Singer Aaron Carter has checked into rehab again.
In a recent interview, the “I’m all about you” singer confirmed his enrollment in the outpatient program and mentioned seeing an individual counselor. The artist also admitted that quitting marijuana was his primary motivation for enrolling.
Carter’s admission to treatment comes before his custody hearing for his 9-month-old kid, whose care was earlier granted to the musician’s mother by a judge. He previously disclosed that to provide a solid foundation for their child, he and his fiancée—also the mother of his child—took domestic violence lessons for many months.
Read on to learn more.
Aaron Carter Does Not ‘Want To Smoke Weed’
In a recent interview released on Tuesday, Aaron Carter said that he voluntarily checked into an outpatient treatment center where he involved himself in different activities.
“It’s an abstinence program and I work with an individual counselor,” the 34-year-old singer told the Sun via video conference while out and about with fiancée Melanie Martin.
He added: “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.”
Carter also noted that this was his fifth time in rehabilitation, adding that he enrolled mainly to “help with the weed.” “I don’t want to smoke weed anymore, I don’t need to,” he said.
As regards other concerns that he has started using again, he shared that he has had no “relapses” but hopes to deal with his triggers while in rehab.
Aaron Carter Talks About His Sobriety
The musician told Sun that his ability to maintain sobriety resulted from growing up and being a parent. He also said that his recovery program is helping him and his fiancé Martin, 30, reconcile after previously experienced difficult times, including allegations of domestic violence.
Carter revealed that he had destroyed all of the marijuana plants he was growing and its related equipment, seemingly to show that he was actually working on himself.
“I have a medicinal marijuana license to grow up to 99 plants a year. But I threw away all that gear, I sold all of it, got rid of all my plants and my strains I was growing.”
The singer shared that he did all this by his own choice and not because it was instructed by the Court or the Department of Children and Family Services.
‘I Want My Son Back’
Carter’s rehab enrollment comes ahead of his next custody hearing for his son. Martin’s mother is currently Princes’s guardian after the court gave her custody due to the issues of instability in the lives of his parents. According to The Sun, Carter and Martin are fervently pursuing joint custody of their child again.
“I want my son back. That’s the headline right there, I want my son back,”
Aaron said, adding that their next court date comes up this month.
“Being a dad is the most important thing to me,” he said. “Just being domesticated and civilized and adulting and taking care of my responsibilities.”
Carter also mentioned his plans to marry Martin as soon as the custody dispute was resolved. He also said they could try for a second kid to grow their family.
Aaron Carter And Melanie Martin Are Trying To Be Better Parents
Per Sun, the couple took several months of “domestic violence” classes, forging ahead to provide a safe space for their son.
Carter shared in May, “Right now, both of our priorities are putting our issues to the side and trying to build a new and better foundation for our child. We’ve had a trying year and we’re doing amazing. We want to show the whole world that you can go through a bunch of sh-t.”
Despite not presently having custody of their kid, Martin has shown she still sees and interacts with him by posting several videos and pictures of their time together on social media.
Most often, she is seen either out and about with the child or sharing a special bonding moment. It is currently unclear how frequently Carter sees his child since he lost custody.