Mike Sorrentino's Sudden Release From Rehab Is a Scary Situation

Mike Just a little more than two weeks after we learned that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino had entered rehab, he's already checked out. Yes, ALREADY. 

I'm no therapist, but I'm pretty sure most would agree that that's a pretty short stint for what's seemingly a pretty freakin' huge problem we've seen him develop over the years. Of course, what problem he's actually been getting treatment for has been nebulous at best. First reports said it was just for "much needed rest and recuperation" (uh huh); then there was his admission that he was being treated for "a prescription drug medication problem." There were also reports that he was getting treatment for the problem we have all witnessed over the years -- alcohol abuse.

Whatever the problem(s), however, it seemed a lot more serious than a little two-week stint. It's even harder to believe he could be ready to return to the "real world" so quickly after sources revealed this week just how bad his problems have been over the years. A source told TMZ earlier this week that MTV had repeatedly warned him over the years and threatened to replace him if he didn't stop his drunken antics and pull himself together because he was making it difficult to even film the show. Given the company he keeps, that's saying a lot.

While I hope these short weeks were enough to get him started down the right path, I fear the potential for a relapse is bigger than JWOWW's boobs, especially when he's soon headed back to Seaside Heights to film season six of Jersey Shore. It seems like the worst possible place for anyone dealing with a substance abuse problem to go, and the best thing would be for him to take a pass, for at least a season. Sadly, I doubt that will happen, and it's scary to think what will.

It will be interesting for sure to see how MTV and The Sitch make this next season work. I can't imagine that watching him sit home sober would be all that entertaining as they don't do anything else on the show but go out and drink. I suppose he could hang out with pregnant Snooki, but I don't see that being all that fun for anyone either. However, watching him go back to his old ways and continue down a path of destruction would be even worse.

Are you surprised that The Situation is out of rehab so soon? Do you think he's destined to go back to his old ways?


Image via MTV

 

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orang... orangerze

You can't force someone to stay in rehab.  It is illegal in the majority of states.  It's entirely their choice and sadly for many addicts they leave as soon as they feel better - and really aren't as equipped as they think they are. 

jagam... jagamama0710

The picture you used here....everytime I see it I just want to punch him in the face. 

Jessica James

Maybe he should sign up for Celebrity Rehab.

nonmember avatar dorothy stickev

NYS Rehab nurse. Patients can sign out "against medical advice" at any time after admission. Alcohol dependency stay usually 2 weeks or less, depending on blood alcohol level and patient history. Librium med of treatment, in decreasing dosages, with last day med free. Reference to out-patient clinic usually given. The better rehab is a 6 month, with change of "friends" and environment at the end of it. Lots of luck, you'll need it!

nonmember avatar Joanne

Im not one to belittle someones personal struggles...but quite frankly it seemed to be an attempt at a publicity stunt. Mike has said he had a promblem with prescription painkillers yet then went on to say his drugs of choice were ambien and xanax...neither of which are pain killers. Also, he seemed to be pretty fine during filiming for season 6. I dont know anyone with a drug problem who would find it wise to leave rehab for a PILL problem after 2 weeks to go to seaside heights where everyone around him is partying. For most people, goin to rehab before theyre really ready for help (meaning before they have hit "rock bottom") makes a recovery less likely. And it was quite obvious tht he was looking for attention as he brought up his sobriety every chance he could get. Im suprised nobody else has brought this up

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