The Jersey Shore star recently opened up to In Touch magazine about his tumultuous struggle with prescription pills and how he eventually overcame his addiction by checking into rehab. Mike admits that, at his lowest, he was taking 15 Oxycodones per day — well above the normally prescribed amount.
The star confessed to MTV in May that he hit rock bottom with his drug abuse at an event in Australia. During his time Down Under, Mike admits he was so tired he could barely dress himself and even went so far as to turn down $40,000 for a scheduled appearance.
Now, he elaborates for In Touch. “I didn’t even care!” he told the magazine. “When you’re dependent on a substance, it’s the only thing that matters.” He recalls being drowsy in a hotel room and watching (ironically) a Brittany Murphy movie.
Thankfully, it was then that Mike (and his parents) realized that he needed to change his Oxycodone-addled ways.
“I really thought I could fix it, that I could turn it around by myself,” he confessed. “On the plane home, they [Mike’s family] said, ‘Mike, you’ve got to handle this now.’ I knew that they were right, that if I didn’t fix the problem there’d be no Situation.”
And that’s a situation we never want to find ourselves in.
Want more Jersey Shore? Catch the next episode of Snooki & JWOWW on on Thursday, July 26 at 10 p.m. onMTV.