The Situation: ‘My Addiction Was Prescription Painkillers’

By Radar Staff

From Dancing with the Stars to dancing with the devil, The Situation‘s had a busy few years.

Now, Jersey Shore‘s Mike Sorrentino opens up to MTV’s Sway about the substance abuse that landed him in rehab, and has all the details for you.

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The Situation said that his recent stint in recovery was to curb a nasty pill popping habit — a story was first to report back in March.

“My addiction was prescription painkillers. At first, I thought it gave me energy, I thought it helped me,” he said, citing the nonstop travel demands and plane rides expected of those in show business. “Being in this business is not easy.”

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The reality star said he “made a mistake by picking a substance over what I previously chose, which is fitness.”

He said that he never had any other abuse issues to deal with — i.e. alcohol, cocaine or marijuana — nor did he ever mix his pills with any of the aforementioned substances.

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While many might believe his villainous nature on the show might have left him with a lack of support from castmates, The Sitch said that isn’t the case.

“At the end of the day,” he says, “all the kids care for each other.”

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