The 47-year-old rapper, born Marshall Mathers, celebrated 12 years of clean living on Monday and honored it with a photo of his new sobriety coin.
“Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid,” he captioned the Instagram picture, referencing his song “Not Afraid,” which detailed his battle with addiction and recovery.
The Grammy Award-winning artist has always been candid about his struggles with Vicodin, Ambien, Valium and methadone. In 2007, he overdosed on methadone after taking nondescript blue pills that he received from someone.
“I didn’t know it was methadone. I used to get pills wherever I could,” he told the New York Times in 2010. “I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.”
He credited his kids with helping him stay sober. He shares daughter, Hailie Mathers, 24, with ex-wife Kim Scott, 45, in addition to his adopted niece, Alaina Scott, and Kim’s daughter from a previous relationship, Whitney Scott Mathers.