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The Situation: 'My Addiction Was Prescription Painkillers'

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May. 22 2012, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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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 RadarOnline.com has all the details for you.

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

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"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."

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.

Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

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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