MTV Star Getting Drug Treatment
In a move that is becoming all too familiar with many Americans today, star of the popular MTV show Jersey Shore Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has checked into a drug rehab center to treat his addiction to prescription pain medications. Given the party nature of the show that he’s been on since 2009, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that he’s got an addiction to drugs—but it is definitely encouraging to see that Sorrentino is voluntarily getting professional help.
The lifestyle that Sorrentino has been exposed to is a result of the major success of Jersey Shore, so his situation with prescription pain medications is obviously related to that. A good portion of the show is filmed at bars and night clubs where MTV cameras follow the Jersey Shore crew around while they get intoxicated and consequently ‘put on a show’ for their audience with incidents like bar fights, relationship quarrels, and run-ins with the law. At the very least there is alcohol consumption featured on every single episode so the culture that has been set for the Jersey Shore is certainly one of substance abuse and ridiculous behavior for the sake of entertainment. Sorrentino’s addiction has been going on for a few years now, but in the latest season of Jersey Shore he is visibly acting unusual, paranoid, and bizarre—a result of his substance abuse getting to an unhealthy level.
It’s unfortunately very common for people to become addicted to prescription painkillers today, but thankfully there’s excellent rehabilitation treatment available to battle these tough painkiller addictions. Individuals who abuse or are addicted to prescription medications can be treated. Initially, they may need to undergo medically supervised detoxification to help reduce withdrawal symptoms—however, that is just the first step. Options for effectively treating addiction to prescription pills are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatments combined with medications have proven effective. Finding the right treatment center can make all the difference for a patient because certain standard programs may not work. At Seabrook House, patients can take comfort in knowing that we structure individually inspired detox and rehab programs in order to fit the needs of each unique patient. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you or a loved one is abusing prescription medications then be sure to contact Seabrook House immediately for the treatment to get on the road to recovery.