The Situation Opens Up About Addiction & Rehab
May 23, 2012
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is speaking out for the first time about his recent stint in rehab for prescription drug addiction that forced him to temporarily halt his hard-partying ways that made him famous on Jersey Shore.
"Ever since I've been out, I'm not gonna lie ... it's not easy," Sorrentino told MTV News in an interview two months after entering rehab. "But at the same time, where I'm at right now, I'm at a good place. But it took a little bit to get there. In the beginning? A lot of rainy days, so to speak. A lot of rainy days."
The reality show's resident drama queen said the most painful part of rehab was detox stage, which begins on day one. "It's not a pleasurable experience at all. In the beginning, for sure, when I was [at the facility] in Utah, I'd wake up and just be extremely disappointed with myself. Like, 'I can't believe I got here. How did I get here?' "
Sorrentino added that one of the hardest things to deal with was the rush of overwhelming emotions he felt once he began to come out of his drug fog. "I'm not gonna lie, it feels like you're not gonna recover. It feels like an impossible deed ... [but] day-by-day it gets better."
The reality star said he received some supportive emails from fellow cast members throughout his two-month ordeal, but added that the one relationship he still needs to repair is his once-close bond with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. "She had my back and I had her back too," he said. "We were close for a long time. I am going to say that I am upset that we're not as close as we are today. I care about the girl, for sure."