Aaron Carter, 31, revealed in the latest episode of The Doctors that he suffers from addiction, anxiety and schizophrenia. The star also shockingly revealed that despite his mental illness he still has a gun license and has purchased a total of 500 guns.

In 2017, the “I Want Candy” singer signed into a wellness center in order to cope with his mental illness diagnosis, substance abuse and body dysmorphia.

For most of Carter’s life, he has been heavily medicated. The list of medications he has been prescribed include Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, omeprazole and many more. Carter confessed to being on a total of 16 different medications at once. While on the show, Dr. Travis Stork did a drug test on his guest, and Carter tested positive for THC, benzodiazepines and extended opiates. Carter explained that he had been taking prescribed opiates as treatment for his crown tooth repairs.

Stork explained the risk of taking benzodiazepines and opiates together. At its worst, the mixture can be deadly. Back in 2012, Carter’s younger sister, Leslie Carter, died from a drug overdose.

Today, Carter is trying to get clean and has joined a program, in which he will medically detoxify his body with the help of professionals. In previous interviews with The Doctors, Carter mentioned that “there is no happy ending to any of the medications” and that his biggest fear is “not being able to live as long as he can.”


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