Mike Sorrentino felt 'desperate' amid drug battle

Mike Sorrentino has opened up about his addiction fight, admitting that he felt "desperate".



Mike Sorrentino has opened up about his drug battle
Mike Sorrentino has opened up about his drug battle

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino felt "desperate" when he turned to heroin in 2015.

The 41-year-old TV star entered rehab after he took the drug for the first time in his life.

In his new memoir - titled 'Reality Check: Making the Best of The Situation - How I Overcame Addiction, Loss, and Prison' - he shares: "When I finally got to rehab in 2015 that was definitely my low, but my lowest was like a day or so before that, when I did something I never thought I was gonna do.

"I ended up trying a drug that I never thought I would try. A drug that kills most people. A drug that most people don't come back from. A drug that I told myself that I would never do, that I thought was dirty. It was heroin."

Mike looked to drugs because he felt he had nowhere else to turn.

He said: "I was depressed and [with] anxiety and self-doubt. I had given up on myself. I just wanted to get out of that space mentally."

The 'Jersey Shore' star spent as much as $500,000 to fuel his drug habit.

Mike admitted that his issues spiralled out of control as his fame and success increased.

He said: "I was a young and wild, careless kid, and once you gave kids millions of dollars and Ferraris and Lambos and girls screaming my name and yes-men everywhere, it was hard to turn that off.

"That was my problem for many years - how do you turn off the excess? And I think it wasn't just my problem. Most people in our world or in the celebrity world or in the entertainment world, they have a problem turning off the excess button."