Our very own Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino took to various news media outlets Tuesday to not only share a personal struggle of his, but to inspire those in a similar situation to “reset” their lives for the better.
Mike suffered a severe neck injury during his participation on Dancing With The Stars and began taking opioid prescription painkillers. After a period of time, he became dependent on the medication, but did not initially realize it… until he hit a point in his life that he felt was his rock bottom.
“When I was overseas in Australia and I really couldn’t get my hands on my medication. And I was laying in my bed, and I had to do an appearance for about one hour,” Mike said.
“The shower was on. All I had to do was just get up and walk in the shower and go to the event. I really couldn’t get up, I didn’t feel well. Right then and there I knew.”
Mike and the Sorrentino family acted without hesitation, and he was on a flight to Utah within 24 hours for rehab.
Within the last year, Mike has managed to “be Mike again” with a focus on family, fitness and various exciting business endeavors. He is grateful to share his positive energy with others who are struggling with addiction through the Reset Reality campaign, a public health initiative created to raise awareness about prescription painkiller addiction.
Visit ResetReality.com for more information on the epidemic, as well as guidance for either yourself or a loved one.