The rapper, 46, marked the milestone occasion by posting a photo of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety chip onto his Instagram account Saturday morning.
In the caption, Eminem included the lyrics to his song Not Afraid, a track which delves into his journey to recovery.
‘Still not afraid’: Eminem marked 11 years of sobriety by posting a photo of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety chip onto his Instagram account Saturday morning
’11 years – still not afraid,’ he captioned the photo
In the photo, the gold-blue chip could be seen sitting upon Eminem’s open hand.
Eminem battled an addiction to sleeping pills, and has been open about his struggles and subsequent recovery in his music.
The Real Slim Shady rapper has been sober since 2008 when he checked himself into rehab and started the 12-step program.
The whole story: Eminem has been open about an addiction to sleeping pills and subsequent recovery in his music
The 8 Mile actor nearly died from an accidental overdose.
‘In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,’ he told
‘I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas.
‘I overdosed on pills’: The rapper, pictured July 2018, admitted to Men’s Health he nearly died from an accidental overdose
‘The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.’
Exercising ultimately turned his life around.
‘When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober,’ he added.
‘Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.
‘It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them.’
Turning a corner: The rapper credits exercise for changing his life around