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The Situation

In Rehab for Alcohol

Problem for 'Jersey Shore'

3/22/2012 1:00 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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AyeJay    

OR maybe you just can the guy off the show. I haven't watched a full episode of JS for a LONG time, but everytime I watch a little bit it seems like Mike is always wanting to start drama with Nicole. If you ask me, people are over Mike and his antics, he's a drama queen. Plus, MTV, your ratings for Jersey Shore have fallen all 5th season. I think it's safe to say that JS is officially dead.

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17.

Quinn    

They shoot horses, don't they?

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18.

jason    

Such lies nobody is that paranoid from alcohol withdraw he was looking around thinking he was hearing and seeing things in the woods sweats he looked skinny as hell looking on the ground for things then finally hiding in his tent and looking out if anyone was watching hahaha. I watched this crack withdraw before. From the looks of it too he was smoking that **** while on camera in the woods..

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19.

Truth    

MTV is a vile organization that promotes and panders the lowest common denominator in culture. For what?...MONEY. I wonder if those greedy culture murders let their own kids watch these shows? If so they too will pay a heavy price as their kids grow up and end up like psychotic basket cases. These idiots will never learn or care as long as theres a buck to be made. Sad.

911 days ago
20.

Sloane    

"He discusses how his club appearances escalated his alcohol use.
really?
I thought it was him immaturity, lack of self control, love of being in the limelight, over inflated ego, possible genetic components (any alchohlics in the family?) and just plain idiocy that escalated his use of alcohol...(possibly drugs also?)
.
now watch this moron sue MTV and the producers etc. for his substance abuse claiming they encouraged him/all of them to drink/get drunk continuously and that contributed to/caused the whole thing
.
I feel it could have been said -or more likely implied that the more drunk/stupid/outrageous they were, the higher their ratings, the more likelihood their show would be renewed/paycheque would get larger etc. and they would be in more demand for other things..appearances..tanning products
.
bottom line is that they are adults (not little kids or teens) who have all made very stupid/pathetic/careless/dangerous choices for "fame" and money
....stupid is as stupid does....
none of them get much sympathy from me

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21.

Tesla_Consulting    

But having a kid is no big woop.......lame.

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stephanieduerr@ymail.com    

wahhh why everyone so mean? Loers, The big JS is going to be very tamed down. HAHAH hold up no thay wont.I bet season 6 is going to be the best YET.I i know all you haters well be whaching =)

911 days ago
23.

Kat    

TMZ- WHY DID YOU PULL THE RIHANNA AND ASHTON STORY OFF THE SITE????

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24.

Jack     

he is a weak *****. can't handle his booze.

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25.

Hamptonsdude    

Now there's a great new TV show- Take recovering alcoholics and force them to drink! MTV does it again! First they encourage 15 year olds to get pregnant, now this. Way to go 495 and MTV!

911 days ago
26.

Sloane    

just thought
they always talk about "branding" in Hollywood and business etc.
like the Trump brand or the Oprah brand or Michael Jordan brand etc.
.
if he has to live a sober life...there goes his brand...there goes his ca$h...there goes his appeal to the fools that are fans of the show

911 days ago
27.

S    

I'mma tell this story again for those that missed it the first time around - His drug of choice in 2007 was opiates - He would inject oxy and roxycodone . He went to treatment at Recovery First in Hollywood, Florida, across the street from the Hard Rock casino where Anna Nicole died, incidentally. He was miserable, arrogant and convinced that he would never ever use again. He was skinny, pasty white and very self absorbed. He was in my room and also in my personal 'groups' each day. He sat there telling all of us he was so sure his problems were over and that he wasn't an addict and that he could drink as much as he wanted in the future. He treated the rest of us like we were low class losers. After he got out, he called me frequently looking for a Miami connection to get famous or be a model, etc. Soon as he did get 'famous', i never heard from him again. I have so many more things to say - His Father is a very nice man - Michael however is not -

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28.

carmen    

Your in rehab cause you like attention. Your an idiot. You look so stupid on your show. Maybe I just watched the one episode where you looked so stupid but every time I see you in a picture you have that stupid vacant look. When you talk you would like a moron. Your trying to act young and your in your 30's. You drink and party like your 16. Grow up. Your an embarassment to your family. I would be ashamed of you. You go on TV acting like a drunk and high and sleep with anything that crawls. You are pathetic.

911 days ago
29.

wingfreak    

do these celebrities ever just try to quit?? Seems they just run off to rehab. there is a difference between a user and an addict.

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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Awwww! Lets all feel bad for poor little Mike for being addicted to alcohol & who knows what else for sure......all while he spends the hundreds of thousands of dollars hes been making while on this show.....yes, lets blame MTV...Mike had nothing to do with his issues.......

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