter, who’s the youthful brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, added that their sister died of a 2012 prescription drug overdose at age 25, and due to that, he “would never overtake” his remedy. Carter is generally estranged from his household, together with his twin sister Angel Conrad, accusing them at one level of making an attempt to put him underneath a conservatorship.
He additionally shared particulars about his remedy program and stated that changing into a dad or mum has given him new perspective.
“It’s an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor,” he stated. “I do group therapy, parenting classes, domestic violence classes, I got myself certified in CPR, just a lot of different things. It’s new being a parent but it’s actually become really fun and exciting and given me a new chapter of my life. It’s been amazing.”
On the connection entrance, Carter and Martin have had a turbulent on-off relationship for years and cut up weeks after their son’s arrival, at one level accusing one another of home violence. (Martin alleged earlier this yr that Carter fractured three of her ribs throughout a dispute, then later stated on Instagram she made up the “untrue” claims as a result of she was affected by postpartum melancholy, Web page Six reported.)
Martin appeared initially of Carter’s video Tuesday to say they’re “figuring out what we’re doing right now” and “getting there.” Carter reportedly spent $200,000 this yr on care to make them a “fully functional family,” the Solar stated, and he said that he and Martin wish to get married on the Chautauqua Establishment in upstate New York.