Aaron Carter Opens Up About His Continuing Mental Health Struggles and Helping His Mom With Addiction

Aaron Carter talks mental health drug issues
Photo courtesy Aaron Carter Instagram

Former pop star turned reality star Aaron Carter has long talked about his mental health struggles. Yet, never did we know it was this bad.

“The official diagnosis is that I suffer from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety; I’m manic depressive,” Carter told host Dr. Travis Stork and co-host Dr. Judy Ho on a new episode of The Doctors. “I’m prescribed to Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, omeprazole. This is my reality … hi. I have nothing to hide.”

Carter went on to say that he has not taken any opioids, but then decided that he was making a false statement.

“Oh no, no, I did,” said Carter, whose brother is Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter. “I got my teeth done, I got six crowns, so I had to take hydrocodone.”

The 31-year-old was actually on the show as a support to his mom Jane, who is also going through her share of struggles.

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“Her drinking is 5 a.m. in the morning she wakes up, she drinks a whole bottle of vodka … I’m the only one that goes down there and visits my mom,” Carter said in a teaser video shared by People. “I see her in the craziest, most toxic, unhealthy place in the world.”

“I really don’t want to die,” Jane added.

After the show aired, Aaron shared a loving post to his mom on Instagram.

“Many reasons to smile. I’m so proud of my mom and her allowing me to lead the way to get her the help that she deserved and will always deserve,” Aaron said. “I’m still learning, and I’m still growing and I plan on staying on the path of recovery for the rest of my life. One day at a time. It’s important to be there for the ones that are your family because the disease of alcoholism and drugs are one of the same. I love you mom I’ll never give up on you.”