Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino says his addiction to prescription painkillers began after suffering a neck injury on “Dancing with the Stars” back in 2010 … and he”s still battling to stay sober.
We broke the story … Sitch checked into rehab back in March 2012 — and after his people initially insisted the MTV star was just suffering from exhaustion, they eventually admitted he was hooked on opiates.
Now, 32-year-old Situation is talking about his battle with prescription drugs … telling the AP his addiction was so bad, he could barely dress himself.
“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.”
Sitch says it was at that moment, he realized he had a problem — “If I can’t [get dressed], how am I going to continue”
The former “Jersey Shore” star says he”s still taking medication for his injury — but undergoes counseling to keep his addiction in check.
He”s also a paid spokesman for the company that makes his pills — and participates in a program that helps spread awareness about opiate prescription painkiller addictions.