The 31-year-old formerJersey Shore star went on Bethenny Frankel's talk show for the episode on January 13, where he told Bethenny how his addiction started during Season 2 of Jersey Shore.
"The end of Season 2 is when I started Dancing With the Stars. I hurt my neck and back during the show and just like millions of Americans out there, I went to a doctor. And the doctor prescribed me an opioid prescription painkiller for the pain. Once I got this prescription, like anybody else, you're like, 'Oh, I can take this.'"
Bethenny went on to ask him if he was taking more than the doctors were telling him to. The Sitch said no and that his body just became dependent on the medication.