Mike Sorrentino's Latest Rehab Admission Doesn't Make the Situation Any Better (VIDEO)

Mike I suppose we shouldn't have expected anything else, but Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is milking his stint in rehab for all it's worth. First the news broke yesterday that he was there for substance abuse, but his rep wouldn't say it was rehab, just that he was somewhere resting. Yeah right.

Mike himself even went so far as to pretty much deny everything by tweeting, "Don't believe everything you read or hear," last night. Only now The Sitch (a dumb nickname for his dumb nickname) comes out and says he does indeed have a substance abuse problem ... but the substances are prescription drugs that have dragged him down. In a statement on his website today he explained: 

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I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.

Wait, what? The drugs were prescribed for exhaustion and then he began having a problem with them? Or he's exhausted because he had a prescription drug problem? I'm struggling a bit here to understand, but I find it interesting that he wants it known that they are "prescription" drugs that put him where he is. Not that the consequences can't be just as damaging to someone who abuses prescription drugs as they can be for someone who uses street drugs, but it definitely projects a different image. And if Mike's about anything, it's image.

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I still believe this whole thing is one big last ditch to save The Sitch and his totally doomed reputation. Not that he probably doesn't have some major problems with substance abuse of some kind, but whether he's serious about addressing them is suspect. Instead this feels like a play in which he wants to come out of this as the good guy who admitted he was wrong, addressed his problems, and moved on, so we can all forgive him and stop calling him things like sleazy, slimy and despicable. Yeah right.

If he's legit, then good luck to him in getting better. I don't, however, think it's nearly all there is to the story, but I do think we're going to be hearing about this story for a long, long time.  Because never fear, whatever problem it is he does have, well, it will conveniently be okay by the time filming for season six of Jersey Shore begins. A rep told People, they "fully expect and are looking forward to the entire cast returning for a sixth season." But of course. And what a great place for some recovering from an addiction problem to return!

What do you make of The Situation's latest admission about his rehab stint?

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