[Gossip] The Situation Says His Opiate Addiction Started After Neck Injury In 2010
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.10.2013
When he was on Dancing With The Stars...
TMZ reports that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino claims his addiction to prescription painkillers began after he had a neck injury on Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and is still fighting to maintain his sobriety.
Sorrentino went into rehab in March 2012. While those close to him claimed he was just suffering from exhaustion, they admitted he was addicted to opiates. He told The Associated Press that his addiction was so bad he could barely dress himself.
He said: "All I had to do was get dressed for a family function and I couldn't do that. The shirt was laid out, the belt, the pants, everything. The shower was on. I couldn't even get out of bed. If I can't [get dressed], how am I going to continue?"
He says he's still taking medication for his injury but has counseling to keep his addiction under control. He's a paid spokesman for the company that makes his pills and is part of a program that helps spread awareness about opiate prescription painkiller addictions.