Tana Mongeau on Her Xanax Addiction and Mental Health Struggles | Banyan Treatment Center

Tana Mongeau on Her Xanax Addiction and Mental Health Struggles

Tana Mongeau

21-year-old YouTube star, Tana Mongeau got candid about her addiction to Xanax and mental health problems on a YouTube video she posted titled, “Letting You in on the Truth About MTV, Depression, + a Life Update”. In the video, she says that “2019 might have been one of the most successful textbook years of my life, but when it comes to my mental state, it was absolutely, hands down, in my 21 years of life, the worst year of that”. She says she “crumbled to be real” and because of that, it got to a point where she hit rock bottom and wanted to die. She suffered emotional abuse for 15 years and hated her parents. Tana Mongeau struggled with depression because she attempted to bottle up all of that pain. In July of 2019, Tana got married to fellow Youtuber, Jake Paul, but they split up in January.

Tana Mongeau’s Xanax Addiction

All of these events in her life took a huge toll. It got to the point that Tana Mongeau started to abuse Xanax to cope. Tana’s Xanax addiction got so bad that she finally confessed to her manager. She credits her managers for saving her life.

Along with her addiction, it sounds like Tana Mongeau had a co-occurring disorder. This occurs when a mental health disorder exists with a substance use disorder. In order to help the person move past all of their issues, dual diagnosis treatment is a necessary step.

We are so proud of Tana for being so open about her struggles with substance abuse and mental health and that she took responsibility for her actions. It is not an easy thing to open up about but talking about her own struggles can help others who may be also be struggling.  


If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or mental health, there is help. Here at Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer addiction treatment programs and mental health therapies that can help anyone who is facing depression, thoughts of suicide, etc. If anyone you know is struggling, help them get on the path to recovery. Call us today, we can help: 888-966-9413.

Ilana
Ilana
Ilana was born in Valhalla, New York and lived the first 11 years of her life in New Rochelle, NY before relocating to Boca Raton, FL. While she’s not in recovery, being in the addiction field, currently, has opened her eyes and her mind to addiction and truly see why this field is so important. Ilana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a background in social media with experience in writing. As the social media specialist here at Banyan, she’s passionate about what she does because it allows her to experience what goes on behind the scenes in social media and being able to connect with others. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that in some way, she’s giving others the platform to reach out to get help for their own struggles.


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