The Situation: Addiction, Rehab Stint Stemmed From Dancing With the Stars Injury

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says his addiction to painkillers and subsequent rehab stay dates back to his short-lived stint on Dancing With the Stars.

That was 2010, and he says he's still battling to stay sober.

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While his people initially insisted the MTV star was just suffering from exhaustion, Sitch eventually confirmed he was hooked on opiates back in 2012.

Now, the 32-year-old is talking about his battle with prescription drugs and how his addiction was so bad, he could barely dress himself at his worst.

"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."

The Situation describes that as his low point, for good reason.

"I couldn’t even get out of bed," he recalls, and that was when he realized he had to seek help. "If I can’t [get dressed], how am I going to continue?”

Even crazier, the former Jersey Shore star says he's still on medication for his injury - it's unclear how he got hurt so badly during that brief time on DWTS.

He's also a paid spokesman for the company that makes his pills, but he participates in program that helps spread awareness about opiate addictions.

He also sees a counselor regularly to stay on track.

As far as his overuse of spray tanning, habit of meddling in other people's personal business and propensity for nailing grenades, those are still issues.

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