Jersey Shore star’s drug addiction caused by Dancing with the Stars injury

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s addiction to opioid prescription painkillers began with an injury he sustained on Dancing with the Stars, he says

The Situation is now a spokesperson for a drug that’s used to treat opioid addiction, Suboxone, that’s created a campaign called Reset Reality, which says, “addiction to opioid prescription painkillers is better faced together than alone.”

He told told the AP, “I was suffering a disease” and after rehab, had to shoot the finals season of Jersey Shore. “A little part of me was like, ‘How am I gonna get through this?’ but if you watched I didn’t have one drink.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.