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The Situation

In Rehab for Alcohol

Problem for 'Jersey Shore'

3/22/2012 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation is in rehab not just for prescription drugs
The Situation
is in rehab not just for prescription drugs, but also for alcohol, TMZ has learned, and this turn of events could pose big problems for next season's "Jersey Shore."

Sources involved in the situation (sorry) tell us ... the Situation went through detox at a facility before he checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah, and the detox involved alcohol.

Our sources also say The Sitch is "very open" with other patients at Cirque about his drinking.  He discusses how his club appearances escalated his alcohol use.

Now here's the problem for "Jersey Shore."  The Situation and alcohol have been tied at the hip for 5 seasons.  If the show allows The Situation to fall off the wagon to make the show better in season 6, they will look like crass enablers.  If they don't let him drink, there's a good chance they will lose viewers.

Stay tuned.

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46.

TJ    

On behalf of all people with a little class and a brain in their head ---Good riddance to this abomination of a TV spectacle that demonstrates everything wrong with our society today.

910 days ago
47.

Real    

They need to dump everyone on that show except for Vinny and Pauly. Then give Vinny and Pauly a new crop of roommates. The rest are a bore.

910 days ago
48.

Dave    

The Situation is simply a MUPPETT, one is pregnant with god know's who baby, realy after all the guys she's been with why would anyone want to be with her????

910 days ago
49.

J.E.B.    

Mike situation is in rehab, and snooki is preggers, ...yes, PLEASE end this dumb show! Please please please!

910 days ago
50.

Tom    

PLEASE END THIS SHOW ITS RUINING THE MINDS OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION......

910 days ago
51.

Halli    

Why would the show lose viewers if one person in the whole house isn't drinking? I doubt it.

Anyway, it doesn't say here that he's actually an alcoholic. You can abuse alcohol without being an alcoholic, ie. without being addicted to it. You may still need to go through detox if you have large amounts of it in your body, esp. if you're taking other drugs too, but alcohol abusers who are not addicted can learn to use alcohol responsibly, while recovered alcoholics cannot, because their bodies no longer process alcohol in a way that makes responsible drinking feasible. If he was abusing it but not addicted, he can learn to drink rseponsibly if he wishes.

910 days ago
52.

tmoschetti    

"What could signal the end of the show" What SHOULD signal an end to the show is that there are not enough mindless idiots in this country to keep in on the air, but sadly that's not the case.

910 days ago
53.

Deno    

Let him drink spiked Odoul's.. great way to get a sponser..

910 days ago
54.

pat    

you could see it since season 2 mike looked like he was useing perkasets and mixing them with alchol isnt good.

910 days ago
55.

Jeffro Bodine    

I've never seen Jersey Shore. Why would anybody watch it? It sounds just as stupid as it probably is. Why would a person WANT to be known as "the situation"???? (Oh Yeah, from now on, just call me "The COFFEE TABLE") That show, and any like it, are the reason why there's a channel select button. (or 'knob' on the old school televisions)
I don't even know WHY I commented on this, I have a life where I interact with humanity, NOT sitting at a computer POSTING about nonsense like that. I'll never be back, so say whatever you want about me, knowing full well I'll never read your "OH yeah" type comment because I told you the truth about the wasted time you'll spend in front of the TV, blogging on your computer about stupidity, or texting non-sense while causing an accident on the highway because you think you're cool and self-important. Get a life. Get the frick outside and get some fresh air and sunshine before you have to wear a mask to filter out the rising pollution levels and a million SPF level sunblock
because you didn't believe in global warming.

910 days ago
56.

Mark    

MTV needs to do the responsible thing and retire JS. Besides, isn't Schnookems pregnant. It would even be worse for her to continue to drink and party, with another life to consider!

910 days ago
57.

Robi    

Between his drug problem and Snookies alcoholism, they are pretty much finished already.

910 days ago
58.

kcr91316    

Vinny was having issues, and then had let go, let god (a very common AA saying) tattooed on his chest. pauly d got his own show, snookie is pregnant - all signs that this franchise is getting tired. this season was sucky, lame, stupid, like the cast. as guilty i am of watching, it's because i am partially doing it for work. they need to yank it, 5 seasons is enough. there has got to be something better out there waiting to be produced. most of them are destined to end up like screetch from SBTB.

910 days ago
59.

fix    

"Something is going to ruin Jersey Shore"??? I believe that ship has sailed.

910 days ago
60.

Jim    

He is 29 years old and looks 49. Just goes to show what drugs do to a person. He need to get a real life, his mother must be proud.

910 days ago
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